Havelock Island Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2020
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Things To Do In Havelock
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Resorts In Havelock
Havelock Island, part of the stunning Ritchie’s Archipelago, is the heart and soul of Andamans. Speckled with countless white sand beaches surrounded by the beauty of tropical forest, Havelock is a coastal paradise promising unprecedented luxury with a blissful dollop of adrenaline. Home to some of the most stunning beaches of Andaman, the underwater world is guaranteed to lure you in with the plethora of water adventures like snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking, surfing and glass boat rides!

On a lazy day, get in your favourite hammock by the white sandy beaches, and under the canopy of tall palm trees to reinvigorate your senses. Explore popular beaches like Vijayanagar, Radhanagar, and Bharatpur, and entertain the shopaholic in you by giving the iconic Market No. 3 a visit! If you’re a seeker of offbeat destinations, a fascinating trip to Barren Island, Inglis Beach, Merk Bay, and Kalapathar Beach are a delightful detour from the more popular, bustling Havelock beaches.

Places to Visit in Havelock Islands:

-Neil Island
Neil Island is one of the most popular places to visit in Andaman, and sits about 40 km to the south of the Andaman Islands. The face of the island is peppered with dense tropical forests, coral reefs, and lovely white sand beaches. It is also one of the best places in Havelock for experiencing the realm of underwater adventures like scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing. Beaches like Laxmanpur, Sitapur and Bharatpur are the most frequented of all.

-Radhanagar Beack
Skirting the southern coast of Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach is something right out of paradise! Crowned Asia’s Best Beach, and 7th best in the world by Time Magazine, Radhanagar beach enjoys immense popularity. It is the beach that your island dreams are made of - pristine white sand caressing azure waters and towered by lofty trees! It is the perfect place to experience the combination of comforting luxury and rugged wilderness. 

-Elephant Beach
Elephant Beach is best known for snorkelling, owing to the beautiful coral reefs that grace the seascape, along with an abundance of exotic marine life which will have you keep coming back for more. The boat or ferry ride to Elephant Beach from Havelock Jetty takes about 40 minutes. As the beach is applauded for its stunning coral reef structures, sea walking is an unmatched, surreal experience. It is safe to say that your trip to Havelock is incomplete without visiting Elephant Beach.

-Barren Island
True to its name, Barren Island is a stretch of land that is completely devoid of human population. It also fosters the only known active volcano of South Asia, making it a truly fascinating destination for adventure seekers. Since the vegetation is scanty there, it is home only to goats, bats, birds and rats. Although, you need to obtain special permission from the forest department in order to visit the island. Besides, there is a whole world of water sports to lure you along the way!

-Vijaynagar Beach
The exquisite beauty of Vijaynagar Beach is ideal for those looking to bask in the comforting caresses of nature. Also famous as Beach No. 5, it is a go-to destination for exploring the exciting underwater world. The lingering tranquility and solace that the beach offers make it a truly unmatched spot, veered off other bustling attractions in Andaman. You can also have a look at our guide on the best things to enjoy in andaman on your trip. 

-Long Island
Decidedly the most offbeat places to visit in the archipelago, the seascape of Long Island remains relatively unspoiled. It is famous amongst adventurers and explorers of untraced paths, while not many travellers are privy to the beautiful secrets that it harbours. It is also the perfect place for you to unplug, and reconnect with yourself, given the isolated location of the place. If you can visit only a handful of places in Andaman, let Long Island be one of those places.

-Bharatpur Beach
A popular amongst travellers, Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island is a wide blanket of undulating waves, bordered by pristine white sand. What makes the beach stand out is the diversity in coral reefs and exotic marine life that thrives there. One of the best ways to fully admire the beauty of the beach and its wonderful residents is on a glass boat ride, which gives you a closer view, along with the illusion that you’re actually floating on water!

-Kala Pathar Beach
Sitting about 12 km away from Havelock jetty, the beauty of Kalapathar beach remains relatively unexplored. One of the cleanest beaches in Andaman, Kalapathar is ideal for those looking for a respite from the crowded, popular beaches of Havelock. Roofing adventure, natural beauty and solitude, the beach is not yet well equipped with advanced facilities that the other beaches have.

-Market #3
Market #3, also dubbed as the heart and soul of Havelock Island, caters to all shopping whims and needs of travellers and locals alike. Lined with several shops and vendors selling everything from clothes to daily essentials and groceries, one needs to brush up on their bargaining skills to shop here. The market operates from morning to 03:00 PM only.

-Merk Bay Beach
Snuggled in the secluded beauty of North Passage Island in Andaman, Merk Bay Beach is essentially a vast, unseen world awaiting exploration. A beguiling combination of clear turquoise waters and lovely white sand enchants the senses and redefines beauty. The one hour ride from Long Island jetty to Merk Bay is a scenic one as the path winds through unknown creeks and nooks. The island is apt for activities like dolphin spotting, birdwatching, or even for a simple yet refreshing walk by the moonlit shores.

-Laxmanpur Beach
Looking for picture perfect memories and postcard worthy photos? Laxmanpur Beach is what you’re looking for! Bestowed with untouched beauty, the beach strays somewhat off the commonly trodden paths. Its vast and open white shell sands form a striking contrast to the blue waters of other beaches in Andaman. You can also find a delightful amount of sea shells and corals here. Activities like snorkelling and diving are best enjoyed at Laxmanpur Beach, while the majesty of the setting sun leaves stellar shades in the evening skies for you to revel in.

-Inglis Beach       
Inglis Island is located about 60 km away from Port Blair, and is acclaimed widely for its diverse coral reef structures and wildlife. The endless expanse of turquoise green waters of Inglis are bound to leave you speechless. Embraced by vast forests, the island is fairly isolated, rendering it ideal for honeymooners and explorers. Lovely white sand beaches surrounded by vast stretches of greenery, the offbeat destination is something every adventurer dreams of. Don't miss on checking out our top selling andaman honeymoon packages

Things to Do in Havelock

-Visit beaches
Andaman is a beautiful tropical world, and home to thousands of sparkling beaches. And while there are many places to explore in Havelock, essentially, it is nothing without its beaches. If you’re a seeker of offbeat places, Kalapathar Beach is the perfect place to explore, besides Vijaynagar Beach, Radhanagar Beach, and Kalapathar Beach. The most phenomenal experience if watching the slowly setting sun fire up the evening sky!

-Have a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
A menacing combination of adrenaline and peace, the iconic glass bottom boat ride is a must-have experience when in Havelock. Unveil the marvellous secrets of the marine world without dipping your toes in! The ride is generally about an hour long, and can be experienced best at Bharatpur Beach, given its secluded location ensuring you have only the pristine tropical beauty for company.

-See Elephants training
Close to the Havelock jetty lies an elephant training camp where they’re trained meticulously to carry heavy logs, and for other tasks. You can also take a tour of the thick forests of Havelock Island via elephant rides - a once in a lifetime experience. Another such place to experience this is the training camp presided over by the Forest Department at Kalapathar.

-Witness Elephants swimming
Elephant swimming is a widely spoken about activity in Andaman. The most famous swimming elephant, a 66-year-old wonder and the last of his kind was adopted by Havelock’s Barefoot Resort. It was there that he met his end. Sadly, there are no more swimming elephants left in Andamans anymore.

-Explore the sea - Scuba Diving
When in Andaman, scuba diving is a given! The most popular water sport, scuba diving lures in herds and herds of travellers, nature lovers and adrenaline junkies to Andaman every year. And for good reason, for the spectacular beauty of the islands and the stunning diving sites are virtually matchless. There are well-trained professionals and guides to oversee your adventure, and the top-notch modern equipments provided are an assurance of safety. If you’re looking for underwater adventures, Andaman will delight you.

-Snorkelling
With no dearth of breathtaking white sand beaches and glistening turquoise waters in Havelock, snorkelling is one of the finest adventures you can have! One of the major highlights about snorkelling in Havelock is that there is not stipulated timings the must be adhered to, and can be done anytime as per your convenience. Despite being an adrenaline pumping activity, you’d be surprised at the feeling of tranquility it brings you.

-Seesighting in Havelock
Havelock Island is arguably the most alluring destination in Andaman, with countless little treasures locked in its verdant, tropical bounds. From an array of crystal clear beaches to explore, to an astounding list of adventures to lose yourself in, Havelock has got it all. The most commonly chosen sightseeing spots are Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Barren Island, Neil Island, Bharatpur Beach, Vijaynagar Beach and numerous others.

-Kayaking in Havelock
Another stimulating activity to indulge in, kayaking was not as popular as scuba diving back in the day, but is gaining rapid popularity. The realms of Havelock is deemed ideal to experience kayaking. Your adventure is guided by thorough professionals, ensuring safety as well as an adrenaline packed adventure.

-Seaplane ride from Havelock to port blair
Imagine witnessing the spellbinding grandeur of Andaman unfurling before you in a vast, green sprawl, cradling an endless stretch of the sea - a bird’s eye view. That’s what the seaplane ride from Havelock to Port Blair promises, besides other things. The ride takes about 25 blissful minutes to cover the distance between Havelock to Port Blair, speckled with white sandy beaches.

-Trek to Elephant beach
If you thought watersports were the only happening thing in Andaman, a refreshing jungle trek to Elephant Beach is just the mythbuster you need! The narrow trails to Elephant Beach are lined with stunning, tall trees that command some of the best views on the island. The trek begins at about 08:00 AM, and lasts for 45 minutes, weaving through dense mangrove forests and marshlands.

-Have a walk in sea
A refreshing change from scuba diving, yet strikingly similar to it is the delightful adventure of sea walking. The best place to indulge in it is Elephant Beach in Havelock, where PADI certified instructors look after your journey and ensure you well-rounded safety and total fun. All you need is a well trained instructor, sea helmet and you’re set! In fact, you can even take this up as a pre scuba diving activity, to test the waters, literally!

Things to keep in mind:

Make sure to pack all your medical essentials in a single, easily accessible bag that you can carry everywhere. Carry medicines for fever, cough and cold, indigestion, headache, motion sickness, nausea, diarrhoea, painkillers, band-aid, gauze, cotton and antiseptic cream.) Though there are a decent number of pharmacy shops in Havelock, it is always advisable to carry your stash with you in case of emergencies.

-  Carry your govt. ID proofs everywhere you go. You will be required to produce them at airports, staying in hotels and possibly other places.

-  Locals are quite helpful, warm and welcoming. Don’t hesitate too much to ask for advice and recommendations. The island is relatively safe, with minimum crime rates, even for solo female travellers. That said, know when to avoid someone if you smell trouble. Do not get too friendly with someone you don’t know well. It doesn’t hurt to be cautious.

- If you wish to save money, consider travelling by local transportation instead of hiring a private car. Not only will you make more friends, but also enhance your travel experience by a long shot.

- Carry a majority of your money in form of cards, with only bare minimum in cash to ensure protection. There are enough number of ATMs in Havelock.

- If you’re travelling during monsoons, keep an eye out for any weather reports that may be circulated.

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15 March 2020
Excellent
It was an amazing experience to go underwater and see marine life. Andaman had a rich marine life and a variety of aquatic animals and fishes in Havelock Island. It was a great experience of seeing life underwater.
My Instructor was an expert , Good approach and very instructionally sound. Since it was my first time for a scuba, I had an awesome scuba experience.
"awesome experience.the trainer was experienced and very cordial.despite being faced issues in booking, the coordination to resolve the issue was commendable"
19 December 2019
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We were 8 of us who were looking forward for something adventurous and Thrillophilia made it happen. Night kayaking was the highlight of our trip. We exactly were able to do the kayaking in the dense mangroves of Havelock island on full moon day. We were lucky enough to see bioluminiscence. Thanks for arranging and making our trip extra special. Would also love to thank our guide named Rajkumar who took us for kayaking.
"scuba diving is a once in life time experience and we enjoyed it thoroughly only hiccup was the local tour coordinator was not aware or updated about our scuba diving and i had to call up the tour operator and then at night we got a confirmation that the scuba diving is confirmed."
06 March 2020
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It was an exciting water sport to do in Andaman and very famous as well. We were 4 people and had done scuba diving together. It was totally fun and thrilling to do so. Been underwater itself was exciting and watching fishes so close was a lifetime memorable experience. Thrillophilia has the best package available at a discounted price.
23 February 2020
Excellent
Our diving experience was fantastic. We had seen sea turtles and had an amazing photo surrounded by fishes from all sides. The water was clear and calm on that day and we enjoyed it a lot underwater. The equipment was given by them and they were in good condition as well. The training session was very helpful to enjoy the scuba diving experience.
11 March 2020
Excellent
We had done scuba diving at various places and scuba diving in Andaman was a great experience. There are a variety of fishes in the water and the water was clear as well to enjoy the experience of Scuba Diving. It was worth trying scuba diving here.
10 March 2020
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Scuba Diving was one of the water sports I want to try in my life. We had been on a family trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island and during our visit to Havelock Island I had done scuba diving and it was a lifetime experience and was so much fun.
04 March 2020
Excellent
My wife and I tried scuba diving in Andaman and was scared at first because we had never done anything like this before. But the instructor was so helpful and friendly and during the first dive in shallow water, he let us overcome our fear, and then we went diving in deep water. It was a thrilling and exciting experience for us and we had a great memorable experience.

How to Reach

  • By Air
  • Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar International Airport is the nearest one to Andaman, and is well connected to Kolkata and Chennai with a decent number of flights plying between them. If you’re travelling from any other city, you must board a connecting flight to Port Blair from either Chennai or Kolkata. From the airport, a ferry or helicopter ride will land you at Havelock within anywhere between 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the mode of transport.
  • By Ship
  • If you’re seeking new experiences and wish to travel a bit leisurely, travelling by ship is your best option. Despite being a tad bit time consuming (about 50 - 60 hrs), the ship ride to Andaman is a once in a lifetime experience. There are about 4-5 ships that run between Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag to Andaman every month. From here, a ferry or helicopter ride will land you at Havelock within anywhere between 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the mode of transport.

Best Time To Visit

  • Since Andaman is essentially a tropical paradise, there are only two seasons that reign it's realm - summer and monsoon. There is no winter in Andaman. The best season to visit Havelock Island is summer season, when the tropica beauty of the island comes alive, and the crystal clear beaches, glistening under the unwavering gaze of the sun await you. It is also the ideal season to experience water sports and adventures like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and glass boat rides.
  • Summer is the season of peak tourism in Havelock Island, so it is advisable to have your bookings dome well in advance. With average temperatures ranging between 27 to 36 degrees Celsius, Havelock is also the perfect respite from the scorching summer heat that cities usually experience.
  • Another great season to soak in the widespread beauty of Havelock Island is ‘winter’, starting from late October to March. Though it isn’t winter in the real sense, the temperatures are quite mild and pleasant, which allows you to indulge in water adventures to your heart’s content. It is also considerably less crowded in winters, affording you just solitude and solace you need. If you’re an explorer or a seeker of offbeat trails, consider a winter trip to Havelock. Otherwise, the best season to visit Havelock remains to be summer.

People Also Ask About Havelock Island

  1. Where is Havelock Island located?

    Havelock Island is located to the east of Great Andaman and belongs to the South Andaman administrative district and its capital city is Port Blair.
  2. How to reach Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island can be reached by water and air.

    By Air: There are daily flights to Port Blair from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. There are no international flights into Port Blair.

    By Water: After reaching Port Blair, the only way to reach Havelock is by water. There are government ferry service, private catamaran ferry which takes 90 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. What is the best time to visit Havelock Island?

    Every season, Havelock Island presents its magical side to tourists.
     • March to May: Summer is a great season to enjoy water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. Humidity may be high, but the heat isn't harsh. The weather remains between- 28 degree to 30 degree celcius

    .• June to September: During rainfall, Havelock Island looks beautiful with lush green all around. Though it could be challenging due to heavy rainfall. But the good side is, less tourists and good package deals.

    October to February: One can experience mild winters with temperature ranging between 15 degree celcius and 34 degree celcius. For honeymooners, this is an apt time to explore Havelock Islands and enjoy water activities.
  4. Is it worth visiting the Havelock Island?

    Yes, Havelock Island is a must visit in Andaman and Nicobar Island. It offers Asia’s best beaches, famous for its swimming elephants and unbeatable reef. The peace here is undeniable.

    Enjoying your dinner at treehouse restaurant and watching sunset at Radhanagar Beach shouldn't be missed.Exploring the local culture is worth an experience. Island Tourism Festival is the major fair celebrated here.

    Other fairs and festivals are- Music Festival / Monsoon Festival, Food Festival and Film Festival.
  5. What items I must pack before going to Havelock Island?

    Some of the common packing things before visiting Havelock Island:
    1. Sunscreen Insect Repellent
    2. Water Bottles
    3. Cotton cloths
    4. Medication
    5. Sun Protection
    6. Enough cash
    7. Travel documents and ID proofs

    Cloths depends on the weather condition of the place. Some of the points to consider are:

    • Check the need for sun hats, scarves, bandanas, beach bag, sun glasses, belts and costume Jewellery
    • Know your excursions. Have an idea of What You Plan on doing
    • A collapsible bag which doubles as a beach bag and a carry on for souvenirs collected along the way
    • Carry a camera to click pictures, if don't have a camera, carry an extra memory card to have phone clicks
    • Carry essential documents for travelling and ID proofs which might need in some cases.

  6. What is the ideal duration of holidays in Havelock?

    You can explore Havelock Island while touring around Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The ideal tour duration could be 6 nights/7 days or 7 nights/8 days. There are various packages offered which includes the Havelock trip too. To explore the in-and-out of Havelock, book the place for at least 6-7 days. This allows you to freely explore the place.
  7. What is the most enjoyable thing/activities to do in Havelock?

    Strolling in the beach and tasting some amazing cuisine is a must in Havelock Islands. Watching sunset from Radhanagar Beach shouldn't be missed.

     For water adventure activities try snorkeling, scuba diving and other such activities can be enjoyed in . Activities offered include an underwater sea walk, scuba diving, Jet Skiing, glass-bottom boats and banana rides. But of all water activities. Scuba diving is the major activity enjoyed by tourists in Andaman Island.The turquoise crystal waters are perfect for a peek into the underwater world. Visit a PADI diving school to organize a scuba diving trip to see the Andaman’s rare marine life.

     If you love trekking then trail to Elephant Beach is a must. This trail passes through dense forest and ends up near marsh mangrove land. You can hire a guide who may charge you around Rs 500- Rs 1000 (but do bargain).
  8. What sort of accommodation is available in Havelock Island?

    There are some good accommodation available in Havelock Island. From budget resort to luxury ones, there are enough options. The tariff starts from Rs 500 to Rs 25,000/-
     Some of the options are-
     • Barefoot at Havelock- This eco-village is the only hotel on Beach No. 7 ‘the best beach in Asia’ according to TIME magazine. It’s also home to Rajan, Barefoot’s 66-year-old retired Asian elephant. Tariff: Rs. 7500-Rs. 25000.

    Silversand- Beautiful cottages with ocean and jungle views makes this accommodation a worth to invest on. The resort can organize your day trips, moped hire and boat tickets. Tariff: Rs. 7500-Rs. 14999.
    The Wild Orchid: Andamanese-style cottages all set in a tropical garden a stone’s throw from the beach. Tariff: Rs. 4000-Rs. 8000.

    Sunrise Beach Resort: One can enjoy bamboo huts with a fan and mosquito net; double bed and communal bathroom are as cheap as 500 rupees and situated just 20 meters from the beautiful ocean. It is located on the most picturesque strip of Beach 5.Tariff: Rs. 500-Rs. 3500.

    Dolphin Beach Resort: This government run resort is popular with Indian families, their VIP suites offering excellent value. You can book AC room for around Rs 2000, cheaper.

    Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort: One can have choices of room available to enjoy the time near the beach. The price ranges from Rs 2000/- to Rs 6000/-.

    Sea Shell Resort: One can book wooden cottages with a/c, and TV. One can enjoy a great setting of the resort and stay beneath the palm trees. Singles Rs 5,000, doubles Rs 6,000, incl. breakfast.

    Tented Accommodation: Camping is subject to weather conditions there are camps (Domes/Swiss A/C Tents Non A/C Tents Rs.2500/- Rs.1500/- Rs.1000/-)
  9. Can I know about the climate of Havelock Island?

    The climatic condition is normal as other places. The temperature during the summer doesn’t rise more than 35 degrees. During this season, one can wear printed and light cotton cloths.

    If visiting to Andaman and Nicobar during monsoon, which falls on May to August, you can enjoy sightseeing and greenery around the island. During the winter, which falls from December to February, the island invites cool weather and is the best time to visit.
  10. What kind of shopping can be done in Havelock?

    Havelock Island has very few shopping places. If you're intending to shop around, then you may be disappointed. There are only markets no.3 and no.2 at the village where you can shop for local products, especially artifacts and handworks.
  11. What are some famous tourist attractions in Havelock Island?

    There are many attractions in Havelock Island-
     • Radhanagar Beach: One of the most beautiful beaches, it was rated as the best in Asia by Time in 2004. One can enjoy spectacular sunsets. There are a few food shacks where the road hits the beach, all of which rent snorkels and fins. Also, if you walk all the way on the right side of the beach, there is a lagoon also called Blue Lagoon.

    • Elephant Beach: Though it was affected by the 2004 Tsunami, the coral here is probably the best on the island, making this an excellent spot for snorkeling. If trek and get to the beach and are tired to trek back an option would be to take a boat ride from there to Jetty , normally they charge Rs 100 per person.

    • Kalapathar Beach: Kalapathar beach is situated in one corner of Havelock Island and yet another spectacular beach in Havelock Island. The beach got its name from the surrounding village called Kalapathar Village and the black rocks (Kalapathar Rocks) that adorn the coastline here.
  12. What kind of water activities are there in Havelock Island?

    One can enjoy the best time at Havelock Island by emerging into various activities.

    Sea Walk:It can done at North Bay Island, Port Blair and Elephant Beach, Havelock Island. To enjoy the sea-walk, pre-booking will help in saving time.

    Scuba Diving: It is the main activity on Havelock island other than chilling out, lying on the beaches or hammocks and eating seafood. Andaman Bubbles, Barefoot Scuba, DiveIndia and Doongi Dives and are the top 4 SSI and PADI certified dive centers.

    • Snorkeling: This water activity is done at Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach. You can even do snorkeling at Lighthouse. They charge 2000/- for a couple for Speed boat transfer + Snorkel.

    • Game Fishing: It is yet another popular activity famous on Havelock Island. Fishing boats are available for hire to visit uninhabited islands such as Peel Island, Wilson Island, South button, Inglis Island and other reputed islands.
  13. What is the best time to do water activities in Havelock Island?

    Rainy season is highly avoided for water activities. Apart, during the high tide or specific time, water activities are not undertaken. Summer and winter is the best time for water activities.
  14. Can one do Scuba Diving or Snorkeling in Havelock Island?

    Yes, there are enough beaches to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in Havelock Island. Top scuba diving services in Havelock Island are- Dive Andaman, Dive India and Andaman Bubbles Some of the options are:
    • Scuba Diving for Swimmers- Rs 3500/-: No swimming skills required and one can enjoy 35 minutes of dive.
    • Scuba Diving for beginners with Boat Ride: - Rs 4500/-: Underwater for 60 minutes with personal video. No special swimming skill required.
    • Scuba Diver Certification Course- Rs 12000: This course will train you to dive up to 12m under professional supervision. The certificate is accepted world-wide and is valid for a life-time.

     Minimum age required is 10 and requires good physical health. During the course of scuba diving, one can even get personalized video done deep inside the sea.

    When it comes to snorkeling, Elephant Beach is an ideal place. Elephant Beach is approximately 20 minutes by boat from the Havelock Island dock. This destination offers beautiful white sand beach along with an amazing coral reef which starts at a depth less than a metre. One can even seek service for local fishermen offering day trips and half day trips to different locations. South Button Island is particularly good as the reef is shallow, colorful, and beautiful.
  15. What sort of food is available in Havelock? Are there vegetarians restaurants in Havelock?

    Sea Food is the best option found here. There are some beachside cafes in Havelock Island. These restaurants offer some best cuisine from South and North India. Also one can taste multi-cultural food items. There are dhabas near beaches that serves the best non-veg and veg foods. Geetha Restaurant, Symphony Palms, Pristine Beach Resort and others.

    Yes, there are enough vegetarian restaurants. Even cafes here offer vegetarian food. Anju Coco, Fat Martin Cafe, Full Moon Cafe, Golden Spoon and others. There are resorts having their own restaurants serving the best veg food items. In fact, every restaurant here serves veg food.
  16. What sort of nightlife is there in Havelock?

    You wouldn't find any nightlife in Havelock. However, one can spend time at some bars located around. Sep Sip and Nico Bar are famous pubs near to Havelock.
  17. What sort of law is there on drug usage in Havelock?

    Though there is a strict law against carrying or consumption of drugs in Havelock. But there are few hidden places where drug consumption is still active. But has extremely come down. You need to be very careful with people around, who can manage to dupe you in certain ways. However, being the tourist place, police vigilance is extreme and ensures that there is no drug use.
  18. What is the legal drinking age in Havelock?

    21 is the legal drinking age in Havelock.
  19. Are there any ATMs available in Havelock?

    There are a few ATMs in Havelock, but carrying enough cash is highly recommended. These ATMs may run out of cash due to the presence of huge tourists. So why take a risk and carry enough cash during the journey.
  20. What all modes of payment are accepted in Havelock?

    Cash is the best mode of payment accepted. But with electronic payment machines are also coming up. So card payment can be expected.
  21. Is internet access easily available in Havelock Island?

    No, the internet access is quite poor, especially in remote areas. Better to switch off the internet data of your mobile. You can get satellite internet on some of the dive resorts, but at 300 rupees or more an hour it's extremely expensive. Some of the resorts offering satellite internet are:
    • Wild Orchid Resort has a a satellite broadband internet cafe. Though the speeds are not lighting fast, it is definitely better than dialup.

    • Pristine Beach Resort has a couple of computers, which every once in a while are connected to the internet.

    • Anu's Internet Cafe has two computers set up in a shop just off the main road near Dolphin Resort in village no.3.
  22. Is money exchange facility available in Havelock Island?

    The money exchange can be done in the Airport and banks in Port Blair. You can do money exchange before entering to Havelock Island.
  23. Are there any hospitals in Havelock?

    There are few clinics and hospitals in Havelock Islands. There has been medical developments in recent times with the growing tourist number. GB Pant Hospital is the leading hospital in Port Blair. Also, there are Primary Health Centre, Community Health Centre, ISM & Homeopathy and few other options are available in Havelock Island and Port Blair.
  24. What should be done in case of any medical emergency in Havelock?

    The best thing is to carry medication with you to bring down the health issue. You can then reach any clinic or hospital nearby for further medication. Water sports services have first aids too, if you face any health issue during water activities.
  25. Are there any aboriginal tribes in Havelock? Can I meet them?

    There are few aboriginal tribes in the inside jungles of Havelock Island, but meeting them isn’t a good idea. They are away from human connection, so better not to disturb or enter their zone. This aboriginal tribe majorly belongs to Andaman & Nicobar Islands and are in very few numbers in Havelock Island. Before visiting any island or beach, one should be aware about the presence of such tribes and avoid visiting.