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What You Should Know More About Honeymoon in Andaman and Nicobar
You can reach Andamans through its capital Port Blair. Port Blair is well connected by air and sea. While regular passenger ships are available from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam it will be an easy hack for you to take direct flight from New Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata.
Being an island, Andaman falls under maritime climate, which means that the temperature neither rises too high nor falls too low. So all year round, it is quite pleasant and a good opportunity to visit the Andamans. However, if you are looking for a little dip in temperature, then we will recommend you to visit the Andamans between October and March. The same goes for any couples who are in their honeymoon.
From luscious blue seas to golden sunlight, from the brightest sand to the greenest jungles, Andaman is packed with everything your newly married life craves for. It is extremely easy to reach the Andamans from the Indian mainland. There are direct flights offered by any major airlines from any major city and you land on the heartland of the Andamans, Port Blair.
Moreover, the islands are sparsely populated, giving you the privacy to enjoy the serenity of the islands with your significant other. Andamans offers rich biodiversity and marine culture allowing you to take full advantage of the diving experience with the help of professional divers. This unique encounter with the under water will be something to cherish and make your honeymoon extra memorable.
Honeymoon packages depend on the tourism company that you hope to avail and the amenities that you will get. To give you an idea, a 6D/5N honeymoon package costs roughly around Rs. 75,000. This is a couple’s price package. However, the price may vary as per the days, hotel and amenities provided. The cost would also include water sports activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walk and trekking. You need to check all the information before booking the package.
Andaman is a paradise for honeymooners. The tranquality lies in its blue sea which is long stretched and offers peace. From engaging into water sports activities, to having walk on the beach watching the beautiful sunset, is something that would remain in your memories for life long. Also, having a quite dinner date on the beach of Andaman is the most romantic thing you can have. Shopping at the Port Blair and enjoying the sea-food at the restaurant are some amazing things you can do while having honeymoon in Andaman.
Yes, it is absolutely safe and secure to travel to the Andamans. However, stay updated on the weather and any seismology related issue.
There are a numerous stunning beaches in Andamans. The Radhanagar beach in Havelock has been consistently named as one of the best beaches in the world. Prominent beaches like Elephant beach, Vijaynagar Beach and Kala Pathar beach forms the tourism destination in Havelock. Port Blair also has some amazing and scenic beaches to offer. They include the Corbyn’s Cove and Wandoor beach.
If you are looking for some calm peaceful time for you and your spouse to enjoy, you can visit the Long Island, Rangat Island and Baratung beaches. The popular ones are Lalaji Bay beach, Merk Bay beach, Aam Kunj beach, Raman Bageecha beach, Sitapur beach and Laxmanour beach. These beaches are a treat to your eyes, body and soul. What's a better way to enjoy your honeymoon?
There isn’t any honeymoon point as such, but we recommend you to visit the Havelock Island and experience the bio-luminescence at night under moon, that will make your honeymoon extra romantic.
Some of the beaches provide snorkeling, sea-side candlelight dinners and decorative beds. These are sure to make your honeymoon stay in Andamans romantic and beautiful. Have a tour to the Havelock beach to get relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Mangrove serves as a potential recreation site for fishing, boating, bird watching, sightseeing and photography. Also have a private dinner on the beach. You can ask for the same with the respective hotel.
Go for a yacht tour to get elegant and luxurious experiences of the quaint beaches and islands of Andaman. Watch romantic sunset sitting on the boat while having a ride on the Andaman sea.
There are some amazing things that you can do in Andamans. You can go snorkeling or diving at the Havelock or Neil, you can witness bio-luminescence at the Havelock, you can go scuba diving or ride a banana boat at Port Blair, and you can even opt for parasailing at the islands. The activities that Andaman has to offer are vast and each is better than the other. Apart from water activities, you can also engage in trekking to Elephant Beach and Munda Pahad Chidiatapu. Go for a half day tour to explore Historical Tour Port Blair. Engage into Kayaking Tour, Fishing Tour, Baratang Day Excursion, Sea Walking and few others.
There are numerous places to visit in Andaman. For your convenience we are listing some of the must-visit places in Andaman: Neil Island, Campbell Bay, Little Andaman Island, Cinque Island, Barren Island, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Baratang Island and Long island.
A 7 day 6 night tour will be sufficient for you to get to know Andaman, but if you are planning to go in-depth and really explore, then we will say that it depends on the places you want to visit. A 15D/14n tour will be enough for your explorations and adventures.
Yes, RAP is needed in visiting some scheduled locations of Andaman. To get RAP for Andaman Islands, one must visit to Port Blair and is issued for free of cost to foreign travellers. There are restricted areas in Andaman, especially in the tribal areas where no-entry zone is banded. The RAP is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days subject to availability of valid visa. The permit is accessible for 15 days. It can also be obtained from Indian Missions overseas and also from the foreigners Registration offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and from the Immigration Authorities at the Airports of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
There are different accommodations available in Andaman Islands. From resorts and 5 star hotels to cottages, one can have varied options to choose. Havelock Island and Port Blair are the major stay destinations. Some of the stay options are:
• The Barefoot at Havelock: This resort is well known for its amenities and location. It consists of 31 elegantly designed thatch tents, cottages and villas complete with spacious interiors, modern amenities and ensuite bathrooms. The basic tariff for cottage and villa starts from INR 19000. There will be additional charges for added person.
• Sinclairs Bayview: Located in Port Blair, the hotel offers spectacular views of The Bay of Bengal from almost all its rooms. The hotel's 46 rooms and suites are more than sea facing. One can get holiday packages starting from INR 30,000/-
• Anugma Resort- Port Blair: Known for its extended hospitality and clean rooms, Anugma Resort is worth staying at. The basic price starts from INR 3400 for non/AC and INR 3900 for AC.
• Hotel TSG Emerald View: Located 4 kms away from airport. All rooms are equipped with 24 hours hot/cold water, attached bath, and cable TV. The basic price starts from INR 1199/-
You can go for snorkeling, scuba diving or ride a banana boat at the Andamans. Note that you should only undertake scuba diving after proper training. Parasailing is also a popular sport along the beaches.North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and finally visit ‘Octopus’s Garden’. It is easy swim here and explore the underneath world. Some other activities you can do are:
• Sea Walk (underwater walk) in Elephant Beach Havelock
• Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat Ride
• Kayaking in Andaman around Mangroves
• Coral Safari Semi Submarine
•Scuba diving in Radhanagar Beach.
Scuba diving is the major activity in Andaman Islands where you can explore the world beneath the blue sea. One can enjoy hours of scuba diving activity to explore the marine life and get close to them.
There are different Scuba Diving services for swimmers and non-swimmers. For this, there is no swimming skills required, also one record personal videos at the end of the dive, also swimmers will be provided with a certificate.
• Scuba Diving For Non Swimmers- INR 3500
• Scuba Diving- Beginner Course with Boat Ride- INR 4500
• Scuba Diving for Certified Divers- 2 Days 4 Dives- INR 10800
• Night Diving for Certified Divers- INR 3700
Sea-food is the best you can try in Andaman. You can even get alcohol in restaurants. Also with the increase in tourism and multi-cuisine options, one can easily find vegetarian foods in Andaman Islands. For vegans- Icy Spicy and Annapurna are two most reputed hotels. For sea-food like Lobsters, Crab, Prawns, Cuttle fish, and fish, you can visit Lighthouse Residency, Mandalay, Anju Coco, Golden Spoon and Full Moon Café. Nico Bar and Sea Sip are the place where you can get alcohol.
Sea-food is the ethnic cuisine one can enjoy in the island. From Prawns to Lobster, there are options ready at restaurants in the island. Also, veg foods are also available in respective hotels. Some of the reputed hotels are:
• Lighthouse Residency
•Full Moon Cafe
Yes! With the increase in tourism and multi-cuisine options, one can easily find vegetarian foods in Andaman Islands. Restaurants here offer Indian and Asian vegan options. Icy Spicy, Annapurna and few others serve the best vegan foods.
Carry light clothes, especially linen and cotton shirts and some casual pair of trousers. Swimming costumes are a must and carry loads of sunscreen.
It depends on the service you’re opting for. Private cruise services are equipped with better amenities and good hospitality, though they are pricy. Cruise is the best travel option in Andaman that allows the tourist to travel around. The cruises take almost 90 minutes to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair and vice versa. From Neil (another island in Andaman archipelago),the cruises take around 60 Minutes to reach Havelock Island.
These cruises are divided into 3 different classes such as Premium, Deluxe and Royal.
Between islands, there are several passenger ferry services that will take you from one island to the other. Within the island you will get rickshaws, taxis, scooters and motorcycles. Scooters and motorcycles are available for you to hire and it may cost you around Rs. 150 - Rs. 250 per day with a security deposit of around Rs. 750 - Rs. 1000.
Yes. Scooters and motorcycles are easily available for rent. You can rent them at around Rs. 150 - Rs. 250 a day with a security deposit of around Rs. 750 - Rs. 1000.
No you can’t visit any islands of your choice because there are prohibited islands where tribes stay also out of total 550 something islands only 25-30 are open for tourist. Foreign national need RAP in order to visit certain islands. You need to check which island can be visited and which not.
There is an active passenger ferry system to carry people from one island to another. You can always avail that. If you are looking for something different and private, helicopter shuttles are also available to carry a small number of people from one island to another. To reach Havelock Island from Port Blair, it will take 3 hrs 12min. There are regular government and private ferry service. You can spend some days at Havelock Island to explore some exotic beaches and locations around. This also allows you to take rest and experience the place
There are various beach markets and outlets to shop in Andaman. From cane handicrafts to wooden decorative items, one can shop for different option. Don't expect good apparels in the island. Visit Port Blair market for interior decoration shopping. With the rise in tourism, the shopping options have also increased.
Visit beach town where you'll find some amazing accessories made out of sea items. The sea-shell jewellery made legally here is the best buy.
Try out the shelves of Port Blair's live street market stacked with small bamboo figurines, mats and beautiful showpieces. Do visit the famous Aberdeen Bazaar, the main shopping center in Port Blair. Bordered by shelter's selling everything from household items, exquisite showpieces to beach wear and accessories.
There are some good medical facilities in Andaman. GB Pant Hospital, INHS Dhanvantari, Chakraborty Hospital, Pillar Health Center, ACE Hospital and few others.
Network of both internet and phone are good in Port Blair and Havelock. Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL are three major networks connect for both. If you plan to visit any remote island, the network may pose a problem.
Yes, Port Blair is quite well connected with internet and network services. However, we can’t guarantee any such thing if you plan to visit remote islands.
SBI, Punjab National Bank, HDFC, Syndicate Bank, ICICI and other state private and public bank ATMs are available in Andaman, Port Blair and Havelock. However, it will be difficult to locate any ATM service at the minor remote islands. We ask you to carry enough cash when you will be visiting these islands.
It is illegal to meet with indigenous tribes under the Indian law and we encourage any tourists visiting Andaman to remain away from the indigenous tribes. It promotes safety on mutual side.
Traveller Tales from Andaman and Nicobar
01 March 2017
As everyone commented, Andamans will definitely let you be romantic for ever by showcasing the most beautiful sights ever possible. We have been searching for the best honeymoon destinations for a long time since the time we tied our knots. But every tour package was not fitting into our budget. Then one of my friends told me to check Thrillophilia and I found out this tour. For our surprises, Andaman was extremely beautiful each day we get out to explore it. As the days passed we were falling in love with the place over and over again. The best resorts, the best beach view rooms, the best food, especially the candle light dinner and the best activities etc were the factors which made us fall in love with the place.
01 March 2017
I am recollecting all the memories I had from Andamans now. This six day package was really awesome and I could explore all the major attractions the island has within it. The snorkelling session at Elephant Beach was something I cannot forget. Though I have tried adventurous activities couple of time before, this one got attached to my heart. May be because of the colourful sights I found through the crystal clear water. Along with this, I should comment on the stay and the food they have provided me. Though I am not very strict when it comes to food and stay, I liked almost all the hotels. In short, I would say that I thoroughly enjoyed the package.
01 March 2017
A long tour for those who would like to spend a vacation time with your friends and family. All the attractions in Andaman have stolen my heart and my friends were saying that they all liked the activities provided. We became friends with a lot of tourists came to visit the island and got to know that they also enjoyed the days.
01 March 2017
For honeymoon couples, Andamans would be the perfect fit always. The romantic beaches, the blue water and the candle light dinner are more than enough to let your days pass without you realize the fact. I liked the resorts we have stayed, very cozy rooms with all the modern amenities. The boat rides to the islands were superb.
01 March 2017
A beautiful silent night with different types of tasty dishes. I am so happy that i could give a surprise honeymoon gift to my wife during our tour of Andamans. She really got surprised to see the nicely arranged dinner table near the beach.
01 March 2017
I and my friend had the best time of our lives in these less inhabited, quiet place on all the six days. The people we met, the nature the land possesses and the green-bluish water all around have still a space in our hearts.
01 March 2017
I was falling in love with the location as i was falling love with my wife again. The waves were touching the shore always and the beautifully decorated dining space with aromatic candles made the night so special for us.
01 March 2017
This trip was one of the most memorable trips in my life. I have booked through Thrillophilia for the first time and i should thank them for giving me such an opportunity. From the stay to all the activities we were provided with are commendable and I am looking forward to have similar long tours in the coming years as well. Andamans is a must visit location, I suggest.
01 March 2017
I am so happy that I went to Andamans with my lovely wife for celebrating our honeymoon. Thrillophilia helped us to have a hassle-free booking through this site and we did not get any confusions like where to reach, what time to book the flights as everything was informed in prior. The guide was also very helpful throughout.
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