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Phuket Overview

The name of Phuket is derived from bukit in Malay which means “mountain”. Before that, the old name was Talang which means “cape”.

Phuket is the biggest island at 550sq km, the same size as Singapore, located in west coast of Southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is a mountainous covered by forest. The lowlands are comprised of rubber plantations, pineapples and coconuts.

The residents of Phuket consist of Thais, Chinese, Malays and Chao Leh, sea gypsies. Most people reside around Phuket city and Patong beach.

In the past, Phuket’s economy was based on tin mining. After the demand for tin declined, tourism has dominated Phuket’s highest income. Other local economies include rubber, pearl farms, marine products and agricultural products.

The main religion is Buddhism and Thai Muslims make up approximately 35% of Phuket’s population.

Phuket is divided into three administrative districts; Muang (Phuket town) with 8 communes, Kathu with 3 communes and Thalang with 6 communes. The Phuket provincial governor and district chiefs are elected by the central government in Bangkok.

Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon, two local heroines, who chased Burmese invasion in 1785, received the honorary titles from King Rama I.

Phuket Property

Since 1996 Phuket has experienced an exponential rise in the demand for the residential housing. Therefore, many property investors such as retirees, regional managers and small business owners will start to build more substantial and permanent homes in Phuket. Even though, foreigners cannot own a land, they are allowed to own a building which coupled together with renewable registered 30 years leasehold.  

Phuket has a charm unlike any other island destination. Also, Phuket meets international standard marinas, hotels, resorts, hospitals and golf courses. They know that the right timing in property investment will bring them a generous return. Phuket property development is a booming industry in Southern Thailand.

Phuket property developers have the options that will let you bask in luxury surrounded by pools, landscaping, gentle stream, man made waterfall and secure environment. They will include benefits in buying Property in Phuket such as gyms, pools and clubhouse. When buying in to Phuket property development, you should consult with property consultancy services and property management. If you have decided to build then it is important to secure the services of a reputable builder. Property Agents in Phuket have the experience and knowledge within the local building industry and able to advise on the services.

Property Management is very important because there are a number of Phuket property managements available. If you don’t intend to occupy your new home on a full time basis, property management companies in Phuket are able to provide services to ensure that your Property investment is taken care of. Renting out your home is a viable option and rental of villas and apartments has become popular with groups of family tourists.

Phuket Villas

After Phuket property has boomed for many years, Property developers have launched many projects on Phuket Island. Those projects are apartments, condominiums, residences and villas. Especially, Phuket Villas have numerous types and styles such as tropical, tropical garden, tropical Asian, modern, contemporary, contemporary Asian, Balinese, Thai traditional, pool garden, and waterfront. 

The target market of Phuket Villas are foreign retirees, foreigners looking for a holiday home in Phuket, as well as Thai people who wish to own a second home. Phuket Villas are unique and different from normal hotels. You can enjoy your exclusive privacy with your families and friends at Phuket Villas. A range of Phuket Villas is available for every taste and budget. With Phuket Villa rental, you can rent a whole house comparing to a hotel room, the average size is only 20m2.

Phuket Villa rentals range from single studio apartments to five bedroom villas. Moreover, Phuket Villas offer you a variety of amenities such as private swimming pool and gyms.

Phuket Hotels

Phuket has everything that you need to live a full and rewarding life. When visiting Phuket, you don’t have to worry about accommodations because Phuket has over 450 hotels which serve your convenience. You are able to source the best Phuket hotel room rates which are changeable as low and high seasons. For the low season, May to October, the hotel rate is cheaper than the high season.

Also, you can select hotels by the locations such as Phuket town or beaches.  And you can book a Phuket hotel room by on-line reservations, e-mails or phone calls. All Phuket hotel rooms will be equipped with a full compliment of amenities and services such as 24-hour room service, laundry service, parking facilities and fitness facilities etc.

Patong is the island's oldest and most developed tourist area, with a wide range of hotels and is a popular spot for those seeking fun in the sun. Karon, the second largest of Phuket's principal west coast beaches, is quiet and relaxed. There are a lot of good local restaurants and wonderful hotels from three to five stars hotels as well. Besides, you can enjoy the magnificent sea view and fascinating nightlight from your hotel rooms.

Phuket Resorts

Resort is one of comfortable accommodations which you can easily find in Phuket. Apparently, Phuket resorts are divided into many types such as deluxe, deluxe sea view, deluxe pool view and superior etc. The resorts provide furnished rooms with convenient facilities as in the hotels such as Lobby Lounge, telephone, refrigerator, television, air condition, maid service, swimming pool and spa.

Some resorts offer a number of rooms for business meetings and conference. As well as the Phuket resorts arrange for adventurous tours to some exciting tourist attractions surrounding Phuket. 

Especially, you can touch luxury and enjoy with idyllic garden and dazzling sea view resorts. Furthermore, lots of resorts in Phuket serve you international dishes which you always feel like you are eating food at your country. Most resorts in Phuket offers high standards which surely impressed your stay.

Many stunning resorts in Phuket are located at Panwa Cape, Cherngtalay district, Paklok area, Patong, Kata and Karon beaches. Certainly, Phuket resorts will give you unforgettable experience.