Bordered by white, sandy beaches and home to several exotic species of flora and fauna, Havelock Island, officially named Swaraj Island, is a nature lover’s paradise. This highly popular tourist destination is located roughly 64 km from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. The only way to travel from Port Blair to this island is via waterways as the island is completely detached from the mainland. The island is home to the most fascinating reefs in the country and also has facilities for adrenaline-inducing water sports. Here is a list of a few things to do and places to visit for an immersive experience of Havelock.
Things to do in Havelock Island
For adrenaline junkies, Havelock has a lot in store. There is a myriad of fun activities for you to try out!
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
The pristine white beaches of Havelock Island are a gateway to the enthralling underwater world. They are also a haven for those who love indulging in exciting water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving. There are several centres for scuba diving training where you can learn the basics before diving into the depths of the great blue. Scuba diving is perhaps the best way to explore the untouched corals which are home to some of the most vibrant and indigenous species of fishes in the world. The vivid interaction with the world beneath the waters have left most divers awestruck and they agree this experience is among their most unforgettable memories. Kala Pathar beach, Havelock Island, Neil Island and Port Blair are some of the many places where you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling.
Glass bottom boat tour
If you wish to enjoy the underwater world without actually immersing yourself into the sea, the glass bottom boat tour across the soothing waves may be an excellent option for you to try out. Take a peek at the alluring marine life from your boat from Bharatpur Beach. The hour-long boat ride is accompanied by promising and breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Places to visit in Havelock Island
If you are not the one to go for adventure activities, worry not! There are quite a few places of interest for you to explore during your stay on Havelock Island.
A ten-minute stroll along the coast from Radhanagar Beach will reward you with the gorgeous landscape of Neil’s Cove. This bay boasts clear blue freshwater streams where you can swim in calm waters for a change. Neil’s Cove is also home to some rare and diverse marine life that will blow you away.
Kala Pathar Beach
The characteristic feature of this beach is the line of black rocks dotting the golden shore adding a rather rustic aesthetic to the sublime panorama. You can also opt for a small trek across rugged terrains at Kala Pathar to reach a view point known for presenting enticing sunsets.
Stay at Symphony Palms Resort and Spa
Enhance your stay in Havelock when you stay in our exquisitely designed suites and cottages at Symphony Palms Resort and Spa. All our living spaces overlook the sea and come decked with premium facilities, all dedicated to making your stay with us the most comfortable. Our resort also has access to a top-tier scuba diving centre, besides providing several facilities and activities for our guests to indulge in.