Koh Chang Real Estate Market - Koh Chang Guide

Luxury Pool Villa on Koh Chang's West Coast

2 Bed, 3 Bath Luxury Pool Villa for Sale on Koh Chang’s West Coast – 8.95 Million Baht This is a superb investment opportunity to acquire a luxury pool villa on a plot in an exclusive, central location on Koh Chang’s West Coast and join in with a very successful managed property rental business. Situated on a quiet side road at Pearl Beach between bustling White Sands and Chai Chet Beaches the villa is just Read more

Two Beachfront Villas for Sale

Two Beachfront Villas on Half a Rai of Chanote Land 2 Villas on one beachside plot of Chanote titles land are available for sale close to Dan Mai village on the East Coast of Koh Chang. One of them is currently a private residence and the other is rented to guests under a full villa management program. The two villas are entirely self-contained and represent a great opportunity for both owner-occupation and a great revenue Read more

Boutique Resort in Pearl Beach

Boutique Resort For Sale in Pearl Beach This popular and well-established resort in centrally-located Pearl Beach features seven aircon guest rooms. There s also a 7.6x3.8m swimming pool and a large and attractive shady courtyard with covered sala dining and reclining areas. It's all beautifully landscaped and is liberally decorated with traditional sculptures. There is also a full kitchen and an office. Six motorbikes are also included with the sale. One year's rent has been paid Read more

Luxury Beachfront Villa

Luxury Beachfront Villa on 1 Rai Chanote Land Koh Chang has very few private homes that are actually located on a sandy beach. And they don't come onto the market very often, for obvious reasons. Here's a great one though, located on the East Coast of the island on a perfect private sandy stretch of beach. The house is situated on a large 1 Rai (1,600sqm.) plot with 30 metres of absolute beachfront. There are three Read more

Two Chanote House Plots Close to A Mainland Beach

House Plots Close to Koh Chang Ferry Two plots of Chanote title land totalling 1,048 square metres (2.62 Ngan) are for sale in a unique location on the mainland in Trat province close to a lovely beach and the Koh Chang ferry terminals. The land has been split into two equal plots that are a perfect size for a good-sized private home with a garden. The plots are on a quiet side road but are just Read more

The Koh Chang Real Estate Market

Times are changing fast in the youthful Koh Chang real estate market.

Koh Chang has only recently developed as a tourist destination and so far has only experienced large scale growth in hotels and tourist visits over the past ten years or so. Whilst there has been an explosion in the number of hotel beds and related tourist businesses the potential for residential property construction, with a few notable exceptions, has remained untapped. If you consider the histories of development of Thai resorts like Koh Samui, Phuket and Hua Hin that have been growing for ten or twenty years longer than Koh Chang then the next wave of development is set to see huge demand for housing and condominium development.

There are certain factors unique to Koh Chang that have major effects on how the property market will develop.
The first is the fact that Koh Chang lies within a Thai Marine National Park. Around 70-80% of the land area of the island falls within national park control and, since it is under government ownership, it cannot  (at least in principle) be developed.
Also, the Thai Navy own large tracts of land on the island. Add to this the fact that a lot of the remaining land is of tenuous land title (see our section on Thai land types) and the area of land on Koh Chang that is available for development becomes still more limited. The effect of this is that property prices can seem quite high, obviously as a factor of high demand coupled with limited supply. In the longer term of course this limitation on available land means that an investment in a well-built house or condo on a development with secure land title offers fantastic potential for growth in market value.

There have so far only been a few organised housing and condo developments on Koh Chang and many people have resorted to buying land and arranging construction themselves – no mean feat. But new projects keep coming online and since we represent all of the island’s main commercial developments then you are welcome to call into our office or call us on 081-919-8219 to find out what we currently have available, or take a look at the property section of our website www.koh-chang-guide.com where there are many pages of land, property and businesses for sale..

Koh Mak and Koh Kood

The nearby islands of Koh Mak and Koh Kood are also developing as alternative considerations for property and housing investment. The islands are smaller, Koh Mak very much so, but since they lie outside the national park far more of the land can be developed. Koh Mak so far has just a few residential developments and Koh Kood has none so any dream home projects currently have to be built from the ground up. The islands are both remoter and less developed than Koh Chang. Whether this is a good thing or not is a matter of opinion. They are certainly pretty and peaceful but this can come to feel remote and isolated in the low season. It might be a good idea to pay a visit at this time of year to get a feel for things before you buy.