Phuket, pronounced (roughly) "pu-ged", is Thailand's largest island and one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign traders' ship's logs.
In recent times, Phuket's top earner has been tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand's wealthiest province. It also enjoys great popularity as a travel destination. Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the southeast and the airport in the north.
Just returned from our 2nd stay at SRC. Like the first visit and the previous 25 visits to other Sandals locations everything was as good as we could hope for. Food, Bars, Restaurants, Service, and the grounds were what we have come to expect at Sandals. Once again the Jamaican people who work here really make the difference. Some of the nicest you will find. If you visit be sure to check out the bartender at the pool bar named Roderick. His talents and work ethic are second to none. He can be mixing 4 cocktails while taking verbal orders for the next 4 and be joking with everyone else at the bar all while remembering everyone's name. It is quite incredible to watch. Once again special thanks to the G.M. Gerald Christ for keeping a check on us and spending part of his busy schedule to visit with us. One last special thanks for our travel agent Carrie Piekos from Sanditz Travel in East Windsor, Ct. She went above and beyond to get us out a day early before a blizzard that shut down the airport and surely would have cost us a couple of days of our vacation. Would definitely return.By Brian R trip to Jamaica