Many visitors wouldn’t associate Hat Yai with sex tourism, yet it is as decent as most non-touristy places for kinky nightlife. It is this way largely down to its positioning near the Malaysian border and the consequent influx of Malays for the slightly decadent nightlife – they don’t get much of it at home.
As it mostly caters to Malays and Singaporeans, much of the sex nightlife is karaoke bars and massage parlours; there’s not much in the way of beer bars. The town centre is a hotspot, particularly so along Thamanoon Vithee Road where most of the regular bars are, plus there is also a lot of action nearby and in some of the bigger hotels.
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Many Hat Yai hotels don’t mind tourists bringing girls back to their room for the night, while others charge you extra or even forbid it. We’ve checked them all out with listings here…more
Hat Yai buzzes at night; good for expats, tourists, and visitors from Malaysia, with regular bars, live music venues, karaoke and massage parlours. See where all the action is…more
They do exist but there’s not many of them, although you’ll find hundreds of hostesses in karaoke joints. Short-time rates are cheaper here than elsewhere – what to pay and where…more
There are many massage places in town, from traditional Thai to sex massage and the full soapy experience. Some are right in the city and easy to find, others out of the way…more
The city itself is quite featureless, though there are worthy side attractions. Visit the aviary park, explore the street markets between the Niphats or perhaps hit quaint town of Songkhla…more
Hat Yai lies right on the Malaysian border and so naturally there are fantastic transport links from here. Hat Yai has it’s own airport while bus an train connections are easy to arrange…more
See & Do
Hat Yai Girls and Bar Scene
There’s no visible beer bar action in Hat Yai; it’s nothing like Phuket or Bangkok in that regard. That’s not to say you can’t get a shag in the day, but you’ll need to hit one of the massage parlours. Pink Lady is the best and most accessible place in town, although it’s also relatively expensive. Some of the girls are beauties, though, and usually do a good job.
Apart from the massage parlours, which are open all day, karaoke places also offer sex onsite. You simply short-time the hostesses who serve you drinks, or indeed take them to your hotel. Many of the hotels have this setup, as does Pink Lady as it does karaoke too. There are more karaoke places than any other type of establishment in Hat Yai.
The bars get going from late afternoon and the best of them are along Thamanoon Vithee Road. These are mostly regular bars, but some get groups of girls coming in later on. In addition, around this area are roving freelance prostitutes. They are cheap and easy to pick up.