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Kadmat, Lakshadweep Overview

Sprawling over 9.3 kms in length, Kadmat Island is a gorgeous island which is part of the Amindivi subgroup of islands in the Lakshadweep archipelago. Boasting of silvery white beaches, sunkissed shores, wonderful blue lagoons, azure blue waters, and vibrant coral reefs, Kadmat Island is a travellers' delight.

The picturesque island is infested with marine turtles which live and breed here. Other than that, the island just has one inhabited village called Kadmat where fishing is the major occupation. Kadmat Island offers a host of activities to its guests which is why it is thronged by thousands of tourists every year. Some of the most popular activities and things to do on the island are scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling and paragliding. Besides, you can also just sit and sun soak and admire the resplendent surroundings. You can also choose to avail some of the many amazing spa and massage services available here.

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Things to Do on the Kadmat Island

  1. Kadmat Beach

    Spread over 100 metres and surrounded by beautiful blue lagoon and shimmery white sand, Kadmat Beach is not only one of the most gorgeous beaches in the region but also, one of the most visited. Among the top touristy things to do on the beach are relaxing on the hammock, sunbathing on the shores, strolling along the sea, and watching some of its many mesmerising sunrise and sunsets.
    Kadmat Beach
  2. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

    Another top activities to enjoy at Kadmat Island are Snorkelling, Deep Sea Diving and Scuba Diving. There are several sites and organization which will help you enjoy and participate in these adventure sports. Kadmat Island boasts of a rich and diverse marine life and vibrant coral reefs. The activity lets you take a peek into the exotic aquatic wildlife and it is surely going to be one of the very best experiences of your life.
    Scuba Diving
  3. Kayaking

    Kayaking is another one of the popular activities to try out at the island. Due to its pristine nature and because it is mostly untouched and uncommercialized, Kadmat Island has crystal clear waters. You can enjoy a view of the same in the glass bottom boat rides that are available at the island. Other than fish and corals, you can also spot sea turtles and other marine organisms from within the boat. You can also enjoy sunsets from these boats.
  4. Deep Sea Fishing

    Any trip to Kadmat Island is incomplete if you come back without trying your hand at fishing. The place is home to a variety of fish which include Shark, Bonefish, Snappers, Tuna and Stonefish etc. You can either fish at the shores or hire a boat to go fishing mid sea.

Where to Stay in Kadmat Island

The island does not have a lot of stay, accommodation or lodging options. Kadmat Sea Beach Resort is the only one popular and decent place to go to, while on the island. The resort has around 28 sea facing AC and non- AC rooms which can be booked in advance depending on your requirements and their availability. It also has a private beach where you can enjoy a little private time in solitude.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kadmat Island is winters and early summers i.e. between the months of October and May. At this time, there is a cool sea breeze blowing, and the climate is pleasant. While it is advisable to avoid summers and monsoons due to the high heat and humidity.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to Kadmat Island is Agatti which is around 77 kms away. From the airport, there are regular ferry services, speedboats and catamaran which take tourists to and fro, from the airport to Kadmat and back.

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