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Emerald Gecko

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Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744101, India
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Together with 2 friends, I have stayed with the Emerald Gecko on both Havelock and Neil Island. The stay and the things we requested (like an extra matress) were arranged perfectly. Also the staff is very kind and helped us out with some problems we had considering the ferry. Both location and accomodation are beautiful. It made us feel like... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a couple and stayed at Emerald Gecko from 25 December until 3 January 2016 in a lodge. We loved our simple home, the outside toilet shower (despite being directly under a very coconut filled palm tree!) which we shared with a large hermit crab, the breeze through the bamboo as we lay in bed, the little 'balcony' at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my younger sister spent 2 weeks staying at Emerald Gecko. As two young female travellers, we felt incredibly safe staying here. We stayed in the double story beach huts, which were the cheapest. Would really recommend this little piece of paradise, the beach, which is clean and beautiful, is quite literally on your doorstep. The food is incredible,... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with Emerald Gecko for ten days. First 4 days on Neil island and the rest on Havelock! Emerald Gecko on NEIL was great! Great staff,sooo nice and helpful,food was so good we ate there every evening! Huts are new,everything is super clean! We loved it! It is not directly on the beach but is 3minutes walk and you... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It would be churlish NOT to enjoy Emerald Gecko - location great (especially after hiring a moped for transport), stunning (essentially) private beach, bamboo huts simple but well thought out (we were in a cottage with upstairs balcony - recommended). Try the aloo parathas for breakfast - mouth watering just thinking about them! You can't buy booze at the bar... More 

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited in low season and therefore booked the bamboo lodge costing a third of the regular price - which I would definitely want my money back if I had paid that!! After corresponding several times with the owner via email prior to arriving, he required payment via paypal prior to our arrival which was set up. We arrived in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Trust me, during my 4 day stay in Havelock; time which I spent in this resort was the best time. A perfect Cabin in the woods, hammock and wooden bench at the beach were some of the best things which happened to me at Havelock. It was a totally different experience for me to stay in such an out of... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

we stayed in the beach facing bamboo lodge It was reallly great! These are 2 floor bamboo huts The bed has net so worry of insects The balcony are is too good with a great view of the beach you can hear the beach roar all night No AC. The rooms are clean They have an attached open to air... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Booking: Very smooth, via email and phone, though connectivity is not always guaranteed. Location: a 10-minute auto rickshaw ride from the Havelock island jetty. The Hotel offers pick-up and drop from/to the jetty included in the price which is very convenient. Superb location, being a stone's throw from a beautiful safe and shallow beach on the east-coast of the island.... More 

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Inkberrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I ate at Emerald Gecko restaurant several times with friends during my stay on Havelock Island I found the food to be suberb tasting and I ordered many fish dishes and also curries. The vibe is very chilled and it is in a picturesque location; a beach with palm trees. Check it out when you next go to the island!

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