Koh Samui Real Estate
Over the last few years, Koh Samui has quickly become one of the most popular locations in Asia to invest in a second home, and as a result of continued demand for real estate, the island now offers buyers an impressive range of quality properties.
Ease of access is another major benefit for international investors to the island, with Samui International Airport offering direct flights to most of South East Asia's main travel and business hubs.
From its early days as a quiet backpackers haven with little to offer in terms of luxury accommodation, the island has grown over the last decade to become one of the most sophisticated tourist destinations in Thailand. Stylish beach clubs, luxurious villa developments and fine restaurants sit alongside stunning wellness spas and high-end shops, drawing wealthy visitors from around the world.
The private properties available to buy or rent on Koh Samui now include everything from quaint two-bedroom bungalows to opulent eight bedroom villas with all the facilities of a 5-Star resort, including exclusive features like infinity pools, mini cinemas and spa facilities. Some of the largest villas even offer private tennis courts and dedicated entertainment areas.
Thai and international developers have built some of the most appealing resort properties in the region, if not the world and stiff competition means they are continuously upgrading the designs and amenities in order to attract ever more sophisticated investors. Many of the island's villas enjoy hillside and cliffside locations overlooking the crystalline waters of the Thai Gulf; others offer direct beach access, and most properties are located within easy reach of tourist amenities, shopping and nightlife.
To support continued growth in the high-end tourism and real estate sectors, Koh Samui's local authorities have been working hard to enforce construction limits and ensure environmental protection.
This means residential developments are increasingly safer, cleaner, more attractive and better suited to the island environment.