Places to Visit
Havelock Island is the most visited of the Andaman Islands. It is becoming popular for its beaches, laid back vibe and great scuba diving. Havelock Island is famous for its pristine beaches, coral reefs and for a relaxing holiday. Gorgeous, silky white sand backed by a forest that provides welcome shade looks out over turquoise water, some stretches with a sandy bottom good for swimming and some with excellent coral reefs that are great for snorkeling – a great combination indeed. Sunsets here are often spectacular and it’s a popular time to be at the beach.
Connected by boat four times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty, this island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay, unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. The sea around the island is frequented by dolphin convoys. Lalaji Bay, 6 kms. away from the boat jetty, is accessible by 15 minutes journey in dinghies or trekking through the forest.
Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco friendly tourists. It is famous for its Oranges, Rice, Forest wealth and Marine- Life. Saddle Peak (732 meters), the Highest Point in the Andaman is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first and only hydroelectric project of the Islands is on the river. Trekking to Saddle Peak through the evergreen forest can be experienced with a Guide. Kalipur, Lamiiya Bay & Ram Nagar beaches and sand-bar joining Ross and Smith Islands is a fascinating experience. This Island comes after Mayabunder and it takes couple of hours from Mayabunder to reach Diglipur via Road.
Little Andaman Island
Little Andaman Island, located south to the South Andaman Island, has various attractions in store for the tourists. There are two waterfalls in the island, both in the midst of the evergreen rain-forest. This island has a beautiful beach at Butler Bay, a waterfall and plantation of oil palms. Apart from this there are several sandy beaches all along the coastline of the Island. The break water at Hut Bay offers an excellent view to the tourists.
The Island is controlled by the Indian Navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering.
Ross Island had been the administrative headquarters of Britishers at some point of time. During those days, it was thickly populated and adorned a beauty which is not descriptive. Britishers had a fine settlement here and apart from that many else came here to spend some luxurious stay. It is due to these that Ross Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was titled “Paris of the East”.
This beautiful Island with Lush Green Forest and Sandy Beaches are the vegetable bowl of Andaman’s. It provides an ideal holiday for eco friendly tourist. One can feel the serenity of village life. The beaches at Lakshmanpur, Bharatpur & Sitapur and natural bridge formation on the sea shore are fascinating. Snorkeling and scuba diving are activity option. Lots of shells are around if you are a shell collector.
One can enjoy the quiet village life and solitude of virgin nature in this part of Middle dweller. Amkunj Beach and Cuthbert Bay Beach are the beaches near Rangat. Cuthbert Bay is a Turtle-Nesting Ground. One can view the nesting of turtle during December- February season. One can also go to Mayabunder and Diglipur from here. Rangat Island can be reached through Govt. Ferry or through Road Transport. This Island falls after Baratang Island via Road and takes 03hrs. from Baratang Island.
Ross & Smith Island
Ross and Smith, the twin islands joined by a bewitching sand bar, is 30 minutes away from Aerial bay harbour or Kalipur water sports centre. One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried holidays. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this Island. It’s a Must Visit Destination of the Island. The Two Islands are Joined together to become a single island during low tide and at high tide it becomes Two Separate Islands. This Island in itself is the evidence of the presence of Super Power.
The gorgeous Islands of Andaman and Nicobar are blessed with the presence of another petite Island designated as Jolly Buoy which is regarded as one of those majestic and enticing locales which virtually beckons with its irresistible charm and splendor. In fact, the Jolly Buoy is cautiously cradled in the heart of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor.
North bay island
This Island is famous for its beaches and mainly for water sports activities. Almost all kinds of water sports activities can be covered here right from Jet Skie Ride to Underwater Sea Walking. It is 20mnts away from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex also Called as Marine Park by small boats.
Water Sports in Andaman
You don’t need to be a James Bond to enjoy scuba diving. Scuba diving is a exciting recreational sports similar in nature that can be undertaken by any healthy human being. All you need to enjoy scuba diving is good physical and mental health.
Underwater sea walk
Undersea walk is an opportunity for non-divers to discover the magic of the underwater world in Andaman Islands.
Sea walking is simple, quick and easy. There is absolutely no experience needed, no complicated equipment to handle and you walk on the smooth and clean sand of the sea floor. It’s perfectly safe. No water on your face (you can wear glasses or contacts), your makeup stays on and your hair stays dry!