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.
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
A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
There has been a common perception that beaches and sunny days are best pairs to cherish but trust me sunset and nightlife at beaches are the next level heavenly thing to experience in this hell called Earth. Nights adored with twinkling stars and pleasant bgm of waves add phenomenal values to the delight of your night parties at beach side.
I know the common image that has popped up in your mind is of Goa beaches (plans that never fails to let us fail them).But hold my beer pals, very few of you know about kind of underrated gem- Andaman and Nicobar Island.
This reluctant nature is quite understandable as for most of us India ends at lower peninsula.
Natural beauty of Andaman and Nicobar makes it one of the best tourist places in India. Every year, number of tourists visit the union territory to enjoy its scenic beauty. To get an idea about the tourist attractions of the islands, you can make a good research by using sources like travel related books and magazines on Andaman and Nicobar islands. This way, you can thoroughly enjoy Andaman and Nicobar’s natural beauty when you actually visit the island. Located in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar islands comprise of around 572 islands, wonderful beaches and evergreen forests. Though some of the islands have been colonized, few amazing islands offer exciting beach activities. Amid hidden natural beauty of the deep sea, you can explore the deep and clear waters of the islands and the natural beauty of Andaman and Nicobar with fool-proof planning.
So, let’s take you to a textual trip to this paradise and see what really makes it to talk about in context of spending your best weekend and vacation.
*Havelock Island Beach Resort-
Havelock Island Beach(aka Swaraj Dweep) is a most talked about spot among travelers in Andaman. Blue waters and white sand makes a perfect combination to laze around it with your favorite mock tail in hand.
Here, a resort named as Havelock Island Beach Resort compliments your chilling out at this heavenly island surrounded by clear water and tropical green canopy of the rainforest.
With its convenient location hotel offers easy access to the city's must see destinations. This Resorts facilities and hospitality ensures a pleasant stay for the guests.
8 rooms spread over floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home.
If you are a party animal and are wondering how the nightlife is in Havelock Island and how are you going to experience the much-hyped Saturday night there, then let us tell you that this island has a very lively nightlife that is popular all across the Andaman Islands. If you want to know do clubs exist in Havelock, then let is share the secret with you. Head to Havelock Island Beach Resort to get happening party vibes. Here, lavish beachfront resort hosts the best parties across the island. Here, you will get the best drinks and the best music. All this by the seashore where you can have an unforgettable tropical party. Party animals come here to enjoy nightlife in Havelock Island and Havelock Beach Resort do their best to make their time memorable.
Here staff is highly experienced in taking care of all your needs. The trendy music beats will make you groove to their tunes. Whether you are on a honeymoon or a bachelor party, everyone is going to have a blast at the night parties at Havelock Island Beach Resort. The bar serves a wide variety of beverages including cocktails, mocktails, wine, scotch, etc along with non-alcoholic drinks as well. Start the party with mouth-watering starters and appetizing seafood. Enjoy your refreshing drink with a fantastic view. Parties at Havelock Island Beach Resort are one of their kinds. Not too loud but full of fun! Have a great time amidst greenery, tropical breeze, and stunning beach.
This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest:
Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, wake-up service can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's private beach, outdoor pool, diving, fishing, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, Havelock Island Beach Resort is an excellent choice for your stay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Built in 2014, Havelock Island Beach Resort is a distinct addition to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel lies 62 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Havelock Island Beach Resort is located at beach no.2,Govind Nagar Beach(a km away from Havelock Harbor).
Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), welcomes you to the Aqua Wonder of India, where gigantic ships seem like a small aquatic animal while sailing in the vast sea. Where human existence seems as meaningless and a numb mind creates a matter of inner peace because on one side it offers lavish night parties and musics but on other side it also takes you to inner peace journey of your soul. People here seems as a small as a drop of saline water, but as meaningful as the sun that sets every evening only to rise again next morning with high spirits and novelty in is old yet eternal.
The pristine surroundings of Havelock entice us. Be it the crystal clear water changing variety of shades between blue and green, the spotlessly white sand with diamond-like shine and softness of sandalwood powder, tropical greenery, picturesque corals, sparse underwater gems, multi-coloured aquatic animals, submerged rocks, or exciting sites for adventure sports. Havelock Island is a paradise hiding in plain sight. Whether you want to relax in isolation and enjoy the inherent pleasure of stillness on its halcyon beaches, swim along with the corals and marine species while enjoying the water sports, or enjoy the unusual coalition of serenity and adventure while exploring the tropical greens and mangroves while kayaking or trekking through the jungles. This destination has all in its platter to make a holiday memorable and joyous.
* Refreshing restaurants ,bars and pubs-
As I said, Nightlife at beaches are phenomenal thing to experience.But for this you always need a perfect place to groove at night and socialize a bit at this Island far away from your home.Need not worry Havelock Island Beach also takes care of your this need with its hugely appreciated restaurants,bars and pubs.
Nemo Café & Bar, Havelock(aka Havelock Island Beach Club)
If you’re in Havelock and are yearning for a sea view, a DJ night, commendable hospitality, lively ambience, lip-smacking food, and quick service, Nemo Cafe is the place to be. You’ll get pretty much everything here. They can do party arrangements in case you plan to surprise your better half or your friend(s). Candlelights are a plus. Enquire before you go to know, as some days the place is closed for large party bookings.
Nemo Café , also known as Havelock Island Beach Club is especially the best idea for the guests of the resort as it is just a few steps away from the comfort of your room. After spending your day sightseeing, beach hopping or doing scuba diving, night time is the most perfect time to just rejuvenate and chill. Spend some time strolling on the while silky sand of the beach amidst the calming sound of waves and lush greenery. Appreciate the beauty of the star-studded sky and the moonlight touching the ocean. This is something that you cannot ever experience in your city. Such is the gorgeousness of Havelock Island! The fascinating lights used for decorating the whole place further enhance the beauty of the café and bar. Relax on the sun deck, and order your favorite drink as well as the food of your choice. All this while getting spellbound by the splendor of the Nemo Café. And after spending a few hours enjoying and relaxing, you can simply go back to your lavish room and have a good night’s sleep.
Location: Beach No.2, Havelock Island Beach Resort, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island
Amaya, Seashell, Port Blair
With a magnificent rooftop sea view in Port Blair, Amaya is a fine multi-cuisine restro bar. The outdoor seating overlooks the sea and is a perfect location to enjoy the sea breeze, an intimate candlelight dinner, or just sing along (to the live music) with your friends. Amaya offers excellent seafood, barbeque, sizzlers and cocktails. Live music, sets the mood. This place tops our chart of Restaurants in Port Blair.
Recommendation: Amaya Seafood Platter and Signature Flaming shots
Location: Seashell Hotel, Marine Hill
Nico-Bar, Fortune Bay Island, Port Blair
Nico Bar (the bar of a famous hotel in Port Blair) is a well-stocked bar with one of the best views of the islands. It overlooks North Bay island and one can see the lighthouse (behind the old 20 rupee note) from here. They offer various selections of spirits, wines and beers along with lip-smacking snacks (can get the main course at a family restaurant in the same hotel). They vouch on their fruity concoctions served in coconut shells – their barman’s speciality.
Location: Marine Hill, Port Blair, 744101
Pink Fly Lounge Bar, Port Blair
Port Blair’s only night club, this place is for those who like to party and dance the night away. They keep changing their night party themes to keep the regulars hooked. Situated on the ground floor of Hotel Shompen, it is adorned with pink lights and motorbikes that creates an electrifying ambience. Snacks are good and the bar is well stocked. If you still have some space left for food, you can visit ‘The Love Garden’, Hotel Shompen’s in-house rooftop restaurant.
Location: 2 Middle Point, Opposite Bengali Club, Port Blair
Full Moon Cafe, Havelock
A view of the beach, friendly staff and delightful food – there is no place that brings all these together like the Full Moon Café. This charming restaurant is set inside island Vinnies (Dive India) and has grown to be one of the most recommended places to enjoy a quiet dinner at the beach. The setting is cosy with comfortable sofas, dim ambient lighting and pleasant music. Though some of the dishes may seem pricier than those of other restaurants, we believe it’s a good value for money.
Location: Dive India, Beach No. 3
Bonova Cafe and Pub, Havelock
Seashells in-house Pub, it is one of the best in Havelock. It’s vibrant ambience owes it to its interior design and the occasional DJ nights. For food and drinks, Bonova cafe is an outstanding dining area that offers delicious snacks, cocktails and seafood. It’s a lot of fun, especially for large groups.
Location: Beach Number 2, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock
Something Different – A beachside Cafe, Havelock
It’s a beautiful seaside cafe, located very close to the Havelock jetty. With low seating and beach murals on the wall, the interiors here are a fresh change from the several other restaurants that dot Havelock’s beaches. Multi-cuisine veg and non-veg dishes are available. With a 100 pax capacity, this cafe is perfect for lazy meals and large groups. To make your journey hassle-free, they provide free pick and drop from hotels. Upon prior request, they even cater to beach camping and bonfire requests. Best for families with children!
Location: Beach No. 2
Venom Bar, Havelock
It’s a part of Symphony Palms beach resort, and is one of the most happening and the oldest bars in Havelock. Famed for its drinks and ambience, the bar also boasts of a stunning beach view. What makes it happening is that the live music doesn’t lose its charm as they invite different artists every month. Generally thronged by travellers, it offers a good chance of meeting them and exchanging interesting travel stories.
Location: Symphony Palms Beach Resort, Beach No. 3
Fat Martin’s Cafe, Havelock and Neil
There are some places where if you go once, you keep coming back. This is one of them. They have an interesting menu, sit down dining, live music (on most days), great
vibes, and is comparatively easy on the pocket. They also provide free (but slow) wifi – a luxury in Andamans. Though we recommend you to try everything here, but in case you cannot visit again, do not miss out on the dessert ‘Hello to the queen’.
Location: Vijayanagar Beach, Havelock Island and Sitapur Beach, Neil island
* Scuba Diving at Night-
If you’re a scuba diver, this is an experience you just cannot miss. Diving with a torch in hand at night in itself can be a ‘resume glorifying’ event, but what’s going to be memorable are the diverse varieties of marine life you shall spot down there. This is seasonal and is subject to weather conditions. You can enquire about this from established PADI Dive centres.
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