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Village #5 Vijaynagar, Havelock Island 744211 India
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#4 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Havelock Island
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Our resort is essentially a ‘better’ back packers budget resort and therefore have limited facilities. We are very popular with international guests looking for a relaxed beach hut type atmosphere. We also take pride in being environmentally friendly and hence do not have air-conditioning TV's and telephones. Hot water is available by bucket only at the wood fired boiler near to the rooms. 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), open to sky showers etc and therefore may not be suited for all (If you do not like open spaces and are scared of nature then this place is not for you)
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Free parking
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Breakfast available
Hiking
Mosquito net
First aid kit
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Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Room types
Ocean view
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Quaint
Great View
Languages Spoken
Hindi
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Sergey Klepikov wrote a review Apr 2021
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This was our second time we stayed at Emerald Gecko. As a group of youngsters it is perfect as it has beach access and cozy/budget accommodations. As a family and couple, the place is nice for a few days, but it lacks the luxuries and facilities of a hotel. This is a beach hut eco-friendly property, so do not expect air conditioning, room service, flat screen TV and toiletries. However, the staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. We had to extend our stay on the island beyond our reservation, but the place had no vacancies, so the staff helped us arrange alternative accommodation and assisted with transfer. Overall we had a very good experience the both times we stayed there.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear Sergey, Thank you for choosing to stay at Emerald Gecko during your recent visit to the Andamans and for posting such an endearing review on TripAdvisor. Thank you once again and my team and I, look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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Hk Kaufmann wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed at Emerald Gecko with our 4 headed family for 2 weeks. The bamboo bungalows and lodges only fit 2 people so we had 2 bungalows. The resort is kept very natural and authentic amidst a spacious coconut tree grove, directly on the beach. The property is spread out with lots of open space. The bamboo bungalows have a rustic flare but add to the beach life experience and offer a comfortable double bed with a mosquito net, a private bathroom, and some also have a balcony. The resort has a white sand beach shaded by giant trees that lean out over the water just 10 meters from the bungalows. The restaurant was running on minimum staff since tourism had not yet fully recovered from the pandemic, serving only the complimentary breakfast, but this was an advantage for us being vegetarians, meaning, there was no non-veg food being cooked there besides eggs. The general atmosphere is very layback and peaceful, not the typical commercial resort, so we felt very close to nature and appreciate the island more in this way. The staff was very friendly and helpful whenever we had a request or needed help with organizing our activities on the island. Emerald Gecko is one of the oldest running resorts on the island and has stayed loyal to its simple and nature-friendly concept. Those looking to escape the hectic complications of modern life will be able to appreciate this place the most.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Choose the bamboo bungalows or 2-story lodges if you prefer your own private bathroom.
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Responded 9 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Emerald Gecko during your recent visit to the Andamans and for posting such an endearing review on TripAdvisor. It gives me an immense sense of pride to read your feedback. I am sincerely touched by your generous words of appreciation for the services rendered by our team and happy to know that you had a comfortable stay. Genuine care and concern for our guests is one of the key values for us at Emerald Gecko. Thank you so much for recognising our people and sharing the same with us. I have shared your compliments with everyone in the team. I am certain that this will only motivate us to do better with each passing day. Thank you once again and my team and I, look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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Chandana wrote a review Apr 2021
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The Best Budget Stay anyone can Expect. It was serene. The beach right in front of our beach hut made the experience worth it all. We spent most of our leisure time lying on the beach. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The network was jammed most of the time, and they allowed us to use their landline. The location of the stay is hands down the best. There are good restaurants along the road within a kilometer's radius. The sunrise from this stay is in par with the sunrise from Kaala Pathar, a pro here would be that, it is extremely quiet and peaceful. The only drawback of this place was the breakfast, it was just palatable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Best View and Location
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Responded 9 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Emerald Gecko during your recent visit to the Andamans and for posting such an endearing review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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Yamini Sharma wrote a review Apr 2021
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Good location with beautiful beach. One thing lacking that i would suggest is that there should be a landline in the bamboo lodges if in case of emergency we could call the concerned person as we are unable to call due to lack of connectivitiy. Otherwise services are good, staff is polite, Amazing stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Little expensive as there is no such luxury amenities in the rooms.
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Responded 9 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Emerald Gecko during your recent visit to the Andamans and for posting such an endearing review on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for recognising our people and sharing the same with us. I have shared your compliments with everyone in the team. I am certain that this will only motivate us to do better with each passing day. Thank you once again and my team and I, look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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Srijani Deb wrote a review Feb 2021
Kolkata, India11 contributions
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Such a wonderful and eco friendly place. The staff were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. Location is amazing and so are the rooms. A different experience altogether. And the lovely doggos that roam there are just the cutest. The beach is literally visible from the huts and hardly 20 steps away. Such a wonderful stay. Will always be my favourite and a 100 percent recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 Feb 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Emerald Gecko during your recent visit to the Andamans and for posting such an endearing review on TripAdvisor. It gives me an immense sense of pride to read your feedback. I am sincerely touched by your generous words of appreciation for the services rendered by our team and happy to know that you had a comfortable stay. Genuine care and concern for our guests is one of the key values for us at Emerald Gecko. Thank you so much for recognising our people and sharing the same with us. I have shared your compliments with everyone in the team. I am certain that this will only motivate us to do better with each passing day. Thank you once again and my team and I, look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$17 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaAndaman and Nicobar IslandsHavelock Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Gecko
What are some of the property amenities at Emerald Gecko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Emerald Gecko?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Emerald Gecko?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Emerald Gecko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emerald Gecko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Full Moon Cafe, Fat Martin Cafe, and Anju Coco.
Does Emerald Gecko have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.