Havelock Island Travel Guide

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Havelock Island Things to Do

  • Govind Nagar Beach (Beach No. 3)

    Govind Nagar beach is quite a narrow beach that has many of the resorts set out along its length. The sea here is very calm and quite shallow, walking in the sea can however be quite challenging as the sandy bottom is littered with the holes that crabs have burrowed and you can easily turn your ankle. This beach is perfect for early morning walks...

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  • Radha Nagar Beach (Beach No. 7)

    Probably one of the most popular beaches on Havelock, it was named as Asia's Best Beach in 2004. An inviting turquoise ocean and gorgeous white sand backed by a beautiful forest that is filled with huge trees, this is a seriously good place to spend some time. The sun's rays bounce off the sand and the crystal clear water is warm and inviting...

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  • Elephant Beach

    Located approximately 10km from the Village No. 3 market, Elephant Beach is located on the road to Radha Nagar Beach. You will see a bus stop on the right and usually there are lots of motorbikes parked. You then need to follow the path to the beach. Make sure that you have decent footwear as this is a 30 - 40 minute walk through the forest to...

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  • Go to Elefant Beach

    Nice beach with some snorkeling, to go there take the bus to beach #7, there is a big red green sign, you walk then for 30 to 40 minutes throu the jungle, don't take turns to the right (after crossing a little brooke half left) you will end in Mangrove swamp. After rain it is a difficult way use your oldest shoes. Snorkeling trips with 3 stops...

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  • Go to beach # 7

    Beach #7 is very beautyful with great sunsets and at the northern end a lagun with some snorkeling. There are some cheap restaurants selling fish and quite good Thali.Get there by public bus from the jetty via the market/beach #3 hourly last bus back at 5.30 pm 9 Rupies.

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  • Go to Neil Island

    Neil Island is more quiet and laidback then Havelock Island with some nice beaches and snorkeling. It's good the rent a bicycle, ar some resorts and at the market you can get them.1 sometimes 2 boats go there from Havelock Island and Port Blair, 195 or 250 Rupies depending on boat, 2.5 hours from both places. Leaving you can buy the ticket only on...

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Havelock Island Restaurants

  • Cheap and cheerful

    Good choice of fresh fish that are priced according to size. Vegetarian menu is limited but tasty and portions were generous. This is a decent place to eat in the centre of village 3 and watch the world go by. This was the cheapest place that I ate on Havelock and well worth visiting especially if you are on a tight budget. Good tasty daal.

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  • Great tasting food for a good price

    Situated opposite the market in Village Number 3, the Welcome Restaurant quickly became a firm favourite of mine. The food is freshly cooked and you can actually watch the chef making the rotis and chapatis that you have ordered. There is a good range of dishes to choose from including a wide range of vegetarian and fish dishes. Like many of the...

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  • Tasty food, slow service

    Cafe del Mar is located within the Barefoot Scuba Resort. It is a functional rather than elegant place to eat and the way the tables are set out results in a distinct lack of ambience. The menu is varied and there is plenty of choice. I was not really that impressed with the staff, they were not really that welcoming and food took an age to be...

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Havelock Island Transportation

  • Restricted Access Permit

    Non-Indians need a Restricted Access Permit to visit the Andamans. These are issued upon arrival at Port Blair and it is a straightforward process. Make sure that your Indian visa has not been issued with a restriction on the issue of a RAP. This can be avoided by declaring that you intend to visit the Andamans when applying for your visa. Visitors...

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  • Ferry to and from Havelock

    Ferries are the most popular way to get to or from Havelock. The ferries are government operated and run from the main port in Port Blair. You can buy tickets yourself from the Port Blair ferry office on arrival, or ask your resort to pre-book your ticket. Some resorts operate a meet and greet at the airport and take you to the ferry terminal,...

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  • Take an Auto-Rickshaw

    Getting around Havelock Island is very straightforward. There are plenty of auto-rickshaws for hire. They wait just outside the port when the ferry from Port Blair arrives and they are a quick and easy way of getting you to your accommodation. Once you have got yourself based on Havelock you can ask your hotel to arrange an auto-rickshaw for you,...

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Havelock Island Shopping

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    by CEP1863 Written Apr 27, 2014

    This small supermarket is the only one on Havelock Island. It is quite small but sells a surprisingly large array of goods including toiletries, basic food products, chocolate and other snacks, bottled water and soft drinks. If you rent a scooter then this is where you will buy petrol for the scooter!

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Havelock Island Local Customs

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    by gaechka Written May 10, 2009

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    Little kind are very friendly in Andama,Havelok Island.
    They are not sticky at all to compare with Goa's.

    In every little kiosk you will find an indian movie on. Our little boy liked to wach it . Kids just sit down on the floor and enjoy

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Havelock Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Huge waves on Radna Hagar Beach

    With snow-white sand and bright blue water the beach at Radna Hagar is an alluring attraction. The ocean us enticing and inviting especially on a hot day but it has hidden dangers for those who are unaware. One minute you can be standing in water that has relatively gentle waves and is waist high, the next minute you can find yourself suddenly hit...

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  • ATMs can run out of cash!

    There are only two ATMs on Havelock Island, one at SBI and one at Axis Bank. Both ATMs are only refilled with cash twice a wee and so at busy times they can actually run out of cash. Make sure that before you leave Port Blair you have enough cash to pay for accommodation, food etc. Both ATMs are situated in close proximity of each other, on the...

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  • Sand Flies with voracious appetites!

    I found that the sand flies were a real problem in Havelock as they see humans as a walking meal. They are particularly nasty at dawn and dusk and unfortunately they do not confine themselves to the beach. They seemed worse on some beaches than on others - I was badly bitten on beach number 3 and beach number 5 whilst I was not too bothered by them...

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Havelock Island Tourist Traps

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    by lotharscheer Written Dec 24, 2013

    Prices for accommodation and restaurants did increase since last year for 50 to 100% in some places even more then that. In the place i stayed the room price went up from 1300 to 1800 Rupies within a week (only for new guests), in other resorts people checking in on monday for 1800 Rupies got told on friday from now on its 2400 (Pengoin resort, beach # 5). Together with 8 am checkout time and transportation problems to and from the island this can be a problem.

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Havelock Island What to Pack

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    by CEP1863 Written Apr 22, 2014

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion with a high SPF
    Mosquito repellent with high DEET content
    After bite pen for treating bites

    Protect your skin!
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Havelock Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Dive off Barren Island

    If you are going to dive in the Andamans then try to get on a dive trip going to Barren Island. Before embarking on this dive you have to present both your passport and Restricted Area Permit to the dive centre as they have to obtain permission for you to dive from the coastguard. It is a bit of a trek to get to Barren Island but it's well worth...

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  • Wild lagoons

    Very, very nice and piceful 2 lagoons just in 40 min after Training elephant camp. Not so easy to walk! During high tide -only via jungle along the paf.Sometimes we didnot sea a paf at all. But during low tide take a beach. I can not say what is better and easy! Almost NOT posibble to acces by scooter. We could not!But i saw 1 scooter in that...

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Havelock Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving with Barefoot Scuba

    There are a number of dive centres on Havelock and the Andamans certainly offer a number of stunning dive sites with pristine coral reefs. I chose to dive with Barefoot Scuba and found them to be an extremely well run outfit. Barefoot operate a number of dive boats daily visiting a number of different sites. This means that they cater for divers of...

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  • Snorkeling trips

    Some places offer snorkeling trips, for instance the Wifi Internet Café in beach #3 (on the way to beach #4) 3 spots for 800 Rupies 5 spots for 1000 Rupies on nearby islands. For people who never did snorkel in tropical waters this is good, still some corals and tropical fish to see, but if you did a lot of snorkeling in South East Asia it is not...

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  • Diving

    Barefoot Scuba and Dive India charge 5250 Rupies for 2 fun dives, Andaman Bubbles 4500. Barefoot Scuba accepts credit cards with a 3% surcharge, i presume the others have the same conditions.Barfoot Scuba is closest to beach #3 (market) on the way to beach #5, Dive India a bit further south and Andaman Bubbles quite a bit further next to Wild...

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Havelock Island Favorites

  • Internet Access

    Internet access on Havelock is limited. There are a couple of Internet Cafes on Havelock but the internet is extremely slow and frequently crashes. I chose to use Barefoot Cafe in the centre of Village no. 3. In order to be able to use the internet you must take photo ID with you every time you wish to use the internet.

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  • Changing Money

    There are 3 ATM machines in beach # 3 (market) they all have a maximum of 10000 Rupies (€ 120 / $ 160). You can change money at the State Bank of India in beach # 3 (in direction to the peer) for the correct exchange rate but only from 10.30 am to 1 pm monday to friday. You will need your passport and a fotocopy of the main page of your passport,...

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  • Hermit Crabs

    You can't walk around any of Havelock's beaches without seeing hundreds, if not thousands of these things. There are at least a couple of different species; we saw some that were bright blue with red legs (sadly couldn't get a photo of them though). This photo is of a gigantic specimen we found that was sadly homeless - we couldn't find a shell big...

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Seafood a speciality
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Really good value
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Decent Pizzas
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Renting Scooters
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Desserts to die for!
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Nice atmosphere
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Cheap and good food near the market
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Transportation from Havelock Island
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Transportation from Neil Island
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Western breakfast
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Elephant Rides
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Scooter
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Radha Nagar (No. 7) Beach
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Snorkling on Elephant beach
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menu on notebook's papers
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the best to eat not expensive
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