WELCOME TO EMERALD GECKO!

We are a budget traveler friendly place that characterises the word "eco-tourism". The brainchild of Benny and Lynda who gave up their city lives to make these Islands their home. While interacting with many travellers from all across the globe they saw a need for accommodation which suited the conscious budget traveller who not only wanted affordable accommodation but also a bit of comfort and pampering.

Emerald Gecko is a place where in addition to taking care of your basic needs (a clean and safe environment) there is a generous heap of gourmet food and fantastic island hospitality!

MEET THE FACE BEHIND THE NAME!

Here is the Emerald Gecko, otherwise known as Phelsuma Andamanesis (Andaman Island Day Gecko). This little critter is endemic to these islands but also has sub-species found in Madagascar and other Indian Ocean islands.

They are active during the day and usually inhibit banana trees and coconut palms feeding on insects, nectar and pollen…..We’ve even had a few come down do a sip of beer now and again!!!.

EXPERIENCE OUR NEIL & HAVELOCK ISLAND RESORTS

Tucked away in the lush greenery of the Andaman Islands, we walk to a slower pace of life. Where the gentle sea breeze and the soft rhythms of the sea are seldom far away. The Emerald Gecko offers an authentic glimpse of village life reminiscent of days gone by. A life full of simple pleasures where you can be one with nature and the best thing to do is ‘Nothing’ at all.

Please remember, our resorts are eco-friendly resort and therefore have limited facilities. We also take pride in being environmentally friendly and hence do not have air-conditioning, TV's, Internet and telephones. We try and reduce the impact tourism causes on our little piece of paradise as much as we can. Therefore our Policy is against surplus usage of resources. Our property is rustic, made with organic material (bamboo mat walls, thatched roof) and open to nature.

Discounts Available From May - September

EMERALD GECKO NEIL ISLAND

Tucked away in a secluded easterly corner of Neil Island a few meters from Sitapur Beach, Emerald Gecko Neil Island is an ideal place for nature lovers and solitude seekers. At our Neil resort our guests can expect a taster of village style island life, without the glare of the television, the ringing of phones and the tapping of the keyboard.
All rooms are fan cooled with plug points and have attached bathrooms with hot water facility *Mosquito Nets *Laundry service *Multi-Cuisine Cafe *Housekeeping service available on request *Complimentary pick-up and drop to/from Neil island jetty *Hammocks available *Room Service (Order to be placed at reception additional surcharge) *We are located near Sitapur beach on the east coast of Neil Island *Activities and Excursions arranged on request *The Resort is less than 50m from Beach. *UV filtered drinking water refill service available

★ Help us reduce plastic ★

Accommodation

The Neil resort consists of a total of only 10 tastefully decorated rooms constructed using sustainable organic materials by local craftsmen. Our rooms are located in a coconut grove and surrounded by lush dark contrast of the rain forest, the resort offers an ideal seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
★ Two Level Bamboo Lodges ★
★ Single storey Bamboo Bungalows ★

EMERALD GECKO HAVELOCK ISLAND

Located on the most popular tourist hangout area on Havelock and literally seconds from beach number 5, Emerald Gecko Havelock Island is an ideal place not only for relaxation, but its perfectly placed within walking distance from a variety of bars, restaurants and cafes.
All rooms are fan cooled with plug points *Multi-Cuisine restaurant *Housekeeping service available on request *Mosquito Nets *Complimentary pick-up and drop to/from Havelock island jetty *Room Service (Order to be placed at reception additional surcharge) *We are located on Vijaynagar beach *Activities and Excursions arranged on request *Hot water (Self service facility – buckets provided) *Reverse Osmosis & UV filtered drinking water refill service available (Help us reduce plastic)

Accommodation

★ BEACH HUTS INR 1499 + Tax ★
These mini double storey cottages are located the closest to the shore and provide the best view of the sea. Each of these lockable huts can accommodate two people. Facilities include: attached shower (clean communal toilets nearby), fan, a comfortable bed and a small sit out. A cozy place to put your head down after a full day!
★ BAMBOO BUNGALOWS INR 2,399 + Tax ★
A very popular one-story accommodation. Set back between the coconut palms, these quaint bamboo constructions have a spacious bedroom with storage place, writing desk, along with our characteristic bathroom with an open-air shower.
★ BAMBOO LODGES – INR 2,899 + Tax ★
The bamboo lodges are set among the palm fronds and are the probably the first of their kind in the world. Built with bamboo that has drifted from Burma, these split-level accommodations give you ample space. The top floor houses the bedroom with a study area and a spacious verandah over-looking the sea. At the ground level, the open-to-the-sky washrooms and the secure storage area give you plenty room to spread out. These rustic structures in this enchanting beach environment will inspire you to return to your roots!
FOR SPECIAL OFFERS AS WELL AS NEIL & HAVELOCK PACKAGES
PLEASE CONTACT US

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

FOOD - A DELIGHTFUL VARIETY

Black Beard's Bistro is the first budget restaurant on the island that serves gourmet food. For the spice lover, the Bengali flare is a real treat: hand ground spices, coconut milk, mustard oil and tons of fresh fish! Our Italian selection offers hand-made pasta and our Tandoori oven adds flavour to a starry Andaman night.

SCUBA DIVING

The Andaman Sea offers one of the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world that can be enjoyed by divers of all levels. we are a diver friendly resort and have an in house dive centre offering PADI courses and fun diving. For scuba diving bookings please email – bookings@andamanbubbles.com. You can also check out the website for more details www.andamanbubbles.com.

SNORKELING

Please check with the reception to find out our latest snorkelling packages. We’ll help you discover: hump-headed wrasse, parrot fish, lion fish, schools of blue fin trevelly and barracuda, rays, turtles and many more!

FISHING

Game fishing is popular in the Andamans and we give you an authentic fishing experience. We employ local fisherman and their dugouts to search out big game fish like king mackerel, dolphin dorado, giant trevelly, dog tooth and yellow fin tuna and many more! These will give you a fight and a memory that will linger on forever.
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FINDING US

Getting from Port Blair to Havelock or Neil Island may be difficult if you do not have the right information. There are daily ferry services Private (www.makruzz.com) as well as Govt. run ferries operating. Their schedules vary from time to time so please contact us for the most up to date ferry times and information.
Once in Havelock or Neil pick up from the jetty is usually arranged for you in a local rickshaw – We do this to help the local economy. Do let us know if this is required and we will do the needful.
MEET & GREET SERVICE REQUIRED FROM PORT BLAIR AIRPORT?
JUST LET US KNOW AND WE WILL ARRANGE IT ALL FOR YOU
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Contact Us

Telephone: +91 (0) 9474286953 or +91 (0) 9476013388

Email:
bookings@emerald-gecko.com
OR
emeraldgeckoindia@hotmail.com

ADDRESS

Emerald Gecko Resort
Village #5 Vijaynagar
Emerald Gecko Resort
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
India
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Emerald Gecko Resort
Village #5 Sitapur
Neil Island
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
India
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