Gecko Lipe Island Resort

Gecko Lipe Island Resort

Forest bungalows near the action

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Gecko’s fan-cooled bungalows dot a forested hilltop property at the end of a side lane just off central Walking Street and within a 10-minute stroll of either of the two main beaches.

Travelfish says:

With white paint on woven bamboo walls and double beds with mosquito nets placed on bamboo frames, the small standard bungalows come with cold-water bathrooms and porches with tables and floor cushions. Larger bungalows with thatch roofs and bamboo ceilings are more inviting, mainly thanks to better porches and partially open-air bathrooms with modern sinks and hot-water showers. Both appeared clean and comfier than your average bungalow.

No trees were cut down to create the resort, which preserves a patch of the forest that blanketed most of Lipe a decade ago. On different visits we’ve encountered a young Thai woman and a dreadlocked European woman, and both were welcoming. Soft lanterns and hammocks add some ambiance and a small pavilion has some tables for using the free WiFi.

It’s a good idea to poke around on the booking sites before paying the standard rates through Gecko’s website. Neighbouring Gipsy 2 is also a solid choice for an affordable inland bungalow.

Contact details for Gecko Lipe Island Resort

Address: Walking Street, Ko Lipe
T: (087) 810 7257;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'24.62" E, 6º29'17.68" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Bungalow fan private bathroom closed or n/a 1,200 baht
Deluxe bungalow closed or n/a 1,650 baht

Reviewed by

David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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