Andaman 's proud treasure, Havelock Island lies on a north-west to the
south-east axis in the group of islands popular as Ritchie's Archipelago.
The Island boast of with holding the gorgeous beaches, namely the Radhanagar
and the Vijaynagar, which complements the sea Mahua tree. Furthermore, the
Island has the biggest concentration of the most breath-taking diving and
snorkeling sites, which acts as a paradise to marine world explorers.
Besides, the splendid shorelines, the craze also lies in visiting the nearby
places like Jetty Village and Long Island, which offers the chance to enjoy
the wonders of the holiday and also provides the chance to interact with the
local natives, residing here.
to do and see in Havelock Island
Havelock Island pronounces the majestic beauty of clear sea which laps the
shore-line and sways the tall trees. The island is full of beach activities
which ranges from long walk to adventure task. Foodoholic cherish their time
with beer and seafoods, available on the beach shacks, while out goers make
a short trip to the nearby Radhanagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach.
Radhanagar Beach can be accessed with enjoying a morning boat ride and then
moving back by the evening boat. Swimmers can also splash the crystal-cool
sea and can enjoy picnic on the sandy beach. Whereas, Vijaynagar beach,
fringed with the tall Mahua trees, stretches towards the east coast of the
island and is mostly looked at by the guest of Hotel Dolphin, Sunrise and
Wild Orchids. The tall trees on the beach allows visitors to rest under its
shade and enjoy the slowly waves playing magic with sunshine.
The sea along the coast of Havelock Island is home to colorful marine
lives. Water-sport lovers can plunge into the clear water, underwent the
adventure of diving or snorkeling and explore the underwater world. The
Seduction Point, Mac Point, Pilot Reef, Minerva Ledge and Turtle Bay are
some promising sites for diving. The sites features the huge submerged rocks
with stag horn coral and different kinds of aquatic lives like Napoleon
fish, lobsters, squid, stingray etc. While Snorkeling is offered in the
shallow areas of the coral eco-system like Elephant Beach and Aquarium.
Eating at Havelock
Not many shacks
or stand-alone restaurants is being set up in Havelock
Island. Yet visitors can have lip smacking cuisines hotel restaurants at
Wild Orchids, Silversan and Dolphin Resort. They serves both Indian and
Chinese dishes at reasonable rate. A small market in Long Island has a
number of Dhabas, which provides delectable snacks and drinks.
This clumsy village is the conceptual center of the Havelock Island. It is
situated just 12kms south-west of Radhanagar beach and 4 kms south-east of
Vijaynagar beach, respectively. The village is known as the main market site
for both the settlers and tourist in the Island. The place has a number of
hotels and can be easily reached by the modes of local transports like auto-
rickshaws, taxis and boats.
Situated 25 miles North of away from Havelock island is the Long Island.
And getting around the Island is to catch-hold of the many turtles in the
sandy Lalaji Bay. Visitors get the chance to visit the place twice a week
via ferry from Port Blair
and can trek through the forest to reach the sandy
beach at Lalaji Bay. Enthusiast can arrange a make-shift camp, cook, enjoy
the beach activities like swimming for long hours. Visitors, who are least
interested to stay overnight in camp can find space in the Forest Guest
Place of accommodation
Staying option in Havelock Island ranges from chic resorts to adventure
camping on the beach. One who desires to spend some luxurious moments can
book rooms in the popular resorts like Barefoot, Silversand, Dolphin Resort,
Wild Orchid Resort, Orient Legend and Sunrise Resort.
When to visit Havelock Island
Havelock Island is one of the biggest island in Ritchie's Archipelago and
the best time to spend a balmy holiday here is from November to April.
How to reach Havelock Island
Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair operates boats to Havelock Island, twice
daily. Since Havelock Island has no facility to booking ticket for traveling
back, visitors need to book advance ticket from Port Blair, itself.