Havelock is the most sought after destination in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is 41 km northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. The government has encouraged and promoted eco-tourism in this island. The island has a majority population of Bengalis having Bangladeshi roots. It can be reached from Port Blair by government operated ferries and private cruises. There are helicopter services as well.
Private cruises operating from Port Blair-Havelock and Neil-Havelock:
- Green Ocean
- Coastal Cruise
Imagine pure white sands, bright blue waters and lush green trees, and Voila! You have come to Radhanagar Beach, Asia’s Best Beach ranked by Time Magazine. Enter the sea till the point where the water touches your chest. Look down and you will find a crystal clear picture of your feet. That just defines how clear and pristine the waters of this beach are. The Radhanagar Beach is undoubtedly the most sought after beach of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its immense popularity has caused many great resorts to have been built in its surroundings. The small shops and beach shack cafes offer fresh juices, fruits, tender coconut water amongst other delicacies. This beach is highly recommended so don’t miss it when you are in the Islands!
- Distance: 10 kms from Havelock Jetty
- Timings: Open till 5 pm Everyday
This beach is accessible by a 20 minute boat ride from Havelock Ferry Ghat or a 2 km trek from the jungle. It is the best beach to do some snorkelling thanks to its dreamy underwater marine life which is just too good to be true. One of the coolest activities to do in the Andaman Islands, Sea Walking is carried out here. The vibrant corals and a variety of shoals of fishes are a memorable sight and a wonderful experience. Try boarding the first slot of boats from the jetty so that you arrive at the beach early enough for the visibility to be high under water.
Kalapatther Beach, Havelock:
The Kalapatther Beach is situated at one of the extreme ends of the Havelock Island. It is a perfect spot for some professional photography due to its great aesthetics. The emerald seas, tropical forest on one side of the road, the Kalapatthers (Black Rocks) that decorate the coastline, the silken smooth silver sands and the sheer solitude makes this beach a great place to relax. About a 20 minutes’ drive from the Havelock Jetty- the place is generally visited in the evening. Just like the surroundings of Radhanagar Beach, even this beach is filled with local vendors offering fresh cut fruits and juice. It’s less of a swimming spot, but a great beach to enjoy the scenic beauty.