Trat Province – a rising star in Thailand’s luxury real estate sector


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 the kingdom’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 and the attractions of Trat as a place to buy investment and lifestyle property have come to the public’s attention with a slew of national and international property awards going to developers there.

Koh Chang offers an idyllic tropical lifestyle.Koh Chang offers an idyllic tropical lifestyle.

It all began in 2011 when Soneva Kiri Development on Koh Kood scooped the Best Villa Development on the Eastern Seaboard at the Thailand Property Awards.  12 months later the accolades went to Siam Royal View, which not only created a buzz in Thai property circles, but across South East Asia and the world as well.

Last October, Siam Royal View’s Koh Chang Marina Development won the Best Villa Development on the Eastern Seaboard, the second time in succession that Trat had 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.

A villa at the award winning Siam Royal View Koh Chang Marina.A villa at the award winning Siam Royal View Koh Chang Marina.

Siam Royal View enjoyed a golden year in 2012 with its condominium project 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 garnered 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.

Island sunsets at Siam Royal View.Island sunsets at Siam Royal View.

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.  At the end of last year, 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 in a pristine environment as the region remains largely unspoiled and so far unaffected by the over development that has begun to blight the more popular tourist destinations in Thailand.  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 is truly on the rise.

(Source – Siam Royal View)