vacations in Ko Tao
Royal Phuket Marina and Boat Lagoon are the most developed with shops, bars and restaurants. Yachts and motor boats may be chartered from the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina or the Boat Lagoon for day trips, overnight excursions and live-aboard adventure tours. If you’re brave enough to hire a car, a drive around the island’s ring road is an interesting way to spend a day. The ring road runs along the edge of a rocky cliff and you come to a small turn-off which is signposted. It is estimated that Phuket Province covers an area of approximately 590 square kilometers if its 39 other small islands are included. This takes you down into a small village and car park, with a few tourist souvenir shops. Thailand has, over the past few years, seen a large increase in the number of private villas available for holiday rent. We tried a number of villa vacations in Thailand, and below highlight one resort villa and one private villa – each offering an exceptional holiday but altogether different experiences.
In reality, you should only consider buying on the North East Coast if it suits your lifestyle.
There are more than 260 relaxing resorts, luxury private villas and peaceful bungalows on the island of Koh Samui and which fit any budget. Thailand’s property outlook continues to remain very healthy, especially in the luxury villa rental market according to international property analysts. As land is less expensive, villas in the North East usually have larger plots than those on the West, particularly at the upper end of the market. In reality, you should only consider buying on the North East Coast if it suits your lifestyle. With tropical jungles and hills, the North attracts those looking to go trekking or seek out places of natural beauty. Then you follow a short path out to some rocks and a tiny bit of beach. And what you need to look out for when you buy. Look at the room rate per night compared to West Coast rivals. Retail and residential areas are planned for Ao Por Grand Marina – but these could be a few years away. It is a more family orientated beach with a more rustic village with a few shops and restaurants. The disadvantage is that, for those seeking a more genuine experience, they will find themselves simply a guests within a resort complex, and considered as additional – if well-paying “keys”.
- 134 Moo 13
- The Thais are widely recognized as a welcoming, smiling people
- 65/10 Baan Tai
- Make sure the property you choose has a telephone and address listed
- Don’t be afraid to ask for references
Koh Samui is rich in varied attractions, both exotic and novel.
Although remember this is now an international destination and prices are generally higher than the rest of Thailand and it is overly developed in parts. Travel to and from the island is easy with regular international and domestic flights direct to the island as well as regular ferry crossings from Surat Thani. Thailand’s flag carrier offers numerous domestic flights, but travelers “in the know” will turn to the local discount airlines. Any peaceful Thailand National Holiday will likely be familiar with Kosamui that is certainly thickly in the middle of plants and it’s also an area leisure and relaxation. It is unlikely you will see large gains in the value of your property and rentals will be harder to come by. The villas themselves were located at one end of the property, stunningly sandwiched between a steep hillside behind our house and the sea in front. Koh Samui is rich in varied attractions, both exotic and novel. Beaches are, of course, the main attraction of Samui. There are no real beaches. Other famous beaches here are Big Buddha Beach, Taling Ngam, and Lipa Noi Beach.