Phuket, Pearl of the Andaman 

Phuket is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Phang Nga and Krabi, but as Phuket is an island it has no land boundaries. Phuket, which is somewhat smaller than the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.

When you stay at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse at Kata Beach, you have all of Phuket within easy reach – the beaches, the culture and the nightlife. Whatever the season, there is always something going on – scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, sailing at the King’s Cup Regatta, traditional thai massage, athletic thai boxing, the incredibly bizarre Vegetarian Festival, cultural shows and cabaret, or just plain relaxing away from it all at the beach.

You can take one of our well-maintained motorcycles for an adventurous tour around Thailand’s biggest island, shopping in Phuket Town, or find a more secluded beach away from the crowds. Then return to the hotel for a hot shower and some of our excellent Thai and international cuisine, or head straight out to enjoy Phuket’s famous nightlife.

Whatever your needs, after staying at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse, we are confident that you will be back again.





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