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Travel & Resources: PHUKET ISLAND

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PHUKET -- area code +66-76

General Information

    Phuket's most popular resort town is Patong Beach, about 45 minutes drive southwest from the airport. This well-developed tourist resort caters to huge numbers of visitors from around the world, but seems to appeal especially to Europeans. There are only a half dozen hotels right on the beach, the rest spread back across the main beach road (the layout is very similar to Pattaya). Nearby Phuket Town is filled with Sino-Portuguese architectural treasures: beautiful old shophouses and mansions built by Phuket's wealthy merchants. Sun-splashed weather, fresh seafood feasts, and carefree nights bathed in an ocean breeze is the lifestyle enjoyed here.

    Phuket's gay nightlife is mostly centered in the sprawling Paradise Complex, a couple of blocks back from the ocean on the second major road that parallels the beach. This rather ugly beehive of concrete shophouses has been colorfully colonized by Phuket's gay community and there are lots of bars, restaurants, guesthouses and shops here as well as the popular gay disco, Boat Bar.

    Phuket's population is over 300,000 and growing (that's over 12,000 Utopians, not counting the tourists).

  • A helpful resource site: Gay Patong Beach.


Organizations


Travel Services

  • Beocute Gay Phuket Travel & Transport Services UTOPIAN VERIFIED SEP 2015
      59/2 Shop29 Sainamyen Rd, Patong, Kathu
      084-244-5588, FAX 076-510-469, email

      Gay-owned, registered Thai travel service to the main monuments, beaches of Phuket Island, gay venues (bars, restaurants, night club, saunas), elephant riding, rafting, canoe fun and transportation for your holiday activites.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10-15% DISCOUNT.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "My first time to Phuket just finished. Ended with very happy and unforgettable memories. It was rainy season during my vacation there, but I still managed to get a private guided tour package service from Beocute gay travel agency. Although only one day, it was full of joy and cheer. The owner, Best, is very friendly, charming guy. No hard sell or push to take packages. He just ensured that I truly enjoyed my vacation and learned more about his country and Phuket! Full of surprises!" -- Bryan U, Sep 21, 2015

  • Gottchabiggamefishing UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2011

  • Jabu Days Cruises UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2014
      183/4 Moo 2, T. Maikhao, A. Thalang
      085-666-5504, email

      Sailing is suddenly sexier with the launch of Jabuticaba, a beautiful, twin-mast yacht that sets new standards for sight-seeing around Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy beautiful scenery, gourmet food, happy cocktails, pristine beaches, dancing, and making new friends as you unwind with a flute of bubbly at sunset. You bring the good mood and some sun tan lotion, and they organize the rest. Jabu is equipped with all modern safety equipment and life-jackets. There are eight en-suite double bedded cabins. Experienced and friendly crew. Champagne Cruise (Mon-Sat), Sun Brunch Cruise, and private charters for all manner of events and get-aways. Gay and lesbian-friendly.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on any join-in or full charter cruises.
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  • Phuket Kittikorn Travel
      135/1 Paradise Complex (behind Coffee Lovers)
      076-342-096, email

      They offer free tourist information along with full tour agency services. Air tickets, day trips, transfers, caberet tickets, international FAX and calls. Gay owned and staffed.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT on all services when member card is presented.
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  • Phuket Rainbow Friends UTOPIA VERIFIED SEP 2015
      79/5 Moo 6
      093-629-2525, email

      Gay travel agency. They specialize in hospitality for private tourist groups and gay couples who wants to experience beautiful holidays on "Paradise Island." They provide their guests with a full spectrum of services and can create special programs, including honeymoon trips, wellness programs, romantic holidays, beauty and cosmetology services, and eco tourism.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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  • Phuket Travel Company
      Soi Banhan, 74/29 Nanai Rd
      076-345-326, FAX 076-345-327, email

      Gay owned and operated travel agency specialising in travel arrangements in Phuket. Gay cruise every Sat to Khai Island. Special promotional rates at the gay Hiranyakira spa. A wide range of day tours and excursions including Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, Phuket Fantasea, elephant trekking, adventure tours, Krabi, Koh Phanghan and much more.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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  • SBY Leisure Tour and Travel
      133/15 Paradise Complex, Patong Beach
      076-344-831, FAX 076-344-826, email

      Located in the heart of the gay entertainment precinct in Paradise Complex. A gay-owned and licensed travel agent in Patong on the Island of Phuket. They can service all your requirements for hotels, package tours and airfares. You can drop by their bar SBY SBY after your tour and tell them how everything went.
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Accommodations

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Attractions

    • Phuket FantaSea

        Not gay, but lots of bare-chested Thai dancers (sit close) in an over-the-top pageant spectacular featuring an on-stage rain storm, bungee-jumping trapeze artists, a herd of 30 elephants, explosives and Thai dance mixed into an incomprehensible camp sampler, fittingly subtitled "Culture Illusion Show."
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Bars and Clubs

Cabarets

Discos

Karaoke

Massage for Men


Meeting Places


Restaurants and Cafes

    • Baan Yin Dee Restaurant & Grand Piano Bar
        7/5 Muean Ngern Rd, Patong Beach Kathu
        076-294-104, 076-294-105, FAX 076-294-108, email

        A chic fusion restaurant adjacent to the Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort. A warm, relaxed and stylish atmosphere, with a discreet ambience and outstanding service, offering a flavor fusion of East and West. Choose from an extensive gourmet menu, including delicious mouth-watering tenderloin steaks and peppered prawns, or traditional Thai cuisine, accompanied by fine wines, and relax to the romantic grand piano through the night. Do-it-yourself grill and Chef Pick of the Day. Also offering a fine selection of Cuban cigars. Breathtaking views of Patong Bay in the evening, it is a place not to be missed when you dine out in Phuket.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on food and beverage.
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    • Bohemian Rap; Sawadee Art Café and Bar (Thai and western)
        18-20 Takua Pa Rd, Phuket Town
        081-752-0275, email

        Gay and lesbian-friendly art café and bar in Phuket Town showing local artists' work. Serving good Thai and Western food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Open noon-late.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT off the bill (not valid in combination with other promotions).
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    • Drunken Monkey Restaurant & Bar (British)
        21/6 Viset Rd, Rawai (see map on their website)
        081-087-8742, email

        Gay-owned and run restaurant offering a contemporary British menu including breakfasts and Sun roasts with Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Their motto: come as a stranger, leave as a friend.
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    • Kenya's (Thai and seafood)
        Soi Permpong 3, just off Thaweewong Rd (Beach Road), about 50m from the beach
        076-345-783

        Kenya's second restaurant (see Kenya's Sea Hag below) specializes in steaks, lobsters and fine continental cuisine.
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    • Kenya's Sea Hag (Thai and seafood)
        Soi Permpong 3, just off Thaweewong Rd (Beach Road), about 50m from the beach
        076-345-783

        The Patong Beach flagship for excellent cuisine brings. This classy, modern restaurant draws a strong gay following. The seafood is tops, and effervescent chef Kenya will fill you in on the latest happenings on the local scene.
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    • La Salsa (Latino)
        Beach Rd, in front of Phuket Cabana Hotel
        076-340-138

        Big, colorful cocktails in proper, chunky glasses, icy margaritas in endless tasty variations, and spicy snacks. Great place to sit and watch the parade of faces and bodies on the main drag.
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    • Lanna Thai Restaurant and Bar (Thai and international)
        159/7 Nanai Rd (opposite Mae Ubul Market)
        076-512-155, 087-282-5086, Thai: 081 268 4856, email

        Restaurant and bar in this gay-owned guesthouse. Handsome gay staff. Outdoor terrace. Good choice of Thai and international food.
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    • Newspaper Restaurant (Thai and European)
        Paradise Complex (opposite Tangmo Club)

        Live music from local singers. Ground floor open air or second floor Japanese style seating with air-con. Open all date and into the wee hours.
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    • Rim Suan (Thai and western food)
        5/13-15 Aroonsom Square, Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd
        076-345-679

        Located on the ground floor of the hotel, next to reception. A cozy place decorated in Thai style to blend in with the natural surroundings. It also has an outdoor garden dining area to its rear where you can relax under palm trees, and the stars.
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    • Siam Restaurant (Thai food)
        135/8 Rat-U-Thit Rd, Paradise Complex

        Gay-owned restaurant and coffee spot, with excellent cuisine. This popular hang-out is filled with charming antiques and Asian decor. Open late.
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