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Laughing Gecko

The people make it great

Photo of Laughing Gecko, 99 Moo 3, Haad Nopphara Thara. , Haad Nopphara Thara

For a certain kind of traveler
We visited just before the high season. And the place was under reconstruction from flooding and pre...

By Auke1408

What we say: 4 stars

For the right kind of traveller, this rag-tag little bungalow operation is exactly where you want to be. They offer inexpensive, rustic thatched bamboo bungalows and basic dorms -- close to nature and bound to be frequented by the eponymous geckos -- just remember, they eat the bugs! That's why they're laughing, maybe. An hour after we met the gentle and thoughtful Thai owner, Nui, we found ourselves still there discussing the meaning of life. That's the sort of place this is: perfect for creative and spiritually inclined folks who appreciate simplicity and community, but not a good choice for those who want creature comforts and tidy service. Along with the mind expanding discussions, jam sessions are a common occurrence in the evenings. Communal dinners are served in the funky common area for a flat rate, and the fare is varied and tasty enough to keep most guests satisfied for the length of their stay. Recommended.

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99 Moo 3, Haad Nopphara Thara.  T: (081) 270 5028 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan n/a 200 baht High season only
Family room 400 baht 700 baht
Bungalow fan private b'room 300 baht 500 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 7th October, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 30th June, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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For a certain kind of traveler
By Auke1408, 06 November 2011
3.0  stars

spot on!
By orangepeel, 29 March 2009
4.0  stars

Worth it for the right people!
By steveh4750, 25 January 2008
4.0  stars

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