The southern island of Phuket has been ranked at number 14 in the TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2021. The most popular travel destinations worldwide prior to the Covid19 pandemic and the places that people most want to return to once travel opens up again have been listed by the awards.
A press release from the Tourism Authority of Thailand states that the awards observe the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor while deciding on who makes who gets to the ranks. Due consideration is given to the reviews of accommodation, restaurants, and other attractions at the destinations. Reviews and ratings from December 1, 2019, to November 30, 2020, were looked at by TripAdvisor for the 2021 awards. The awards also made observations of the places people traveled to while they still could, and the places people dreamed of visiting while the pandemic prevented them from doing it.
Phuket island with its scenic exuberance and plethora of attractive offerings lies on the east coast of Thailand jeweling the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. It has always been an incredibly popular destination for tourist and holidaymakers with its spectacularly breathtaking beaches, buzzing nightlife, world-class shopping, vibrant culture, expansive green golf courses, and stretches of lush rain-forests is home to 437,963 permanent residents as of 2021 and attracts around 10 million visitors annually, surpassing major tourist hubs like Hong Kong, Bali, and Osaka with regards to its tourism.
Phuket is undergoing continuous infrastructural development at a rapid pace to provide the best of services and ease of accessibility to its growing number of visitors and residents. Despite its urbanization into a full-fledged cosmopolitan city, the island retains its rustic charm with its Sino-Portuguese architecture in the old town, as well as the pristine beauty of its many versatile beaches.
Even during the pandemic, Phuket’s idyllic location with its year-round warm tropic climate remained a popular choice for many international tourists who dream of returning to the beautiful island.
Phuket has an international airport that makes traveling from and to many countries easy. Phuket Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 40 destinations in 16 countries including far-flung places like Germany and Australia. It is only a one-and-a-half-hour flight away from Bangkok.
The TAT mentions that Phuket has over 30 spectacular beaches to choose from, each with a unique quality and offering of its own along with a vast selection of hotels and other accommodation providers. While many of these beaches thrive with activity offering world-class shopping, vibrant eateries, and a plethora of entertainment options, some special ones are bestowed with a welcoming calm, and untouched natural abundance.
Although the tourism industry in Phuket has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic, it looks like travelers still have their eyes on this fascinating island to visit once the travel restrictions are lifted.
With such a consistent inflow of footfalls over a period of time, the Phuket real estate investment market holds a promise of great returns even during these uncertain times. Demand for accommodation on the island will always remain constant as and how things start normalizing in the coming days. Due to the perfect balance in its offering, Phuket generates great value for those fortunate enough to make a property investment on this rewarding island. If you are interested in property investment in Phuket, connect with us to learn about attractive deals on some splendid properties.