In recent years the top end of the property market on Koh Samui has seen unprecedented growth. Although luxury villas have been available for some time; now there is a far greater depth in the market and a far more interesting variety is available to investors, buyers and rental customers in search of their perfect property.
High end villas on Koh Samui come in all shapes and sizes. A number of classical Thai style houses are available for sale and rent, with tropical gardens framing iconic blue tiled swimming pools, while for those with a taste for more modern architecture and designs, there are extravagant contemporary villas on offer with genuine negative edge pools looking out over spectacular 180 degree views stretching out to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan or the mainland.
As the island has become more and more accessible to international visitors, so has the quality of construction materials and building standards are very different today from what they were as recently as ten or even five years ago. As standards continue to rise in this emerging market, the top end gets more impressive and more imaginative every year. With new properties instantly being added to the landscape that raise the bar in terms of style and quality.
Koh Samui has seen an incredible rise in its tourist industry in the last decade. As recently as the 1990's, the island was primarily a coconut farming and fishing island. Nowadays Chaweng and Lamai are vibrant beach towns replete with all kinds of resorts, bars, restaurants and shopping options that cater for everyone while more modest locations like Fisherman's village in Bophut offer more traditional charm, with its beautifully converted old chinese shop houses housing tourist amenities of every kind.
Koh Samui's ever successful and multifarious tourist industry provides a solid backbone for a prosperous private property market. Luxury holiday home seekers have never before enjoyed such abundance of variety as they do today on Koh Samui, and as the supply of properties increases, buyers and renters alike can also find some excellent deals, especially when compared to other parts of the world.