To be honest, climate is not one of the best things Europe has to offer. Perhaps, that’s why many people living in Europe find the idea of relocating to a paradise island quite irresistible.
However, not many of them are really sure about what could be the desirable relocation destination for them.
Well, we are here to help you with that, pointing your attention towards Hua Hin Island, a true tropical paradise in Thailand offering everything one could ever dream of in a paradise. In fact, Thailand is one amicable nation of the world that is known to cordially welcome visitors and residents from all around the globe.
The best part is that compared to other nations in the region, it has some of the most convenient immigration requirements. And even if a casual vacation is what you are looking for right now rather than a full fledged immigration, Thailand has much to offer.
Living nearby an ocean, basking your skin in the sun and enjoying tropical breeze is no less than a bliss and Hua Hin is known to be quite generous in offering all this with its exotic beaches and panoramic landscapes.
In the past few decades, a large number of people from around the world have set their feet on the soil (or even alluring waters!) of Thailand. In fact, many of them simply cannot escape the solace they find here in Hua Hin and end up settling here for good, with low cost of living and unimaginably tempting climate being two of the major factors influencing them to this decision.
On the Eastern side of the Malay Peninsula, 200 kilometers South of Bangkok lies the city of Hua Hin, which can be conveniently accessed via road, taking no more than 2-3 hours even in peak rush hours.
As a matter of fact, close proximity to Bangkok city and ease of access (in addition to the climate and the views) compels many locals as well as foreigners to invest in real estate in Thailand. And if you prefer the aerial route, it will take no more than 40-45 minutes to reach the blissfulness of Hua Hin.
Other than easy access, there are a host of other factors capable of grabbing attention of visitors and real estate investors alike.
The climate, surreal beaches with crystal clear water and soft sand, great shopping opportunities, a diverse range of local and international cuisine, enticing attractions of night life and unbelievably competitive prices on houses and condos compared to other big cities in the surroundings like Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket or even Pattaya – it’s just too tempting to overlook.
Many people are unable to realize, but the fact remains that Hua Hin extends much further than it initially seems. Many surrounding areas that are actually a part of Hua Hin are not well mentioned in most common travel guides. Most famous of them include:
Immersed in scenic mountain views, Bor Fai is located north of Hua Hin city and people love the amazing sunsets that can be witnessed here due to surrounding high peaks.
Hua Hin Center
Past few years have witnessed an amazing facelift to this part of the Hua Hin. New shops, restaurants and service areas seem to be populating the area within a matter of weeks rather than months and years. If ease and convenience of the city is equally valuable for you as the peace and tranquility of suburbs, this is the area to settle in.
Hua Hin West
This area has mountainous views as plentiful as sea views, offering you the best of the both worlds.
At a distance of about 5 kilometers south of Hua Hin’s town center, there exists this Quaint Fishing Village. You will not only get a nice stretch of white sandy beach around here, but you will also be amazed to get a lot of new condominiums, restaurants, hotels and boutiques. It means equal opportunities for investment and leisure. What else can you ask for?
With all the new development going on, Khao Tao is expected to become yet another major attraction, no more than 10 kilometers away from the center of Hua Hin.
In comparison to neighboring nightlife centers like Phuket and Pattaya, many people prefer the comparatively laidback environment of Hua Hin, enjoying it as a refreshing alternative. Moreover, one can also find some wonderful national parks like Sam Roy Yod and Kaeng Krachang in its close proximity, providing them the opportunity to get even closer to the nature.
There is another slightly overlooked aspect of Hua Hin, which adds even more value to its real estate facet. More and more places are getting truly ‘international’ also adopting English language as a means of communication. From supermarkets to hospitals and restaurants, communicating with locals and foreigners is becoming even more convenient.
Traditionally, Hua Hin has been a popular real estate market for Scandinavian property buyers, while English, Germans and Dutch have also shown increasing interests in buying holiday and retirement homes more recently.
Thai purchasers also constitute a significant chunk of Hua Hin real estate market, making a short weekend getaway from Bangkok, while cashing in on the opportunity to buy a second home.
Luxury villas have also become a part of the thriving real estate market in Hua Hin nowadays. Earlier, Hua Hin property market was more focused on low to mid range properties faring between 2 – 7 million baht, but recent times have seen luxurious villas upping the range significantly to well over 15 million.
Owed to the unique prospects of Hua Hin real estate market, some new trends are also getting a strong foothold, such as condos with complete rental management, service apartments, holiday resort ownership with guaranteed rental income and so forth.
Many of the property owners, still working in their late 40s and early 50s, get away with only a few weeks through the year to occupy their own properties, while needing some kind of passive rental income to cater the maintenance costs. They also want to turn this into an opportunity to create some extra income.
All such factors have collectively given rise to this new trend of renting out of holiday homes and resorts, which has also served to motivate local as well as foreigner investors to prefer Hua Hin while investing in Thailand real estate.