Many people choose to invest in a second home in Phuket because of its warm climate, excellent infrastructure, beautiful beaches, international facilities, a laid-back lifestyle, cheap and fresh food plus the availability of foreign products in shops and supermarkets dotted around the island. Both short and long visitors nowadays choose to stay in vacation rental properties rather than in a guesthouse, as they realize the advantages that these vacation homes can provide, particularly when it comes to privacy, space, convenience and the money saved if travelling with a group of friends or family. If you choose a quality project in the right area so that you can also own a piece of paradise, the rental yields can generate a significant amount of profit for your investment.
Unless you have an excess of money to invest in a high-end development in a prime location such as Patong, Kata and Karon beach that commands sweeping sea views, the rest of us are generally priced out of the market in these areas. If we leave the frenzy of the prime areas to the high rollers and look elsewhere, there are still gems to be discovered, and one such gem is the area of Rawai.
Rawai is a quiet residential area and a small village located at the very southern tip of the island. As it is not as busy and commercialised as Patong, Kata and Karon, it has a laid-back atmosphere which attracts many expats. Everything things are still Thai-priced, and it has all the facilities you need such as the evening markets for fresh produce, cheap local eating places, a selection of high quality Western restaurants, international nurseries and kindergartens, general stores, banks and gyms. Its beach is a launching point for long-tail boat tours out to the surrounding islands and in the weekends both Thais and tourists alike head down to its beach to enjoy BBQ seafood and Issarn food along its entire stretch of the road. Just up the road is Phromthep Cape, famous for its impressive sunsets and further down there is Yanui beach, a small bay great for snorkelling and kayaking and Nai Harn beach, an idyllic spot for relaxing and swimming.
Other parts of the island are easily reached from this part of the island with major roads leading to town and right up to the airport in the north. Phuket Town, Central Festival and Tesco are just a 20 minutes’ drive away. The scenic coastal road takes you directly to the tourist areas of Kata and Karon beach, where further north up the coast Patong’s nightlife, bars and party people awaits. You get the best of both worlds living in Rawai, with peace and tranquillity at your doorstep and entertainment just a short drive away. Property and land for sale Rawai is more affordable than the prime areas and if you want to be in a quiet area then Rawai fits the bill perfectly.
When it comes to buying land or property in Rawai, you need to be quick off the mark if you see something you like at the right price, because it will not stay on the market for long due to the closeness to the main beaches and attractions plus the facilities offered. New land in Rawai Beach with mountain or sea views can still be found at affordable prices if you know where to look. You can also consider buying a plot of land instead of a house, and design and built your own from scratch so that whatever you want can be incorporated.
It is prudent to make yourself aware and familiar with the rules and regulations regarding property ownership for foreigners, instead of relying on what others tell you. These laws may seem daunting and complicated to understand at first, but there are plenty of websites that provides well-informed advice if you do a quick search online. You can also find well established real estate companies who will practically arrange everything for you to help you with all the paperwork when searching and buying a property or plots of land in Phuket.
People choose to live in Phuket for various reasons, but it is not surprising to see why it is chosen. Phuket is a great beach holiday destination that has plenty to offer for everyone, and it makes sense thus to invest in a property which one can use as a holiday home, a part-time family home, or simply to live in. The fascinating landscape, first-class infrastructure, outstanding golfing, sailing, and scuba diving, it’s five-star yacht marinas, plus a lifestyle which includes a wealth of international cuisine, lively nightlife and designer shopping, with modern amenities such as international hospitals and schools and it is no surprise why everyone falls in love with Phuket.