This post (Best places to visit in Havelock Island) is part of the post on Honeymoon trip to Andaman. Please check out my plan for your honeymoon in Andaman.Havelock Island is perfect for romantic and peaceful time off with its charm and unique Vibe.
Planning trip to Andaman? Whether planning for a romantic honeymoon or weekend getaway, there are plenty of fun activities and places you can explore within Havelock Island in Andaman. Thus. Havelock Island is a must watch and must go Island if you are coming to Andaman for a vacation or honeymoon. You will be able to enjoy the best packages and a fantastic experience.
Havelock Island is renamed as Swaraj Dweep. Initially it was named after Sir Henry Havelock.This exotic island is home for a variety of wildlife.It is 41 KM away from Port Blair. It is a pure eco tourism island. Mostly all Bengali people stay here and Bengali is the common language.
Why you want to come Havelock Island?
- The golden and white sands of the virgin beaches and tropical forests creates stunning scenery. The nature of the island makes it the best holiday destination for adventure enthusiasts.
- There are various places to visit and make your trip unforgettable. The best time to visit Andaman is during the winter season although it is a year-round holiday destination in India.
- Best beaches to swim along with mighty human loving elephant,scuba diving,sea walk.
- Experience exotic sea food facility.
Moreover Havelock island is a village setup with all modern facilities -Home away home with cafe,Internet,great and electric nightlife,STD booth facility,Bars etc.
Havelock also provide a romantic getaway for secluded area,a village life experience closer to mother nature yet with great night experience and adventurous honeymoon.
You can explore the white sandy shorelines, coral reefs and the natural beauty of green jungles at the coast of the island.
How to reach Havelock Island?
Havelock is one of the famous islands in Andaman which is 2-4 hours govt ferry ride from the Port Blair. There are other options also to reach Havelock Island. The private cruises like Makruzz,Green Ocean,Coastal Cruise are very comfortable,time saving and beautiful. They offer onboard snacks,chai, other foods.
You can also opt for sea plane,speed boat or helicopter service as well. These are expensive.
What to do in Havelock Island?
The Island is ideal for Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, sightseeing, glass bottom boat ride, and swimming. If you love water sports, this is an ideal place to see the magnificent coral reefs.
Whether you’re a novice diver or a professional diver, Havelock is an ideal destination for everyone.
You can also have a relaxing evening at the beach resorts within the island and watch the sun fire up the evening sky.
Does cellular network work here?
Yes and No. Let me explain. If you are holding BSNL connection, you will get almost 100% coverage. But if you are holding Airtel and Vodafone connection you may likely to get better coverage. But if you are holding anything other than these three, you hardly get any network. When I visited I used to get a very poor 3G connectivity . SMSs and calls worked fine then.
Does Havelock Island have ATMs?
Yes, Havelock Island provides two ATM machines near Beach No-1.
Beaches to explore in Havelock Islands
Jetty and Beach No-1
The moment you touch the jetty at Havelock, you can see the Beach-No-1.It is over crowded and full of family tourists. Worry Not. Once you start exploring,you will get very less people on the other beaches. Introduction to Havelock may look scary due to Beach No-1,but once you get in,you will get enough privacy.
Diving Beach -Beach No-2
Beach-2 is popular for diving. The roads are not as good as you expect. It may be a narrow lane going towards Beach-2. The area is full with population. But do not worry. People are helpful and honest here. They don’t do any harm.
GovindaNagar Beach Beach No-3
If you love to experience nature at a calm place then GovindaNagar Beach is an ideal place for you. You can experience best scuba diving here. GovindaNagar beach is named after the village GovindaNagar . This place offers awesome beach with shops and ATM facility.
There is a lighthouse nearby. You can go via ferry.
Vijaynagar Beach Beach No-5
If you love to experience nature at a calm place then Vijaynagar Beach is an ideal place for you. It is ranked number 5 as the best beach to enjoy the underwater activities.VijayNagar beach is named after the village Vijayanagar.
Vijaynagar beach is considered as the sunset point of havelock Island.This beach offers cream color sand with deep blue sea with a thick forest at the backdrop .It is difficult to swim in the low tide. There is huge amount of undercurrent that may drag you to Ocean.
The beach offers shops and ATM facility. It is less commercialized than Radhanagar beach hence you will get less crowd to enjoy the surroundings.
Radhanagar Beach Beach No-7
This beach is located at the southern coast of Havelock Island 11 km away from jetty. It is named as Asia’s best beach and ranked the 7th best beach in the world by Time magazine. The beach is covered with pristine white sand and azure waters and it is a great place to enjoy luxury while having a fantastic experience.Radhanagar beach offers crystal clear water,gentle sea wave,green forest and bright blue sea.
You can go till your neck deep water and you can see the complete surroundings in the water. Being the most popular beach, it is generally over crowded. But do not get tensed. The beach is huge enough to accommodate you in some place.
There is no water sports available here on the beach.There is a rumor that salt water crocodile houses nearby.Do not venture isolated areas of the beach.