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Things to Do in Havelock Island

Things to Do in Havelock Island

Havelock Island is deemed among most popular tourist destinations in Andamans and there are so many things to do in Havelock Island that it appeals to all types of tourists. The marine wildlife is simply amazing and tourists get plenty of water sports activities to pick from. It is therefore frequented by honeymooning couples, nature lovers and people seeking serenity and relief from the chaos of city life. Underwater activities like scuba diving can be done at more or less all beaches of Havelock Island. There are certified diving operators you can approach for this. The virgin shores of Elephant Beach are ideal for snorkelling. While snorkelling you can see the abundant fish species floating around the corals in the crystal clear water.

There are a few dive shops close to the Radhanagar beach and they offer skilled instructors to aid the tourists. Adventurous tourists trek to the Elephant Beach rather than using boats. Japanese Hill is a better option in this regard. This bird lover’s haven is composed of tropical rain forest where you can see avian species like Pacific reef egret, collared kingfisher and oriental magpie robin. Check scuba diving packages in Andaman for having an awesome scuba diving experience.

There are a lot of things to do in Havelock Island for anyone and both activity lovers and tranquillity seekers will be satisfied. There are a number of beaches in Andaman and finding a quiet place for sunbathing or relaxing will not be a problem. The teens and kids can indulge in games and fun activities on the sprawling sandy beaches. 

The various beaches of Havelock Island are a visual feast for the eyes. Of these, Radhanagar Beach is noteworthy. It is a clean beach and watching the sunset here is the perfect recipe to rejuvenate the mind. The Elephant Beach was ravaged by the 2004 tsunami but it is still worth exploring. The Kalapathar Beach is used mostly for picnics and families and groups exploring the island choose it more than single visitors. It has a lot of black coloured rocks gracing the coastline. The Vijayanagar beach is also good for picnics and it is marked by fringing Mahua trees and seashells. It is also called the Lone Mangrove Beach. Check out the honeymoon packages of Andaman which include a visit to these popular beaches.

After indulging in water sports activities, swimming or enjoying beach sports, visitors can resort to something different. It is quite an enthralling experience seeing the elephants being trained to carry wood logs. Opting for elephant ride is also an option for visitors. The elephant ride route is through the amazing forests of the island. At the Radhanagar Beach, an elephant named Rajan is present and swimming with that jumbo is a thrilling experience for anyone. Those wondering about things to do in Havelock Island after exploring natural attractions can head to the eateries and cafes! For fresh and delicious seafood- visiting the Emerald Gecko is advisable. As for those who love classical music and healthy salads, the Full Moon Café in beach no 5 is ideal. The cardamom lime fizzes are refreshing, and your taste buds will be pepped up. You can also check out our finely curated Andaman holiday packages

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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all that it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman.

Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travellers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday.

Highlights: There is nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see. Andaman honeymoon packages itinerary always includes Havelock Island.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkelling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time. You must book a tour including Andaman snorkelling, to make your holiday much more special.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

Elephant Beach

One of the most amazing places to visit in Andaman for water sports and leisure tour, Elephant Beach should not be missed from your Andaman holiday itinerary. Boasting of heavenly coral reefs and its enthralling underwater marine life, Elephant Beach is a great spot to spend your holiday time in Andaman. Whether you seek relaxing or a bustling escape from the monotony of daily life, Elephant Beach will charm you in all the ways.

Barren Island

Barren Island is located in the Andaman Sea, around 140 kilometres northeast of Port Blair. It is also India's only active volcano and is a sight to behold. Barren Island is known for its stark landscape and crystal-clear waters. Though setting foot on the island is prohibited, you can enjoy its beauty from a boat or seaplane. The surrounding ocean waters are an adventurer’s paradise. Here, divers can witness a world of unique lava formations and vibrant marine life. This makes Barren Island a premier destination for underwater explorations.

Experience the untouched beauty of Barren Islands, offering an unparalleled glimpse into nature with Andaman Tour Packages.

Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. Don't forget to check the resorts for couples in Andaman.

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activities: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

Kala Pathar Beach

Kalapathar Beach located near Kalapathar Village which is famous for the abundant black stones is an adorning beauty on the famous Havelock Island. The whole beach is dramatically lined by thick greenery and one important fact about the beach is that it is comparatively silent and most of the time, less number of people will be roaming around and that may be the reason why it sticks close to the visitor’s heart. As the number of people is lesser, Kalapathar Beach is very special for couples and families who would like to spend time in peace and utmost calmness. 

Along with that the indescribable sunset and sunrise views from the beach give unimaginable energy to the tourists. The emerald water, the silvery grains on the shore, the typical green colour of the tropical trees arrayed in a catching way and the pleasant views from the shore are the prime reasons why Kalapathar become a heroic figure many times.

Since there are n number of accommodation facilities near the beach, tourists are eager to take up a long vacation on Havelock Island and visit this beach.

Activities: Sunbathing is the best activity that can be done on Kalapathar beach. Snorkeling, bathing, swimming or just walk around are the possible activities that can be done on the beach. Watching the exciting sunset and sunrise is also considered to be refreshing activity here.

Scuba diving also is an important activity which would open the gates of wide coral reefs underwater.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located at a distance of 61 kms from Port Blair.

If you are traveling to Havelock Island from Port Blair then you must check our Port Blair to Hvaelock Travel Guide.

Lalaji Bay Beach

A peaceful beach that attracts quite a lot of number of tourists is Lalaji Bay Beach located in the west coast of Long Island. The beach is closely connected to Rangat and Middle Andaman so that people won’t get confused about the route to reach Lalaji Bay Beach. Walking through the mangrove creek would be adventurous enough before you reach the charming beach. Facilities are limited on the beach so that tourists are always advised to bring drinking water with them. 

Highlights: The crystal clear sea and the copious green trees on the shore are making the beach looks amazing and splendid. This pristine beach is highly suitable for beach hopping or sole walking for a refreshing and rejuvenating mind. For a relaxed, peaceful time, Lalaji beach is the best. To surprise you, at times, the dolphins will come out of the habitat and meet the sun.

Activities: The beach is undoubtedly the best for swimming and snorkeling. But to relax for a while watching the crashing waves will be a remarkable experience for those who love to spend time in peace. To reach the beach, if you are ready, take a 2 hour long walk through the wilderness and the greatest pleasure on arriving at Lalaji Beach is the trekking trip.

Distance from Port Blair: Lalaji Beach is properly connected to Rangat via continuous ferry but it is lying at a distance of 89 kms from Port Blair. To avoid the long and tiring sea trips, people usually take the bus route to reach Rangat and from there they take the ferry service to reach the beach.

Don't miss to check out our guide on the top places to see in Havelock Island, which can help you in planning your trip. 

Merk Bay Beach

The famous, prominent and beautiful Merk Bay Beach is located on the North Passage Island in Andaman which is the immaculate yet uninhabited island. It is close to the popular Straight Island and Long Island.

The combination of the turquoise water with the highly glittering white sandy beach executes the definition of unseen beauty very well. From Long Island jetty, one will get a lot of boat services to reach the beach and why tourists are eagerly coming to Merk Bay Beach is to simply relax or for a remarkable day out.

Highlights: The boat safari from the Long Island Jetty is quite exciting as the journey will be going through the vast creeks and it will take around one hour to reach the beach. There is one point to remember is that during the rainy season or rough weather conditions, there would high waves which will make your journey a bit tricky and difficult so it is always better to check the Andaman travel guide before visiting.

Tourists have pointed out that Merk Bay Beach is an ideal location for bird watching and there are plenty of opportunities to spot the playful dolphins coming out of the water to meet you.

Activities: Birding, beach walk, dolphin spotting etc are the main activities Merk Bay Beach loves to host and there are water-based activities like boating, swimming etc can be done.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, Long Island lies about 47 nautical miles away and after you reach Long Island, you can take the option of a boat ride from Long Island jetty to the beach.

Guitar Island Beach

One of the significant yet less explored islands in Andaman is Guitar Island and there is a fascinating reason behind the unusual name of it. The shape of a guitar is clearly drawn by the island and yet another feature is that this island gets connected to the neighboring island during low tides. For sightseeing and spending a fresh morning, this island is quite good. This inhabited island is a wonder for many as it is tucked away by the green nature and astounding azure water that would be supported always by the relaxed long beach. It has one of the best beaches in andaman

Apart from some fishing boats, the island is devoid of the crowd and you will feel the most private space on the island without any hindrance. Since there are no settlements on the island, night stay will be difficult. Hence tourists arrive here in the morning, spend some time relaxing and then go back by afternoon.

Highlights: The long sandy beaches are the major attraction on the island and the relishing nature supports it throughout. The pristine nature would eclipse everything else on the island.

Activities: Sightseeing and beach walk along the long, narrow yet beautiful sand bed are the most appreciated and welcomed activities but you will get enough chances to spot the sea animals like crabs, hermit crabs etc roaming around and a huge collection of shells will be seen here and there throughout the beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Since Guitar Island is a part of Long Island, it can be approached by dunghi or traditional boat to the island. It will take around 15 minutes only. From Port Blair, Long Island is around 90 km and one can reach by road or by sea taking a boat service.

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Saurabh Dalvi
Reviewed: 29 Nov 2022
5.0/5
It was wonderful experience for the first time scuba diving. Ground team was excellent and followed all the safety guidelines. Had to pay extra to upgrade to gopro footage. It was way worth. Thank you thrillophilia
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Binith Jacob
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2022
5.0/5
Driver was upset that we took a walk after dinner...nice guy. The waiter was so nice and kind and was available at all times. A fun experience however it close to a beach but since it was at night. The main highlight wi be the arrangement only
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Indhumathi Sekar
Reviewed: 26 Jul 2022
4.0/5
Decorations were amazing, they could have some more brighter lights just for the photographs, after 20 mins we arrived it started raining heavily 😒 Other than that food and decorations were excellent, if they had started at the right time maybe we could have enjoyed nicely. It started at 8pm only a... Read More
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Deeptendu Pandey
Reviewed: 01 Mar 2017
5.0/5
Snorkeling is something we all can do, just need a few hours of practice. I wanted to try snorkeling when i was in Andamans. So I chose this package with my friends. We would feel like the activity should be extended for long hours, here only thirty minutes were there
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Gandharv Mehra
Reviewed: 14 Mar 2020
5.0/5
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.
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Bhisham Deshpande
Reviewed: 05 Mar 2020
5.0/5
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 pa... Read More

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