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Phuket, Thailand.
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Few will forget the images following the tsumani on December 26, 2004 and the devastation it reeked on the island coastline of Phuket. Today, the island has rebuilt, and is a bustling holiday destination resort once again. Every year it gets more and more popular with hordes coming to soak up the sun, sea, sand and scenery. For many the sun, the beach and the partying go hand in hand. Phuket's reputation as a partying hotspot is well deserved. With an international crowd of revelers, loud music, dancing, bars, live bands and jazz go side by side with the go-go bars.

The blossoming gay community is only 5 minutes walk from the beach. In addition to several gay and lesbian hotels, inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodations, there are well over 20 gay bars and clubs, a gay disco with 2 shows nightly, gay restaurants and cafés. Rates start at around 50 Baht for a bed in a dormitory, guesthouses from 250 Baht per night, up to 20,000 Baht and more per night for a luxury suite in a big 5 star hotel or a small boutique hotel. But remember that not all hotels are gay friendly and they will charge extra if you want to have an overnight visitor. If you are planning to visit Patong Beach during the high season (November - April) you should make room reservations well in advance as the most popular hotels are often fully booked 3-4 months in advance.

Phuket Island, located about 870 kms (500 miles) from Bangkok, is Thailand's largest island and one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Lying in the Indian Ocean, the island has spectacular beaches, sparkling crystal-clear blue waters, picturesque landscape, historical and cultural sights as well as endless offers of all imaginable entertaining amenities. Phuket truly is a dream destination.

The winds blowing over the island keep it warm and humid throughout the year. The hottest months are December thru April, followed by the rainy season May thru November.

The Phuket gay scene is centered around the main resort town on Patong Beach, where you'll find most of the bars, clubs and shops catering to gay travelers. Patong Beach is the most famous beach on Phuket Island and has a wide variety of daytime activities and a amazing night life. From here, visitors can enjoy any of Phuket's 17 sandy beaches. Remember that public nudity is illegal in Thailand. If you stay outside Patong and want to enjoy the resort’s nightlife you will probably spend a lot of money on tuk-tuk (local taxi) drivers taking you back and forth.

Whether it's world class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at world-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket has it all. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay.

For those seeking a break from the sun, sea and sand, there are other parts of the island well worth exploring such as the national parks with hidden lagoons, the beautiful tropical islands that surround Phuket, and the famous elephant safaris.

Phuket is an island of truly international cuisine including Scandinavian, Mediterranean, speciality seafood, Japanese and of course traditional Thai restaurants.

Lastly, if this is your first
visit to Thailand, remember that their culture is very different to a western one and respecting their values, culture and traditions will go a long way to ensuring you vacation in Thailand and in Phuket will be as wonderful, magical and memorable as you would hope it will be.

So, whether you are looking for peace and quiet, fun, excitement, culture, simple or fine dining, Phuket, Thailand had it all for the gay and lesbian traveler.

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