Pattaya is one of the biggest seaside resorts in Asia. After Bangkok, it is the most visited city in Thailand. This city is famous for its cabaret events, nightlife, go-go bars, and lively LGBTQ scene.
In recent years, the local government made major improvements and the city is now more family-oriented and much cleaner. The fact that it is family-oriented does not take away from its exotic appeal in any way. There are many great resorts and restaurants to enjoy and things to do. Above all, there is always someone interesting to meet.
Jomtien is home to quite a few gay-friendly and gay-owned guesthouses and hotels. There are several LGBT-friendly dance clubs and bars in the area. Sunne Plaza and BoyzTown are great places to go if you’re interested in dating ladyboys in Pattaya.
The epicenter of the Pattaya LGBT community is near South Pattaya, in and around the Jomtien area. One part of Jomtien Beach, also known as Dongtan, draws gay tourists and ladyboys like a magnet. You can’t miss it (there is a rainbow flag hung up there). You can rent a sun lounger and grab a bite to eat or something to drink from one of the many nearby stalls.
LGBT people also hang out at go-go bars and drag shows. In fact, Pattaya’s drag queen cabaret shows are something like a trademark. Hotels near Jombien Beach, in South Pattaya, and Jomtien Complex are most popular amongst LGBT travelers.
The resort city also has an excellent choice of gay-friendly budget and mid-range hotels. In the northern part of the city, you’ll find a few LGBT-friendly hotels if you are looking for more privacy and comfort.
In BoyzTown, there is a place called the New Café Royal. It was closed for renovation until recently, but now, it’s back. The place is very popular with trans people. It features shows by ladyboys as well as nourishing fare and affordable beverages.