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. Radhanagar beach is best during morning or late evening. It is the best sunset point of Havelock Island.
There is no water sports available here on the beach.There is a rumor that saltwater crocodile houses nearby.Do not venture isolated areas of the beach.
Do not miss the fish items available in the nearby shops. You can also try fresh juice,fruits and coconut here.
If you are here post lunch season, do not miss the sunset from Radhanagar beach.
Tourists ferry also operate between the island once a day. Elephanta beach is also called” HATITAPU” Ten kilometres away from the Jetty on the North Western part of the island with rich coral reefs. The time taken via ferry is 20-30 minutes.
Elephant beach is famous for Snorkeling and exotic marine life. Shallow water makes it ideal for snorkeling.The beach is accessible via a boat or a ferry from Havelock.
Alternatively you can walk through a muddy road for almost 2KM to reach here.The road is a elephant logging trail.There are signboards everywhere, you can not miss direction. However the beach is surrounded by thick lash green forest.I am sure you will surely enjoy the green trail trek here .
This beach is worst hit by the recent Tsunami. You can see the sign of destruction everywhere. The anger of mother nature converted into showpieces on the beach that made the beach even more attractive.
You can go to the elephant training camp and watch as the elephants are trained on how to carry heavy logs and perform other tasks. You can have an elephant ride tour to the thick forests and have a fantastic life experience.
Elephant swimming is one of the most spoken activities in Andaman with the 66-year-old elephant being the famous swimming elephant.
You can also opt for sea walking here. You will be amazed by the beauty of the live corals and their color.
The beach is good when it is low tide.During high tide,it is not safe to do water sports.There is a changing room available here.
Kaala Pathar Beach
It is located 12 KM from Havelock and it is one of the cleanest beaches in Andaman. The beach is great for those looking for a quiet place away from the popular and crowded beaches of Havelock.
Kala pathar english meaning is black rock or black stone.Kalapathar beach is ideal for solo travellers as you can tent here. You can also do fishing and camp fire.
The beach is relatively unexplored and doesn’t have advanced luxury facilities found on other beaches. This beach is also truly for professional photographers.
This beach is also considered as a sunrise point. The beach is full of rocks and not suitable for swimming.
The coastal line is well decorated with deep blue sea,lash green mangrove,beautiful colorful corals and black rocks.The entire area is covered with the mixture of white and yellow sand. You can imagine the scene.
Lots of local vendors offer snacks,fruits,fresh juice. You can also try hot pakoda here with a cup of tea.
The great teal lagoon creates a picture perfect area. This area is made out of sand and water. It is a hidden gem of Havelock with its nice color attribute of the surroundings and calm water.Be very careful if you have a plan to swim here . This area is said to have saltwater crocodile.This hidden spot became as tourist destination after a sad crocodile attack on 2010.
Buffalo beach is another tourist attraction in Havelock Island. It offers a pristine beach with superb snorkelling. You can also hire a glass bottom boat to explore the marine life without drenching yourself.
Apart from these you can take a ferry around Havelock to roam. Like – Ritchie Archipelago, North,south,middle button,Law rence Island. You can not enter into these island without forest department’s permission.
Market #3 is at the heart of Havelock and a great place to go shopping. You can find almost everything in the market from groceries, clothes, daily essentials, and other tourist attraction materials. The shops in the market are opened from morning till 03.00PM.
Kanjus Supermarket is the largest one shop for all need. Apart from this Bazar market is the main source to buy something in Havelock Island.
How to Explore Havelock Island?
The budgeted way is to avail government operated bus. Then comes the tuk tuk,shared jeep. The most economical and convenient option is to hire a scooter. You can also opt for bicycle, bikes,4 wheeler.
The roads are up and down. They are narrow and empty. Bicycle is not a good option if you are not an expert. Scooter is the best.
Lastly, best way to explore Havelock is by walking. The more you walk here, you will get unique perspective of mother nature.
Best Restaurants to eat in Havelock Island Andaman
Havelock Island is fully commercialized and having a lot of restaurants. Here is a list of my fabulous three.
Full Moon Restaurant
The Full moon is one of the best restaurants in Havelock which has an outdoor sitting area. The restaurant is owned by Irish couple and offer Chinese, Indian and seafood cuisines.
The restaurant has the best menu in Andaman and you can enjoy excellent seafood, fresh cardamom fizzes, and fresh salad.
Anju Coco Resto
It serves Chinese, Indian, sea food cuisines, and vegetarian-friendly foods. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and late night dishes to the tourists. There are a lot of vegan option dishes and gluten free options in their menu. The serving food quantity is excellent at fair prices.
A Beachside Cafe
The café is located in beach No. 2 behind Havelock Power House. This café serves international dishes in an open air dining room. The café serves local cuisine, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.
Best places to have great nightlife
Venom Bar is one of the oldest and biggest bar on the island and a great place to be for a night out with your buddies. There are live bands although this depends on the months you visit the island.