Sunday, May 3, 2020

All About Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

In this article you will find an overview of the hotels, restaurants and the activities that must be performed at Havelock Island.

Swaraj Dweep (Havelock)


WHERE TO STAY



  • Havelock Island Beach Resort;
Havelock Island Beach Resort

  • Kingdom Hotel;
  • Radha Krishna Resort;
  • SeaShell Resort (Beach facing paradise) : Designed keeping in mind the high end luxury traveler. This resort indulges you with their spa, infinity pool, candle light dinners and has the only pub cum cafe on the island.
Sea Shell Resort

  • Aparupa Sands Marina;
  • Joye Grand;
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort;
  • Sea View Beach Resort;
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort Pvt. Ltd. : Another popular name when it comes to luxury in Andaman. It includes a beautiful pool, a spa, a multi cuisine restaurant and sea view rooms. The candle light dinner is ideal for couples.
Holiday Inn Beach Resort

  • Symphony Palms Beach Resort:
Symphony Palms Beach Resort

  • Green Imperial: Fun vibes, reasonable eco-huts, and beach view is what describes this place.
  • Outback Resort;
  • El Dorado Beach Resort;
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort;
  • Coconut Grove;
  • Dolphin Resort: Perfect beach-facing location, spacious bungalows and reasonable prices is what this beach facing government-run resort provides.
  • Coral Reef Beach Resort;
  • Emarald Gecko;
  • Munjoh;
  • Island and Blue Beach Resort;
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort;
  • The Flying Elephant: Inspired by Indian culture and its regard for decor, food, and yoga, this is unique property. You will get a well-ventilated, well maintained bamboo cottages, an open-air shower area, and positive vibes. Beach is 500 meter from here.
  • Ocean Tree Resort;
  • TSG Blue;
  • Taj Exotica;
  • Harmony Resort;
  • Jalakara;
  • Barefoot at Radhanagar: Just off Radhanagar Beach, Barefoot offers an exclusive luxury jungle experience like no other. Best part - they can arrange almost every activity that Andaman has to offer. Recommended for families with children.
  • Shangrilas Beach Resort: It is situated near Vijay Nagar Beach. You can enjoy the romantic Candle light dinner with your loved ones near the Vijay Nagar Beach.
Shangrilas Beach Resort


Vijay Nagar Beach


Candle Light Dinner
WHAT TO DO

  • Kayaking with Tanaz: Choose between mangrove kayaking, snorkeling, or the night kayaking tour, by Tanaz - a certified kayaking instructor. The tour will not just help you understand the island's complex ecosystem but also prove to be a fun activity.
Kayaking with Tanaz

  • Candle Light Dinner near Beach;
  • Scuba Lov;
  • Gypsy Divers;
  • Safety Stop;
  • Aqua Nomad: Your Guild to the underwater world, Aqua Nomad, offers a wide range of scuba programs for new and certified divers. Their boat, the Nautilus, is the only boat with the ability to dive at sites like Johnny's, Dixon's, Jackson's and more! Whether it be a DSD or PADI course, head here for a great experience.
Aqua Nomad

  • Havelock Tourist Centre: One of the most experienced activity centres in Swaraj Dweep, they can take you on the best Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling and sunset trips of a lifetime.
  • Andaman Bubbles:
  • Kerala Ayurvedic Massage:
  • Doongi Dives:
  • Seven Heaven: AKA Islandised lifestyle store, this place is a shoppers's paradise. Handpicked, designer clothing and jewelry make for perfect gifts to take back. Beach wear is also available.
  • Blue Coral Dive Centre;
  • Barefoot Scuba;
  • Ocean Tribe: A trusted name in the diving industry. Ocean Tribe offers both courses and packages. Most trainers are locals and experienced divers who know the islands well. A few dive sites are named after their founders. A safe and good choice.
  • TurtleFins.A ;
  • Dive India : Run by a team of passionate scuba divers, Dive India offers professional PADI courses. It is a safe and friendly option for the first time divers too and is highly recommended. Accommodation available for package divers.

WHERE TO EAT


  • Port Canteen;
  • Dakshin and B3;
  • Nemo Cafe: This cafe specializes in romantic candle light dinners and beach side DJ parties. For a fun filled evening by the ocean, look no further.
  • Bo No Va : Eat > Beach > Party : Craving some fresh ground coffee and exquisite pastries ? Head to Bo No Va. Craving Dance, DJ, beverages and seafood ? Head here again! A popular pub and cafe at Beach #2, it combines the best of both worlds.
Bo No Va

  • Something Different;
  • Squid Restaurant;
  • Golden Spoon: Although a small restaurant with only three wooden tables, the place serves the best seafood in Swaraj Dweep. Try their grilled fish on a banana leaf.
  • Flavours Restaurant;
  • Cafe Del Mar;
  • Venom Bar: Located at Symphony Palms Resort, this bar has a groovy jungle vibe. Head here after sunset and get re-introduced to Swaraj Dweep.
  • Shakahaar: The first and best pure vegetarian restaurant in Swaraj Dweep. Vast menu, quick service and budget friendly. Set up is basic, eco-friendly and hygienic.
  • Salwater Restaurant;
  • Fat Martin's Cafe;
  • Kerala Cafe;
  • Red Snapper;
  • Cicada;
  • Mahua Restaurant;
  • Full Moon Cafe: One of  Swaraj Dweep's most recommended restaurants. They serve organic food, local seafood and Mediterranean dishes. Try their home baked desserts.
  • Anju Coco: One of the many popular restaurants of the island; try the big breakfast and grilled BBQ here.
Anju Coco Resto

Anju Coco
BBQ Plate
Chicken Thali

  • Ocean Tree Restaurant;
  • Kathmandu Restaurant: There are few places one cannot help but talk about and Kathmandu is one of them. This ordinary looking restaurant serves some extraordinary dishes !

BUCKET LIST FOR HAVELOCK (SWARAJ DWEEP ) ISLAND

  • Scuba Dive on Aqua Nomad's boat - The Nautilus;
  • Have local Bengali seafood;
  • Go Kayaking with Tanaz;
  • Ride around the island on a bike;
  • Trek to Elephanta Beach;
  • Try your hand at Game Fishing;
  • Swim at Radhanagar Beach & watch the sunset;
  • Party hard at the Bonova Pub and Bar;
  • Shop for stylish souvenirs at Seven Heaven;
  • Enjoy live music at Venom Bar;

I hope you like my travel blog and this blog will help you to plan your trip to Andaman. I will include all other relevant details of Andaman in my next posts. You can mention any of yours queries right below the comment section.

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Simson Naskar
Kolkata









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