Situated in the stunning Gulf of Thailand, around 50 kilometres from the mainland, Koh Samui enjoys a gentle climate year round and is fringed by pristine sugar-like beaches and azure seas.
The number of tourists visiting Koh Samui has steadily grown in the last few years, not only because of its natural appeal, but also thanks to an increase in flights to the island from key regional hubs like Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The rapid growth in tourism has also inspired a thriving property market on the island, with land plots and developments attracting buyers from countries all around the world. A variety of investment options exist for potential buyers, from low rise condominiums, on offer at extremely affordable prices, to top of the line luxury villas with every possible private facility, including desirable additions such as private infinity pools, home spa facilities and leading edge multi-media systems.
Growing interest in the island's property market has prompted an increase in competition when it comes to real estate development, which has also created more choice for buyers and brought down prices, even for high-end homes. A full spectrum of designs, facilities and services is now available on Koh Samui, with management companies also offering maintenance and rental services, including lease back options that allow buyers to use their property as a long term investment as well as a holiday home.
Other benefits to investors, beyond the properties themselves, include a constantly improving island infrastructure, which has also helped the real estate market expand, as well as the arrival of international firms like Horizon Homes, which provide professional advice and property services to buyers, helping them invest in homes that not only match their aspirations, but also their financial outlook.