Pristine, picturesque, fascinating, and cosmopolitan, dotted with coconut fringed beaches and lush landscapes – words fall short when it comes to describing the inexplicably beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand’s second biggest island.
The unique, secluded island is cocooned by oceans, and embodies all aspects of a developed destination, while keeping the traditional feel of a tropical island intact. The best part is that the island has maintained its quaint charm and not become another Thai high-rise city.
The breath-taking Samui has metamorphosed into a leading up-market holiday destination, and has longer high season periods than most other Thai islands. Today, it showcases some of the best 5 star properties, hotels, and resorts; world-class restaurants and Spas; and two championship golf courses. Immaculate beaches and recreational activities like game fishing, water sports, and more, make this one of the most sought-after beach havens.
Another feature in Koh Samui’s transformation cap is its recently upgraded infrastructure, including international schools and excellently-equipped hospitals. Not surprisingly, Samui has bagged several awards and accolades from travel companies in recent years.
Further, Samui’s impressive international airport has eased global tourist access to this extraordinary beach paradise. With international and budget airline fares starting as low as USD 30 from Bangkok, it is now more convenient than ever to travel to Koh Samui.
It is therefore only wise that investment opportunities on this stunner of an island must be maximized, more so because the new building laws, modern infrastructure and mature market are collectively responsible for lowering the risk of investment here. Also, having evolved as a popular international destination, prices of properties in Samui are now less prone to eccentric dips.
For those looking at Koh Samui apartments for sale, here are a few options that score high on luxury location, comfort, and practicality. Each of the following three properties offer great value for money, and can easily be referred to as the most exquisite, well-equipped, and luxurious properties on the island.
1) Luxurious Modern 3-Bedroom Sea View Villa, Maenam
This breath-taking villa perched on the border between Boh Phut and Maenam, has been constructed on its individual 1,000 sqm plot with a surrounding land area of 16,000 sqm/10 Rai, by a premier construction company. The beautiful 3-bedroom sea view villa designed by an award-winning architect is a perfect blend of contemporary architecture and tasteful style.
The dining-cum-living area overlooks a private infinity edge pool, and looks far out to the ocean offering a distinct view of the picturesque Koh Phan Ngan island. The villa has three en-suite bedrooms and four spacious bathrooms. The maintenance and management programs are fully functional.
This sea view villa oozes sophistication and unadulterated luxury, while being an excellent option for investment too.
Cost – Only villa: 34 m USD. Buyers may also purchase 8,000 sqm/5 Rai or 16,000 sqm/10 Rai of the surrounding land. Price on asking.
2) Contemporary 3-Storey Residence, Chaweng
This 3-storey residence located at Chaweng, Samui’s central area, is a new-age property that offers excellent infrastructure and facilities along with complete luxury and comfort. It is at close proximity to the beach, prominent malls, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and cinemas. The International Bangkok Hospital is not too far either, adding to the convenience.
The residence contains fully furnished studios, one-bedroom apartments, superior rooms, duplex units and triplex units. Each unit is equipped with high speed Wi-Fi and completely functional kitchens with a whole range of facilities. The shared offerings for residents include a designated parking area, a gym, and a massive swimming pool offering breath-taking mountain views.
Studio rooms: USD 36,433 / 1,300,000 THB
Superior rooms: From USD 64,481 / 2,30,0000 THB
Duplex units: USD 1,14,944 / 4,10,0000 THB
Triplex units: USD 1,76,622 / 6,30,0000 THB
3) Sprawling 6-Bedroom Sea View Villa, Choeng Mon
This is a sprawling 6-bedroom property located in the award-winning Cheong Mon development, set within expansive gardens, providing spectacular views of the sea. The living area overlooks a huge secluded private garden. Moreover, the view from the living area seems like you can walk over to the inviting sea – a seamless one-with-nature feeling not all luxurious properties manage to elicit.
Designed by GFab Architecture’s Gary Fell, this gigantic villa is a dream come true for those seeking unmatched luxury, top-notch comfort and nature in all its glory, with no compromises whatsoever.
The villa has 6 bedrooms, a dedicated AV room, 7 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. Feel pampered and spoilt with the private pool, a private gym, a private cinema room and a private games room.
Cost – On Asking
The architecture, construction, and facilities make these Koh Samui properties stand out from the rest. Also, being fully furnished, you can move in quick, and attract tenants faster.
Samui spoils you for choice with its plethora of accommodation options right from luxury apartments and villas to traditional Thai bungalows. Irrespective of whether one is looking to purchase property in Koh Samui to relocate, as a holiday retreat, as a rental investment, or simply to retire, the positives undoubtedly outweigh any negatives. The question is no longer centred around why to invest in Koh Samui. Instead, it has now become, ‘Why not to invest in Koh Samui’?