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Chalong in Phuket, Thailand: the ideal winter destination

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Yachts in Chalong Bay
Yachts in Chalong Bay Yongkiet Jitwattanatam / Shutterstock

Chalong is situated to the north of Rawai and has an even more expat-oriented lifestyle than its southern neighbour. The closest beach for Chalong residents is Nai Harn, which even Rawai residents access by car or motorcycle rather than on foot.

Foreign interest in Thai real estate is expected to continue in the upcoming years. This market has a low entry threshold, with prices starting at an average of 100,000 US dollars in tourist areas and 150,000 US dollars in more developed resort areas. In some developing locations, offers as low as 70,000–80,000 US dollars can still be found, which is not available in other popular holiday destinations such as Turkey or Montenegro.

Mikhail Bulanov Mikhail Bulanov Tranio's Managing Partner & Co-Founder

However, the demand for Chalong among winter visitors is even higher than that of Rawai due to its strategic location and convenient logistics. Rawai is located at the southern tip of the island and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. In fact, there is only one road that leads north from there, which then splits into three at the Chalong Circle. This is a crucial junction where the highways to Rawai, Karon, Phuket Town and Kathu diverge.

Chalong residents may sacrifice proximity to the beaches, but in return, they gain convenient access to schools for their children (BCIS, ISP, etc.), as well as shopping centres for themselves (HomePro, Villa Market, and Thai Watsadu). Additionally, many residents have easy access to their workplaces. The area surrounding Chalong Pier is home to numerous travel companies that offer diving, boat tours, and other similar activities.

All expat services are in demand in the area, so many foreigners choose to set up businesses here. The restaurant in Ravai caters to Ravai residents, while the restaurant in Chalong attracts visitors from both Karon and Katu.

Housing in Chalong consists mainly of private houses or small apartment complexes. Due to the area's established nature, there are no empty spaces for large condominiums with hundreds of apartments. Therefore, new projects are typically compact. The demand for housing is high, both from experienced tourists who visit Phuket year after year and from winterers and expats.

Property for sale in Chalong 10 listings on Tranio
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Soi Taied Street in Chalong is widely known as the “Muay Thai boxing street” due to the presence of Thai boxing and other martial arts schools such as Tiger Muay Thai and Singha Muay Thai. This street has become a popular destination for fighters from around the world who come to train at these clubs, contributing to Phuket's reputation as a sports pilgrimage site. Phuket divers and windsurfers have traditionally been located in Chalong, and the Phuket Yacht Club is also situated in this area.

The Wat Chalong Buddhist temple
The Wat Chalong Buddhist temple Alexandre.ROSA / Shutterstock

Who is Chalong for?

Chalong is a great location for wintering or permanent residence in Phuket. It is situated closer to the beaches than Kathu, but further away than Rawai, making it an ideal choice for many people. Chalong offers all the necessary infrastructure for daily life and more.

Thailand is a wonderful place for relaxation and rejuvenation, like a comfortable pair of old slippers. It is easy to see why our clients choose to visit: picturesque fishing villages, abundant natural beauty, diverse offerings, and friendly locals who are always willing to help and will greet you with a warm smile.

Angelina Belyaeva Angelina Belyaeva Real Estate Product Manager in Southeast Asia

Places of interest in Chalong

Chalong has many points of attraction, including the famous “Boxing Street” Soi Taied, the Chalong Pier and Chalong Bay Yacht Marina, the Big Buddha statue, the Wat Chalong temple, international schools (BCIS, ISP), and a wide variety of shops (Villa Market, Makro, Lotus's), service businesses, and authentic restaurants serving foreign cuisine.

Tiger Muay Thai Sports Club in Chalong
Tiger Muay Thai Sports Club in Chalong Gina Smith / Shutterstock

Property prices in Chalong

If proximity to the beach is not a priority, Chalong offers the opportunity to purchase property in Phuket at the most favourable price. However, it is important to consider that potential tenants may also be interested in renting the property at a lower cost compared to beach locations.

Many of our clients in Thailand belong to the middle class and have a budget of up to 200,000 US dollars per purchase. Most Thai resorts cater primarily to this segment. In developed locations, there are premium and custom luxury projects. According to Tranio's data, the average purchase budget in Thailand in H1 2023 was 177,000 US dollars.

Mikhail Bulanov Mikhail Bulanov Tranio's Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Tranio has a representative office in Phuket. Our managers and lawyers will organise a turnkey transaction without increasing the purchase cost.

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In the price range of 200,000 to 250,000 US dollars, you can find apartments with an area of over 50 sq. metres or a separate house with an area of approximately 120 sq. metres. However, smaller apartments are also available in the area.

Villas for sale in Chalong 7 listings on Tranio
New project of modern villas with private pools in Chalong, Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand for From $199,000 From $199,000
New project of modern villas with private pools in Chalong, Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand

Built in 2023 80 units in total

Complex of new villas next to the golf club and a 5-minute drive from the international school, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand for From $422,000 From $422,000
Complex of new villas next to the golf club and a 5-minute drive from the international school, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand

Yield 7.0% Completion in: 2025.II

Five-bedroom Luxury Villa on the most prestigious area of Phuket for $2,450,000 $2,450,000
Five-bedroom Luxury Villa on the most prestigious area of Phuket

Total area 750 m² Land area: 1,000 m²

Bedroom Pool Villa with Mountain View in Chalong for $201,000 $201,000
Bedroom Pool Villa with Mountain View in Chalong

Total area 200 m² 3 bedrooms

New premium villas 5 minutes drive from the international school, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand for From $1,090,000 From $1,090,000
New premium villas 5 minutes drive from the international school, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand

Completion in: 2025.IV 13 units in total

Luxurious House with Pool for Sale in Chalong for $262,000 $262,000
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Total area 350 m² Land area: 300 m²

Complex of villas with swimming pools and panoramic views close to beaches, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand for From $1,023,000 From $1,023,000
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