The Thailand regions most popular among foreign buyers are Bangkok (the Kingdom’s capital) and resort areas on the South and East coast. High-end real estate is found in many parts of the country. Read on to find out about Thailand’s most popular locations for luxurious living.
Bangkok has both up-market villas and unique apartments, such as penthouses with breathtaking views of the city or huge residences which feature a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
Pathum Wan District, located in the capital’s center, is considered to be the most expensive area in Bangkok. This is where most of the city’s shopping malls are, including Siam Paragon, Central World, Siam Centre, and others. This neighborhood houses the best restaurants and golf clubs. Apartment prices start at 19 million baht. This is also where 98 Wireless, a condominium built in 2017 and considered to be the most expensive one in Bangkok at the moment, is located.
There are almost no villas here, only skyscrapers with residences. Pathum Wan accommodates the embassies of many countries and representative offices of foreign companies, which is why this district is popular among foreigners.
Luxurious apartments and penthouses are also found in Bangkok districts like Sathorn, Si Lom, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, Chidlom, Ratchadamri, Sala Daeng, and others. There is high demand for apartments in the city’s downtown, near large parks such as Lumphini (Lumpinee) and Benchasiri, which are referred to as “the capital’s green lungs”. For a home to be considered upscale in Bangkok, it is important to have a subway line within walking distance, as the city is notorious for its hours-long traffic jams during peak hours.
The land in Sala Daeng costs 550,000 baht per 1 m2.
Houses overlooking the city’s major Chao Phraya River are rather valuable. They are mostly located in the Khlong San District, which is still under development. This area consists mostly of luxurious homes offering stunning views of the river, such as in Banyan Tree Residences Riverside and Baan Chaopraya.
Besides apartment blocks, the capital has luxurious single-family homes. These upscale properties cost up to 260 million baht.
In Bangkok, it is easy to find an apartment in a skyscraper or a private house within or outside the city boundaries.
Here are a few examples of upscale real estate listed on the Thailand-Real.Estate aggregator website, which is available right now:
- A luxurious apartment with a floor area of 709 m2 and panoramic windows overlooking the city for 485 million baht.
- An apartment overlooking the river in the abovementioned Banyan Tree Residences Riverside with a floor area of 462 m2 for 198.4 million baht.
- A duplex apartment with a spacious balcony in Asoke District in the city’s downtown.
- A five-bedroom and five-bathroom mansion in Thong Lo District with a total floor area of 650 m2 for 210 million baht.
- A two-story villa in the Ekkamai District with a floor area of 600 m2.
For most foreigners, Thailand is synonymous with the sea, beaches, palm trees, white sand, and blissful living in a private villa. There are luxurious villas available in Chon Buri Province (mostly in Pattaya), in the serene city of Hua Hin, as well as on the islands of Phuket and Ko Samui. Low-rise single-family homes dominate the property market on the islands, while Hua Hin and Pattaya feature both villas and multi-story houses.
Phuket is considered one of the country’s most expensive islands and is the preference of wealthy people who visit to relax. The island has many deserted beaches and you can take a boat to the smaller islands nearby that are part of designated national parks. Construction is not allowed here. Some places on the island are particular favorites among the wealthy, such as Surin, the island’s most lavish beach with shopping malls, upscale boutiques, hotels, and beauty parlors nearby. Restaurants offer fine dining at exorbitant prices. Phuket’s most luxurious villas are found near this beach.
The crowded Bang Tao Beach with boutiques, restaurants, and bars also targets well-to-do tourists. This is the longest beach on the island and one of the best-developed. There are no low tides here to spoil the experience (as on many other beaches). There are a large number of ex-pats from Europe in this district, which offers international schools, hospitals with quality care, and many restaurants serving European cuisine. Investors can be sure that local real estate yields stable returns.
Here are a few examples of luxurious villas in Phuket:
- A property with ten bedrooms, a private swimming pool, and a sea view for 650,000,000 baht.
- A four-bedroom villa with a swimming pool on the hill overlooking the sea for 567,000,000 baht.
Hua Hin is also worth mentioning, as this special city is home to the royal family. It is considered extremely safe and quiet, which is the reason many wealthy people opt for it. An example of a marvelous contemporary three-bedroom villa in Hua Hin and a two-bedroom apartment with beach access is available for 35 million baht.
Chon Buri Province, where Pattaya is located, has a unique European-style villa with a total floor area of 267 m2 1,000 m from the sea for 32.4 million baht.
A sea view apartment in Pattaya with a floor area of 132 m2 costs around 20 million baht.
Ko Samui Island is as grand as Phuket by the number of luxurious villas. For instance, a five-bedroom villa with a huge private swimming pool on this island costs 300 million baht. A four-bedroom duplex apartment with a floor area of 1,730 m2 2,900 m from the sea costs 42 million baht.
In Thailand, you can find real estate to suit any taste and budget. Extremely expensive properties are near much cheaper options within the same neighborhood. Living in this country’s upscale areas is safe, as the crime rate is low here. All high-end villas are also equipped with security systems. Condominiums and low-rise residential projects have 24/7 security and surveillance cameras.
If you would like to purchase real estate in Thailand, please contact the team at the Thailand-Real.Estate aggregator. We will gladly help you select the perfect option based on your wants and needs concerning the location and lifestyle while taking all conditions into account, including your family, and your budget.