Chalong is Phuket’s central and largest port for traveling boats and yachts. It’s a door to various huge and small surrounding islands. Chalong is situated on the south of Phuket. It takes approximately an hour commute from Phuket International Airport. Chalong is known for the Big Buddha situated on the peak of a tall mountain along with Chalong temple, Phuket’s respectable temple established in 1876 during the reign of King Rama 5. Moreover, Chalong is the center for various renown Muay Thai camps which attract a huge number of foreign boxers.
Chalong topography features both low lands and high mountain ranges. It has a beach that extends over many kilometers called by the local as “Ao Chalong” Looking from a house or resort that situates on the mountain, you’ll see a magnificent blue sea full of yachts. Chalong’s sea is not suitable for swimming due to submerged rocks, however it’s favorably close to nearby beaches suitable for swimming, such as Nai Harn, Kata, and Karon Beach, taking only around 20-minutes commute. Various other tourist attractions within Chalong area includes Laem Phrom Thep and Phuket city.
As Chalong is the area that attracts a lot of recurring visitors throughout the year, hence the hotel, resort, apartment, single detached house, and pool villas in this area has higher occupancy rate, as well as rental price comparing to various other areas of Phuket. Thus, investing in a piece of property for rental purpose happens to be the most lucrative in Chalong area. However, you can still look for a residence as there’re key facilities, for instance international school, hospital, bank, fresh market, supermarket, department store, and various others that make it convenient for the family residing within this area.