Pattaya lets a gay person know that he has found a place designed to meet virtually every need and desire he may have, in a truly welcoming area, with virtually no discrimination. Gays are truly welcome guests in Pattaya, Thailand. You will find what you want in Pattaya, a great gay playground.
Pattaya is one of the premier resort areas in Thailand, and offers special advantages to the gay tourist. This is an area where gays are truly welcomed, where they can feel totally comfortable and unthreatened. Gay men can find everything they want to fulfil virtually all of their needs and desires. Entertainment is unequalled anywhere else in the world; gay activities, gay bars, gay cabarets, gay massages, and even a gay beach, are all offered, openly and without a hint of shame, to gay men from all over the world. Gay women are equally welcomed, but fewer places are specifically available for their needs.
Gay hotels are reasonably priced and conveniently located. Gay bars and nightclubs abound in numerous areas, and offer more entertainment of the type you want to see than you would ever believe. More young men are available and anxious to serve your needs and desires. Handsome, gorgeous, friendly young Thai men of all descriptions, want to meet you, and want to make you happy. Thai young men are among the most handsome, friendly, outgoing and anxious to please young men you will find anywhere in the world. They truly want to please you.
Gay and gay friendly restaurants abound, to satisfy the widest possible variety of tastes and numerous special cuisines. Great looking, physically fit young Thai men will provide massages for you on the public beach, in the privacy of the many massage facilities, or in the privacy of your hotel room, condominium or apartment. No problem with guests in most hotels, as long as they are of legal age -- at least 18. Masseurs and bar "boys" (young men) will provide escort services, for days, weeks, or longer.
Located on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand, with six miles of beaches, Pattaya has some of the finest resources for an enjoyable visit or long-term stay. Pattaya welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all areas of the world each year.
Pattaya's welcome for gay tourists is like no other place in the world. Pattaya makes gay people feel welcome. Its incredible variety of outstanding gay venues includes hotels, bars, nightclubs, go-go boys, massage establishments, fitness centres, and many freelancers (caution advised) and all in a very modern environment, lacking in nothing to meet the westerners' needs and expectations.
Luxury accommodations are available for those who desire them, and other accommodations are available for a wide range of costs, down to a minimal budget for any traveller or long-term visitor.
Pattaya Gay Scene
The Pattaya gay scene runs the gamut from the rather sleazy go-go bars of Boyz Town near central Pattaya to the country's only really gay beach. The gay scene itself is still heavily commercialized. Although there are go-go clubs and 'host' bars dotted all over town, most gay venues are located in one of two centres. The older and easier to find is Boyz Town, located around Pattayaland Soi 3 just off Pattaya 2 Road. You will find two of the exclusively gay hotels here, the Ambiance and Le Cafe Royal, as well some of the few non-commercial bars where you can drink in the scene without having to pay for the company of a host. The second cluster of venues is Sunee Plaza further south on the opposite side of Pattaya 2 road. Sunee Plaza largely caters to those looking for 'younger' companionship.
Pattaya Gay Nightlife
For music and dancing, Pattaya has no predominately gay clubs like Bangkok. Among the mixed venues, the one that seems most popular with the local boys is Hollywood, located just off South Pattaya road not far from where it intersects Pattaya 2. The house band does a decent job with current popular songs, both Thai and international. Note however that fire exits are almost non-existent, so you are taking your life in your hands visiting the place on a crowded weekend night.
Pattaya Gay Beach
Thailand's only gay beach is located near Pattaya. The gay hotels in Boyz Town like to advertise, as hotels will do, that they are 'just minutes from the gay beach'. It is true that they are only about a hundred yards from a beach, but they are in fact about 20 minutes by car from the gay beach, which is located South of Pattaya in Jomtien.
Jomtien is a long sandy beach on the other side of a mountain that forms the headland at the South end of Pattaya Bay. The 'gay section' starts where the beach road turns away from the beachfront and extends up to the Pattaya Park hotel at the base of the mountain. The experience here is somewhat unique, combining the natural attraction of the ocean with the ambiance of a sidewalk cafe. The beach is divided into sections about 30 feet wide, each run by an individual concessionaire who provides beach chairs, towels and at least some food and drinks. The section in front of Tui's Place, which is right in the middle of the gay section, has a menu that runs from American breakfasts to hamburgers to all the standard Thai dishes. It also has its own 'facilities', which almost none of the other sections have.
There are also vendors wandering up and down the beach selling fresh pastries, fruits and ice cream, as well as trinkets, newspapers, henna tattoos and many other things. In addition you will get many offers of a traditional Thai massage from masseuses working on the beach. These are generally licensed and appear to be safe. Some of them also seem to promise what are euphemistically called 'value added services'. There are usually also some old ladies offering manicures as well.
The water here is warm and relatively clean. The beach flattens out just below the high tide line, so the sea remains quite shallow for several yards. The waves are generally only two to three feet, so there is no surfing. Some people do swim, although you have to keep an eye out for the odd Jet Ski or wind surfer who strays inside the buoys. It seems that a lot of people just come for the fresh air and scenery -- where the scenery includes not just the ocean but also the parade of buff Asian men strolling up and down the beach.
There are some small hotels in Jomtien. If you would like to be as close to the gay beach as possible, we suggest the gay-friendly Rabbit Resort, which is right on the beach, right in the middle of the gay section. The resort consists of several individual cottages built in a traditional Thai style but with all the modern amenities.