What to expect
Our place grew organically after the devastating 2004 tsunami, when local land was being sold off to foreign investors and building in the coastal zone was restricted to only hotels. Desperate to keep this ancient fishing land in the ownership of the community, we decided to build our own 'hotel', and The Green Rooms was born.
Our mission was simple; to create a brilliant surf camp that provided something different and a little special. We really are a family, and we employ local people providing fair wages and working conditions. We give back to the community in many ways, from supporting vulnerable people, to covering medical expenses, providing rubbish collection and recycling, to helping out local schools and temples.
If you are looking for more than just a place to stay, and want to see life in a traditional fishing community whilst also knowing your stay will help local people, then The Green Rooms is for you.
Do expect to: see local kids and elders on site, be welcomed like family, hear the sounds of the sea from your bed, see parrots, crows, dogs and cows, see the local fishermen going about their work and to leave having made life long friends. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and can cater to all tastes, budgets and dietary needs.
Don't expect: a polished, boutique hotel that could be anywhere!