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Southern Fried Rice has again been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for our continued high scores in reviews on the TripAdvisor web site.
The best way to explore Phuket is by car or motorcycle – find secluded beaches, visit temples or Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, waterfalls and other attractions. This way you can avoid the high taxi rates on the island
You can rent them from us but remember to bring your driving license. Seat belts and helmets are compulsory in Thailand, although many locals do not bother, and do not drink and drive!
There is more to Thailand than beaches and nightlife. More people play chess in Thailand than in many western countries – but they play a rare variant of asian chess with some obscure rules. Here at the Phuket Chess Club we play international chess, blitz and long games.
We have standard international chess sets and FIDE approved chess clocks available for any who would like to join.
There are also other games available, like Connect4, and an 8-ball pool table
“Chess on the Beach” Challenge
On your first visit, if you can beat your host Terje Hoff, your first drink is free !
Thailand is one of the best places in the world to play golf, with high quality golf courses at very reasonable prices, and Phuket is no exception. There are eight fine golf courses wich can be booked through a number of dedicated websites:
- Red Mountain
- Loch Palm
- Blue Canyon – Canyon Course
- Blue Canyon – Lakes Course
- Mission Hills
- Phuket Country Club
- Laguna Phuket
Taxis in Phuket are notorious for taking you to any destination other than the one you want – they always know a better hotel, better restaurant, perfect tailors, or just where to buy that bargain gemstone.
But beware! They are only looking for a commission, and rarely take you anywhere better than your own choice.
When you arrive in Phuket you can sidestep all this with our own airport pickup service – fast, reliable, professional and safe – for just 800 Baht (less than 20 Euros at the time of writing). Phuket is a surprisingly big island – depending on traffic, it is around one hour from the airport to Kata beach.
Special Offer – Free Airport Pickup
Stay with us for a minimum of 7 nights and we will pick you up at the airport free. Please note, restrictions apply: free airport pickup is available during high and peak seasons only, and is not available for the budget Traveler’s Lodge, or with other special offers.
Our restaurant is known for providing some of the best value food in Phuket. Try our delicious imported steaks from only 400 Baht, or our renowned Thai food. Phuket is famous for seafood (it is an island after all), so we have fresh shrimps, crab and squid cooked by our talented chef.
Made up of 33 islands, Phuket covers an area of 570 square kilometers (354 square miles) and has a population of about 322,000 residents. Phuket Island, the largest, is linked to the mainland by a bridge.
Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport in Thailand. Millions of passengers each year visit Phuket to enjoy a wide range of tourist services, natural beauty of the world famous Phuket beaches and fascinating tourist attractions