Whale Shark Lodge
Lonely Planet review
This backpacker-friendly place, in a quiet, cliff-top setting overlooking a prime whale-shark viewing area, is a good all-around budget choice, with pleasant camping, plus simple but clean bandas (thatched-roof hut or shelter) with mosquito nets, screens and fans, and spotless communal ablutions. There’s also a gazebo for watching the sunset, and local-style meals on order. Just a short walk down the cliffside is a beach with high-tide swimming, and the owner is helpful with arranging excursions to outlying islands and elsewhere.