Havelock is a 90 to 120 minute ferry ride from Port Blair’s Haddo Jetty and is an important part of all Andaman Vacation Packages. Book your tickets online with a private operator to cover the 57 kilometers of an island that is practically virgin, considering the rate at which brick and mortar hotels are replacing the picturesque bamboo beach huts. Most travelers do not venture beyond Havelock (Swaraj Deep), a beach paradise known for offering the best diving experience in South Asia. If nothing else, you will be drawn to the shallow waters of aquamarine for a swim. Havelock Honeymoon Tour is mostly preferred by honeymoon couples across the country.
Among the things to do in Andaman and the main tourist spots on Havelock Island is Radhanagar Beach, a stretch of powdery white sand that receives waves of cobalt blue during the day. The beach is about 11 kilometers southwest of Havelock’s main Jetty, and you could do better by visiting too early to beat the crowd. Predictably, the sunset here is remarkable, as it tints the sky and, subsequently, the waters and sands in all types of purple and orange.
The whitewashed sands of Elephant Beach are a little remote and disappear in the rains and at high tide. A 2 km (40 minute) trek inside the junglewalk along a road between islands will take you to the northwest coast of Havelock, which is busy with tourists for the variety of water sport services offered on banana boat rides, snorkel trips aboard a snorkel boat, jet skis, sea walks – the first in the country. Start as early as possible to enjoy some solitude here before the crowd starts coming in.
A quick 10-minute walk from Radhanagar Beach takes you to the sands and blue waters of Neil’s Cove. The sea is perfect here for snorkeling and the presence of several currents of fresh water makes it ideal for swimming as well. However, you are prohibited from swimming here at sunrise and sunset. But you must also be careful with diving in the cove, as it is frequented by saltwater crocodiles. The authorities issue an alert in case of sighting.
Giant black boulders symbolize Kalapathar Beach, which is a thin strip of caramel sands roasted by the sun and facing a very blue sea. This is an extension of beach 5 and is located at one end of the island of Havelock. To avoid the crowds, walk further south and you can have the whole place to yourself. The waters contain small patches of coral, which are an important part of this fragile ecosystem; So be very careful when swimming in them. On the beach, there are some terraces and umbrellas for those who plan to sunbathe; otherwise, you can sit in the small picnic area in the shade of the Casuarina trees and enjoy fresh coconut nectar or mango juice. The sunrise over Kalapathar is the most rewarding and, of course, attracts number of photography enthusiasts on their Havelock tour Package.