BEACHES IN ANDAMAN:
Andaman is blessed with swinging palm-lined trees, its soothing soft white sandy beaches, beautiful mangroves and alluring tropical rainforests. Andaman is an ideal destination for beach tourism in India that can ease stress and you can spend a detachable time in the many tranquil and unspoiled places around. The beaches in Andaman are an ideal holiday destinations for those who are tired of the ongoing and nerve-racking bustles of city life. And you can lounge on the many beaches of Andaman Island like Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island, Ross and Smith Island Beach, Guitar Island Beach, Wandoor Beach – Port Blair, Pathi Level Beach – Diglipur to name a few. This well-known gem in Andaman is undoubtedly the beach capital of India. While on your beach holiday, Andaman can help you ease your stress and you can spend a detachable time with only nature and solace. Hence, this makes an ideal destination in the far-fetched location where you can not only spend a quiet time but also take up water sports in Andaman beaches when adventure kicks in.
Andaman provide the guests with fun filled beach tourism activities like banana boat rides, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, undersea walking etc. You can also partake in adrenaline water activities like jet skiing, speed boating and even riding on a seaplane. With the coral reefs supporting marine life these above mentioned underwater activities will take you closer to the aquatic animals such as sharks, rays, and other beautiful fishes etc. Besides, when it sundown’s the beach corridors illuminate with lights in its beach cafes and resorts. You can surrender yourself in the beach resorts in Andaman to spend fun frolic time with delicious local cuisines and drinks. Andaman beach makes a perfect spot to see the sunset after a perfect day engaged in activities and leisure. This destination is the best and considered by many holidayers, a perfect place for a honeymooners, family vacation, even for solo travellers. A beach tour in Andaman will truly build memories filled with lifelong images of fun times and unsurpassed experiences.
Radhanagar is Without a doubt the most famous beach in the Andaman Islands. Crowned as “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. It truly is an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters, all lined by lush forest and palm tress. It is easy to enjoy this postcard perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim.
Due to its reputation and popularity one would expect crowds of people rushing to the beach, but the most amazingly the Radhanagar remains mostly empty compared to other popular beaches of the world. It can get bit crowded straight down the entrance but if you walk couple of hundreds meters to the left or right you will be alone again.
Counted among the most beautiful beaches of Asia, Radhanagar Beach or Beach No. 7 is incredibly astounding beach located on the gorgeous Andaman Island. The turquoise blue sea and white sand make this beach a perfect spot to bask in the midst of nature’s bounty. Radhanagar Beach is positioned just 7 kilometres away from Vijaynagar Beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas and about 12 kms from Havelock Island. The lush and verdant trees on the side of beach offer tourists opportunity to unwind and relish the serenity and nature’s charm. The breathtaking sight of sunset on this beach makes the tourists forget all the woes of life.
One has to take a seaplane or Makruzz (catamaran) from Port Blair. Apart from these, there are two government boats that connect Havelock and Port Blair.
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN AND AROUND
Sunbathing, swimming and basking in the sun are the best activities to enjoy on Radhanagar Beach.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
October to February is the best time to visit Havelock. The temperature ranges between 15°C and 34°C during these months.
Elephant Beach is an ideal destination for water sports and for leisure tour. You will be in a world apart when on this beach located in Havelock Islands. Its rich coral reef structure and amazing underwater marine life will certainly spellbind you and want you to keep coming back for more. Elephant beach is nevertheless the best place to visit in Andaman Islands and you will find a lot of Indians and foreign nationals here. This place is ideal for relaxing spending a leisure time with food and drinks. Besides, if you feel like doing some fun activities this beach offers water sports like diving, snorkelling, swimming, bird-watching, trekking and kayaking. Being famous for its coral reefs, sea walking is also actively partaken and the best part is, anybody with a zest for adventure can indulge in this underwater fun.
Elephant beach is located in Havelock Island and if you still haven’t explored the beach yet then make sure you do so this holiday. You can reach the beach from the main jetty which is approximately 20 minutes by boat from the Havelock Island dock. You can also get a public bus from the main Jetty or hired a bike. You can also get an auto which is found around the jetty in Havelock Island.
CORBYN’S COVE BEACH:
Secluded, and unspoilt, the Corbyn’s Cove beach is just 8 kilometers from the City center, and a prominent sightseeing place in Andaman. With pleasant blue sea water and lush green coconut palms, the beach allows visitors to relax alongside and enjoy several water sports available on the shore of the beach. Some of the water activities that one can undertake and enjoy over a visit to Corbyn’s Cove Beach include scuba diving, surfing, and boating. Further, the beach is also a perfect location for taking pleasure of sunbathing, swimming and surfing. This coconut palm fringed beach is surrounded with a hotel and small offering refreshments and food. From here, tourists can also visit the Snake Island, which claims to have a lot of deadly snakes. The snake island is also known for colourful corals, mesmerizing fishes and rock faces. One can take a motorboat to land at this island
Corbyn’s Cove is just seven kilometers from the main town Portblair.
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN AND AROUND
Speed Boating and Jet ski are the only two water sports activities that one can enjoy at the Corbyn’s Cove Beach. Do take a tour of the beach to see the bunkers that were built by the Japanese army
The exceptionally beautiful Vijaynagar Beach is part of the iconic Havelock Island, which is counted amongst the top places to visit in Andaman. Also known as the “Beach No 5,” and is just 38 kilometers of distance from Port Blair. It is just the perfect place to go for swimming and witnessing aquatic life by taking part in the watersport activities. For all the travelers who in quest of solace and nature’s exquisiteness, Vijaynagar Beach is a matchless spot. The azure sky and equally beautiful sea make the landscape of this beach highly imposing. The tranquility and beauty of this beach make it an unsurpassed destination to enjoy the vacation far away from the hustle-bustle. A visit to this captivating beach endows traveler with tour whose memories remain hard to forget lifelong
Vijaynagar Beach is located in the Havelock island. To reach here, one can take an auto rickshaw or AC buses from Havelock Jetty. Daily an AC bus run till the Dolphin Resort. Tourists can also hire a motorcycle, or paddle through the island to reach the Vijaynagar Beach.
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN AND AROUND
Kayaking, game fishing, bird watching, snorkeling, swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surf riding, trekking, and sailing are some of the prominent adventure activities that one can take part in over a trip to VIjaynagar Beach.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
January to May will be the best time to plan a visit to the Vijaynagar Beach as the weather is favourable to take part in watersport activities.
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What to See and Do
ACTIVITIES AT BEACHES:
Snorkeling at North Bay & Elephant Beach:
See the exquisite marine life and view the rarest corals as you go snorkeling at North Bay Island or Elephant Beach at Havelock Island. We suggest Havelock as the water here is much clearer as compared to North Bay.
Witnessing Bioluminescence at Havelock Island:
Bioluminescence can be witnessed only on no moon nights. Kayak tours are arranged by experts, which are anyway few in Havelock. Ask any Scuba guide and they will connect you to the right person.
Scuba doesn’t require you to know swimming! Yes, many people do not attempt it thinking that knowing swimming is important, but that’s far from reality. If you want to try the tougher levels of scuba and go out into the open waters, then and only then do you require swimming skills. But the same is not true for PADI Scuba Diving or Sea Walking. There are many places to try scuba diving in Andaman. So do not worry, just try the sport and discover colorful corals and enchanting water life.
Riding a Banana Boat at Port Blair
Riding a Banana Boat is another fun-filled and thrilling thing to do in Andaman. At a time 6 people can ride the banana-shaped boats that are tied behind a speedboat to gain rush. It is a perfectly safe activity as long as you have your life jackets on and follow the instructions given.
Trying the Glass Bottom Boat ride
This one’s for those who are really afraid of water. This one is an easy ride and gives you a good view of the corals beneath With proper safety gear, this one is good for kids as well. In fact, if we may say so, glass-bottom boating is among the unique things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You get to see the marine life through a glass bottom in the boat as you sail through the sea. These glass-bottom boats ply between Water Sports Complex & North Bay Coral Island and between Port Blair & Jolly Buoy Island.
Parasailing at Havelock Island
To satiate your adrenaline rush try parasailing. It is a blend of water & air borne adventure. Tied behind a motorboat while harnessed in a parachute, you get to fly like a kite behind the boat as it speeds off into the sea.
Swimming with Elephants at Havelock Island
Andaman offers you a chance to swim with Rajan – the star elephant. The 60+ elephant loves the company of people and is very friendly. However, you need to book your swim with Rajan in advance.
Travelling in a Sea Plane
Taking off in a seaplane run by Pawan Hans is one of the exclusive things to do in Andaman. You can experience this unique ride while going from Port Blair to Havelock or while returning. The seaplanes can carry only 9 passengers at a time and the time of flight is 15 minutes. The same distance, if covered by ferry, takes about 2 hours.
Where To Stay
How To Get Around
From Portblair you may visit different beaches with the help of ferry boat and steamer.