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Dongtan Beach Road, Pattaya, Thailand
Dongtan used to one of the most gay-popular beaches in Thailand. Now the beach attracts a more diverse group of tourists, expats and locals, virtually all year round.
Dongtan gets busy in the afternoon and on weekends with crowds drifting back to their hotels around 6pm. The gay section of Dongtan beach is located in front of Rabbit Resort.
Nowadays, the tree-lined promenade has been cleaned up and closed off to traffic. Sun loungers and street food vendors have been removed, but nearby cafés and restaurants remain open.
venue Beach | features cafe, restaurant, shop, massage, beach | customers: gay
Not many gays there
“I came today. There is 1 place named Adam with lgtb flag but i dont see any gays there. So disappointing“
Amalia on 07-Sep-2019 | Problem with this review?
Pattaya finished as “Gay destination?”
“Hi, after 10 years planning another holiday to Pattaya. But recent reviews have scared me off. No more gay beach with gay/friendly people?!? Who can update me? Planning to travel January 2020. Yani.“
YANI on 27-Sep-2019 | Problem with this review?
“Visited twice this year and yes in Central Pattaya the Gay scene has gone downhill.
I stayed at Zing Spa and Resort both in January and March and found that the bars around were well visited and not pushy.
Going out again for Xmas, New Year and my birthday so hope to have a fun time.“
Glen on 15-Nov-2019 | Problem with this review?
Bad for gays
“Change completely. More Russian families with children than gay people.“
a.j. on 19-Jan-2019 | Problem with this review?
Still a fun beach.
“Dongtan Beach is still a fun place to spend the day. (Not on Wednesday) Services supplied to you while enjoying a sun bed or deck chair, including a wide range of food delivered to you on the beach from the many restaurants behind the beach. Drinks available from most concessions include good coffees, beers, wine and soft drinks. While there, you can enjoy a great massage from the many handsome guys - all licensed masseurs. Also use the services of the manicurist/pedicurist. A very pleasant and entertaining way to spend the day.“
Jacko on 01-Dec-2018 | Problem with this review?
Nice beach and massage
“I have come 7 years and have a massage boy there very nice.“
Eric on 26-Aug-2018 | Problem with this review?
Don't go on Wednesday
“It's empty on Wednesday. I went there and wasted a lot of time. Will go there the next day to see what happens“
Kay on 07-Oct-2015 | Problem with this review?
Changes to Dongtan Beach
“Having discovered this website today, I thought it was a good idea to write and update Khun Stephem's 2013 review
Since Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 Pattaya's gay beach on Dongtan beach has been significantly reduced in size. Whereas it used to stretch about 250 meters from the public toilets close to Room Club and Tui's Place Guest House, and then right up and past Rabbit Resort, it has now been condensed down to about 150 meters from Avalon Beach Resort up to the White House Hotel.
Sun lovers who enjoy the gay beach should be aware that the concession stands that serve food and refreshments to LGBT guests are now NOT open on Wednesdays. This means every Wednesday there are no deckchairs, sun loungers or umbrellas laid out on Dongtan beach, for people to relax on/underneath. So be prepared to bring your own towels to sit on the beach and perhaps a packed lunch to eat.
Despite the fact that there are no concession services on Dongtan beach every Wednesday now, the restaurants at Avalon Beach Resort, Room Club, Tui's Place Guest House, Bar & Restaurant and Aquarius Hotel are still open - for you to enjoy food and refreshments.
Finally; as a personal recommendation - we at Tui's Place Guest House recommend "Rit's Orange Chairs #15" to sit and relax upon when enjoying your time on Dongtan beach. Rit is a very attentive and friendly host and his boys will take very good care of you as you relax in his chairs and under his umbrellas.
Pornphol on 13-Aug-2015 | Problem with this review?
“This is the place to go during the day. Take a Baht bus from Pattaya to Jomtien and get off where it hits the beach next to the 7/11. Walk along the path about 7 minutes. If you get to Rabbit Resort you have gone right to the end of the gay part. The best places to rent deck chairs is Adam Beach and the few before and after. Thb30 for the day, a bit more if you want a towel. They will run a tab for you all day with your drinks and food. The cold coconuts are magic. Masseurs and sellers come to your chair. Lunch comes to your chair. Relax surrounded by queer and queer friendly people from all countries including Australia, UK, Russia France, Germany, Thailand, Singapore and many more. Enjoy....“
Stephen on 01-Jan-2013 | Problem with this review?
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