The Andaman Coast of Thailand, encompassing the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun, has long been a region of untapped potential and unparalleled beauty.
From the latest tin mining boom in Phang Nga during the 1980s to the meteoric rise of Phuket as a global tourist destination, the area has served as a microcosm of resilience, innovation, and growth.
As we proudly re-launch Andaman.com, we stand at the cusp of a transformative era for this magnificent region—an era marked by unity, development, and boundless opportunity.
The journey of the Andaman Coast has been nothing short of remarkable. From a modest 180,000 international visitors in 1984 to a staggering 12 to 15 million in recent years, the region has demonstrated an incredible ability to adapt and thrive.
Many of us have been part of this journey, with children attending prestigious institutions like the British International School Phuket (formerly Dulwich College), and contributing to the vibrant business communities in the region.
We have weathered financial crises, natural disasters, and even a global pandemic, only to emerge stronger and more resilient.
Today, the Andaman Coast stands as one of the most dynamic and international regions in the world, attracting human capital and investment from every corner of the globe. The time has come to view this not as a collection of individual provinces but as a unified region.
This vision aligns perfectly with the priorities of Thailand’s new government, which has reaffirmed its commitment to the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC)’s Land Bridge Project.
This ambitious initiative aims to expedite infrastructure development, including the construction of deep-sea ports in Chumphon and Ranong, as well as a coastal road project linking Ranong and Satun provinces.
The plan also includes the construction of motorways and railways, with MR9 Surat Thani-Phuket being one of them. These developments are not just blueprints; they are the foundation stones of a future where the Andaman Coast will be more accessible and integrated than ever before.
The real estate market in Phuket serves as a testament to this burgeoning growth. The island is experiencing a significant boom, driven by high foreign demand and changing buyer preferences. These are indicators of a region on the rise, offering exciting investment opportunities and long-term growth prospects.
The Andaman Coast is also set to become a wellness corridor, bringing together different stakeholders for holistic regional development. This initiative underscores the government’s commitment to not just economic growth but also to the well-being and quality of life for its residents and visitors.
As we re-launch Andaman.com, we are not merely unveiling a website; we are opening a gateway to a region poised for unprecedented growth and opportunity.
We invite you to be part of this exciting journey, to explore, invest, and thrive in a region that has proven its resilience and is now ready to showcase its full potential to the world.
Welcome to the new Andaman Coast. Welcome to the future. Welcome to Andaman.com.
Phuket September 2023