Koh Samui, when translated, literally means ‘safe-haven island’. This is because the island of Koh Samui is not only surrounded by water with no bridges or access other than boat, but it is also out of the reach of big developers. Koh Samui is one of the few remaining islands that have not been taken over by skyscrapers and industrial buildings. Because of this, it really is an island paradise.
Originally discovered hundreds of years ago by the Malaysian fisherman, traders and Chinese, Koh Samui will draw you to it with its beauty, fresh produce, fresh fish and some of the safest, most beautiful beaches in all of Thailand.
With a population of only 63,000 people, the 228 km island is well sheltered within the Southern Gulf of Thailand. Compared to other tourist hotspots within Thailand, Koh Samui is one of the more desirable islands to visit, which makes it one of the most desirable islands in the area. In fact, being such a destination hotspot is great for those who are able to rent out their vacations homes while they are not using them.
While many people have been unable to shake the image of Koh Samui as a tropical island that is still inhabited largely by locals, this is not the case at all. In fact, Koh Samui has actually been transformed into one of the leading placed to visit during the holidays, has won numerous awards and even has some of the top 5 star resorts and the most exclusive luxury properties on the planet along with a major attraction for the expat community and increasingly the ‘digital nomads’ with its paradise surroundings combined with good infrastructure.
It is a combination of this beauty, luxury and immaculate beaches that draw backpackers and celebrities alike from all around the world. What makes it even better is that they all come to the island of Koh Samui for the same reason, for its hidden retreats and more intoxicating charm. Its no longer a case of why buy land in Koh Samui, more a case of please help me quick, I want a piece of the dream!
Home to over 700 hotels and resorts, multiple championship golf courses and several international hotels that include Samujana Residences, the Four Seasons and even Conrad Hilton, the island of Koh Samui is transforming into a destination hotspot that everybody is starting to flock too.
With people across the world starting to notice Koh Samui’s beauty, privacy and lifestyle, more and more people are starting to buy investment properties on the small island. Property buyers on the island now include Europeans, Hong Kong expats, Middle Eastern, South East Asians, French, Northern Asian, Australians, Russians, Chinese and even Americans.
With all of the services and amenities of the mainland, but on a small, private island that is only accessible by boat, the island of Koh Samui is one of the purest places left on Earth that you have the opportunity to own a piece of. Whether it be an investment property, a retirement home, a vacation home or anything in between, the island of Koh Samui is one of the hottest up and coming places for you to own property. This fact alone is the main reason why you should buy land in Koh Samui.