Neil Island vs Havelock Island

The Andaman Islands offers an escape into nature with its pristine beaches and an extensive list of water activities. The best of Andaman can be seen in Neil Island and Havelock Island often leading to the question, Neil Island or Havelock Island - which is better for an escapade? These two islands cater to different styles of travelling and tourists, read on to figure out which one is the best fit for you. 

Neil Island 

If you are looking forward to a laid-back trip, Neil Island or Shahid Dweep is the place for you. Neil Island beaches, gorgeous lagoons and natural beauty offers you a chance to unwind in peace. You should visit Sitapur Beach, which is the best place to begin your day, with a mesmerising sunrise. Swim in the cool waters of the ocean bathed in golden sunlight and have breakfast in the form of a picnic right on the beach. 
Next, you should head out towards the Howrah Bridge, which is a natural rock formation resembling a beach. This spot is one of the most popular attractions on Neil Island where you can walk on the bridge and bask in the panoramic views of the ocean. 
End your day by relaxing watching the gorgeous sunset at Laxamnpur Beach. The beach is famous for unique seashells and colourful coral reefs. So, head out towards this beach earlier in the day if you wish to go diving or to collect some sea shells. 

people posing in front of howrah bridge on neil island with blue sky in the background
boat on an island beach

Havelock Island 

A trip to Havelock is never complete without a visit to the famous Radhanagar Beach. This beach has consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in Asia. Radhanagar Beach has white sand, turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. Walk along the coastline at Radhanagar Beach and go swimming in the clear waters of it. 
If you wish to partake in some water activities, pre-book a boat and head out to Elephant Island. Elephant Island is ideal for snorkelling and kayaking since it is home to a teeming marine life and beautiful coral reefs.
Check out the black sand at Kalapathar Beach. This is unique to this beach since the sand was formed due to volcanic activities in the region. The lush greenery surrounding the black sand and rocks of the beach provide a stunning contrast to the eye during sunsets making it the perfect spot to end your day. 

If you are still wondering whether you want to visit Neil Island or Havelock Island then perhaps you should visit them both! Book your stay at Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort and Spa to navigate both the island with ease. The resort is an epitome of luxury and relaxation and you can choose your ideal room from 5 different categories. You can enjoy activities like scuba diving or jet skiing from the property or perhaps a candlelight dinner with your loved one. Enjoy your elevated stay at our resort anchored on an organic island of the Andamans'.