Koh Hee is a traditional Karen structure built in the 1960’s by my father Saw Aung Thong. It is now run as a quaint boutique homestay by Saw John (myself) and wife Naw Doris, tucked away in the tranquil village of Webi, Mayabunder.
The family for generations have practiced organic methods of farming on their 5 acre property and serve traditional home cooked Karen meals.
The place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
Koh Hee is one of the last traditional and original wooden Karen homes in Middle Andaman Island. Our farm and home have been used primarily for paddy cultivation, and as our home.
The home-stay is part of our house; washrooms and toilets are located downstairs and are not attached to the guest rooms on top.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have the entire first floor of the house, while meals are served in our common dining table downstairs; come join in conversation with us in the common seating area. The garden, stream bank, our paddy fields are all available for you to explore and feel at home. We have a television downstairs too.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am available to help you get around, so do let me know your requirements.
We do not encourage the consumption of alcohol at our home.
Our home-stay provides wholesome Indian and Karen meals, and we do not maintain it as a restaurant, but rather as our home kitchen and dining. Clean drinking water is made available for all residents. Refrigeration facility is also available so do let us know if you would like to stock any of your articles.
- No alcohol
- Guests should be sensitive towards local culture
I am a descendant of a first generation Karen family in the Andaman islands. I am the youngest of 9 siblings and have inherited my ancestral house. I also work as a research coordinator with the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Environmental Team in South Andaman Island, and have been so for the past 22 years. My interests lie in the forests, traditional food and ways of life, outdoor activities such as trekking and appreciating nature of the islands - the sea, coasts and forest. I am the father of two sons and along with my wife we run our farm, cultivate paddy in the monsoon and run the first registered homestay in Middle Andaman Island