Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

  • 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 on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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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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Top Things To Do In Andaman Islands

  • Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, the island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Its islands are famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. 

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    We present here some of the famed water sports in Andaman Island that you should definitely try during your vacation here. 

    Banana Boat Ride

    Banana boat rides are known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in Andaman Island. These boats are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain speed. A total of six people can ride on these boats, and that includes an instructor as well. It is absolutely safe as everyone is given a life jacket. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in Andaman Islands. It is counted among the best sports here.


    Haven’t tried snorkeling yet? No problem! Probably, you were destined to do this water activity at the best place in India. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity in Andaman Island.

    Scuba Diving

    Andaman Island has a number of scuba diving centres from where you can get your PADI certification (basic and advanced levels). But to go for your first fun dive, you don’t need any kind of certification. If you don’t know swimming, even then it is absolutely fine. So what are you waiting for? The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Scuba diving is the best water activity in the world, and doing it for the first time in Havelock Island would be an experience of a lifetime for you. Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you. To enjoy it to the fullest, always listen to your instructor and follow his instructions. 


    It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Andaman Island. Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Islands. And yes, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. 

  • Available throughout India, jet skiing is counted among the most enthralling water sports. The Andaman Islands is the best place to try your hand at this activity for a number of reasons. It has the right amount of thrill and pleasure that any adrenaline junkie could ask for. The cherry on the top, jet skiing in the clear waters of the Andamans is definitely a mesmerising experience. Grasping you at a high speed, a jet ski takes you to ride the powerful waves. The best part is that people of all age groups can enjoy this adventurous activity. Thus, it is a good way to cherish family time together. Moreover, the pricing for jet skiing is comparatively low with regard to various other water sports in the Andaman Islands.

    Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports in the Andaman Islands. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise, it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

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    Things you should know about jet skiing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    • Activity type: Fun and adventure

    • Suited for: Both adults and kids

    • Age limit: 10-60 years

    • Time duration: Ten minutes

    5 best places for jet skiing in the Andaman Islands

    You may think that the experience of jet skiing is the same everywhere, but that is not true. The experience is definitely far better when done at a top place. Andamans is a great destination where you can go for jet skiing, and there are some places there that have the right amount of current, wind, and ensured safety. These places offer you an unforgettable jet skiing experience.

    1. Corbyn’s Cove Beach (Port Blair)

      Corbyn’s Cove Beach (Port Blair)
      Corbyn Cove Beach in the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is counted among the most popular tourist destinations on the island. Jet skiing is a preferred water sport there as it has a fair amount of thrill in it and at the same time, it is absolutely safe as well. When in Port Blair, don’t miss out on this activity at any cost. The thrilling ride on the powerful waves of the beach gives you the much-needed adrenaline rush. Its tides are comparatively high with regard to other beaches in the town. You fly above the water and dive through it. An experienced jet skier will accompany you at all times to keep you safe. Thus, anyone can go for this activity as your complete safety is ensured.

      Port Blair has a number of options for beach bums who are looking for the best beaches and islands to relax under the sun and laze around. Its nearby beaches are perfect for a rejuvenating escape that lets travellers soak in the beauty of Mother Nature. After a long day, all everyone wants is to take a leisurely stroll surrounded by peaceful beach vibes. Corbyn Cove is one of the most famous beaches in Port Blair. People come here for boating, water scooters, and jet skiing as well. It is easily accessible, and you can spend hours here while relaxing, shopping, and eating

    2. Water Sports Complex (Port Blair)

      Water Sports Complex (Port Blair 

      Commonly known as Water Sports Complex, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is one of the top tourist attractions in Port Blair, the capital town. Locals as well as travellers love this place equally. The complex serves as a memorial for the battle between the British and the Andamanese that took place in 1859 and which is known as the Battle of Aberdeen. The complex spans around an area of two kilometers. It was built as a park for relaxing and walking. You can reach there easily by taking the stairs down from the Cellular Jail. There are a lot of activities that you can do at the complex and jet skiing is the most popular one.

      Jet skiing is a popular water sport in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can ride a jet ski and have fun on the mighty waves. If you love speed and want to whizz over the powerful waters of the Bay of Bengal, then this adventurous water activity is just for you! Also, if you don’t want to ride, then you can just enjoy the adrenaline rush by sitting behind the trainer

    3. Elephant Beach (Havelock Island)

       Elephant Beach (Havelock Island)

      If you are looking for an adrenaline rush while vacationing in the Andamans, then jet skiing is what you need to do. Opt for this thrilling water ride if you are a big fan of adventure sports and speed. It is sure to offer the ultimate adventure experience. If you are not confident enough to try several other underwater activities, then jet skiing at Elephant Beach stands as the best option for you. An exhilarating experience, make your Andaman holidays fun-filled and memorable with this water sport. Indulging the adventuresome side of your personality, jet skiing is an action-packed ride that is a must-do here. While you zoom on the calm waters and feel the wind, admire the clear blue water and splendid coastlines of the Andamans that are sure to leave you awestruck. For an invigorating experience on the seas, just hop on a jet ski at the gorgeous Elephant Beach.

      Elephant Beach is heaven! It is beautiful beyond any words. It is like a huge, endless blanket of different shades of blue. The grandeur of bright green trees grown on white sand below the white clouds that look like cotton candy tucked in a clear blue sky is indescribable. There are a variety of beautiful shells spread all over the place like jewels. The splendor of this beach cannot be described in any words or photographs. You get to feel it yourself by seeing it with your own eyes. Apart from getting surrounded by an aura of magnificence here, you can also indulge in an underwater fun activity- sea walking. Earlier, scuba diving could also be done there but now that has been discontinued and is open for sea walking only.

      There is no road network to reach this beach. One has to take either ferry or trek for an hour to get there.

    4. North Bay Island

      North Bay Island

      A must-see island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that promises to make your vacation super special is North Bay Island. It is located near Phoenix jetty in Port Blair. The corals spread over the extensive region of North Bay Island are majestic. You can spot different fishes, lobsters, or even shellfishes on the coral reef. While you are on this island, you can appreciate the natural beauty of the whole region.

      Andaman Islands, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, North Bay Island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. The island is famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. Jet skiing is one such activity that can be done here by tourists of all age groups.

      If you are a nature lover or marine life enthusiast, then you will be amazed to see the lovely coral reefs that are extremely appealing. If you consider yourself a water baby and the ocean is your second home, then North Bay Island should be your next stop. The splendor of coral reefs is sure to take your breath away. This island is a paradise for adventure seekers. Here, you can spend some quality time enjoying the sights of nature while basking under the sun. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, jet skiing, and more.

    5. Bharatpur Beach (Neil Island)

       Bharatpur Beach (Neil Island)

      Neil Island is famous for jet skiing. The Bharatpur Beach here is known for the beautiful and colorful coral formation. That’s why the population of fishes is more here. This beach is a must-visit on this island owing to the coral population. The place is a popular spot for fishing and angling as well. The beach is the perfect place to try your hand at jet skiing as it has the required amount of water current.

      Some of the prettiest beaches in the Andamans are located in Neil Island, and Bharatpur Beach is one of them. The scenic beaches boast white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. During monsoon, the sight changes entirely as the sky becomes way too dramatic. Evenings here are the best moments to view nature at its best. If you are willing to spend a relaxed time amid long secluded beaches, then this beach is best suited for you. It is like a gold mine for solo backpackers as well, especially solo female travellers.

      Excited to try jet skiing at any one of these best places in the Andaman Islands? All you have to do is contact Andaman Island Travels to make all the bookings for you. Its experienced tour operators will take care of all your travel requirements including accommodation as well. If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. If you are also seeking that thrill and natural splendor, then choose us to design the best tour package for you. Whether you want to see the most popular points of interest or explore the unexplored, just brief our experienced team and they will give you nothing but the best!

      Quaint beaches, crystal clear blue water, and rich history make the Andaman Islands the best choice for a relaxed, fun-filled vacation. Whether you want to go for long treks, sunbathe or enjoy deep-sea diving, this little paradise has something for everyone.

      The Andaman Islands, the union territory of India located in the Bay of Bengal, comprise nearly 600 islands, islets and rocks. Among these, only around 40 are inhabited till date. Speaking of major tourist attractions across the islands, Port Blair- the capital city, is among the top choices. Along with that, there are so many other pristine islands that are capable of mesmerising travellers from around the world. These islands promise 360-degree entertainment to you whether you are a history buff, a beach bum, or an adrenaline junkie. Here, you have the most fabulous photo opportunities, enthralling water sports activities such as jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, and so many others, along with secluded destinations that are waiting to get explored by adventurers like you.

      The Andaman Islands is a highly preferred travel destination among honeymooners and families because of its natural marvels. But you should know that the island has a lot to offer to a solo traveller as well, irrespective of gender. The place is extremely safe for everyone. The best time to visit the islands is from October to May. The below-mentioned attractions should be included in your travel itinerary if you want to see the best of the Andaman Islands. Let’s get ready to dive into this amazing jewel of the Bay of Bengal! Get set go for an ultimate solo backpacking journey!

      So what are you waiting for? Plan your adventurous trip to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and get, set, go! It is the hotspot of a number of water sports and trying all of them while holidaying here would be the best thing to do. People of all age groups will find something interesting to do here!

  • 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.

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    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.

    105 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. 

  • Is scuba diving a part of your bucket list? If so, you should try it on the Andaman Islands. You’ll get to explore the exotic marine plant life, intricate corals, vibrant creatures, and mysterious ocean beds. And in complete honesty, there’s no better place to experience diving than in crystal turquoise waters. 

    The Andaman Islands are heaven for scuba divers, attracting travellers from the entire globe. In case you are thinking about what makes the place ideal for divers, it is its gorgeous islands. Bestowed with stunning underwater animals, vivid corals, exciting ocean waves, and silver shores, Andaman provides a range of opportunities to scuba divers. 

    Considering the multitude of scuba diving spots in Andaman, it may be overwhelming for you to choose the place. This is why we have curated a list of the best ones, with details, to make it easier for you. Keep reading to find out what these are!

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     Port Blair

    The first on the list is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. With scenic beauty, mesmerizing coral reefs, and adventurous diving, the city has everything you require for refreshment. Although there are numerous scuba diving places here, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor is the one we recommend. Home to more than 50 kinds of sea flowers and corals, you will get to witness clownfish, whitetip sharks, and butterflyfish during your underwater expedition here. 

    Other famous diving spots include Rutland Island, Corruption Rock, and Snake Island. Before you choose any of the spots, find out which ones are right for you, based on your level of expertise. 

    Barren Island

    Barren Island is completely the opposite of what its name suggests. The place holds some of the most astounding wonders of nature. Besides, it is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. Now if you are wondering what the place holds for you, the answer is impressive marine life and pristine waters. 

    Scuba diving on Barren Island means exploring massive manta rays, silver garden eels, picturesque basalt formations, and coral gardens. And if this does not sound enough to you, there are also barracuda fish and dogtooth tuna. 

    North Bay Island

    If you have already tried researching diving spots or have heard from a traveler, you might already know about scuba diving on North Bay Island. And if not, we have got you covered. The island’s glimmering waters, alluring coral reefs, and stunning landscape will leave you in awe. You can never have enough of marine life - the soft corals such as sea fans, mushroom corals, and sea anemones are visually appealing. And if you are a non-swimmer, you can also consider going shore diving on North Bay Island. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

    Neil Island 

    The laid-back vibe, rich biodiversity, and untouched coral reefs are what give Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) its charm. Upon your arrival, the serenity and beauty of the white sandy beaches and refreshing breeze will allure you. The best part about scuba diving on Neil Island is that the safe depth and medium water currents are ideal for beginners or first-timers. Some of the most common spots here include Busy Burro, Junctions, Margarita, and Rocky’s. 

    Havelock Island

    Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is indeed a paradise for scuba divers. The gorgeous island boasts numerous famous as well as pristine diving sites. As a matter of fact, whenever one talks about scuba diving on the Andaman Islands, Havelock Island is the first place that comes to our mind. 

    Whether you are a beginner or a skilled scuba diver, Havelock Island has a number of diving spots for you to choose from. Some of these are mentioned below. 

    • Lighthouse: Lighthouse is the only place where skilled, certified (SSI/PADI) divers are allowed to scuba dive at night time. So if you are certified, you must definitely consider exploring the plethora of hard and soft corals while diving amidst them in the middle of the night. 
    • Mac Point: The astonishing appeal of the spot is sufficient enough to attract tourists from all over the world. But what makes the point even more special is the existence of a Sirenain tusked mammal named Dugong, which is often found in eastern Africa and Australia. 
    • Aquarium: Ideal for all kinds of scuba divers, Aquarium has vibrant fishes, hard corals, and foreseeable soft currents. With a depth of nearly 10 to 12 meters, the diving spot is situated southwest of Havelock Island. 
    • Tribe Gate: Perfect for non-swimmers and beginners, Tribe Gate is among one of the top scuba diving sites on the Andaman Islands. Located less than 2 kilometers from Govind Nagar Beach, the scuba diving spot is archetypal for witnessing clownfish, sea anemones, clamps, trevallies, four-lined orange snappers, and double-spotted fusiliers. 


    When is the Best Time for Diving?

    The scuba diving season on the Andaman Islands generally begins by the end of October or the beginning of November and prolongs till May. The water temperature on the islands is tropical, ranging from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, which is ideal for diving. In general, you can dive on the islands at any time of the year since it is the weather that determines if conditions are ideal or not. Some sites are usually calm with foreseeable currents while others experience down currents as well. 

    How to Reach Scuba Diving Spots?

    In order to reach any scuba diving spot, you first need to fly to the Veer Savarkar Airport in Port Blair. You can either take a direct flight from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai or take a connecting flight to reach here. Once you are in the capital of the Andaman Islands, you can take a ferry to reach other islands with scuba diving spots. Some islands are connected to Port Blair by road as well. 

    The Final Verdict 

    Scuba diving on the Andaman Islands is an exciting experience and once you perform the underwater sport, it will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. While we shared some of the most popular spots for diving on the islands here, you should check with your instructor regarding which is ideal for you based on your level of expertise. Further, factor in weather conditions before taking the dive as well.