We were looking for a nice comfortable place to retire. We love it there, our house is kept in beautiful condition, the Golf course is 2 minutes away and we are on the most beautiful beach of Phuket.
Phuket will always be a prime target for foreigners as there are so many options for activities, food, health care etc and many expat people from Hong Kong have property in Phuket.Travel time is fair from HK compared to other areas. Personally I have always felt very comfortable in Thailand, I love that Thai people are so proud and protective of their culture. Thailand is by far my favourite country in Asia and even with past political issues seems to be calm and pleasant – maybe some of that feeling comes because when in Thailand we are not working and our mindset is more relaxed, but do not get that same ambience in other countries. Also Phuket is small enough that is easy to travel around and enjoy various facets of the island.
Another key factor is the health/hospital service is very high tech and advanced which makes foreigners favour Thailand over other countries for living in.
The house itself is lovely and expect that Laguna is far better at controlling builders than most other developers – also they have been there a long time and that will always instill security and avoid worrying the developer will disappear or go out of business.
We did feel it was valuable in every aspects to invest in a privileged area managed by a big renowned organization with a large experience in property management.
As a matter of fact, living in Laguna is a perfect combination of nature, serenity without being
isolated. Also, Laguna area is a high end location and surely the best in Phuket : airport access is less than 20mn, a choice of beautiful beaches not polluted by excessive tourism, very nice scenary all around with open spaces and luxuriant well maintained landscape, lot of facilities: sports, restaurants, high standard hotels etc... Everything around is safe, convenient and easily accessible.
Maintenance is of utmost quality.