"An Oasis of Pearl White Shores"

Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview

Havelock Island is one of the largest and most popular islands in Andaman and Nicobar. Spread over a massive area of 113.93 square kilometres,it is situated 57 km north-east of the capital city Port Blair. Havelock Island is a paradise of silky white sand beaches, crystal blue water, rich corals and verdant forests.
There is no dearth of beauty on this little island as the reputed and much-loved Radhanagar and Vijaynagar Beaches are also right on its southern shores. Havelock Island is also a favorite amongst those who want to engage in scuba diving, snorkelling, and deep sea diving. 
The island is named after a British General and comprises of Ritchie's Archipelago and a collection of five villages. Surrounded by the most popular beaches on Andaman, it is among the most popular places to visit on the archipelago.

The pristine shores and the aquamarine waters of the island stretch right across its expanses! Elephant beach and Kalapather beach are two other destinations where the sunrise and sunsets are divine. A long walk along the stretch of the sand is the perfect way to explore the island on your own. 

More on Havelock Island

Beckon the adrenaline junkie in you with the myriad varieties of adventure activities that are available at the Havelock Island for the patrons to indulge in:-

1. Sea Walk: Sea Walk will give you an experience of an underwater walk, right on the seabed! This activity is available at Elephant Beach in Havelock Island and costs INR 3200.

2. Scuba Diving: Scuba diving is a very popular activity in the whole of Andaman and is another important one in Havelock as well. In this, you are allowed to dive into the water with the proper breathing and diving gear. You can either opt for beginners or advanced course and can even get lessons beforehand.

3. Snorkelling: This activity allows you to gaze upon the the underwater life with the help of either water goggles or a screen that is attached to the bottom of a boat. Snorkeling is available at Elephant Beach.

4. Kayaking: No prior experience is necessary for this enjoyable activity that involves sailing through narrow waterways and mangroves to witness the natural beauty of Havelock Island.

Havelock Island has become a favoured destination among honeymooners in India. This island has three major beaches viz. Radhanagar Beach (Beach #7), Elephant Beach and Kalapatthar Beach. With pristine white beaches, clear waters, corals and palms lining the shores, this is a bucket list item. This place is ideal for snorkelling too and has a lagoon called Blue Lagoon which can be reached by crossing into the forest. Elephant Beach has mostly swept away in the tsunami of 2004 but boasts of best varieties of corals on the island and is the best spot on the island for snorkelling. The Kalapathar beach is named so due to the abundance of black rock on its coastline. It is a quiet place and good for relaxing.

Since Havelock is an island, the only viable way to reach this destination is via ferries. A number of options are available as well, according to your preferences and suitable to every kind of budgets. Their details are as follows:-

1. Government Ferries:
Departure time: 06:20 AM, 02:00 PM                                 
Arrival time: 09:00 AM, 04:30 PM                                  
Adult ticket: INR 500
Child ticket (0 - 2 years): INR 100
2. Green Ocean:
Departure time: 06:45 AM
Arrival time: 09:00 AM
Adult ticket: INR 1250 (Royal), INR 900 (Executive), INR 1000 (Luxury)
Child ticket (0 - 2 years): INR 105
3. Makruzz:
Departure time: 04:15 PM
Arrival time: 06:00 PM
Adult ticket: INR 1350 (Deluxe), INR 1050 (Premium), INR 2050 (Royal), INR 1150 (Premium Window)
Child ticket (0 - 2 years): INR 105
4. Makruzz Gold:
Departure time: 08:00 AM, 01:00 PM
Arrival time: 09:45 AM, 02:30 PM
Adult ticket: INR 1350 (Deluxe), INR 1050 (Premium), INR 2050 (Royal), INR 1150 (Premium Window)
Child ticket (0 - 2 years): INR 105
5. Green Ocean 2:
Departure time: 06:45 AM
Arrival time: 08:45 AM
Adult ticket: INR 1150 (Deluxe), INR 950 (Premium), INR 1050 (Luxury)
Child ticket (0 - 2 years): INR 105

The only government accommodation is the Dolphin Beach Resort but there are a lot of private properties as well. Resorts here include Havelock Leisure, Barefoot at Havelock, Symphony Palms Beach Resort, Munjoh Ocean Resort, SilverSand Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Beach Resort and Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort among a host of others. 

Havelock has a number of shacks and sheds that provide delicious variants of local food. Some of these include Full moon cafe, Anju Coco Resto, Golden Spoon, Something Different - A Beachside Cafe and Ocean Tree Restro. 

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Havelock Island Reviews

6 months ago by Muskan Shah

I stayed in Havelock island for a day. It is easily reachable by ferry. There are a lot of quirky cafes.The night life is vibrant while the day is peaceful. I scuba dived here and was awestruck by the colourful underwater life. I suggest you stay here for more than a day roaming around and spend time mingling with other friendly foreign tourists.

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