One of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, and certainly the most visited holiday hotspot in Thailand, Phuket is a gem of a location with a big expat community too. Easy to get to from Bangkok, Phuket has it all; beautiful beaches, incredible gourmet dining, and a vibrant nightlife, with some of the best luxury real estate and high-end properties for sale in the whole of Thailand. Whether it’s for living, holiday, or even starting a business in Phuket, opportunities are abundant.

With a laid-back island life meets small-city vibe, Phuket is perfect for those who like a bit more going on beside the seaside. As a location to live, Phuket offers the best of both worlds, quiet, white sand beaches, particularly on its attractive west coast, as well as plenty to see and do. As such, interest in Phuket is high, with some spectacular luxury properties, and prices are rising, making it an ideal investment location and a great opportunity for buy-to-rent property owners.

In the blue waters of the Andaman Sea, Phuket was one of the first beach locations to be developed in Thailand and each area has its own distinct character. Away from the gorgeous beaches, Phuket Old Town adds colonial charm; a boutique and dining quarter that gives the island’s landscape some real cultural texture. With plenty of busy tourist areas such as Patong on the island’s western shore, there are real opportunities for business start-ups and an excellent choice of commercial properties for every business type and budget.

Phuket is a favorite holiday-home destination for couples, families, and groups of friends as it offers so much to see and do. It is a place where visitors want to come back to time and again, enhancing its second-home reputation and buy-to-holiday let appeal. Everyone who holidays in Thailand wants to visit Phuket. For those who relocate, the island promises a warm and friendly expat and the local community.