Gay Koh Samet · Hotels

Gay Koh Samet · Hotels

The beautiful Koh Samet is only a 3-hour drive (and short ferry crossing) from Bangkok. The island's stunning white sandy beaches make it a popular destination for gay travelers.

Ao Phai / Ao Tubtim

Located about halfway on Koh Samet’s east coast (south of Sai Kaew beach), Ao Phai is home to beachfront resorts, restaurants and the gay-popular Silver Sand bar.

Just a 5-minute walk south is Ao Tubtim gay-popular beach.

Why this hotel?: Gay popular. Excellent restaurant. Great value.

The gay-favorite choice on Koh Samet. Tubtim Resort is conveniently located on the beachfront of Ao Tubtim, and just a 10-minute walk to Silver Sand Bar and a huge range of restaurants.

Various room types are available, from budget bungalows to upscale villas. The rooms feature flat screen TV’s, air conditioning, private bathrooms and balconies.

The resort’s seafront restaurant is a gay-popular destination in its own right, serving excellent grilled seafood, authentic Thai as well as Western menu.

Besides dining, gay guys like to hang out, play volleyball or sunbathe here. Book your room well in advance as the resort’s often fully booked.


restaurant, massage, beach, free wi-fi

13/15 Moo 4, Ao Tubtim (next to Ao Phai), Koh Samet


Based on 1603 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Near gay beach & nightlife.

A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.

The great-value Samed Pavilion Resort is located just 40 metres from Ao Phai beach and next to the gay-popular Silver Sand Bar at the Silver Sand Hotel.

Guest rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, fridge and minibar. The resort has a nice pool with sun loungers and a restaurant.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, beach, free wi-fi

89/1 Moo 4, Ao Phai, Koh Samet

Very Good

Based on 4598 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to gay beach. Home of Silver Sand Bar.

Silver Sand Hotel is located on the popular Ao Phai beach. There is a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafés within easy walking distance.

The Silver Sand Bar is a very popular open-air nightclub/bar and the destination of choice for most gay visitors who fancy a night out. The resort offers great-value, air-conditioned rooms.

The beachfront rooms have great sea views but are close to the bar/club area. Lighter sleepers should opt for the garden rooms.


bar, dancing, cafe, restaurant, shop, beach, free wi-fi

92 Moo 4, Ao Phai, Koh Samet

Very Good

Based on 3171 votes

Ao Prao

A beautifully secluded beach, located on the west side of Koh Samet, just a short taxi ride from the main scene and the gay-popular Silver Sand bar.

Why this hotel?: Beachfront cottages. Stunning beach. Excellent value.

Ao Prao Resort is located just behind what is arguably the nicest beach on Koh Samet.

The resort offers comfortable, mid-priced cottage-style accommodation, set in mature tropical garden and just steps for the beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water.

The resort has all the facilities you need, including a swimming pool, restaurant, spa and massage service. At night, you can get to Silver Sands bar by taxi jeep in about 5 minutes.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, spa, beach, free wi-fi

60 Moo 4, Tambol Phe, Ao Prao, Koh Samet


Based on 1947 votes

Why this hotel?: Luxury private cottages. Stunning beach. Excellent spa.

The best of the three resorts on the beautiful Ao Prao Beach, Le Vimarn comprises individual thatched ‘cottages’ with private balconies.

Le Vimarn has a fabulous spa, a big infinity edge pool set in mature tropical gardens, two good restaurants and provides guests with an “at seat” service on the beach. We’ve stayed here many times, so you can guess it is one of our favorite resorts.

Ao Prao Beach is on the west coast and benefits from wonderful sunset views and flat calm waters. It is 5 minutes by taxi jeep over a bumpy road to Silver Sand bar. Free WiFi.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, spa, free wi-fi

40/11 Moo 4 Tumbol Phe, Ao Prao, Koh Samet


Based on 1288 votes

Hat Sai Kaew

Samet’s busiest beach, with tons of restaurants, bars, shops and several decent-quality resorts. The Silver Sands gay bar is a 5 to 15-minute walk down the beach (depending on your starting point).

Why this hotel?: Excellent beach. Great facilities. Walk to Silver Sands bar.

This is one of the most popular upper mid-range hotels on Samet. Set on the long sandy Sai Kaew beach, the resort is about a 15 minute walk from the gay-popular Silver Sand bar.

Excellent facilities include 3 outdoor pools, 2 beachfront restaurants and gym. Traditional Thai massage are offered on the beach as well as a range water sports and beach activities. There are some good beachfront restaurants nearby.

Modern en suite guest rooms have either views of the sea or garden, free WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player and minibar.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, beach, free wi-fi

8/1 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Koh Samet


Based on 4530 votes

Ao Wong Duean

The second largest beach on Koh Samet. Ao Wong Duean is famous for its soft white sand and secluded, circular-shaped bay that is home to several nice restaurants and resorts.

Why this hotel?: Excellent dining. Quiet beach area. Free shuttle boat service.

Perhaps the most popular hotel on Ao WongDuean. This great-value resort has a nice, quiet swimming pool, good restaurant, and is located just a short walk to a quiet part of the beach.

Each guest room features comfortable bed, satellite TV, minibar, electric kettle. We recommend upgrading your room for a quieter night’s sleep. Canoeing, snorkelling, jet-skiing, para-sailing and other activities can be arranged upon request.

Vongdeuan Resort has a check-in booth near the bus terminal at Ban Phe wharf and offers free roundtrip shuttle boat services from Ban Phe to the resort (the boat operates twice a day).


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

22/2 Moo 4, Ao Wongduan, Koh Samet

Very Good

Based on 6636 votes

Why this hotel?: Beachside location. Private bungalows. Excellent value.

Located on the secluded Ao Wong Duean, just steps away from the beach, the Samed Cabana resort offers affordable, private bungalows with tropical surroundings.

Each bungalow has its own balcony, en suite bathroom, fridge and safe. Free WiFi in public areas. The resort features a freshwater swimming pool and an open-air restaurant overlooking the sea.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

13/20 Moo 4, Ao Wongduan, Koh Samet

Very Good

Based on 3015 votes

Ao Kiew

This secluded beach is located near the south end of Samet island, away from the main scene and the crowd. Ao Kiew is very quiet, private and is a perfect place to sunbathe and watch the sunrise.

Why this hotel?: Samet's luxury choice. Beautiful property. Pivate beach.

The most luxurious resort on Samet and a perfect choice for romantic couples or if you just want to chill out in peace. Paradee is set on a stunningly beautiful, completely private, soft sandy beach lapped by crystal clear water.

The service is exceptional from arrival at the dedicated check-in lounge on the mainland to your departure. Their beachfront pool villas are highly recommended.

The resort is located at the southern end of the island, a 20-minute drive to the gay nightlife at Silver Sand Bar (500 baht each way). But once you’re here, you’re probably not going to want to leave.


bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, spa

76 Moo 4, Ao Kiew, Koh Samet


Based on 856 votes

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