The most visited among the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Havelock Island is one of the top beach destinations of Asia and also one of the best kept travelers paradise!! It’s becoming popular for its pristine beaches, the laid-back vibe, and the great scuba diving and snorkeling experiences!!
In a world of people looking for a peaceful escape, an offbeat vacation to get away from the growing rush of life, Havelock offers the perfect solution for all kind of traveler’s.
The slow life of the island somehow seems to match with the serene blue sea spread in front of you, the slow gushing of water matching the beat of your heart and the sandy beaches giving you the exact amount of ease you are looking for.
The island is divided into parts and each sight has a different experience to offer. The people are wonderful and don’t seem to be bothered at all by the tourists.
The owners and managers of the resorts and diving schools love to help you plan out your stay and are a sweet helpful bunch of people who you will miss tremendously once you are back!
Radhanagar is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004.
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, but be careful not to miss the last trucks back if you’re not staying here.
A man with an elephant is known to give free rides on the beach. Walking or riding the elephant would be one of the best ways to explore this particular area.
Some of the best-rated activities on this beach is snorkeling and swimming for obvious reasons, but for the less informed there is an excellent corner to spend some quality time with yourself known as the blue lagoon which on the far right side of the beach and is worth the long walk to here. If it is a lucky day for you, you get a chance to swim with an elephant as well.
Elephant Beach, this beach has suffered the effects of the 2004 tsunami and has since got reduced in size; you might find a lot of Indians here. Elephant beach is nevertheless an amazing place to visit and is famous for its coral views. The place has a number of diving and snorkeling centers.
The place is excellent for those who seek solitude and relaxation right in the lap of the Andaman Sea. For the tourists, snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving is the main attraction.
Remember to pack food and water, as the options are limited to Indian snacks like bhelpuri and panipuri. The people here are pretty friendly and will always smile back at you.
Elephants taking a dip in the famous elephant beach
Havelock has a number of other beaches which range from famous to secluded, from the ones with fancy restaurants to the ones with regional dhabas. Like Kalapathar, which gets its name from the black stones that line its shores.
Vijaynagar Beach, another gem in the Havelock known for its distinct trees shaping the beach in a particular way.
Beach after the beach, day after day Havelock makes you fall in love with its days and nights, its food and its people all the same!!
Traveling around in a regional way, makes you feel like a part of the island and is the most pocket-friendly and fun way to sustain your vacation. Where the beach ends, the forest starts. And that is how Havelock balances nature on its land!!
The forest and grooves around the island and beaches are extremely serene and offer you some pretty amazing trekking experience, you might come across elephant’s and villagers walking past you and making you feel like one of their own.
The forest and grooves are an amazing new experience you can have in Havelock
Needless to say, Havelock Island is the mecca for water sports and an amazing beach time. Confused about what exactly you can do when in Havelock islands, here is a list of some of the things you can experience in Havelock Island!
Sea walk, this activity allows you to walk on the seabed at a depth of about 10 meters. No swimming skills are required and people from age 7 to 60 years can avail this activity.
Scuba diving is the main activity on Havelock Island other than chilling out, lying on the beaches or hammocks and eating seafood. Diving full force into the deep blue sea and having an encounter with all that the side hides is magical, mystical, and simply breathtaking and above all, it’s a lot of fun!
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Snorkeling is available to view shallow areas of the coral reefs without going underwater with scuba equipment.
Under the water, one can glide along the coral shelf and experience the strange and striking coral formations. One can see fish swim, nibbling at colorful algae, sea anemones, and plankton right next to you.
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Game fishing is popular activity famous in Havelock Islands. Even if you are not going for the fishing trip then these boats can be hired for sightseeing around Havelock Island. Fishing boats are available on hire to visit uninhabited islands such as Peel Island, Wilson Island, South button, Inglis Island and John Lawrence.
Kayaking, Trekking, Bird watching and other such activities which have kept the tourist coming back and has maintained the love among them for the island.
Havelock is a million good things packed into one island and like we already said: “It’s really never too late for the beach!!”