Klom332

Moving to Phuket

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Hey all,

I'm heading to Phuket next month to evaluate if I want to move there from Bangkok, hoping to find a place to rent when I'm there. I've been there before and have done some questions, but was hoping to get some advice from people here that are more familiar with the island.
I live with my gf and a small dog, looking for a house/bungalow preferably with a garden in a moo baan in a quiet area (aiming at +-20kbaht ), don't really go clubbing all that much so don't need to live near any touristy/busy areas.

Are there any parts of the island to avoid? 
I noticed that most places listed online are in Thalang, are any specific parts of the Island preferable for what Im looking for?
Any recommendable agents? Or best to just find a place that's listed online?

Thanks!

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When you coming, House next door has just been decorated 3 bed no garden though but close to wat chalong! think House will be 13/15k per month, nice Soi and close to chalong bay, Kata and Karon beaches! Tesco, Makro and central festival not far plus big C.

 

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I avoid Patong. I actually lived there in 2005, I've been in Rawai since. It's becoming over crowded too. Thalang is really a growing busy area. It's a pretty big island, so it really depends on what you're looking for. All the nice beaches are on the west coast, more like mud flats on the east coast.

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2 hours ago, Badrabbit said:

 

When you coming, House next door has just been decorated 3 bed no garden though but close to wat chalong! think House will be 13/15k per month, nice Soi and close to chalong bay, Kata and Karon beaches! Tesco, Makro and central festival not far plus big C.

 

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Thanks I will send a pm!

1 hour ago, Jimi007 said:

I avoid Patong. I actually lived there in 2005, I've been in Rawai since. It's becoming over crowded too. Thalang is really a growing busy area. It's a pretty big island, so it really depends on what you're looking for. All the nice beaches are on the west coast, more like mud flats on the east coast.

Thanks, sounds like I'll probably prefer to be on the west coast then. I work from home so nice surroundings/facilities are more important to me than convenience. A large quiet Moo Baan would also be fine, but I'd prefer to stay away from the busy places. Close proximity to the beach isn't a must tho.

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3 hours ago, Klom332 said:

Thanks I will send a pm!

Thanks, sounds like I'll probably prefer to be on the west coast then. I work from home so nice surroundings/facilities are more important to me than convenience. A large quiet Moo Baan would also be fine, but I'd prefer to stay away from the busy places. Close proximity to the beach isn't a must tho.

Since the beach isn't a priority, the east coast has some nice places that aren't crowded and have nice views of the other local islands. Like I said, it's a pretty big island!

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Check out Kamala, 2 bedroom homes from 12-20,000. close to beach, nice community (if u can handle the call to Prayer every day) tesco,  Big C, twice weekly market,  nice restaurants ...15 minutes to patong, 30 to Cenrtal

Thalang is quieter and cheaper

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Carry a weapon!

 

Be aware of who is behind you!

 

Don't wear expense jewelry.

 

Many of my Thai friends who I have socialize with over the last 11 years here, who were raised in Phuket left because of the increased crime.

 

My friends from America who used to routinely go to Phuket annually no longer go there.

 

With all the earthquakes worldwide recently, I would be concerned about future tsunami's in Phuket.

 

I don't know how true it is, but I read not too long ago that the cost of a taxi in Phuket to the airport that serves Phuket, was about the same as the price of an airline ticket to Bangkok.  As I recall that was reported in the Thai Visa news.

 

Good luck.

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Try www.bahtsold.com and refine your search for renting a villa/townhouse in the property section. You can further refine your search to best suit your needs but remember not all ads appear as if you were writing it and often leave out some important info so if you dont find what you want at first, then remove some of the finer details. Most ads have many photos and a map of where the place for rent is on the island so you can get a good idea without visiting. Make a list, prioritise that list, make contact to arrange viewing just prior to or when you come down.

I live in Patong but up on the hill on the northern end with great views of the bay, city and beach and its far enough away from the crowd. I might consider a quieter place like Kathu which is very central on the island and near everything. For now and in the future I would recommend it as I have already done the research for my next move. Look for places near the golf courses as there are many good walking tracks and a great big dam called Bang wad dam with excellent walking/running and picnic areas.

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27 minutes ago, Kabula said:

Carry a weapon!

 

Be aware of who is behind you!

 

Don't wear expense jewelry.

 

Many of my Thai friends who I have socialize with over the last 11 years here, who were raised in Phuket left because of the increased crime.

 

My friends from America who used to routinely go to Phuket annually no longer go there.

 

With all the earthquakes worldwide recently, I would be concerned about future tsunami's in Phuket.

 

I don't know how true it is, but I read not too long ago that the cost of a taxi in Phuket to the airport that serves Phuket, was about the same as the price of an airline ticket to Bangkok.  As I recall that was reported in the Thai Visa news.

 

Good luck.

There's always one!

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I exercise every morning at 3am and come into contact with groups of youngsters sitting by the lake chatting, smoking and drinking, never had a problem, they are always friendly as am I, what causes problems is ones bad attitude which would be the same in any country!

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1 hour ago, Kabula said:

Carry a weapon!

 

Be aware of who is behind you!

 

Don't wear expense jewelry.

 

Many of my Thai friends who I have socialize with over the last 11 years here, who were raised in Phuket left because of the increased crime.

 

My friends from America who used to routinely go to Phuket annually no longer go there.

 

With all the earthquakes worldwide recently, I would be concerned about future tsunami's in Phuket.

 

I don't know how true it is, but I read not too long ago that the cost of a taxi in Phuket to the airport that serves Phuket, was about the same as the price of an airline ticket to Bangkok.  As I recall that was reported in the Thai Visa news.

 

Good luck.

Nonsense:coffee1: your Comment is a Bunch of generalizations. Some People's unable to use a Taxi and motivate the driver to turn on the Taxameter. Taxi Rippoff is a worldwide Thing depends to the Naivity of Customers.....

Edited by ujayujay

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Thanks for the tips guys, Kamala looks nice so I'll look into that a bit more. 
So far most places which I found that I liked are around Koh Keaw, haven't been able to find a lot on the area itself so I'll probably go and see next month.

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