One major selling point for foreigners purchasing a private apartment or condo with communal areas, is that these properties can be purchased freehold. Whereas Samui was once an island of individual villas, private homes, and resort stays modern condominiums are being developed that appeal in particular to those who want an easy-to-maintain second home or vacation rental.

Island life in Koh Samui is all about enjoying the seaside and the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand during the day and the island’s many different restaurant and nightlife areas at night. For many, a luxury apartment or condo is more suitable than a standalone villa. After all, after a day at one of Samui’s fine beaches an apartment can promise a cozy and convenient stay.

Not only do these complexes usually come with round-the-clock security but the beauty of them is quite often the facilities. Luxury apartments always have a swimming pool, usually have a gym and often a kids’ play area too, making them perfect for those who enjoy the communal spirit of Thai island life, getting to know neighbors. Not having to deal with tradespeople in what might be a language and culture you do not understand is a big bonus too.

Luxury condos and apartments in Koh Samui are spacious with high ceilings, fantastic views, and more often than not terraces and balconies. Garden settings and gentle breezes enhance the appeal and for those who balk at the idea of high-rise, there are plenty of low-rise and low-floor options to choose from.