Hua Hin A TOP Retirement Location

From the golden beaches..to the fabulous food…and friendly people….it’s easy to see why Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. It’s also the land of affordable living. The country has a lot of options. Some foreign retirees choose to live in the hubbub atmosphere of Bangkok. Some live in the north of Thailand where life is quiet, peaceful, and very inexpensive. Others choose the beautiful south, Hua Hin for its beautiful beaches and great food. Here there is room a great retirement.

The recent global downturn has toughened the challenge of ensuring a comfortable, secure and stimulating retirement.

What is the surest route to a lifestyle of untroubled leisure and independence when you retire? Even if your savings survived the worldwide plunge in financial markets, declining purchasing power could still threaten your long-term affluence.

One way to make the figures fit is to relocate and spend your retirement where an advantageous cost of living will upgrade your lifestyle – in Hua Hin, Thailand.

 

Hua Hin not only has a highly advantageous cost of living. It also offers a mild climate that will let you enjoy your garden, pool or beach almost every day of the year.
Inexpensive home help in Thailand can liberate you from household chores. Meanwhile, the respect and consideration of one of the world’s most welcoming cultures will brighten your everyday life.

Hua Hin also offers a secure lifestyle, where retirees are free from the fear of crime and can access some of the world’s most advanced healthcare.

Hua Hin has grown from a solely tourist destination into one attracting expatriates in increasing numbers. There are an estimated 4,000 foreigners living in Hua Hin today and the numbers are only increasing every day.

With its year round good climate, developing infrastructure, world class golf courses and welcoming locals, Hua Hin is becoming the premier destination in Thailand for those wanting to make the move.

Dream Estate Hua Hin is the first online guide for people living in Hua Hin or those considering moving here, we cover all the essential aspects and frequently asked questions about living in another country.

Relocation can be a headache if you don’t know what to expect. Dream Estate can help you with real state in Hua Hin.

With Thai Customs to deal with, bringing your own personal possessions, different standards, banks and technology, you need to be prepared, and Dream Estate in Hua Hin can help you.

Thailand easily ranks as one of Southeast Asia’s most liveable countries. From modern amenities and top-notch medical care to affordable costs and a year-round tropical climate, expats in “the land of smiles” enjoy a lifestyle they’d only dream about back in their home countries.

What are the chief attractions of Hua Hin as a retirement destination?

MR. GRAHAME BEECHAM PART OWNER OF ESTATE HUA HIN & HOLLIDAYS HUA HIN AND NEW RESORT AND RESIDENCE, BAAN PHU THARA EXPLAINS…..

Hua Hin attracts the right audience – many of the tourists and expats here are in their fifties and are here not just to party. The community in Hua Hin is also a good mix of Hua Hin locals, Thai tourists and expats from all over the world.

There are now more than ten golf courses which is a major attraction for many expats here in Hua Hin. Let Dream Estate help yo find your property for sale in Hua Hin.

What infrastructural support does Hua Hin offer retirees – for example, in terms of healthcare? Currently Hua Hin has two hospitals and many GP doctors and many specialists and dentists. The quality of the hospitals – especially the Bangkok hospital, which means that Hua Hin will offer top-class medical care and great infrastructure like the new road on Soi 112.

How did you end up living in Hua Hin?
I have travelled to many places in Thailand and I have certainly seen all tourist destinations. What I like about Hua Hin is that is has a mix of everything. Certainly, the beaches in Phuket are nicer. The mountains in Kao Yai are nicer and shopping is better in Bangkok. However, the mix that Hua Hin offers for beaches, nature, shopping, nightlife – combined with its still friendly village mentality – is attractive.
When I come back from another destination around thailand and the world I really feel that I am coming home.

What are your favourite places and activities in Hua Hin?
I like to visit the beach at Kao Takiab and choose one of the many restaurants in town for a dinner during the weekends especially sushi is my favorit. Since I still work a lot I have no time for playing golf.
If I have friends visiting we also visit some of the nature parks such as Keng Krajarn or Sam Roi Yod.

What do you see as the necessary level of income for a comfortable retirement in Hua Hin?
Of course, this is very much a personal matter. It totally depends on the lifestyle people like. For instance, an executive lifestyle in Thailand can be expensive, if you like to drive a imported German car, drink fancy imported French wines and always like to dine in 5-star hotels and resorts.
However, if you buy and use local products and local services, one can have a very comfortable life for about 80,000 baht. With that you can enjoy services that would be very hard to get in the West, like a full-time maid, private chef, private driver etc.

To what extent is Baan Phu Thara geared to retirees in terms of services, infrastructure, community?

Baan Phu Thara provides services that a retiree in the West can only dream about. Standard services include, among others, garden maintenance, pool maintenance, house keeping etc.

We can also accompany Baan Phu Thara residents for shopping, medical visits etc.
At Baan Phu Thara we have developed a Western-quality infrastructure, such as drinking water everywhere, high-speed internet (good for frequent skype contact with the family back ‘home’), cable TV with international channels and an alarm system – in fact, it is unlikely that the residents will need this alarm for burglar alarm functions, but a smoke alarm, heat alarm and emergency button are useful elements.

Are you planning any additional features to respond to the needs of retirees?
Yes, we will offer basic-medical services on-site if there is a need for that and we can organise 24/7 care for residents as well. Our approach is that we offer services that people really want and not offer all kinds of standard services that most people don’t need or want to have. Our service organisation is flexible enough to offer ANY service that residents can ask for!

What are the profiles of the retirees going to live in Baan Phu Thara?
The retirees come from different countries, such as Holland, Hong Kong, France, UK and Scandinavia. They are used to a comfortable lifestyle, are used to travel, and enjoy the nicer things in life.

Are there any aspects to retiring in Thailand that people tend to overlook? Are there any common mistakes? Many retirees have family in their home country. For this group it is important to keep in touch with the family and friends they have left behind. So staying in Thailand in the winter period can be perfectly combined with spending time in the summer period in, for example, Europe.

Besides that, they can always invite guests who can stay at Baan Phu Thara.
Secondly, I think it is important that people continue doing things. I don’t mean necessarily work, but a sport like golf is a good option, or travelling through Asia.

SO WHY RETIRE IN HUA HIN?

Endless beaches

Unspoiled townscape

Premier golf destination, number one in Asia

Only 3 hours from Bangkok

Upscale destination

Strong scandinavian community

Well designed apartments and villas