Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. 
  • The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels.
  • However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received.
  • In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Cost of a Beach Wedding in the Andaman Islands

Date : 11 Aug 2021
Categories: Travellers Choice

Modern couples dream of having a destination wedding when it comes to tying the knot. As a result, new and exciting destinations have emerged as hot spots for taking wedding vows. Having an exotic destination wedding is now every couple’s dream and nothing can be better than a beach wedding that offers an ideal backdrop for your wedding ceremonies. Such a venue has everything—vibes of beach, the sound of crashing waves, tropical breeze, and so much more. If you want to enjoy your D-day and other ceremonies away from your hometown with a small gathering of your loved ones, then a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands is your best bet.

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Speaking of a destination wedding in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the most highlighting features include the natural theme of the venue, the secluded beaches with azure waters, and the peaceful atmosphere. The island is home to the most beautiful beaches in India and the coastline is dotted with lavish resorts where you can have your wedding. These beachfront properties ensure complete privacy and peace of mind that lets you enjoy complete tranquility. Unlike other destination wedding venues, Andaman Island is not that crowded and the good thing is that not many people know about it. You can easily plan a grand wedding and other ceremonies on a budget because the island is not that publicized as a hotspot for a destination wedding.

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With fascinating flora and fauna all around, Andaman is a picture-perfect wedding destination. It has all the accommodating facilities to suit every budget. Be rest assured that your guests, as well as the couple, are going to have an unforgettable time here. The Andaman Islands offer a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the venue for a beach wedding. You can choose among beaches and banquet halls.

Havelock Island Beach Resort located in the beautiful land of Swaraj Dweep offers a wide range of beach wedding packages that are carefully planned keeping in mind your comfort and needs. Moreover, all the packages can be easily customised for suiting the requirements and preferences of individual guests in a better way. The resort has a reputation for planning flawless destination weddings across the Andamans. Its team of dedicated wedding planners is extremely sincere towards its work. It makes sure that everyone has a gala time. Wedding is the most special day of anyone’s life and it’s also the most awaited day. Havelock Island Beach Resort understands this completely and makes sure that even the tiniest things are taken care of. 

Havelock Island Beach Resort is in touch with the best vendors who are responsible for arranging everything within the stipulated timeframe. Our sincere staff will make all the reservations for accommodating all your guests and will also take special care of your close family members and friends. If anyone wants to explore the island in their free time, then we will be happy to arrange sightseeing tours for them. We will also find the right priest for performing all the religious ceremonies of your wedding. We will make all the arrangements for flower decorations, food, makeup artist, photographer, and everything else to turn your dreams into reality. 

If you have decided to have a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands, then you should know that you have to start planning early as the availability of everything is limited here be it, hotels, restaurants, ferries, etc. You will not get here everything in just one click and so, you have to start planning early if you want to celebrate your D-day at this majestic place having awesome beauty. And if you choose the peak season for your wedding, then availability becomes a serious concern. Therefore, getting associated with Havelock Islands Beach Resort would ease and simplify everything for you whether it is accommodation, traveling, wedding preparations, or anything else. 

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Cost of a beach wedding in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The most crucial factor is the total cost when you are planning for a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands. There are certain factors that affect your budget such as airfare, accommodations, transfers, gifts, decorations, food, etc. The cost of flights will depend greatly on how early you make the bookings, your departure city, and the total number of guests.

If you choose to have a typical two-night destination wedding with 50 rooms at a five-star property, then it will cost you 40-50 lakhs. The cost drops to nearly 35 lakhs if you go for a decent four-star hotel. The cost includes all events and decorations. You can choose a wedding venue as per your budget as the options are many.

If you are having a small one-day affair with only close ones, then the cost of accommodation and venue would be around eight to nine lakhs. 

Check out the detailed expenses below:

Particulars 

Cost

DJ (Indian)- 3 nights

DJ (International)- 3 nights

Rs.25,000-Rs.50,000 per night

Rs.1 lakh-2 lakhs per night

Decorations

Rs.3 lakhs-Rs.7 lakhs (depending on your choice of accessories, flowers, drapes etc.)

Rain dance

Rs.50,000

Pool party

Rs.1 lakh-Rs.1.50 lakhs

Round trip transfers (ferry, car)

Rs.4,000-6,000 per person

Food

Rs.1500-Rs.2500 per plate – one time

Bridal makeup 

Starts from Rs.30,000 (one session)

Accommodation cost

Rs.6000 onwards to 15,000 for 2 persons in one room

Under water ring exchange for the couple

Rs.1 lakhs onwards with proper video coverage

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Best wedding locations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep)

The most gorgeous island in the Andamans, Havelock Island offers the best venues for an exotic beach wedding. Take a ferry from Port Blair (the capital town) to reach Havelock Island. The island is counted among the most sought-after locations among couples, who want to have a beach wedding in the Andamans. The place is also popular for its authentic and exquisite seafood. Exchanging vows while standing on the silky white sand and having aqua blue sea water in the background definitely sounds dreamy! And the best wedding spot is Havelock Island Beach Resort.

Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a preferred venue for destination weddings. It has lovely resorts that are well-equipped with all the modern facilities. Getting the best arrangements and accommodation facilities in front of a stunning beach is assured here. If you are planning for a luxurious destination wedding in the Andaman Islands, then Port Blair is an incredible choice.

Neil Island (now known as Shaheed Dweep)

Neil Island is not known for excessively posh hotel properties. Rather, it has the most beautiful and delightful boutique resorts in the lap of nature. If you have decided to get hitched here, then there are a couple of resorts that can prove to be a fairytale setting for your wedding ceremonies. You can exchange rings or have a traditional Indian wedding with pheras on this island that is popular for its private gorgeous sandy beaches, an azure ocean, and tropical greenery. The charming Neil Island is perfect for lovebirds to have ceremonies by the turquoise waters. You can customise the wedding menu and have a delicious lunch under the blue sky as well. Its quaintness will make you go weak at your knees. The beachfront properties here are sure to get appreciated by you as well as your guests. It is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding.

The island is not that much commercialised and thus, services like that of decorators, etc. are limited. But then, it is miraculously stunning that it doesn’t need any artificial decorations. A surreal, simple, and organic setup will be created with different varieties of flowers, seashells, and candles. If you have booked a beach resort in advance, then you don’t have to worry at all. All the required services will be available here including a photographer and makeup artist as well. Just leave everything to expert planners and you focus on enjoying the most romantic day of your life.

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Top-rated venues for beach weddings in the Andaman Islands

  • Taj Exotica Resort and Spa (Havelock Island)
  • Havelock Island Beach Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Shell Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Barefoot at Havelock (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort (Port Blair)
  • Summer Sand Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Neil Island)
  • Sea Shell Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Barefoot at Havelock (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort (Port Blair)
  • Summer Sand Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Neil Island)
  • Coco-N-Huts Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Symphony Samudra (Port Blair)
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico (Port Blair)

Why choose Havelock Island Beach Resort for a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands?

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the most gorgeous Indian union territory, is home to stunning beaches that are tucked in several splendid islands. Located in Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island Beach Resort is the perfect venue for your fairytale beach wedding if you want a quiet, low-key celebration. The right tone is set for you and your partner to start a new life together with the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, golden sand beaches, and a soothing and pleasing climate. The resort will plan all your wedding ceremonies in accordance with your budget. Whether it is decorators, caterers, or florists, it will take care of all the ceremonial arrangements to make sure that you get more than what you have imagined. 

Not taken over by tourist traps yet, Havelock Island, which is located off the coast of mainland India, is counted among the top beach wedding spots in the country. For one of the most romantic days of your life, this tropical archipelago can create the loveliest ambiance with its untouched beaches, unspoiled environs, and secluded charm. Havelock Island Beach Resort is the best option for couples to tie the knot and start a new life together. White sands, turquoise water, coconut trees, different shades of colors at sunset- all this makes the resort a perfect place to make love promises to each other. You are going to have all your wedding dreams come true here. 

You can have all your wedding ceremonies and parties here that include:

  • Mehendi ceremony
  • Sangeet ceremony
  • Haldi ceremony
  • Pool party
  • Cocktail night
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Reception ceremony

You can add or remove anything from the list as per your preference. In short, you can customise everything. 

Areas available for wedding

  1. Indoor (Hall)
    120 seating and 200 floating
  2. Outdoor (Lawn)
    600 seating and 1000 floating

P.S. Havelock Island Beach Resort is the only resort in the Andaman Islands where you can get married underwater as well. It’s a pioneer in the underwater wedding in India! The resort is the one-stop destination for sweethearts desiring an amazing underwater celebration. It is a well-known and preferred luxurious resort that is committed to offer you beyond your imagination!

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Tips for people planning for a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands

  • The Andaman Islands witness hot and sunny climate throughout the year as the climate is tropical here. However, the rainy season (June to August) should be avoided for weddings. Mid-October to April is the wedding season in the Andamans. The best months are from November to February.
  • If you want to have a grand beach wedding in the Andaman Islands, then make a list of your close ones whom you want to invite on your big day. Knowing this in advance is important for the resort for the smooth operation of your wedding. Havelock Island Beach Resort is big enough to accommodate all your guests as it has a number of rooms and cottages.
  • Not all flowers are available on the island. The flower options for decoration purposes are very limited. But if you are having the wedding at Havelock Island Beach Resort, then its highly creative florists will make sure that you get a grand and fancy decoration. Their years of experience will let you witness the best flower decorations.
  • While planning a destination wedding in the Andaman Islands, you should know that professionals for wedding facilities ranging from bridal makeup artists to professional photographers can be easily available only if you have made the bookings in advance. There are multiple options for cuisines and liquors in the island. Also, all the religious ceremonies can be performed smoothly.

Getting in touch with Havelock Island Beach Resort would be the right thing to do if you want to plan a destination wedding in the Andamans on a budget. It will plan your entire wedding as per your budget and other preferences. 

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