Kata Noi is a cosy little sandy bay situated on the southwest coast of Phuket. This is a perfect area to relax, have cocktails and watch the sunset. Away from the crowds of tourists, this is a nice wide strip of soft golden sand with incredible clear blue waters during the high season. Kata Noi is out of the way and is particularly a quiet gateaway. Offering one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, Kata Noi is still a reasonably undeveloped area, which provides it a much more private and natural atmosphere. This charming spot is characterized by its natural beauty, its wonderful scenery and proposes numerous activities to entertain, in a luxury and welcoming atmosphere.
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Investing in Thailand is nowadays a credible option to consider. With a healthy economy, excellent infrastructures, a major tourist attraction, a structured real estate market offering a good quality for its value, a low taxation and a clear law regarding real estate property, the country mixes all the required elements to realize a safe investment.Thanks to the stunning attractiveness of the region, the real estate market in Thailand knows a steady evolution of prices. Patong, Kata and Surin maintains their high level and offers one of the most luxury properties of the region. Due to its strategic location, its high-end infrastructures and its international airport, the island offers unique conditions to invest in an attractive and dynamic area. Facing this fondness, the local real estate has been modeled according to the new demanding inhabitants. The real estate offer perfectly meets the various expectations through different types of investments, from rental to residential, by way of speculative investments. Besides, the occupancy rate of rental properties remains high -around 75%-, which is a good element to know for future investors.
In Thailand, the law considers that a foreigner cannot own a land. The land where is built the property will be rented for a period between 30 and 90 years. Besides, the purchase is made in foreign currency (the bath, which is the Thai currency is not used).
As for the purchase of a condominium, the buyer will receive a "full ownership title" thanks to the "condominium license" but only if the good is legally registered as such.
It is encouraged to contact a professional of the real-estate market in the area to know the different steps of the buying process. It is well advised to be careful of unscrupulous vendors who might propose you a land or even a property he does not own.
Before any purchase, it is also recommended to examine the different legal documents such as the owner of the property, the plans...
The period from May to October corresponds to the rainy season. As Phuket is close to the equator, the effects of the monsoon are reduced even if the sea can be rough.The region enjoys a tropical wet climate with steady and warm temperatures all over the year. During this period, it is not always raining but there are high rainfalls with overcast sky. However, this season can be a nice way to discover the island without the traditional crowds of tourists and benefiting from attractive prices.
From November to April, it is the dry season. The month of March can be the best compromise between crowd and weather : tourists are fewer and prices are cheaper while the monsoon has not starting yet. This period provides an enjoyable climate to take advantage of the dream beaches and discover the stunning landscapes and temperatures are around 30 degrees.
The period from December to February is the best one as the weather is dry, it hardly ever rains, there is a blue sky and temperatures are pleasant and not particularly too much high. However, it also corresponds to the busiest period of the year. Mainly in January and February, hords of tourists arrive in Phuket to discover the stunning island. Prices skyrocket and places are crowded.
On the jungle road between Kata and Nai Harn and through the mountains, is the breathtaking Karon viewpoint (formerly called "Kata viewpoint"). This popular sight offers impressive and magnificent views of Kata Noi, Kata Nai and Karon beaches and bays and is therefore nicknamed "hill of the three beaches" by the locals ("Kho Sam Haad"). Karon viewpoint is considered to be the best place to offer stunning panoramic views in Phuket.
Situated in a beautiful nature environment, Kata Temple is at the feet of a mountain covered by a splendid tropical forest. The temple was built in 1832 and was simply named "Wat Kata". Renamed 80 years later as "Wat Kittisankaram", it featured a beautiful ordination hall housing the temple's main statue of Lord Buddha, a monastery pavilion, monks' dormitories and a primary school. This popular venue attracts tourists and locals thanks to its bright and fresh colours throughout most of the building. This true lovely local temple is worth visiting and offers impressive sights on the surroundings.
Surf House Phuket is one of the favorite place of surfers as they can ride the waves every day, no matter what the weather conditions. But this popular spot can also be frequented by novice surfers who simply wish to learn a new sport. This place is centered on a high-pressure wave-generating machine that throws a four-inch-deep sheet of water up a sloping "pool". This is the only surf machine in the south part of Thailand and the latest model. This vibrant place is also home to trendy restaurants and popular cafés and bars to relax after the session.
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand and is nowadays considered as one of the most attractive tropical seaside resorts in the world. This jewel of the Indian ocean spreads over 50 kilometers from north to south. Its northern end is linked with the continent thanks to a 600m-long bridge, called the bridge of the Saracens.The main wealths of the island are tourism -as it attracts more than 3 million tourists every year-, its rubber plantations, coconut and fishing. After Bangkok, Phuket is the richest region of Thailand and it enjoys a very diversified population as it welcomes Thais, Chinese, Malays, Europeans and Indians, among others.This dramatic place became famous in the 1970s due to the arrival of hi...