Phuket is typical of other tropical islands and has three seasons, warm, rainy and hot.
Average temperatures in Phuket are between 25 and 30C. Residents enjoy an enviable outdoor lifestyle all year round. The most popular time to visit is during the warm season from November to February when the temperature is cooler and rain infrequent, this is also the most popular time for diving and water sports.
The rainy season is from May to October with the highest level of rainfall generally in September.
The hottest months of the year are March and April.
The Island of Phuket is regarded by many as a tropical island paradise and is one of the most beautiful and enchanting islands in Asia. Clear blue waters, countless white sandy beaches and the welcoming Thai people have all helped to develop the Island into one of the worlds leading holiday destinations and a very popular place to own a second home.
Phuket has a modern international airport with daily direct and connecting flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Europe and America. The infrastructure is well developed with excellent road networks and reliable transportation
Buying a villa:
Under Thai law a foreigner may not own the freehold to land, however, a freehold title for a building which sits on the land can be purchased.
There are a number of different purchase options available to the overseas buyer and most property developers will offer buyers both freehold and leasehold alternatives. Please contact your legal council for further advise.
Buying a condominium:
Purchasing a condominium is the simplest process for overseas buyers as Thai law allows foreign freehold ownership of condominiums. It states that 49% of a condominium block may be owned by non-Thais, some blocks may even allow 100% foreign ownership if the developer has acquired the appropriate condominium license. Please contact your legal council for further advice.
Foreigners who wish to purchase a property in Thailand, whether as a second home, for retirement or for business investment, can now get assistance from Bangkok Bank, the first Thai bank to provide home loans to people who are not residents of Thailand. Contact Bangkok Bank's Singapore Branch or email your enquiries to email@example.com. or Now you can own a luxurious condominium in Thailand! With a UOB International Home Loan, you can obtain attractive financing in Singapore and enjoy the convenience of our offshore loan arrangement.
Rentals and Resale:
All foreign home owners are entitled to resale or rent out their property on their own or with the help of Real Estate Agents or better yet enlist it to the rental program of the Management company who manages your property.
Property Management: Most Property Managers offered the services below:
- 24 hour on site security
- Maintenance and irrigation of all common area gardening.
- Cleaning of all the common areas i.e. stairways, paths, Management office.