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Havelock Island

Fast-Facts
Location: North-east of Port Blair
Address: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Best Time to Visit: November to April
Beach Activities: Beach-walk, diving, snorkeling, picnicking
Attractions in and around: Radhanagar beach, Vijaynagar beach, Long Island, Jetty Village
Hotels and Resorts: Barefoot, Silversand, Dolphin Resort, Wild Orchid Resort, Orient Legend and Sunrise Resort.
STD Code: 3193

Havelock Island
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.
Kerala BeachesThings 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.

Adventure water-sports
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.

Kerala BeachesGetaway from Havelock
Jetty Village
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.

Long Island
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 House here.

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
By Sea:
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.



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