Red Skin Beach Island Red Skin Beach Island

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Red Skin Island Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview

Red Skin Island is one of the 15 beaches found inside the Marine National Park of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It may be considered an alternative to Jolly Buoy Island as they are adjacent to each other. This island is a promised relaxed journey on a beach that is paradise alike. The picturesque beach and adjoining forest make for a picture-perfect holiday that attracts tourists yearly. The island is a hub for marine life with an abundance of red coral reefs, aquatic animals, tropical plants, white sandy beaches and clear water.

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Timings for Red Skin Island Beach

A permit is required from the Forest Department a day before the visit. The island is closed on Mondays and is only open between May and October. Tourists visit Jolly Buoy on the months Red Skin is closed. Night stays are not permitted; thus tourists should keep in mind that a visit is primarily only a day trip. The island is only open for six months to tourists; the rest probably is set aside for the ecology to recover from human interference. The environment of this island is considered to be clean and hopes to stay that way; thus plastic is prohibited here, and tourists are discouraged from using anything of the sort. The natural beauty is preserved to be enjoyed rather than utilised, and this is what makes this white sand beach island a mandatory destination for those visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Activities at the Red Skin Island Beach

Activities available are snorkelling which is considered the most popular one by tourists, and glass boat rides at a close second. The enriching marine life with abundant red corals and aquatic animals make for an exciting boat journey.

The relatively small beach with shallow water allows tourists to take natural baths with real sea-salt; also favourite activities are snorkelling and glass boat rides on the shallow waters. The natural beauty and pleasant weather make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. It is a popular destination for newly-weds for their honeymoon crediting to the serenity, but it may be an exciting place for visiting families as well due to the cold weather, abundant marine life, adventurous activities, etc. Children or others alike may collect several rare and uncommon shells that may be washed up on the shore as souvenirs.

Location of Red Skin Island Beach

Red Skin Beach Island is located inside the Marine National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 36 inhabited islands of the union territory. Jolly Buoy Island is located adjacent to it, and they are often considered alternatives to each other.

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How to Reach There 

The island is about 30 km via road from Port Blair. The nearest village is Wandoor, and ferries are available from there. It is an estimated 1.5 hours journey to the island.

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Despite being an alternative to the Red Skin Island, this island has a charm and attributes of its own that make it unique. What makes this island special is the shallow water beach which allows tourists to bathe in the sea water to give them an authentic experience. The several available activities also make a fun addition to the experience of the island. The long journey to reach the island may also be included in the package of its exciting experience. Thus, it is recommended for those seeking a relatively relaxed adventure to visit this island for a great time.

Flora and Fauna 

The main pull factor of the island is its abundant and rich coral reef. Apart from that, it houses fishes such as zebrafish, parrotfish and sea urchin. Elephants are also found on the beach.

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