Island Hopping in Andaman

When it comes to island hopping, Andaman Islands are a traveller's perfect delight as the islands offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, breathtaking beaches, and an abundance of marine life. To make your trip even more memorable, we suggest starting your journey from Port Blair and staying at Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort and Spa, a luxurious beachfront property that offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Bengal and top-notch amenities for a comfortable stay. From there, embark on an adventure to popular islands like Havelock, Neil Island, Long Island and Ross Island, each with its unique charm and appeal. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we explore the wonders of Andaman island hopping and provide you with insights and specifics to help plan your dream trip.

a canoe sailing towards an island with brown sand and blue sky in the background

Havelock Island

The journey from Port Blair to Havelock Island is a mesmerising experience that takes you through the scenic beauty of the Andaman Sea and the lush green forests. One can take a ferry to reach Havelock Island and enjoy spectacular views of the archipelago during the two-hour ride. Upon reaching Havelock Island, you can indulge in a variety of water sports or simply relax on the beach, with Symphony Palms Beach Resort and Spa providing the perfect base for your island adventure. Our resort offers unparalleled views of the turquoise waters and white sand beaches, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.

A person with a child on a swing resting at the beach
a cruise sailing towards an island

Neil Island

The journey from Havelock Island to Neil Island is a short but exhilarating one, taking you through the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea. You can take a ferry ride or a private boat to reach Neil Island, with both options offering a unique experience. The ferry ride takes around an hour, while a private boat takes around 30 minutes. Once you reach Neil Island, you can enjoy the serene beaches and indulge in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and cycling. For a comfortable and luxurious stay in Neil Island, check out Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort and Spa, a beachfront property that offers stunning views of the sea and top-notch amenities.

Long Island

The tour from Port Blair to Long Island takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Andaman archipelago. The journey starts with a ferry ride from Port Blair to Rangat, a small town known for its beautiful beaches and serene surroundings. From Rangat, you can take another ferry or a private boat to reach Long Island, with both options offering stunning views of the sea and the dense mangrove forests. Once you reach Long Island, you will be greeted by pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and an array of marine life. Long Island is known for its secluded beaches, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind in peace.

Virjin Lalaji beach at Long Island Andaman
brown and white railing of a cruise ship overlooking the ocean

Ross Island and North Bay

The Ross Island and North Bay tour starts with a short ferry ride from Port Blair to Ross Island, a small island that served as the administrative headquarters for the British during their rule over India. Today, Ross Island is a popular tourist spot, known for its historical ruins and beautiful scenery. From Ross Island, the tour takes you to North Bay Island, known for its stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life. You can enjoy activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass-bottom boat rides to witness the beautiful coral reefs and the marine life that resides in the ocean. 

Andaman is a true gem of the Indian Ocean, boasting some of the most beautiful and exotic islands in the world. Island hopping in Andaman is an experience like no other, with each island offering its unique beauty and charm. From the stunning beaches of Havelock and Neil Island to the serene natural beauty of Long Island, every moment spent is a memory to cherish forever. The warm hospitality of the locals, the delicious cuisine, and the thrilling water sports make Andaman a must-visit destination for any traveler. Plan your trip to Andaman and experience the magic of island hopping for yourself. To make the most of your stay in Andaman, check out our Symphony Resorts located on all major islands in Andaman.