A lot of foreign retirees who have gone through all the paper works to facilitate their settling down, attest that Thailand is one of the most affordable and interesting places in the world to consider as second home. Thailand is an exotic option and as such offers many interesting things for people to want to stay in Thailand permanently.
One of the challenges for any retiree choosing to retire in another place or country for that matter is that of going through a culture shock. In the case of Thailand, most foreigners find it easy to mingle with members of the local community as long as the foreigners respect their basic cultural and religious beliefs and traditional lifestyle. A big chunk of the population has been exposed to western culture, through overseas studies of locals and through foreign expats staying in Thailand, so it’s no longer strange for the Thais to be around with foreigners.
Proof of all these is the fact that Phuket, in particular, has been named by Fortune Magazine as the one of the world’s top five retirement destinations in a survey back in 2005. It has remained as a favorite location for many expats to spend their golden years, boosted by the fact that a growing number of low-cost carriers are now flying into the major airports of Thailand.
One of the island’s interesting real estate trends that open up attractive retirement options in Thailand is the development of east coast – an unspoiled and tranquil corner of Phuket. Retirement homes facing Phang Nga Bay will definitely appeal to many retirees who recoil from the hectic pace and commercialism of city life.
The completed Baan Yamu residences, for instance, offer a selection of duplex houses, pool villas, penthouses and executive villas on a stunning location with lush landscapes and a view of the breathtaking islands of the surrounding bay. Baan Yamu residential development is a great example of what could appeal to many retirees, offering a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. Retirees have a choice of shops, malls, golf courses and marinas. Just down the road at Phuket City is Bangkok Hospital Phuket, offering excellent healthcare facilities.
Hua Hin’s strongest endorsement as a retirement destination in Thailand is the fact that Thailand’s most revered King Bhumibol has made this tranquil resort area as his home for many years. Retirees who share the King’s appreciation of unspoiled townscape, endless beaches, and a traditional pace of life will definitely choose Hua Hin over other retirement options in Thailand. Apart from these features, Hua Hin also draws retirees for its beautiful and world-class golf courses which offer retirees the best leisure activity.
This real estate development is an excellent example of condo and villa retirement options for retirees offer an upper-scale and cosmopolitan lifestyle among professionals who are similarly drawn to this spectacular retirement option which is close to Bangkok and Survarnabhumi Airport.
Pattaya is another preferred retirement destination in Thailand. It offers a host of leisure activities and opportunities and a service culture that is exceptionally welcoming for foreign retirees’ high standards. Pattaya also has an array of fantastic golf courses which aside from golf games, also offer excellent bowling, seaside and yachting activities. On top of these, Pattaya is one of Thailand’s friendliest towns. The year round holiday atmosphere provides a relaxed and extremely sociable retirement atmosphere in this part of Thailand.
This pool-villa project provides Bali-style single storey villas with attractive roof terraces and lush tropical gardens.
This building is located at Partumnak Hill and offers an attractive lifestyle with great views and a roof-top swimming pool. Partumnak Hill is the landmark that divides Pattaya from its sister resort of Jomtien.
With these options, will it be surprising if a lot of foreigners flock to the Kingdom to retire?
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