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 ★
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)
★ 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!