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Gecko’s Place, Ample German Portions Coming Together With Exotic Thai Tastes

Gecko’s Place

Gecko’s Place

Another one of those Euro-Thai mixture restaurants, serving German and local Thai cuisines, Gecko’s place is run by a friendly German owner who is always ready to give the avid tourist a tip or two about the island of Koh Chang.


As is common knowledge by now – the Germans are known for their ample portions in whatever form their presented food comes, and the price is rather fair, a little light on the pocket actually, weather you want to dip your taste buds into a rich experience of some of the exotic, local Thai cuisines, or you want to go fully German with the likes of schnitzels, you are sure to walk away with a promise of wanting to come back in the very near future.


The hamburgers are something to send a postcard home about though, offering some of the best tasting burgers any place in the world has to offer, with a buffet style presentation that allows for some serious culinary reinforcement customization.


The hamburger is a very simple type of food and one would otherwise think it was rather limited in its variations, but Gecko’s place takes things to the next level and speaks volumes for the origin of the world’s most functional, easy and popular dish, the hamburger.


Gecko’s place has a really nice integrated bar as well, where you can work up an appetite with a round or two of pool, getting to know some of the locals and tourists who find themselves in the same place, or you can simply go there to enjoy a nice drink or two and have a conversation with the friendly owner.


You’re sure to learn a lot about tourism and the island in general, as Joe, the owner, is not even in the least bit economical with the amount of information he has for you.


Put that together with food that has its core focus on taste and you have a winning combination that you might like to make your main area of dining on the island.

published: 15.07.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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