Phuket is a famous resort island and its reputation lies in its fascinating landscape, the beaches and its ease of travel. Although it is small in size, the facilities and infrastructure available have wowed many visitors. Over the years the number of tourists that arrive on the island has intensified so much that it has continually been developing and upgrading its infrastructure in order to accommodate and cope with the rising numbers. Roads are constantly widened and upgraded, electrical capabilities are strengthened, and even some of the best hotels and entertainment venues can be found in Phuket. It is no wonder then that Phuket has now beaten many other Asian attractions to become one of the foremost five-star tourist destinations in the region which tourists visit and stay throughout the year, year after year, and many of these tourists also own a property on the island as an investment or a vacation home.

The main attraction in Phuket is of course the beaches. The long powdery sands of Karon and Bang Tao beach are quiet refuges for those seeking a spot to relax or read. Action in the sun can be found in Patong and Kata beach, where a myriad of modern conveniences such as fast-food chains and surf wear shops can be found. You can rent a jet ski to tour the coast line, or go parasailing to get a bird’s eye view by. Knock-off designer shopping can be found in stalls stretching from one end of the beach to the other. Whether you are one who is seeking peace and tranquillity or one who likes to mingle with the crowd there is a beach in Phuket for everyone.

There are also many opportunities for outdoor activities. Some of the best scuba diving spots can be found around its coast such as the marine national park of the Similans and Surin islands. Sport fishing and sailing are also popular weekly and daily activities. Hundreds of anchorages, coves and uninhabited beaches are hidden amongst many of the surrounding islands such as the Trang islands, where limestone cliffs arise dramatically soar into the sky and the waters are full with colourful marine life. Outside of Phuket the mainland offers even more activities to be done. Khao Sok National Park is only an hour’s drive from Phuket, where you can stay the night on one of its tree houses or floating bungalows on the dam, while the famous rock climbing Mecca of Krabi is only two hours’ drive away. Khao Lak has miles and miles of beach to explore, and there are many caves, hot springs and waterfalls dotted in the area to discover. The appeal of Phuket is far reaching for those who have time to explore.

More and more people thus invest in holiday homes in Phuket, especially for returning visitors. Luxury apartment and villa rentals are in high demand because they are extremely cost effective and offer a high level of privacy, conveniences and savings that staying in a hotel cannot provide. They are also more affordable to buy than elsewhere such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. The best thing about buying a property in Phuket is that you can always rent it out to other holiday makers when you are not in the country, earning some returns along the way. There are plenty of professional and reliable real estate agents who can assist you in managing your property when you are away so it is always looked after. They will cover all areas of property management and maintenance, as well as day-to-day tasks such as gardening, maid services, guest liaisons, facilities maintenance and other general upkeep, and these services are usually rendered for an affordable fee.

So it does not really matter if you choose to find a house for sale in a quiet residential area or in a bustling action hub, you know that there are always plenty of activities available for the young and old on this delightful island, all through the year. It is all down to your personal choice. It is already been proven time and time again to be an excellent investment and an ideal holiday home where one can live while on vacation as well as the option rent it out when not. The climate, infrastructure, facilities, beaches plus the availability of high quality foreign products in shops and supermarkets makes it easy for anyone to settle into this second home. Owning a piece of paradise is thus a dream that can be realised for many who have fallen in love with Phuket and the lifestyle it provides.

Source by Michiel Van Kets