Several destinations are popular with retirees wishing to settle in Thailand, including cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai or resorts such as Hua Hin or Phuket. Today we’ll show you what makes Phuket so charming for retirees.
An Ideal Setting
Phuket is an island whose landscapes are just like the dream vacation postcards: white sand beaches, turquoise water, and dream-like coves. Such panoramas have earned her the nickname “Pearl of the Andaman”, the name of the sea she borders. The atmosphere is also relaxing and quiet, which is all the more appreciated at sunset.
A stay on the Pearl of the Andaman is the perfect opportunity to practice sailing. It;s very easy to rent boats to explore the beautiful islands that are offshore (Koh Phi Phi Island or Koh Lanta, among others). This nevertheless has a cost, 300 € at least up to 3000 € per rental day depending on the size of the boat. For example, count € 700 per day for a 4-seater boat. It should be noted that each year in December the King’s Cup regattas compete there.
Also, Phuket has no less than seven golf courses, so this is the perfect opportunity to work on your swing. One of the best-known courses is the “Blue Canyon”, which hosted the Johny Walker Classic Tournament twice.
Phuket has an international airport, making it a convenient location if you want to explore the rest of Thailand or even other Asian countries. Count 200 € per person for a return flight from Phuket to Singapore for example. Take the opportunity to visit Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia or Hong Kong!
In case of any health problems, there’s no need to worry since Phuket is among the few Thai cities with the best quality of care because of its strong tourist appeal. You will find three private hospitals and four public hospitals. Note that it can be difficult to communicate in other than the Thai language in public hospitals, unlike private hospitals that are traditionally where foreigners (Farang) go in case of problems.
If you want to know more about the activities to practice in Phuket and its surroundings, we invite you to consult our dedicated article by clicking here.