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Thailand beckons winter traveler's


Thailand beckons winter traveler's

With a week of rain predicted ahead, many Vancouverites are already reminiscing about blue skies and summer parties. As the weather at home turns cold and grey, why not escape to sunnier climes?

Get away from the endless rain and enjoy Thailand's renowned stunningly blue skies and white sand beaches by day, and dance the night away at one of Thailand's many LGBTQ+ clubs. Thailand's tropical beaches are best enjoyed between November and April as the monsoon season draws to a close - the perfect time to escape the monotonous rains at home.

Whether you are on a short transit or long holiday, there is always an opportunity to hit the dance floor in one of Thailand's best LGBTQ+ events:


White Party Bangkok
White Party Bangkok

Guardians of the GAYlaxy : December 28-31, 2018

Celebrate the New Year at a party that promises to be out of this world! Premiering in 2015, White Party Bangkok has become Asia's largest gay music festival. This world class festival attracts 15,000 international partiers who ring in the New Year dancing to world-renowned headliners. From rooftop parties to a sexy military ball, there is something to suit all tastes; and with five parties spanning four days, the party never has to end!


Tropout Samui - Gay Island Festival

January 2-6, 2019

Beachfront yoga and boat parties by day, VIP partying at night - Tropout Samui delivers it all! Visit the palm fringed beaches and emerald waters of Koh Samui for a four-day island festival. Tickets include airport transfers, accommodations at Casa De Mar, travel and access to all parties, and rejuvenating beach front yoga.

Get a massage before hitting up a pool party, or leave the festival and do some sightseeing in Koh Samui. Visit Wat Plai Laem, a Buddhist Temple with colorful art and decor. Later, see the Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks on the south coast of Koh Samui and learn the folklore behind the natural rock formations that resemble genitalia.


G Circuit Bangkok - Songkran Festival
G Circuit Bangkok - Songkran Festival

April 12-14, 2019

Visit the nation's capital during Songkran, the traditional Thai New Years! Songkran is a national holiday celebrated from April 12-16. Don't be surprised if you get soaked - the Buddhist water festival involves throwing buckets of water on passersby!

While you are there, hit up five parties in three days in the nation's capital during the annual "gay migration"! People come from across the globe to celebrate at gCircut, a festival known for its ambiance and cultivated fashion.


Gay Night at Maggie Choo's

Every Sunday Night

Come to Maggie Choo's in Bangkok, the bar and restaurant created by renowned interior designer Ashley Sutton. Hidden on Silom road behind an old wooden door, Maggie Choo's is a Bangkok treasure styled after decadent opium dens. Enjoy live music and performances while you sip on a classic cocktail and appreciate the semi-clothed men draped over swings located throughout the venue.


Gay Night at Vertigo TOO at Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel
Gay Night at Vertigo TOO at Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel

First Saturday of the Month

Take in Bangkok's magnificent city skyline while reclining on a lounger at Vertigo TOO, the classy bar located on the 60th floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel. Nibble on fusion cuisine while listening to live music as the sun sets over Bangkok. Treat yourself to a personalized cocktail created just for you by Vertigo TOO's mixologists, or ask for The Houle - Vertigo Too's signature drink. If the canopy of star-like lights and cross-cultural cuisine isn't enough to lure you in, come on the first Saturday of the month for gay night!


SO Beach Party at SO Sofitel Hua Hin
SO Beach Party at SO Sofitel Hua Hin

First Saturday of the Month

Prepare yourself for a hot and vibrant experience on a private beach at the luxurious So Sofiitel hotel situated 30 minutes outside Thailand's iconic beach town, Hua Hin. Work up an appetite playing beach volleyball and then enjoy the epic spread of BBQ seafood put out by So Sofitel. Then, with sand underfoot and the stars above, dance through the night to EDM and House music.


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