I stayed at the Friendly Gecko during 2 weeks of volunteering with Help2Kids. It’s a really nice set-up and the Mama’s take good care of you. It’s an ideal place for volunteers to stay but not a 5* hotel, so the expectation has to be set correctly. For its intended purpose it’s the ideal place to stay to meet fellow volunteers, have access to the right type of support and act as a base for volunteer work.
We had the extreme pleasure of staying at The Friendly Gecko. Everyone was kind, and welcoming. Our room was clean and lovely, perfect after a long journey. We were happy to read about the work that the Friendly Gecko does with the community, and would have liked to have stayed longer. I highly recommend!
House/hotel where you will meet young volunteers who are working with kids. We enjoyed it very much, talking with them and sharing experiences. It is a safe place to stay and close to the beach. Meals are good but simple and there is no menu to choose from.
I stayed at the Friendly Gecko for 2 weeks during my volunteering job in February 2017. I had a single-room with in-room bath, AC, fan and big closet. It was nothing super fancy but really comfy, but more importantly it was my "home" for 2 weeks and it really felt like this. Due to Leila, the Mamas, guards etc. which very always super friendly, supportive and fun to be around with. The food was basic but really good. They take good care of you! I can highly recommend....
I have stayed at the Friendly G three tims now. I have slept in the tent and in the nice rooms. The staff is helpful and freindly and the proceeds go to help educate disadvantaged children. The meal were all excellen andte facilityis alwaysfull of young people doing volunteer work. Need to make reservations i advane as this place can be booked up in advance.