About Andaman Islands
The Andaman Islands combine natural beauty, a remote location and blissful tranquillity to create one of India's top traveller destinations and they are still fortunately, though inexplicably, off the main tourist trail. Thick, verdant jungle covers the main parts of the islands while pristine white powder beaches line the coast, disturbed only by the ebb and flow of the sparkling, crystal clear water. One of the main draws of this stunning archipelago is its world class diving, thanks to its staggering array of marine life, which includes white-tip reef sharks, manta rays, groupers and turtles.Read More
Most travellers access the Andaman Islands by flying in to Port Blair, the only airport in the archipelago. Port Blair itself is the epicentre of history and culture within the region. Visitors should definitely take the time to check out the British-era colonial buildings, including the notorious Cellular Jail, and the few World War II bunkers, dating from the brief Japanese occupation. From Port Blair, the next port of call should be Havelock or Neil Island where the beach will be waiting for you with open arms.
Aside from diving, there are plenty of other adventurous water activities on offer. Try your hand at surfing, parasailing and jet skiing or hop on a boat and go dolphin watching. For those seeking something a bit more unique, underwater walking is a favourite with thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike. A large helmet permits you to breathe normally as your stroll along the sea floor taking in the surroundings and marvelling at the colours of the indigenous fish and coral.
Andaman Islands Hotels
If you are planning a Andaman Islands holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Barefoot at Havelock Andaman Islands
With pristine, white sandy beaches and vibrant, lush jungle, the Andaman Islands are heaven on earth and the Barefoot at Havelock offers guests a comfortable way to enjoy their stay here. Built with eco-friendly construction policies, the hotel's numerous wooden villas and cabins, hidden away within dense vegetation, add an element of rustic charm to the property. In the evenings, guests can treat themselves to freshly caught seafood at the hotel's restaurant or to a rejuvenating treatment at the Oma Spa.
Jalakara Andaman Islands
This tropical getaway is the ultimate in boho-luxe. Encompassing just 7 suites, each one designed to perfection with plenty of natural light and quirky furnishings, guests will receive a highly personalised service during their stay and will never feel crowded. Each morning, a complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit and cooked-to-order hot dishes is available and throughout the rest of the day a variety of Sri Lankan and international dishes can be ordered. Fresh seafood plucked from the Andaman is a main feature of the hotel's cuisine.
Sinclairs Bayview Andaman Islands
The Sinclairs Bayview enjoys an enviable location, just minutes from the beach, and commands stunning views from almost every room of the dazzling turquoise water. Rooms are bright and breezy, encompassing modern design with traditional comfort and equipped with a satellite TV and air conditioning. A wide range of mouth-watering international dishes can be sampled at the hotel's onsite restaurant, all of which can be washed down with a refreshing beverage at the bar. The hotel is located within close proximity to Corbyn's Cove and Port Blair Harbour.
Andaman Islands Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Andaman Islands.