Phuket: the perfect place to buy a House in Thailand
Thailand is consistently named as one of the most popular places for expatriates to buy property in the world, with the island of Phuket ranking as the premier spot for Thailand real estate.
The largest of Thailand’s islands, Phuket is also emerging as one of the favorite destinations in South East Asia for tourists, with more than 9.5 million arrivals and departures in 2012, according to new statistics by the Ministry for Tourism and Sports.
But what makes this exotic island so enticing to foreigners, and in particular, those looking to invest in Thailand real estate?
Quite honestly, we believe Phuket has it all. Located off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and connected to the mainland by two bridges, Phuket is approximately the size of Singapore covering 550 square kilometers.
It boasts some stunning beaches, both on the main island and on the other small islets which are scattered in the turquoise sea around Phuket. The Phuket Province is made up of 40 islands covering a total area of 70 square kilometers making it a hugely popular destination for those on luxury yacht charters.
The entire region is also famous for its watersports, with some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world found here, which is surely another reason for wanting to buy a house in Thailand on this magical island paradise.
In addition, the island boasts a multitude of luxury resorts, hotels, golfing facilities and restaurants which are quite simply world class.
But it’s not just its aesthetic qualities or its luxury services which make buying property here such a great investment. The island has a very well developed infrastructure such as its excellent airport – Thailand’s second busiest – and two international standard hospitals as well as offering a number of first rate international schools.