Truly blessed by the enormous natural spectacle, Lamiya Bay Beach is Diglipur is a killer attraction in Andaman. A pristine beach is located on the foothills of Saddle Peak, the highest point on the island and ahead of Kalipur Beach. The quintessential sea enhanced by the polished stones on the shore attracts a huge number of tourists always. The pebble beach which is long and wide is one of the favourite destinations in Andaman for honeymoon couples as well as families.
The rock structures of the shoreline are giving the entire atmosphere a charming look. This clean beach assures that the tourists are extremely happy to spend time here. The forest department has set up some eco-friendly huts and a watch room on the beach in order to extend all the necessary comforts and essential facilities to the tourists.
But sadly, the lack of proper caring leads this beach to be secluded and devastated and the Government seems to be not that serious about the maintenance of more huts and tourist friendly features, as visitors say. There ae a lot of scopes to build this beach into one of the most prominent beaches in Andaman because of the countless factors that make it look dashing.
Highlights: The pebbled beach and the rock structures lying on the shore are itself the key factors which make Lamiya Bay an astounding beauty. The sunrise and sunset views from the beach have a lot of admirers.
Activities: Swimming and beach walk are the most favourite activities. There is ample space on the beach to relax as well.
Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, it would take around 12-hour journey by road to reach Diglipur and from there, one can reach Lamiya Bay easily.
The highest peak in the Island, Saddle peak is adorned with the gorgeous Lamiya Bay Beach at the foothills. The dazzling beach has polished pebbles laid down on the shoreline with further accentuates the beauty of the beach. A favourite amongst the honeymooners, it has turned into a most preferred photographic beach with shrubs and trees for contrast. Aesthetic eco-friendly huts and watchtowers have been set on the shoreline for the tourists to relish the beauty of sun, sand and shade on a sunny and bright day.
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Witness a magnificent sunset with the sky turning crimson and reflecting the last rays on the polished pebbles. The grandeur of the rocks on the shores adds to the astounding beauty of the beach making it an exotic pebbled beach lined with greens. Be one with nature as the trees sway to the rhythm of a gentle breeze singing a song that is unknown.
How to reach Lamiya Bay Beach:
It takes close to 12 hours to reach Diglipur from Port Blair by road. There is regular bus service to and from Port Blair and Diglipur ferrying locals and tourists. A further 25km from Diglipur Bazaar, Lamiya Beach is just 3km ahead of Kalipur Beach.
Best time to visit Lamiya Bay Beach:
The Beach is open for tourists throughout the year, but the months between October to May are suitable for exploring the Beach to one’s heart’s content and indulging into various beach activities. The monsoon season is best avoided for it may cause disruption in commutation between islands and Beaches. Thus the best time to visit Lamiya Bay Beach is from November to April when the sun is gentler and the warmth of the sandy beaches offers a conducive environ.
1. Places to visit near Lamiya Bay Beach
Andaman and Nicobar Island is dotted with interesting places, thus a visit to Lamiya Bay Beach can open door to visiting nearby places which are quite popular. The Saddle Peak National Park which is rich in species of both flora and fauna, the Kalipur Beach which is a couple of kilometres away is also a quaint place to relax and watch the sunset for the day. Thus a day spent hopping beaches and experiencing the beach life traversed by a visit to the greens of the national park is an ideal way to explore this part of Andaman.
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2. Activities to do in Lamiya Bay Beach
Swimming and activities related to water are a few of the favourites amongst the tourist circle. Nature enthusiasts can keep themselves engaged walking across the beach and watching the placid waves lashing against the warmth of the sand. A favourite spot for any photography aficionados, they click an array of memorable images to their heart’s content. In general, it is a good place to unwind and let your hair down for a relaxing day beside the beach.
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3. Places to eat in and near Lamiya Bay Beach
Diglipur is dotted with eateries and restaurants to satiate the hunger pangs of the wanderers. Places like Annu bar and restaurant, Gold Coast restaurant, New Hira restaurant and Navin Praveen are multi-cuisine restaurants.
4. Places to stay near Lamiya Bay Beach.
There are some decent options to stay near Kalipur Beach which is just a couple of kilometres away from Lamiya Bay Beach. Resorts like Pristine Beach Resort, Fortune Resort Bay Island, Hotel Saddle peak and Turtle Resort are all in close proximity to the beach.
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5. Medical Facilities in Lamiya Bay Beach
There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.
6. Timing to visit Lamiya Bay Beach.
Lamiya Bay Beach can be visited anytime between Sunrise to sunset, thus 6 am to 5 pm is the best time to visit the Beach to experience the splendid beauty.
7. Mobile Connectivity in Lamiya Bay Beach
Mobile connectivity in Lamiya Bay Beach might not be up to one’s expectation, thus keeping aside all the worldly attachments enjoy the magnificence of the shoreline.
8. Travellers' Tip before visiting Lamiya Bay Beach.
Carry bottled water, sunglasses, cap/hat, flip flops and swimwear to enjoy beach time.
Return back by sunset as options for commutation is limited.
Carry a camera to capture mesmerizing moments spent at the Beach.
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