The West Coast
The stunning beaches of the west coast from Naithon down to Kata Noi are the centre of Phuket's tourism and also offer the lion's share of the hotels and branded resorts.
With the focus on tourism, the west coast is also the focus for holiday home properties tending to offer the best rental and resale potential.
The East Coast
With demand exceeding supply in the west of Phuket, the east coast, with its stunning views up across Phang Nga bay, is now seeing rapid development. A number of luxury hotels and branded resort projects such as The Yamu and Jumeirah Phuket Private Island are now under way.
The access to Phang Nga bay has also motivated a number of marina property developments, namely the Yacht Haven, Royal Phuket Marina and the Boat Lagoon.
The South Coast
The south of Phuket island not only has beaches but also has a number of headlands with developments offering quality sea views.
The popularity of Cape Panwa and Rawai has increased due to the construction of several five-star hotels and a number of new top quality resorts.
The North Coast
With the shortage of west coast beachfront land, a number of property developers have moved up to the beaches of the north of the island. Northern Phuket offers close proximity to Phuket International Airport and to the Similan Islands, one of the world’s best dive sites.
Inland, there are several property developments with golf course views and, for the budget conscious property investor, there are several developments near Phuket town or in small village areas.
Greater Phuket (Phang Nga, Krabi and Outlying Islands)
Phang Nga is a large town north of the island of Phuket. The area surrounding Phang Nga offers a serene unspoilt coastline and good proximity to Phuket International Airport. The market is undeveloped; however, several developments are now commencing.
Directly east from Phuket, Krabi is now a popular tourist destination and, with its property market still immature, it offers a good value alternative to Phuket.
We have further information on the Phuket Villa Market here