Chalong is a town on the east coast of Phuket, conveniently located so you can easily reach Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Rawai and Nai Harn within a 10-minute drive. If you are seeking out a friendly place to live in Phuket, close to other westerners but further away from the clientele in the Patongs and Karons of this world, then Chalong is the perfect choice. Lots of expats live in this area, especially some of the younger ones who work on the dive boats or in the local schools as English teachers, so you will always find someone interesting to meet.
Chalong is home to lots of bars and international restaurants that lead down to Chalong Pier and the port, which is a nice place for a night out. Standing underneath the glare of Phuket’s majestic Big Buddha, and with shopping centers that include a Villa Market, Tesco Lotus Express, MK and Pizza Company, you have lots of local amenities right on your doorstep.
The area also has a good choice of real estate, with very competitive prices, especially when compared to the more trendy west coast destinations. To see a selection of Chalong villas and apartments, please click here.