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The Nchantra – beachfront condominium project at Sirey Beach, Phuket

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Launched in 2010, The Nchantra is a beachfront condominium project being developed by TAA & Associates & Gordian Co. Ltd. and strategically located in Koh Sirey, an island off the south east coast of Phuket. It is five minutes drive from the main shopping areas of Phuket town and a 10 minutes drive from international hospitals and schools and 55 minutes from the Phuket International Airport.

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Land & Houses Public Co. Ltd’s two projects – Land and Houses Park and 88 Land and Houses

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This Thailand-based company has been in the business of developing residential buildings for more than three decades. Focusing mainly on developing single detached houses, townhouses and condominiums in Bangkok and neighboring provinces, Chianmai, Khonkaen, Nakhonratchasima and Phuket, Land & Houses Public Company Limited is today a name to reckon with. The company’s earlier projects include Inizio, Chonlada, Mantana, Nantawan, Indy, Baan Mai, Terrace, The Key, and The Room, among Read the rest “Land & Houses Public Co. Ltd’s two projects – Land and Houses Park and 88 Land and Houses”

Overview of two Royal Coast Company’s projects in Phuket

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The Royal Coast Company’s more than 30 decades experience in property development got another boost with the recent launch of the second phase of the Jindarin Beach Club & Resort on Coconut Island, a two minute boat ride from Phuket.

The resort, comprising two 4-rai area of oceanfront plot is being built with sustainable features including solar power, water recycling and use of natural local materials whenever possible. Royal Read the rest “Overview of two Royal Coast Company’s projects in Phuket”

Oceanic Management Group’s Kata Ocean View Condominiums and Villa Neptune

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Very recently it won the “Best Property Single Unit Thailand 2012-2013” at the International Property Award Asia Pacific recently and was earlier nominated for Best Phuket Condo and Best Developer Website in the 2009-2010 edition of the Thailand Property Awards. This go to show the success of Oceanic Management Group who has been involved in developing private residential properties, including apartments, condominium units and private villas on the island Read the rest “Oceanic Management Group’s Kata Ocean View Condominiums and Villa Neptune”

Phanason Group’s latest offering – Phanason The Park Condominium in Patong

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After more than a decade in business and launching more than 20 successful projects, Bangkok-based Phanason Group has yet again released details of its latest project, The Park Condominium, on Nanai Road in Patong, which will go on pre-sales launch from July 1 to 15.

In the later part of 2011, the Group entered the high-end residential property market on Phuket after eight years in the affordable segment of Read the rest “Phanason Group’s latest offering – Phanason The Park Condominium in Patong”

Baan Mandala villas and Condominiums – luxury living in Phuket

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Baan Mandala Condominiums Co. Ltd’s two developments just 350 meters from Bang Tao Beach and three minutes to the famed Laguna area are today regarded as one of the best developments in Phuket. The location of the developments is just minutes away from a host of internationally renowned hotels like the Sheraton, Dusit Thani and Banyan Tree and also the Laguna golf course and chic Surin Beach.

With two Read the rest “Baan Mandala villas and Condominiums – luxury living in Phuket”

Luxurious Bluepoint Condos, Phuket designed by Paul Raff Studio

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The recent achievement of Bluepoint Developments Co. Ltd. of winning two prestigious awards at The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012, brings us to its boutique condominium project in Patong overlooking the Patong Beach and the Andaman Sea and located in one of the last available sea view plots on Phuket’s western coastline.

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Before we go into the details of the project let us have a look at Read the rest “Luxurious Bluepoint Condos, Phuket designed by Paul Raff Studio”

La Reserve Residences – Royal Phuket Marina’s new offerings of 1, 2 BHK condos

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Launched in March 2012, by Royal Phuket Marina Residential Development, La Reserve Residences consists of a 40-unit, two-building condo offering of deluxe one and two-bedroom condos within the Royal Phuket Marina development. The condos feature sophisticated interiors fusing tropical modernity with lavish yet functional design elements to provide all the privacy and space one needs to live in style.

Each building features its own rooftop sky pool allowing residents Read the rest “La Reserve Residences – Royal Phuket Marina’s new offerings of 1, 2 BHK condos”

Sansiri – overview of the developer and its projects in Phuket

With the entry of Sansiri Public Company Limited in Phuket’s real estate market in 2011, the company has successfully launched four projects which have been sold out within days. Its first development in Phuket, named dCondo Kathu, with 556 units sold out within half-a-day. After the launch of Sansiri’s second dCondo development, dCondo Kathu-Patong, comprising 653 units, the company has very recently launched yet another condo development called, dcondo Creek, Read the rest “Sansiri – overview of the developer and its projects in Phuket”

A private island home in The Village at Coconut Island, Phuket

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Located off the lush and largely unspoiled east coast of Phuket overlooking the Phang Nga Bay, The Village at Coconut Island is Phuket’s ultimate tropical retreat boasting traditional, yet modern villas and suites hidden amongst the lush tropical foliage, thus presenting a truly relaxing and peaceful luxury resort life for the intending buyer and traveler alike. These Luxury private pool villas and Jacuzzi suites are set in Read the rest “A private island home in The Village at Coconut Island, Phuket”

The Lofts at Laguna Village, Phuket – Thailand


Completed in August 2011, the Lofts at Laguna Village are loft-style apartments, featuring a contemporary, sleek design, positioned within the heart of Laguna Village, surrounded by lush landscaping and manicured grounds. Ideally located near the clear, warm waters of the Andaman Sea and the 8-kilometre stretch of white sand that defines Bang Tao Beach, the lofts at Laguna Village is located within Laguna Village, a gorgeous community of luxury homes Read the rest “The Lofts at Laguna Village, Phuket – Thailand”

Royal Phuket Marina and it’s developer Gulu Lalvani – a fantastic addition to Phuket Real Estate

It all started in 1992 when Gulu Lalvani, the owner of Britain’s Binatone Telecom Group, forayed into the real estate market of Phuket. But it was perhaps a year before that when Mr Lalvani’s passion for sailing took him to Phuket that gave him the idea of Royal Phuket Marina. Today, his company, plays a major role in Phuket’s high-end property market, having developed the Royal Phuket Marina on the Read the rest “Royal Phuket Marina and it’s developer Gulu Lalvani – a fantastic addition to Phuket Real Estate”

Laguna Phuket – The best gated community in Phuket, buying options and some history

With Michael Ayling, who ran the show for Laguna Phuket for almost a decade, making way for a new chief of this seven-resort Phuket sanctuary early this month, I felt it a good time to do a recap of the development which is considered as a pioneer development in Phuket’s real estate scenario, starting with its genesis as a tin mine wasteland in the 1980s.

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Laguna Resorts & Read the rest “Laguna Phuket – The best gated community in Phuket, buying options and some history”

Obtaining a Thailand Work Permit (Thai Work Permit)

Obtaining a Thailand Work Permit (Thai Work Permit)

Thailand work permitContrary to what most people assume, Thailand does not issue a Work Visa. What it issues is a business visa or “B” visa. While this visa does not give you the right to work in the country, it however gives you the option to apply for a work permit. So basically, before you can apply or be issued with a work permit you must first have a non-immigrant visa, which Read the rest “Obtaining a Thailand Work Permit (Thai Work Permit)”

Foreign nationals retiring in Thailand – rules

Foreign nationals retiring in Thailand – rules

Koh Tao beach in ThailandThailand has been a traditional retirement destination for many, particularly nationals from European nations, owing to its good climate, generally foreigner-friendly laws and comparatively low cost of living. So if you have decided to retire in Thailand here are some pointers you need to bear in mind:

While traveling to Thailand just requires a tourist visa which is easy to avail, to stay here for an extended period of time Read the rest “Foreign nationals retiring in Thailand – rules”

Foreign buyers driving Phuket holiday home market: JLL

Unlike Bangkok and Pattaya, the Phuket holiday home market has continued to be driven mainly by foreign buyers, a global real estate services firm has said.

Dexter Norville, head of estate management of Jones Lang LaSalle Phuket, recently said, “Phuket is now established as a leading travel destination and has a sensitive market primarily due to its predominately foreign-based buyers. But we are seeing sales and hope to build on Read the rest “Foreign buyers driving Phuket holiday home market: JLL”

Wealthy Asians driving Phuket residential market: survey

A recent survey has revealed that demand in Phuket’s residential property market is growing among wealthy Asian “tourists.”

Nattha Kahapana, Director of the leading property consultancy Knight Frank, Thailand who conducted the survey said that Phuket seems to be becoming more and more of a “legendary resort destination” in the Asia Pacific.

“Many hotels were fully booked by Korean and Chinese travelers over the Lunar New Year period. The year Read the rest “Wealthy Asians driving Phuket residential market: survey”

The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home

The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home

So you’ve probably seen an advertisement for a vacation home or have visited a friends farm or beach home and are seriously thinking of buying one for yourself. What are the important things to keep in mind? 

At the very beginning, the question you should be asking yourself – Should YOU buy a holiday home? – let us go into some of the pros and cons of vacation home ownership.Read the rest “The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home”

Phanason Resort in Phuket – perfect option for a luxurious holiday home

Phanason Resort in Phuket

With eight years of experience in the real estate sector, Phanason Group is now entering the high-end residential property market of Phuket. The group has already made a mark in the affordable segment of the market and is now confident that its newly launched project ‘Phanason Resort’ will deliver another success to its portfolio of 11 developments.

All the houses have ocean view, either direct or from the balcony at Read the rest “Phanason Resort in Phuket – perfect option for a luxurious holiday home”

Land leases for Phuket homes likely to be extended: media

A recent media report says that there was a glimmer of hope that land leases for private homes, currently limited to 30 years, may be extended to 50 or 60 years

The media report published in Phuket’s premier news daily, The Phuket News, quoted a lawyer whose company has been working on proposals that outline how the changes might be made.

Speaking at a property seminar organised by the Two … Read the rest “Land leases for Phuket homes likely to be extended: media”