An eco-tourism hub of the Andaman Islands, Havelock Island has silver-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and verdant forests. From water sports adventures to trekking and boating, it’s easy to embrace the intoxicating tropical lifestyle on Havelock Island.
Things to do in Havelock Island
Beckoning with warm waters, coral coves and vibrant sea life, Elephant Beach is one of the best spots on the island for snorkelling. Stroll the beach at sunset while sipping sweet coconut water and dine in one of the elegant seafood restaurants nearby.
For scuba diving, head over to Radhanagar Beach, also known as Number 7. Dive shops near the beach offer gear and lessons as well as jet skiing and kayaking. Get up close with creatures of the sea at Neil’s Cove Beach, a popular spot for swimming with turtles and eels.
Within walking distance of Radhanagar, the tropical trekking forests of Japanese Hill offer a different island experience. Bring along a camera to capture images of more than 30 rare bird species, including the drongo and Pacific reef egret, Andaman wood pigeon and Oriental magpie robin. Jungle safaris provide deeper excursions into the wilderness.
If you’re travelling with little ones, take a glass-bottom boat ride to view colourful marine life. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, rainbow-coloured coral reefs, tropical fish and dolphins.
Getting around Havelock Island
From Port Blair, visitors can reach Havelock Island by seaplane, ferry or helicopter in less than 30 minutes. Local buses, auto rickshaws and private taxis operate on the island, but many travellers choose to rent a motorbike or bicycle. Ferries also offer transportation to nearby smaller islands.