Chalong is the center of Phuket in my opinion, though it is located in the southern part of the island. But easy access to all the areas of the island makes Chalong standing out. There are no beaches good for swimming due to Chalong Bay’s muddy bottom and large number of boats moored here. But roads to thea beach areas of southern Phuket pass through Chalong.
These beaches are just a 15-minute drive away. After the overpass you get to Kata, Karon and Patong. A little bit more to the south — here is Nai Harn Beach, voted one of the top beaches in the world by readers of TripAdvisor.
As Chalong does not have it’s own beacher the property here is priced a bit lower compared to the beach areas. And you can always take a dip in the pool at the villa. ## Chalong Location
Chalong — the central district of the south Phuket, just south of Phuket City. It extends to Rawai and Nai Harn and includes a large bay with a pier on the east coast.
Berth at Chalong Pier is so long that it even has a bus delivering passengers to boats. All day long people go to sea cruises from Chalong pier. Some are going to a fishing trip, some are travelling to the islands to the east of Phuket. From here speedboats go to Phi Phi Islands, where “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed. Well developed with social and tourist infrastructure. A lot of gyms for sport and Muay Thai enthusiasts. In Chalong, there are a handful of shopping centers - Tesco Lotus, Macro, Villa Market. Just north of Chalong area is located Vichit, another district of Phuket with the main array of malls, hospitals and schools.
Life and tourism in Chalong
Many westerners and expats have chosen Phuket as a place of permanent residence. This is a deliberate choice. There are relatively few tourists compare to other areas. Especially in low season.
People who live here are often yacht owners, divers and Muay Thai fighters from all over the world. Sailing regattas are taking place in Chalong. And it is the starting point for many diving routes and sea cruises. Local residents are rushing to their errands between Buddhist temples and business activity in Phuket City.
Real Estate Chalong
Chalong housing many large villa parks. This is what is called “gated development.” One of the most popular is Land and House. You can easily get lost inside of it. That is how it grew. It has good security and is quite popular among the expats.
Chalong is the heart of the active life, but is at a distance from the beaches. Therefore, houses and apartments in Chalong always in demand by those who stay in Phuket for long time.