There are all kinds of properties for sale in Phuket and what you eventually decide to buy will obviously depend on your budget and priorities. A family with small children might like to be located in a residential area where the traffic is controlled and the kids can bike around the estate. A young couple might prefer to buy a condominium in the hot spots of the island, such as Patong or Kata, where everything is within walking distance, whilst a retired couple may choose to be as close to the beach as possible for leisurely walks in the evening along the seafront.
Luxury villas in Phuket are a popular choice for those wanting to make Thailand their main residence, or as an investment they can rent out to holidaymakers and either sell it on in a few years time or eventually live in it themselves later on in life. There are plenty of villas near enough to the beach to make it easy to stroll along there, whether it’s a busy tourist beach like Patong full of beach chairs, or a quieter part of the coast like Rawai beach where the fishermen hang out and people enjoy tasty som tam and barbecued chicken whilst sat on the golden sands.
Luxury villas can be bought on leasehold or freehold terms as newly built residences or resales. As a foreigner you are allowed to own a unit in a registered condominium or a house but not the land it sits upon with a registered lease, and for the maximum term of 30 years for all types of titled land or buildings. The Thai planning laws are the same all over the country and taken seriously to make certain no-one builds something out of character to the area or higher than is allowed, this ensures Phuket’s splendor is preserved.
Whether you are on the lookout for a southern luxury villa Nai Harn, or Rawai, Chalong or Kata or further north towards Patong, Kamala and Surin then check out the many real estate companies who update their websites constantly with new villas on the market and other types of properties, some of them at bargain prices.
In Nai Harn and Rawai you can expect to get a first-class villa at a reasonable rate, this often includes your own swimming pool, a garden, 2-5 bedrooms and even a barbeque area and large balcony. Every place is unique so the best option is to get out there and see what’s available, what you can afford, and what you like.
Villas are often sold already furnished with a sophisticated décor and tasteful fittings, quality items chosen from local furniture makers and natural materials like bamboo incorporated into the designs. Proximity to the beach and convenience stores is common as the southern tip of the island isn’t that large an area and there are plenty of food stores and local markets to pick up fresh produce.
Investing in a villa in Phuket is a great way to get the best of luxury living when here on holiday and also as a way to generate income as you can rent it out to holidaymakers when not occupying it yourself. There are companies whose capable hands you can leave everything in whilst away, and they deal with the whole lot from the cleaning to meeting the guests, paying the bills and cutting the grass.
Check out house for sale Rawai and take your time looking over the hundreds of options available. You never know, this time next year might see you lucky enough to be settled in a luxury villa on this tropical isle!