Gay friendly hotels in Phuket

Gay couples or individuals looking for an exotic escape will find all of that and more in Thailand's southern province of Phuket. The beach town of Patong, located on Phuket's west coast, offers up exciting nightlife, known at the Paradise Complex, and hotels that target the gay community. While some resorts are gay-owned, other hotels are specifically for gays to enjoy all that Patong has to offer. Several are located next to or within walking distance of gay nightlife and beaches. Here are four gay-friendly hotels in Patong offering luxury and value for a memorable vacation. Premium Accommodations Club One Seven Conveniently located near Patong Beach and about a 10-minute walk from Paradise Complex, this gay hotel offers up a great location for a good value. Amenities include the Home Dining Café & Lounge, a plunge pool, garden with sun loungers and a gym. The accommodations are where Club One Seven shines as all guest rooms are en suite and feature a king-sized bed, coffee maker and minibar. Should you choose to bring a visitor back to the room, Club One Seven doesn’t charge an extra fee. http://www.agoda.com/club-one-seven-gay-men-hotel-chiang-mai/hotel/chian... Five Star Resort La Flora Resort Considered among the gay community as one of the best 5 star resorts in Asia, La Flora is located next to the gay section of Patong beach. Nestled in a peaceful environment, La Flora Resort is just a 5 minute walk to the bars and clubs in the Paradise Complex. Stylish accommodations and numerous amenities such as two private swimming pools, a gym, and a spa are what make La Flora Resort a favorite. As an added bonus, guests can enjoy stunning sunset views from The Surface Bar & Restaurant. http://www.agoda.com/la-flora-resort-patong/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=172... Free Minibar The Nap Patong Hotel This sleek and stylish hotel is a popular choice among the gay community and is within easy reach of Patong's gay beach section and the Paradise Complex. The Nap offers 86 rooms, suites and five spacious villas with daily refilled free minibars, tea & coffee making facilities, and iPod docks. Some units have a private balcony or shared access to a private pool. Other features include a breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, gym and onsite spa. http://www.agoda.com/the-nap-patong-hotel/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1729010 Gay-Owned CC's Hideaway Hotel This gay-owned hotel offers up accommodations in a quiet setting overlooking Kata Bay. Amenities include an outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant and free transportation to the beaches of Kata and Karon. The Paradise Complex is a 15 minute taxi ride away, and there is no charge to bring an extra guest home for the night. CC's is a unique environment with monthly special events and a gay-orientated concierge service providing local information and advice. http://www.agoda.com/cc-s-hideaway-hotel/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1729010 For location, amenities, and value, Patong has it all for the gay community. Its Paradise Complex, gay beach and gay-friendly hotels create an inviting environment for a memorable, exotic escape to Thailand.

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