The Babylon Bangkok | Thailand’s Best Gay Hotel & Gay Sauna


The Babylon Bangkok is the city’s most famous gay sauna and a genuine gay institution in the city. Its attached hotel makes it possible to spend your time in Bangkok completely immersed in a gay community of both locals and tourists, all in a friendly, casual atmosphere that welcomes couples, singles, and everything in between. The facilities are excellent across the board, from the delicious home-cooked breakfast to the large gym, busy swimming pool, and high-quality restaurant, making this an exceptionally good value stay.

Why We Love It

♥ Exclusively adult gay-men-only
♥ Close to the gay scene in Silom Road
♥ Excellent sauna, fitness, wellness and cruising facilities
♥ Good value stay

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The Babylon Bangkok is located in Sathon, about a half-hour walk away from the main grouping of gay bars and clubs in Soi Silom 2 and 4. If you want to beat the heat, it’s about twenty minutes on the MRT Blue line. That said, Babylon acts as a gay hub in itself, with the sauna, bar, restaurant, and hotel itself all being popular spots to meet and mingle with local and international guys.

Style & Design

Both the hotel and the sauna have a pleasant contemporary feel, with large open spaces and plenty of natural light. Touches of art deco and traditional Asian aesthetic details can be found throughout, which creates a striking (and surprisingly tasteful) effect. Meanwhile, the tropical gardens that surround the complex make it feel private and relaxed.




The Babylon Bangkok is less of a hotel and more of an all-in-one gay complex, with a gay hotel, sauna, and restaurant all gathered under one roof. 

You start the day with a tasty, home-cooked breakfast served in a homey and convivial ambiance, with guests gathered around a large shared table. You can then head straight to Bangkok’s most famous gay sauna, stretching across three floors and containing dry saunas, steam rooms, a jacuzzi, dark rooms, and a large pool. Alternatively, you can get one of various massage treatments available. At night, the party keeps going until late, often with themed events.

Other facilities include an excellent gym with plenty of weights and cardio equipment, two bars, a coffee shop, and a restaurant. The food is genuinely great and very reasonably priced, and the clientele throughout the whole complex is varied enough to keep things interesting. The large choice of areas to hang out in means you can always find the right vibe for you, whether it’s casually lounging by the pool with a cold beer or all-out cruising in a maze.




The standard accommodation at The Babylon Bangkok are the barrack rooms, which come with twin beds or a queen-sized double – the large barrack rooms are particularly good value. These rooms are fairly simple but comfortable and well-maintained. Every booking at the hotel comes with two complimentary passes to the sauna per day and free breakfast on the 6th floor. It is worth highlighting that the barrack rooms have shared showers, and that you may want to upgrade to a suite if you want full privacy in that department. 

The suites are considerably more luxurious, with elegant decor and large, spacious layouts. They feature a blend of Western and Asian design, with Burmese furnishings, marble bathrooms, and traditional art. Other perks include cable television with HBO and, in the case of the garden suites, a lovely private garden.







Alpha Gay Resort Koh Samui | Most Exclusive Hotspot for Adult Gay Men Only


Located in the bustling resort town of Chaweng, Alpha Gay Resort is the only gay-only hotel in Koh Samui. It’s an active part of the gay Koh Samui community, and by far the best place on the island if you want to enjoy the local gay scene. The resort itself is stylish and modern, set among beautiful tropical grounds and featuring appealing traditional Thai elements.

Why We Love It

♥ Exclusively adult gay-men-only
♥ Great location for beach, nightlife & transfers
♥ Hosts weekly pool parties
♥ At the heart of Koh Samui’s gay scene

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Alpha Gay Resort is located in Chaweng, Koh Samui’s busiest town and tourist hub. It’s about a 15-minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes to the main Green Mango strip of bars. Several gay bars and clubs can be found in this area, including Bar Solo and Pride Bar, as well as the island’s most popular nightclubs, which are all extremely gay-friendly. The hotel is also a super-convenient 10-minute drive from both Koh Samui airport and Bangrak Pier, and no more than 20 minutes from Pralan Pier (where the Lomprayah ferries land).

Style & Design

The hotel is decorated in a blend of modern Western and traditional Asian styles. Rooms feature clean, minimalist decor with discreet decorative touches and large windows that show off the tropical grounds. These are one of the highlights of the resort, creating a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.





There is not currently an in-house restaurant (one is under construction at the time of writing), but instead the resort has a convenient arrangement with local eateries. You can text your food order to a Whatsapp number and your choice of Thai or international dishes will be delivered to your room within a half-hour. 

There is a spa on-site offering a range of professional massage and wellness treatments, as well as a swimming pool with a clothing optional policy. The pool is open 24 hour to hotel residents and has a lively bar. This is where Alpha hosts its popular gay parties – the hotel is at forefront of the island’s gay scene, having been an active part of its recent Pride celebrations. 

Other great perks include a Whatsapp group chat for hotel guests, which makes socializing on the island extremely easy, and a range of gay content available on all the TVs. The staff are also trained to book tours and activities throughout the island, so you can leave all the planning during your Koh Samui stay to them.





All of the rooms are of a high standard and come with good facilities, including a comfy bed, blackout curtains, a balcony, and a rain shower. The standard rooms are of a good size, but upgrade to a superior room or a suite if you like having plenty of space to spread out. The two and three-bedroom villas are awesome for groups of friends, housing up to six people on extra-large beds and including a private pool.











Anantara Chiang Mai Resort | Luxurious Sanctuary and Beauty on The River


Sitting surrounded by greenery on the banks of the Ping river, it’s easy to forget that Anantara is a short walk away from one of Thailand’s cultural hubs. The resort is perfectly designed to evoke peace and wellness, with a focus on revitalizing and relaxing its guests. Beautiful rooms and suites make you feel at home in the city, while traditional massage treatments and fine Asian dining remind you of the best in Thailand.

Why We Love It

♥ Peaceful riverside location, close to the main actions
♥ Impeccable luxury modern design
♥ Wide range of wellness facilities
♥ Near gay bars and Night Market

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is located on the banks of the Ping river, less than a 20-minute walk from Tha Pae Gate and Chiang Mai Gate. This is a vibrant area filled with restaurants, bars, and markets (including the city’s iconic night markets), but the resort is perfectly designed to feel serene and quiet. You can enjoy all of Chiang Mais cultural offerings at your leisure, and then retire to your peaceful little corner of the city when you want to unwind.

Style & Design

The design at Anantara is a captivating mix of modernity and traditional Thai aesthetics, reflecting the contrasts of a city that is both decidedly cosmopolitan and deeply rooted in tradition. The furnishings are simple but elegant, while rich textures of wood and subtle decorative elements remind you of the luxurious aesthetic of Chiang Mai’s temples.





The resort features a large riverside pool with loungers to help you refresh yourself in the urban heat. A state-of-the-art gym, staffed with professional attendants, makes it easy for you to keep up with your fitness routine – there are even several aerobics classes to really step up your game. For something more relaxing, there’s yoga and Tai Chi on the riverside lawn, or you could take up Thai Boxing. 

The hotel spa offers a wide range of traditional treatments, and there are even Thai massage lessons so you can bring the secrets of Thai wellness home with you. When you decide to explore Chiang Mai and beyond, the hotel can help you organize everything from a sunset river cruise to an elephant sanctuary experience.  

There are two main restaurants, specializing in contemporary Asian dining but also serving various international options. For something more exclusive, you can always book a tailored private dining experience.





Every room at Anantara is spacious and elegantly designed, with either garden or river views. Bathrooms are large and luxurious, with indulgent rain showers and bathtubs. Book a room with exclusive Kasara Executive Lounge access for drinks, nibbles, and treats served throughout the day in a private and high-end environment. 

You can also step things up with a serviced suite. These have separate dining, work, and sleeping areas, allowing you to feel at home during your stay, plus a private balcony. The three-bedroom suite sleeps up to 6 adults and is especially perfect for an extended stay with a larger group.










VIE Hotel Bangkok – MGallery | Luxury Designed Right in the City Center


Everything you need from a trendy, high-end urban 5-star hotel can be found here: a convenient location, sweeping city views, plush rooms, fine dining, and the obligatory rooftop cocktail bar. Vie Hotel Bangkok stands out due to its truly stunning suites, which allow you to feel at home in style during your stay in the capital.

Why We Love It

♥ Easy public transport links
♥ Located right in the city center
♥ Superb Instagram-worthy rooftop pool
♥ Near gay street in Silom and CentralWorld (where gCircuit and White Party take place)

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The hotel is conveniently located for just about anything you may want to do in Bangkok: the Silom gayborhood is about 20 minutes away on the BTS Silom Line, you are 10 minutes from the Siam luxury shopping malls on the BTS Sukhumvit Line, and the sightseeing highlights like Grand Palace and Wat Pho are a 15-minute drive away.

Style & Design

The interiors at Vie Hotel are modern and stylish, while still feeling homey and inviting. This is achieved through the use of warm colors and plush textures, this feeling of comfort and quiet contrasting with the bustling city skyline visible through large floor-to-ceiling windows.





The rooftop pool is ideal for a few morning laps or a bit of lazy lounging, while the on-site gym is one-of-a-kind. Based on a “fitness club” model, it includes a wide range of state-of-the-art machines, several excellent classes, and a careful attention to design and aesthetics.

The hotel has two excellent restaurants, one French and one Japanese, the latter serving truly exceptional sushi. There is a swanky piano bar downstairs and a cool cocktail bar on the rooftop, which serves half-price happy hour drinks at sunset.




Every room in the hotel looks great, with huge windows, contemporary interiors, and top-notch amenities. However, it’s the suites that stand out: check out the Duplex suite for groups, or the gorgeous Penthouse suites for ultimate romantic luxury. Most of the suites come with Piano Club benefits, which include free-flowing daily afternoon drinks at the Piano Bar, executive breakfast, and complimentary laundry.





X2 Chiang Mai Riverside | Unique Modern Elements with the Traditional Northern Thai Style


One of Chiang Mai’s most stylish luxury hotels, X2 is designed for the most discerning guests in mind. Beautiful contemporary architecture meets high-end room facilities, award-winning dining, and a serene riverside location, making for an incomparable city stay.

Why We Love It

♥ Unique contemporary architecture & design
♥ Near gay nightlife & Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
♥ One of the best fine dining on-site
♥ Perfect for couples who need some privacy

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The hotel is located on the banks of the Ping river. The city’s old town with its myriad temples and markets can be reached by a leisurely walk (about half an hour) or a quick cycle or drive. The slightly removed location means that you can enjoy everything Thailand’s cultural capital has to offer during the day and retire to your own quiet corner of the city at night.

Style & Design

X2 hotel group always pride themselves in their impeccable sense of luxury style. Here, this translates to a gorgeous mix of textures and materials like wood, glass, and brick, with a sleek monochrome palette. The hotel honors Thai nature in its gorgeous courtyard and perfectly manicured gardens, and the layout of the suites is carefully considered to maximize privacy and comfort.





The hotel boasts a lovely rooftop area directly overlooking the Ping river, which combines an outdoor pool, a bar, and a small gym. Meanwhile, the X2 spa offers the latest in indulgent pampering, taking inspiration from traditional Thai therapies. 

X2 is home to one of Chiang Mai’s finest restaurants, the Oxygen Dining Room, headed up by a Michelin-star-awarded French chef. The food is a delightful fusion of French and Thai, and the glass-fronted modern decor is stunning. You can also grab a more casual bite to eat at The Library Bar and Cafe, or book a private poolside cabana at the rooftop bar.





The hotel is made up of 30 high-end suites, all elegantly decorated in a simple but warm contemporary style. All are extremely spacious and feature cozy private balconies, as well as Smart TVs, Bluetooth speakers, a complimentary media library, and a safe with built-in chargers for all your tech. Upgrade to a garden or river view for an even more relaxing vibe, or book the Grand River Suite or Pool Suite for their extra-large luxury bathroom. The latter comes, of course, with its own private and secluded outdoor pool.








Pullman Phuket Panwa | Best Thai Luxury Beachfront on Markham Bay


Sitting in one of Phuket’s quieter and more serene corners, Pullman Phuket Panwa offers the best in Thai luxury and hospitality, a short drive away from Phuket town. The gorgeous Markham Bay provides an ideal tropical backdrop to your holiday, while the resort provides all the activities and amenities you need for an invigorating stay.

Why We Love It

♥ Stunning pool villas
♥ Easily connected to the rest of the island
♥ Three outdoor pools
♥ Perfect for honeymooners

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Pullman Phuket Panwa




Cape Panwa is located in the very south of Phuket island. On one hand, this location means it is very much connected to the central island, with Patong less than an hour’s drive away and Phuket town just 20 minutes away. However, it also manages to feel remote and disconnected from the overdeveloped feel of most of Phuket, making the resort a good compromise between the excitement of the island and it’s quieter, more laid-back side.

Style & Design

The resort stretches along a serene corner of Markham Bay, with several rooms and villas designed to make the most of the landscape. Pullman Hotels’ usual eye for contemporary design is very much present, with an elegant, understated, and sometimes playful style.





The resort has an excellent 24/7 fitness center, with a wide range of weights and cardio machines, steam rooms, saunas, and extra treats like infused water and fresh fruit. If you’re more the outdoorsy type, there are several activities on offer like kayaking, yoga, and Thai boxing. 

There are three outdoor pools (in addition to the private ones available in certain villas), including an infinity sea view pool with a swim-up bar. The kids get their own pool with slides, which means the other areas tend to be nice and quiet. 

Tamarind restaurant serves up delicious and authentic Thai delicacies, while Aqua helps you start the day with a hearty buffet breakfast. All of the food on-site is fresh and genuinely delicious, but there are also dining options nearby if you want more variety. There are two bars to keep your glass topped up throughout the day, including the aforementioned swim-up Edge Beach Club.




All of the rooms have a private balcony and include high-speed WiFi, and they are all spacious and extremely comfortable. Upgrade to a suite for even more space, or opt for a sea-facing villa with your own private outdoor pool. The suites and villas are perfect if you intend to spend more time on the island, with large work areas and in-room dining available.




The Naka Island Phuket, A Luxury Collection | One-of-a-Kind Experience in Thailand


Most people who head to Phuket are looking for the outrageous nightlife of backpacker hubs like Patong, but that’s not all Thailand’s largest island has to offer. Tucked away off the east coast of Phuket sits the utterly peaceful Naka Yai island, home to a single luxury resort. The Naka Island Phuket offers you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s party tourist trail, indulging in spectacular views, fine dining, and blissfully quiet beaches.

Why We Love It

♥ Remote location perfect for getting away from it all
♥ Luxury villas with complete comfort and privacy
♥ Gorgeous modern design
♥ Perfect for honeymooners

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The Naka Island Phuket is the only resort on Naka Yai Island, a small idyllic patch of land off the East coast of Phuket. The island is famed for its pearl production and its quiet, sandy beaches, making a great place to get away from the commercialized, hard-partying vibe of Phuket. 

The resort offers transfer services from Phuket airport and from major island hubs like Patong beach. There is a shuttle bus on-site to take you across the large resort, and three complimentary boat services throughout the day to get you to the main island. However, these do not operate late at night. If you want to enjoy the nightlife of Phuket, you are better off staying on the main island – you can always head to the tranquil isolation of Naka Yai Island when things get too much.

Style & Design

The resort’s design is sleek and modern, relying on clean lines, neutral colors, and natural materials to create an experience that is equal parts relaxing and impressive. The style is just understated enough to highlight the natural beauty of the island, which is put front and center through the use of clever design: several of the glass-fronted rooms and villas jut out into the landscape at different levels, offering both stunning panoramic views and privacy.





The resort is designed to help guests relax and take in the gorgeous natural beauty of the region. All guests have direct beachfront access to the island’s broad stretches of sand as well as to the large central infinity pool, both of which offer awesome sunset views. The Naka Spa is a true sanctuary for relaxation, with a gorgeous “Watsu Treatment” area for soaking away your worries as well as a wide menu of treatments. 

If you’re looking for something more active, there is an extremely well-equipped fitness center directly overlooking the ocean. A range of activities are available on the island, which the hotel can help you arrange: these include biking, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. 

When it comes to dining, the resort offers both high-end and more casual options. Don’t miss out on My Grill, a restaurant specializing in mouthwatering grills with high-quality local ingredients like fresh Phuket lobster.





The rooms come in a range of styles and levels of luxury, but they are all spacious, comfortable, and impeccably designed. Several of them come with private pools or outdoor tubs, usually with a great view of the ocean. The beachfront villas allow you to step directly from your room to the fine sandy beach. For something truly luxurious, book the Royal Horizon Pool Villa, which sits on a hilltop and features a large private infinity pool from which to enjoy the view.






Avani+ Samui Resort | Complete Peace & Isolation in Private Beach Villas


Avani+ Samui is a small, intimate resort located in a secluded corner of the island. With its relaxing blue and white decor and its unbeatable sunsets, this is the place to come if you want to unwind away from the neon and the buckets of booze.

Why We Love It

♥ Gorgeous private luxury villas
♥ Options for large groups of friends
♥ Exceptional hotel facilities across the board
♥ Perfect for complete peace & isolation

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Avani+ is located on one of the most remote parts of the island, on the southwestern tip. This means it gets incredible sunsets, and that you are as far removed from the party island vibe as you can be. Come here for complete peace and isolation. 

Thong Krut, a small traditional fisherman’s village with a few restaurants and boutiques, is a 5-minute drive from the resort. It has a small beach and a pier where you can charter long-tail boats to neighboring islands and snorkelling spots.

Style & Design

The style at Avani+ is fresh and simple, based on a white and teal color palette. The rooms in particular have a minimalist and clean aesthetic, which feels chic and upmarket, yet unpretentious.





The beachfront restaurant is incredibly pleasant and delicious, serving fresh, healthy food with daily specials and contemporary presentation. There is an extremely well-equipped gym with cardio machines, free weights, strength training machines, and pilates equipment. Additionally, you will find yoga, Muay Thai, paddle boarding, and fitness classes on offer. 

You can also rent bikes to explore the area, and the hotel staff can book you a variety of incredible island experiences, from mangrove kayaking to jungle trekking and temple touring. And of course, you can then relax with a pampering treatment at the spa.





You have a choice between a Deluxe room with a balcony and a private pool villa. The former is a great-value option, especially as the rooms are spacious and extremely pleasant. The villas make for a great treat, whether you’re in a group of friends or looking for something more romantic and intimate. All of the accommodation comes with great facilities, including a rain shower, portable Bluetooth speaker and, in the case of the villas, Nespresso coffee machine and kitchenette.







W Koh Samui | Haven of Luxury, Beauty & Fantastically Peaceful Beach


Perennial gay-favorite hotel chain W brings its usual blend of high-concept contemporary design and laid-back luxury in this resort along peaceful Mae Nam Beach. It’s not close to any of the Koh Samui nightlife, but it’s the place to go for jaw-dropping views and serious relaxation.

Why We Love It

♥ Gorgeous private luxury villas
♥ Options for large groups of friends
♥ Exceptional hotel facilities across the board
♥ Cinema on the beach with bean bags

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Mae Nam Beach sits on the northern end of Koh Samui, about a half-hour car ride from the nightlife hub of Chaweng. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Chaweng at regular hours throughout the day, and there’s always the two trendy hotel bars if you fancy a drink closer to your room.

The hotel is about a 20-minute drive from both Samui International Airport and Mae Nam pier, which has ferry connections to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and Donsak pier on the mainland.

Style & Design

W Hotels are known for their youthful, fun approach to design, and this is no exception. The decor in the communal areas is particularly colorful and creative: there are huge circular lime-green sofas sitting in the middle of the pool, huge pieces of pop art on the walls, and bean bags facing an outdoor cinema screen on the sand.

In the villas, you will find a more understated beachy style, but with unique custom furniture and quirky decorative touches to keep things interesting.





As well as every villa having its own pool, the hotel boasts a large circular infinity pool, with sofas sunk into it. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes classes like yoga and Muay Thai, and an equally state-of-the-art spa. You can choose between two restaurants: a casual place serving Thai and Western food, and a more upmarket Japanese option. Meanwhile, the two bars bring some of the liveliest nightlife in quiet Mae Nam, serving top-notch cocktails and craft beer.



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The accommodation is made up of a series of luxury villas, all of them beautifully finished and stylishly decorated. Every villa has its own private pool: no waiting on a sun lounger or cramming next to strangers in the water for you. They come with either ocean views or tropical garden views, and all feel secluded and private. 

For large groups of friends, the sprawling Seascape Escape villa houses up to 10 people and is filled to the brim with party-ready tech and features.





Hotel Indigo Bangkok | Top-Notch Facilities & Service Near Gay Street


This boutique luxury hotel is perfect for travellers who like a more unique experience. Muse Bangkok ticks off all the boxes for an excellent urban five-star, without looking like every other urban five-star. With only 88 rooms and impeccably attentive staff, you can also be sure of a more personalized service than a large chain hotel.

Why We Love It

♥ Top-notch facilities and service
♥ Easy access to Bangkok’s gaybourhood in Silom
♥ Cool and colorful design
♥ Instagram perfect infinity rooftop pool

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Hotel Indigo Bangkok is located near Lumphini Park, about a half-hour walk or a 20-minute BTS Skytrain trip to the gay streets of Silom 2 and Silom 4. The shopping district of Siam is about a 15-minute walk away, which includes several of Thailand’s best mega-malls like CentralWorld and Siam Paragon.

Style & Design

The style is very contemporary and cool, with a minimalist edge. Rooms feature a mostly neutral color palette, with bright touches of color here and there and pieces that reference traditional Thai aesthetics.

The exception to this is the Royal Suite, whose decor is considerably more dramatic and over-the-top. For those who like their design extravagant, this large suite includes details like mirrored walls and ceilings, floor-to-ceiling paintings, and golden dragon-shaped taps.




The hotel features an airy and pleasant gym that overlooks the city skyline. As well as facing the sunrise for a particularly inspiring morning workout, it is extremely well-equipped, with cardio machines, free weights, barbells, racks, and strength training machines.

The rooftop infinity pool is larger than many others in the city, meaning you can actually get a few laps in while you take in the view. Just above it, you’ll find a swanky rooftop bar and CHAR Restaurant, serving freshly grilled dishes in a contemporary, view-filled environment. Downstairs, Metro On Wireless restaurant and cafe has a more chilled-out vibe but equally tasty food.




Most of the rooms are fairly spacious and have huge floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views. All of them have good-quality amenities, including a sofa, fridge minibar, bathrobes, and heavenly beds. Every room has at least a small balcony, with some having a larger terrace. The bathrooms are spacious and beautifully presented, with large rain showers and Panpuri toiletries.

At the higher categories, you can expect luxury touches like gorgeous freestanding bathtubs and extra-large beds. These rooms are also larger and have the best city views.