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Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

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Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

can someone let know if it is a common thing to find lizards or geckos inside the villas of the resorts?

i mean the villas on the islands not the over water villas...

also can you let me know what resort it was if you have seen or not these insects.


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1. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????


Geckos are very common in rooms in the Maldives - and are very welcome as they eat the mossies! We've always had one in our room, on every island we have stayed at, but they' re very small and tend to lurk high up near the ceiling when you're around. They're very sweet, and absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Haven't seen lizards in any rooms though.


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2. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

We've always had one or two . Would be very disappointed if we didn't .

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3. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

Had loads at Vilamendhoo, at the night time we used to like counting how man geckos each villa had on the front, the majority had at least 2... we were lucky and had about 5 most nights :)

Had a baby one inside and a couple that hung around the bathroom... I like listening to them they make a funny noise when they start shouting! Great for eating the ants too :D

At Bandos I dont remember quite as many but I know we had one in the room on both visits.


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4. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

We;ve always had at least one gecko in any beach villa we have had. We call him Gordon. If we have 2 then the other one is George.


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5. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

OD ..... Did you check that they were males?! :-)


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6. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

Yep :-)

Had them in my room in Turkey -Greece -North Africa - Maldives -ext beginning to think they live in my suit case :-)

And i am grateful to them for eating all those nasty little bugs


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7. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

Yes, always had them when we stayed at beach villas, also call them Gordon

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9. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

Yep had them on most islands, i always thought they were part of the AI package :-) , i actually miss them if they are not present on the veranda or room.


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10. Re: Lizards/Gekos in the beach villas????

we are glad to see geckos in our beach villa every time we go there (Filitheyo)

From this day on, we also, will call them Gordon and George.