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  • Your trip to Andaman is incomplete if you don’t go for scuba diving in Havelock. Havelock is an island with white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons that hypnotize you; shimmering gates of coral that tempt you and cobalt waters teeming with marine life that enthrall you. Scuba diving in the waters of such a place is absolutely a magical experience. Snorkeling and Scuba diving are the most popular activities in the Andaman Islands; especially in Havelock. 

    These activities have no real barriers when it comes to age, fitness level or enjoyment. For water enthusiasts who can't swim very well, snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the wonderful marine life that the Emerald Isles have to offer. For other water babies, free diving can be just as thrilling and amazing. Participants are provided with a mask and a pair of fins to explore the underwater world. This experience is truly rewarding and can be witness even if you are just a beginner and have never tried the activity before. It is advisable to not miss this opportunity of Scuba Diving in Havelock to get your glimpse of what the underwater world has to offer. The underwater world around Havelock has plenty to offer divers of all skill levels. 

    Majority of the areas better diving spots is in water no deeper than 20 meters. Of late, however, newer and deeper sites are being discovered, some of which are highly recommended. The dive sites are between 30 minutes and 2 hours by boat and vary quite a bit in what the individual sites offer, with regards to topography and fish life. Diving instructors adhere to the prescribed depth limits for safety. If tourists wish to dive a site which is deeper than their previous experiences and certification, they can request for the same. Scuba diving in Havelock is strictly performed under the supervision of instructors.

  • 01Scuba Diving in Andaman

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    About the Activity:

    "Explore the beauty of Ocean Depths"

    Indulge in the fascinating activity of Scuba Diving, in the mesmeric Beach No:1 in Havelock Island. When you arrive at the Scuba Diving camp, early in the morning you will be assisted by the representative. The timing is based on schedule booked and a number of people participating. A PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified Scuba instructor will brief you about the “dos and don’ts” of Scuba Diving. Later, you will be taken to the diving sites the guides decide on, which can be reached by a boat ride of 40 minutes from the Scuba Diving camp. Upon reaching the dive site, the proper equipment for Scuba diving will be given to you and then embark your underwater experience. The instructor will accompany you through the entire process. Before you get to indulge in deep water diving, you will be introduced to the shallow waters to become familiar with the gears.

    Get Ready for Once in a lifetime Experince!

  • 02How to get there

    Chennai/Calcutta to Port Blair by air. From there board a Govt. Ferry to Havelock Island.

    Nearest Town: Port Blair which is 57 km away.

    Distance: Chennai -Port Blair-1190kms, Calcutta- Port Blair- 1255kms

    Best time to visit: October to May

    Exact Location: Havelock island is the largest of the islands in a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands.

  • 03Other Information

    Visit the Cellular Jail at Port Blair. An integral part of Indian history this was where many unfortunate freedom fighters were imprisoned tortured and hanged by the British. The Naval Marine museum (Samudrika) and the museums of Anthropology and Fisheries are interesting places to gain some general knowledge.

    Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, 29 km from Port Blair, is another enjoyable place to go to, covered with tropical and mangrove forests; it has extremely rare flora and fauna. Entry fee to all the places is Rs 10.

    Beware of jagged edges of Bleached Coral at Beaches #2, #3 and #5 as the shallow beachfront waters on the northern coast of Havelock is covered with this.

    Apart from scuba diving, snorkeling, water surfing, jet skiing and para sailing are ways one can indulge in marine life exploration.

    Don't forget to check: Affordable Andaman Tours and Packages

  • Other Activities in Havelock

  • 04Snorkelling in Havelock

    Snorkelling in Havelock

    Along with Scuba Diving in Havelock, snorkeling too is a breathtaking activity in the Andaman Islands. As the visibility in waters here is clear, travelers have a great fun experiencing the marine life. There are many snorkeling excursions programs that range from short day to full day, chartering your own snorkel boat, etc. Off Havelock Island, there are many sites at which one can snorkel. The best time to snorkel in the Andaman Islands is February and March. The peak season starts from November and goes on till Mid April. The second week of May brings in the monsoon season.

    Fee/Cost: INR 1250 per head

    Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

    Approx cost: Around Rs. 800 per person is the standard
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  • 05Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Besides the dream-like white sandy beaches, Havelock is also famous for being home to 1/5 of India’s total mangrove cover. This makes it ideal for kayaking activity in the blue waters. Hop into a kayak and explore the wilderness of the island, hear the chirping of the birds, and find peace as you row your kayak surrounded by nature. You could also opt for the night kayaking option in Havelock and experience the wonder of nature as you see the glowing bioluminescence with each paddle you make.

    Approximate Fee/Cost: INR 350 per head

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  • 06Fun at Radhanagar Beach

    Fun at Radhanagar Beach

    Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometers from the Islands ferry pier and is regarded as Grade A beach of outstanding quality and overall maintenance. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometers and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. 

    The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters. The beach is absolutely fun to be at with your friends, family, and even for a solo traveller. This one of the most sought-after beaches for scuba diving in Havelock.

    Fee/Cost: No entry fee

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  • 07Visit the Elephant Beach

    Visit the Elephant Beach

    Elephant beach has a rich coral reef formation and an amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes. By road, one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 kilometers from the Jetty towards Radhanagar side and from there, by walk to the Elephant beach which will take another 40 minutes. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant beach from Havelock. It is another ideal site for snorkeling in Andamans and day time is preferable to visit this beach.

    Entry fee: Entry is free, charges are there for watersports


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  • 08Sea Walking

    Sea Walking

    Going for the underwater sea walk is like going for an underwater tour inside the reef, walking between corals, seeing variety of fish, and discovering the rich sea marine life in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon. Anyone from age between 7 and 70 can go on to sea walk without any difficulties as certified guides always accompany participants in the water to ensure you safe adventure. However, this activity is restricted under a few medical conditions like Asthma, Heart Patient and pregnancy. In Havelock Island, this activity is most enjoyed at the elephant beach.

    Approximate Fee/Cost: INR 1,000 per head

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  • 09Explore Forests in Havelock

    Apart from indulging in scuba diving in Havelock, there are quite a few trails identified as safe to explore in Havelock. If you are bored of looking at the shining sand and blue waters, walk through the forest covers and venture into unknown paths. Havelock will never fail to awe you with its diversity. It is always advisable to inform the local police station about your trip and avail permissions because unknowingly you may end up trespassing in reserved forests. 

    While trekking through the Havelock jungles beware of poisonous snakes like the Andaman Cobra and the King Cobra and steer clear of crocodiles in the dense mangroves. Kalapathar Forest Trek and Chaar Naarial Trek are two forest expeditions worth exploring along with great trails.

    Difficulty level: Tough

  • 10Picnic At Vijayanagar Beach

    The exceptionally beautiful Vijaynagar Beach is part of the iconic Havelock Island which is counted amongst the top places to visit in Andaman. It is also known as the "Beach No 5," and is just 38 kilometers of distance from Port Blair. It is a perfect place for swimming and witnessing aquatic life by taking part in the watersport activities. For all the travelers who is in quest of solace and nature's exquisiteness, Vijaynagar Beach is a matchless spot. The azure sky and equally beautiful sea make the landscape of this beach highly imposing.

    The tranquility and beauty of this beach make it an unsurpassed destination to enjoy the vacation far away from the hustle-bustle. A visit to this captivating beach endows traveler with tour whose memories remain hard to forget lifelong.
  • 11Neil Island

    Neil is a beautiful island with lush green forests and silver sandy beaches. It is connected by boat that commute from Port Blair on a regular basis. It is a place that provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. It is situated 37 kilometers to the south of the Andaman Islands and is the home to unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation. This island is considered to be one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans.

    Any speciality: The widest part of the island is about 5 kilometers in length. You can walk the whole island in about two hours.

  • 12Government Ferry

    Govt Ferry is the oldest and the most long-standing mode of transport when it comes to connectivity among various islands. It is by far the strongest ferry that runs from Port Blair to Havelock and further till Neil Island. Though the seating in these ferries is not as good as cruise, the view from the deck is great. The deck gives you a chance to see the vast open sea along with a chance to go to the captain’s corner. 

    Government ferry has been very punctual with its timing and services. For Photographers the evening ferry at 4:30 PM from Havelock should be availed as it takes you in the middle of nowhere, for perfect sunset shots. The sunset happens early at the islands by 5:30 PM usually.

    Fee/Cost:  Approximately INR. 250 per head

  • 13Kalapathar Beach

    Kalapathar Beach is a serene beach situated on one corner of Havelock Island. The beach has got its name from the surrounding village, which is Kalapathar Village and the black rocks that known as Kalapathar in Hindi that adorn the coastline here. The drive towards the beach has a tropical fragrance to it and has very less humans around. The emerald seas along with the tropical forests look mesmerizingly beautiful while the Kalapathar (black rocks) that decorate the coastline, the silken smooth silver sands and the sheer solitude make this beach a great place to relax.

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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. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Archipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island. 

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right.

The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

Accommodations: Neil Island hotels and resorts in Neil Island.

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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.

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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. It offers a number of water sports which include diving, snorkelling along with a range of other adventure activities like bird watching, trekking and kayaking.You must check other islands of Andaman consisting of great beaches and make your tour marvelous by visiting them.

Best visited during the months of November to February, Elephant Beach is an ideal place to watch the infinite sea and have an adventure with water activities. One should try to visit during the early morning and watch the sunrise in the sky at Elephant Beach. Along with the pristine natural landscapes, Elephant Beach is a great holiday respite to explore marine life, enjoy trekking and having a picnic at the beach. It is mostly known for its coral reefs and offers an unparalleled underwater fun for all the nature lovers in Andaman.

Highlights: In Elephant Beach, the most amazing attractions and things to do are snorkelling and sea walking. Along with that you can explore other beaches like Govindnagar Beach, Radhanagar Brach and Kalapather Beach. Some other exciting activities to indulge in at Elephant Beach include sunbathing, scuba diving, surf riding, fishing, swimming, gazing at the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, trekking, kayaking and more.

Activities: Mirror boat rides, Snorkeling, Diving, Bird-watching, Swimming, Kayaking, Trekking, Gaze at the sunset or sunrise

Distance from Port Blair: The distance between Port Blair and Elephant beach is approximately about 70 km.

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Barren Island

The one and only confirmed active volcano in South East Asia is on Barren Island and recently in 2017, it appeared in news all over the world as the eruption happened in the volcano once again. The name is completely suitable for the island as it does not promote any type of human inhabitants and it is completely barren. The first identified eruption on this island happened in the year of 1787 and then on, there were around ten eruptions happened here.

The volcanic island is placed in the middle of a volcanic belt and that too on the edge of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates. The highest peak of the volcano stands up to 354 meters. But it is confirmed that most of the volcanoes on the island are found underwater.

Highlights: Since the island is inhabited by humans, there are a lot of animal species are found among which, some of them are really unique. The total diameter of the island is 3 kms and there you can find a big crater, about half km from the shore.

Activities: The sea plane ride above the island to enjoy the aerial view of the whole place is a recognized activity. For sightseeing and nature walk, this island is the best as you will come across the huge volcanoes and the nearby rock structures.

Distance from Port Blair: It lies around 138 kilometers northeast of Port Blair. There is a strict rule that the visitors will be allowed to go to the island only by the chartered boats with the permission of the Forest Department.

Here's our full guide on the top things to do in Andaman, which will help you in planning your trip. 


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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.

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Long Island

If you are looking to add some offbeat places to visit in Andaman for your vacation, Long Island is sure not to be missed. Located remotely and not having the best connectivity to other major places in Andaman, Long Island is sure to excite the adventure lover in you. Often hailed as a modern village with its basic amenities, Long island is a place where you can bask in the beauty of mesmerising beaches, cozy caves, rolling meadows and fascinating mangroves. The place is a must visit for nature lovers as there is no dearth of evergreen forests here.

Also, the Merk Bay Beach will leave you spellbound with its white sands and pristine blue waters and an ideal spot for bathing, watching dolphins, snorkelling and bird watching. The untouched beauty of this island is one of the great ways to have an adventurous time for backpackers exploring the tropical forests and hidden caves. The island is also known to offer some killer views of nature and allows you to indulge in some amazing water sports.

Highlights:
 Some of the striking features of Long Island is its marine wealth with its exotic beaches. It’s a delight for adventure lovers as they are offered an electrifying vacation consisting of lush green tropical forests, unspoilt beaches, tropical forests and beautiful coasts.

Activities:
Some of the popular activities to do here except from the obvious sunbathing, is trekking, snorkelling and scuba diving. People should also undertake a boat ride to Merk and Lalaji Bay Beaches along with shopping in Rangat Bazaar when they are here. Travellers can also visit the Boat Building Yard on the island and see some locally made boats. The island is also well-known for forest camping, beach camping, nature walks, trekking and exploring the villages through the densely

Andaman cruise packages are popular among the tourists, so we recommend for a cruise tour when you are Andaman so that you can witness the beauty of Bay of Bengal.

Distance from Port Blair: 
The island is located about 82 kms from Port Blair. You can use the boat service available from Port Blair to Long Island thrice a week.

Check out the list of
activities in Port Blair that you can take part in.

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Bharatpur Beach

The best beach in Neil Island is Bharathpur which looks exactly as a painting exhibiting beauty at the higher level. Among all the favourite beaches in Neil Island, Bharathpur has a separate space. The extensive Bay of Bengal is beautifully lulled by the vast greenery and long stretches of white sand on the shore and tourists from all over the world love Bharathpur because of its backdrop unimaginably designed by the creator.

The lagoon with shallow and clear water is an ideal space for family to have fun and enjoy the level best. The 500 km long beach has a lot of options for the kids to play and simply laugh.

Highlights: Early morning visit to the beach will make you revel in the magnificent sunrise views when the beach gets showered in multi hues from the sun and the sight is amazingly vibrant. There is no other better option to start your day with unlimited positivity.

Activities: This is one of the best spots to do snorkeling and scuba diving with the proper guides available throughout the island. You are getting the perfect opportunity to delve into the sacred world of marine animals and plants which are colourful in their own terms. Also, glass bottom ride is yet another favourite activity done by the visitors of Bharathpur beach.

As the clear water always unwinds the extended coral reefs in different colours, people love to do swimming as well to have a face to face conversation with these rare species in underwater.

Distance from Port Blair: Bharathpur beach is located in Neil Island about 40 kms from Port Blair. From the boat jetty at Neil Island, it is really easy to reach the beach by boat.

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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.

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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. 

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Laxmanpur Beach

Comparatively a silent beach on Neil Island is Laxmanpur Beach that is outshining every other beach on the island in terms of beauty and ravishing charm. Among the beaches in Andaman, it is ranked no.3 and the major reason for that is the greatest combination of azure water, the long stretch of secluded beach, the tropical trees in the backdrop and the heaven-like peace prevailing around.

It is very close to Neil Island boat jetty, about 2 kms away and that makes the beach more special to the tourists who would love to simply walk around and relax in utmost peace.The accessibility to the beach is perhaps easier by walking and it will let you marvel at the beauty of the surrounding in a deep manner and the natural spectacle would enable you to revel in and linger the vacation you have planned to have over here.

Highlights: The glittering coral reefs under water would open your eyes wide while you interact with them by doing scuba diving. A relaxing evening walk along the cold, sandy beach is another activity tourists have their hearts at. Also, the sunset views from the beach have been glamorized by the astounding nature in the background.

Activities: As every other beach on Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach also welcomes its visitors by offering the umpteen number of activities that can be done alone, with your family and friends. The shallow water which is the crystal clear would offer you the best time of snorkeling and swimming.

Distance from Port Blair: Though the beach is very close to Neil Island, the distance from Port Blair might force you to take a boat ride and it is located about 40 kms from Port Blair. From Neil Island ferry tier, the beach is lying 2 kms away and anyone can reach their by walking.

Before you visit Andaman you should check out the best time to visit Andaman Island.

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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.

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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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