Koh Chang Real Estate Market - Koh Chang Guide

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

4 Bed Villa in Exclusive Development


Large Villa For Sale 40m from the Beach Splendid 4 Bedrooms Villa in Residence for Sale – Klong Son, Koh Chang, Siam - Royal -View Price 12.8 Million Baht Terrace with awesome views on the jungle-covered tropical mountains Only 40m. from the beach and very close to the main swimming pool The villa is fully equipped and furnished with modern equipment, and offers a very large and comfortable living space. The villa is an excellent investment: it can be Read more

Bailan Beach Resort For Sale


Resort in Bailan Beach - 10.3 Million An excellent opportunity is available to purchase a turnkey Resort in Bailan Beach. This Resort is one of the most highly rated on Koh Chang and the painstaking efforts of the current owners to establish it as such mean that it represents a rare chance to step into a Koh Chang Resort that is already wildly successful. So if the business is so successful then why are the owners Read more

White Sand Beach Resort/Pub/Restaurant Sale


A Unique Opportunity White Sand Beach is unquestionably one of the busiest and most desirable locations on Koh Chang for a tourism-related business and as a result, it is extremely rare that businesses and land come onto the market. But a 30 room resort opened in 2006 has become available together with one of the island's best-established pub/restaurants. The resort has quality furnished rooms and a beautiful infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi. There is also a large Read more

Chanote House Plots in Pearl Beach


Small House Plots in Pearl Beach Koh Chang If your dream is to build your own home or guesthouse on Koh Chang then you'll be familiar with the extreme shortage of reasonably sized plots of good land title in good locations. Often the plots that do get listed are too big, or in a remote location or on poor land title. In fact, there doesn't seem to be much land of good title anywhere these days. So 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.

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