An Awesome Day Trip Around Big Buddha Koh Samui

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When you arrive in Koh Samui by plane, you’ll find yourself in a quaint, open-air terminal, quickly realising you’ve landed on a remote tropical island. With the excitement building, and an island adventure awaiting, you may wonder what to do first or if there is anything in the vicinity you shouldn’t miss. What you do is up to you, but being in the northeastern corner of Koh Samui presents you with two very distinct and accessible attractions. The first of these, by proximity to the airport, is Big Buddha Koh Samui (big Buddhas can be found all around Thailand) and the second, further west, is Fisherman Village. If you have light luggage or decide to check into accommodation nearby and drop your bags off, you’ll be ready for your first taste of some Koh Samui culture.

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Houses for Sale in Phuket: A Quick Look at Where to Start

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Anyone who lives in Phuket will likely tell you they wouldn’t live anywhere else if they didn’t have to. And that’s not surprising considering how popular the island has become over the years. Don’t be fooled by the hordes of tourists flocking to the island every year; the island might be gaining popularity as a tourist destination, but more and more individuals are looking to buy a house in Phuket in the hope they may settle down, or snaffle up a smart holiday home at an attractive price. Something to consider, however, is that the island is large (the biggest in Thailand in fact), and that there are heaps of houses for sale in Phuket. So where would you hope to begin?

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The 5 Best Beaches in Phuket According to KASA Development

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These are KASA’s Best Beaches in Phuket

 If you are looking for the best beach in Thailand, you’ll be hard pressed to find an answer. That’s because there are so many beautiful beaches on offer that it becomes impossible to wade through all of them and decide. But there is only one place in The Land of Smiles where you can find a multitude of world-class beaches close to one another, and that place is Phuket.

Phuket may not have the single most impressive beach in Thailand (Railay comes to mind), but as a beach destination, the island shines brighter than any other. In fact, the island mirrors Thailand in the sense that searching for the best beach in Phuket becomes a near impossible task. If you do a quick search on Google, you’ll be confronted by web pages listing more than 30 of the best beaches in Phuket. And the competition is so stiff that number 1 on yesterday’s list can just as easily be number 20 on tomorrow’s.

With this in mind, we have hazarded the task of distilling our experience into a list of 5 best beaches in Phuket. So without further ado, here they are:

  • Freedom Beach

Feel free to disagree, but Freedom Beach has everything we look for in a paradise beach. The beach feels quaint and private, being only a few hundred meters in length and somewhat less accessible than the longer, more popular beaches in Phuket. It also boasts some of the most pristine-looking sand on the entire island. You won’t find boisterous watersports in the vicinity, which sets me mood for pure relaxation. All in all, Freedom Beach is a must visit.

  • Kata Beach

Kata Beach appeals to those looking for a slightly livelier, but nevertheless laidback beach experience. The beach is roughly 1.5km long, and popular. It is a favourite spot among surfers on the island, with a few trendy beach bars scattered about. Kata is a lot less remote, but every bit as beautiful as Freedom Beach. So if you are looking for something on the vibier side of the spectrum, Kata Beach is for you.

  • Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn had remained under the radar for quite some time, but has since seen a lot more attention from those looking for a fun day at the beach. And they are never disappointed. Nai Harn Beach, although growing in popularity, has managed to stave off development. As such, it retains a great deal of  natural beauty and makes for an awesome spot to chill. The area has a great atmosphere and should not be overlooked.

  • Karon Beach

Karon Beach made our list because of it’s shoreline. The Beach stretches for over 3 kms, is impressively straight and has very little in the way of rocks. All things considered, Karon makes for an amazing beach for frisbee, volleyball, football etc. as well as being an awesome spot to swim. If you like to be active on the sand, Karon will suit you well.

  • Nai Thon Beach

Nai Thon Beach is in the process of getting a bit of a facelift, at least just behind the beach where newer restaurants and establishments are popping up. It’s located in a beautiful section of coastline where you will find plenty of prime opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive. The water here is clear and accommodating, and you can explore the rich underwater environment without much difficulty.

That concludes our list of the best beaches in Phuket. You can’t go wrong visiting any of these spots, but you should pick carefully for maximum satisfaction. Choose according to your tastes, make sure you apply enough sunscreen and you’ll be bound for a great experience.

Why Buying a Holiday Villa in Phuket is Where it’s at

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The island of Phuket is undoubtedly one of Thailand’s most valuable attractions. It is adorned by the resplendent Andaman Sea, renowned for being both vivid and serene, and connected to the majestic Pha-ngan mainland by bridge. The Andaman imbues its inhabiting islands with jaw-dropping seascapes, gently painting Phuket’s coastline with a sublime palette of aquamarine, turquoise, and teal—often in stark contrast to the island’s immaculate, white sandy beaches. The growing appeal of buy a holiday villa in Phuket is in large part due to the natural splendor of the island, but there are other factors that cannot (and should not) be ignored.

As exquisite as Phuket is, its greatest strength may instead be its location in relation to other gems scattered around it.  The surrounding area is a veritable treasure trove of awe-inspiring islands, coastlines and nature reserves. Seeing over 10 million visitors a year, and sustaining a population of roughly 500 000 people year-round, Phuket has been compared to the likes of Singapore and Hong Kong, but with the exception that it’s far less densely populated, is itself a tropical paradise, costs a lot less to live in and is neighboured by some of the world’s most sublime getaways. Okay, so those are some major differences. But with Phuket International airport boasting a multitude of international flight routes at very competitive prices, it has become an awesome place to both live in and holiday at.

The island is a tasteful combination of beauty, versatility and diversity, and caters to a wide variety of lifestyles. Those looking for first-class shopping experiences are spoilt for choice, others keen on water sports and outdoor activities are delighted day in and day out; there is snorkeling, diving, kayaking, jet-skiing, boating, yachting, super-yachting, trekking, rock climbing, a number of luxury golf courses and country clubs, local markets, Michelin-star fine dining, and the list goes on! Phuket truly has something for everyone. Whether it be a chic day spent in cosmopolitan luxury, an evening of blissful relaxation in peace and tranquillity or indulging one’s senses in an architectural-come-culinary tour of Phuket’s quaint Old-town, the island simply doesn’t disappoint. It has spades of charm, buckets of accessibility and boatloads to offer, so why not stake a claim?

Holiday villas in Phuket are some of the most valuable anywhere. If one were looking to own a holiday base from which to venture forth and indulge in the best Southern Thailand has to offer, they should look no further than Phuket. The appeal of owning property on the island is so pervasive that we at KASA have encountered individuals who reside there but conduct most of their business (in person) in Hong Kong, Singapore and other cities abroad. On the other hand, it’s not uncommon to encounter those who live abroad and buy a holiday villa in Phuket to visit bi-monthly, or even every weekend (flight prices really are that good).  Because quality properties on the island are highly sought-after for the lifestyle they afford, investors stand to make lucrative gains from sound assets. The cherry on top, of course, is that they have the option of enjoying the star-studded Andaman as much as those 10 million visitors who gravitate to Phuket every year. 

If you are interested in acquiring a scenic villa in Phuket, take a look at our Dune Phuket Residences webpage. There you will find more information about the launch of our gorgeous new luxury villas, all of which have a view of the ocean blue. Specs on display include: design and layout; price; property management services; and KASA guaranteed returns. Introducing you to the wonderful prospects waiting in Phuket would be nothing short of our pleasure. 

Why you should invest in Koh Samui real estate

When we talk about the best holiday destinations in the world, we can’t complete the list without talking about Koh Samui. Thanks to its island destination and unexploited nature, Koh Samui attracts thousands of tourists every year. The increase in the number of tourists has also led to high competition in the real estate market. Most Koh Samui property buyers come from Hong Kong and Britain, but the island has also attracted a good number of Asian, Australian and European investors.

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Why you should consider Koh Samui for residential property

Who doesn’t want to live in an island that has unexploited beauty, good investment opportunities, improved infrastructure, and welcoming locals? Well, everyone does. And this is exactly why you should consider investing in Koh Samui real estates. The best part is that purchasing property in Koh Samui is quite easy, and unlike other areas like Bangkok and Phuket, property in Koh Samui is very affordable. This article is meant to give you the best reasons why you should buy property Koh Samui.

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What makes Koh Samui real estate a good investment opportunity?

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It is well known that Thailand is one of the countries that have been growing rapidly in the past two decades. This actually shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the country has numerous investment opportunities, and especially when it comes to real estate property. There are also a lot of islands in Thai that offer good investment opportunities, but there are also unique reasons why Koh Samui outshines them all.

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The benefits of investing in Koh Samui property

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Koh Samui is one of the best locations in Thai when it comes to real estate investments. The growth in the number of tourists has led to continuous increase in demand for property on the island. Koh Samui is situated in the Gulf of Thailand and it the third largest island in Thai after Bangkok and Phuket. Due to its natural environment and numerous leisure activities, Koh Samui is favored by most people who want to have a family or individual vacation.

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Why buying property in Koh Samui should be your top priority this year

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Koh Samui, an island located in the Gulf Thailand is widely known for its impeccable beauty. The island has a good number of spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and the climate is also favorable. This makes it a perfect tourist destination for both family and individual vacations. For people from the western countries, living in Koh Samui will in no doubt give you that heaven on earth experience that you have always dreamt about. The successful tourism industry has played in role in attracting investors from Asia, Europe and even the US to the island. This article outlines the top reasons why Koh Samui should be your first priority, not only as a travel destination but also a place where you should invest in

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Is Koh Samui property investment worth it?

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When it comes to property investment, Koh Samui is one of the places that can guarantee you good returns. Koh Samui is not only the third largest island in Thai, but it is also known to be one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The real estate market is also one the rise in the island, thanks to the improved infrastructure and affordability of the property. People also prefer investing in Koh Samui due to the fact that it is one of the few islands that are known to have a combination of exotic tropical life and modern luxuries. In the past few years, Koh Samui has been known to attract a wide range of tourists who love to appreciate the beautiful nature that the island has to offer. Koh Samui Island has climate that is conducive in most parts of the year, which is one reason why you should consider Koh Samui investment.

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