Choosing the perfect area for you is important when considering buying a home or investing in Phuket property. It is all beautiful, but some areas are simply not pragmatic for some people. This guide looks at every possible area available to you and helps you make a logical and informed decision on which area suits you best.
Living in Phuket
The Kathu Valley has grown in popularity over the last few years. Its proximity to Patong and Phuket Town make it attractive to many residents, and even some tourists. It is probably the best location on the island for golf courses, as well as international schools and shopping malls.
If you have a boat or love the yachting scene, then you'll love living right in amongst it all at one of Phuket's two main marinas. The Boat Lagoon and The Royal Phuket Marina are now firmly established as the island's most popular marinas to live in. There are plenty of choices for anyone seeking a home next to the water.
Nai Yang is one of Phuket's quieter beaches. For anyone looking for a more laid back feel with less people, more trees and is a shorter distance to the airport it is worth looking at some of the new developments taking place in the area.
Patong is Phuket's number one entertainment centre and most certainly has more energy than anywhere else on the island. Its fast pace attracts by far the largest amount of tourists and so investors in property here will always see a good return on their investment.
Buying Property in Phuket in 2019 – Houses, Villas and Condominiums in Phuket’s Northeast Coast, Including Cape Yamu and Ao Po
If you love to be away from people, then Phuket’s Northeast is probably as far away from the crowds you are ever going to find on the island. The pace of development is much slower here but we are seeing the ocasional new condo or villa project appear in the area.
Rawai has always been a popular area for foreigners to live on Phuket and the attractions are very obvious. There are great beaches nearby, plenty of amazing scenery, magnificent amenities and restaurants and a warm welcoming expatriate community.
The Nai Harn area of Phuket has always attracted crowds in the high season. But when the tourists go home, there are still plenty of residents left to frequent the bars and restaurants. With stunning scenery and some of the best amenities on the island, it is easy to see why expatriates and holiday makers love this area so much.
Nai Thon is a beautiful beach surrounded by dense jungle that manages to retain that isolated tropical paradise feel even though it is only 10 minutes from the airport. Although available land is limited in the area, it does have some properties to offer both residents and investors.
Kata and Kata Noi have been home to 5 star hotels for many years and have always attracted quality tourists. That means the area has plenty of restaurants, bars and other amenities. It is certainly a great place to live, but given the booming tourist trade in the area, it may also be a solid investment opportunity.
Popular with families for many years, Karon remains one of Phuket's most visited tourist destinations. But residents and investors are now also being attracted to the area. Either they see it as a wonderful place to live or they aim to capitalise on its booming tourism industry.
Kamala Beach has undergone some major development over the last few years and is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. As the number of visitors has been increasing so has the number of new villa and condo projects in the area.