Report by Siam Royal View
In times gone by, few would have considered Trat as a natural location for luxury real estate in Thailand. Tucked away in the southern corner of Thailand’s border with Cambodia, Trat was rarely mentioned alongside Phuket, Pattaya and Samui as a place likely to attract domestic and overseas buyers of upmarket property. However that is certainly no longer the case this year, since the attractions of Trat as a place to buy investment and lifestyle property have come to the fore with a slew of national and international property awards.
It all began in 2011 when the Soneva Kiri Development on Koh Kood scooped the Best Villa Development on the Eastern Seaboard at the Thailand Property Awards, but this year the accolades have gone to Siam Royal View, which has created a buzz not just in Thai property circles, but across South East Asia and the world.
In October, Siam Royal View’s Koh Chang Marina Development won the Best Villa Development on the Eastern Seaboard (second time in succession Trat has displaced the likes of Pattaya and scooped the prize). The company was also a highly commended finalist in the exclusive Best Villa Development in Thailand at the South East Asian property awards held in Singapore. Siam Royal View has had a golden year with its condominium unit also receiving high commendations at the Thailand awards and being nominated as one of the top five Marina Developments in South East Asia by the regionally respected Property Report magazine.
Located in the most beautiful corner of Koh Chang, it is not hard to see why Siam Royal View has won so many accolades. In addition to bordering no less than five stunning beaches, the development is surrounded by the lush tropical forest of Koh Chang National Park. The development boasts world-class facilities, including state-of-the-art infinity swimming pools, a Beach Club, water sports centre and nine hole golf course. Last month, the Siam Royal View unveiled its 75 boat yacht marina, the most modern facility of its kind within a radius of 200km.
Trat Province is a perfect location for people seeking luxury property. The region remains largely unspoiled compared to the over-development that has blighted Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. Yet at the same time, it is only a 40 minute hop from Bangkok’s international airport. The coast and islands are a tropical paradise, much of it protected by National Park status. The Mu Koh Chang National Park includes 54 islands alone. It certainly seems as if the province’s star has truly risen.