Thailand’s second smallest province and largest island is a real tropical paradise. White sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, warm aquamarine waters and sumptuous seafood are just a few attractions that you will find on this idyllic island in the Andaman Sea, also known as The Pearl of the Andaman Sea. During times Phuket has been known under various names like Thalang and Junkceylon, but it is believed that the actual name is coming from the Malay word bhukit which means “hill”. Phuket lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and, including some smaller islands off its coast, is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. The island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay. The administrative region of Phuket is divided into three districts from which Thalang
is the one located in the north of the island. Kathu
is the smallest of the three districts and is located in the west between Thalang and Muang Phuket
, the third district that covers the South of Phuket.