HAVELOCK ISLAND – ANDAMAN
Destination: Havelock Island
Located at: South Andaman
Distance from Port Blair: 39 Km
How to Reach Havelock Island: By Ferry or By Air (Helicopter)
Trip Duration from Port Blair: 2 Hour by ferry and 20 minute by Helicopter
Most Popular Holiday Destination in Havelock Island: Radhanagar Beach / Elephanta Beach / Vijaynagar Beach / Kalapathar Beach
Water Sports Activities in Havelock Island: All Type of water sports and tracking etc.
Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. It is one of the populated islands in the Andaman group with an area of 113 sq. km. and is located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair.
This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests beckons everyone to enjoy the frolic and fun at the azure sea.
HOW TO REACH HAVELOCK ISLAND?
The best way to reach Havelock Island is through ferries and boats, which is approximately 36 kilometres from Port Blair (Time taken is approx one hour and 45 minutes). To avoid long queues during peak tourist season, make sure you book your ferry in advance.
The Civil Aviation Dept. of A& N Administration operates regular seaplane & helicopter services from Port Blair airport to Havelock.
PLACE TO STAY IN HAVELOCK ISLAND ?
Stay options at Havelock range from high-end resorts to camping sites on the beach. There are more than 50 resorts at Havelock.
POPULAR HOLIDAY DESTINATION IN HAVELOCK ISLAND
Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometres from the Islands ferry pier. Radhanagar is a Grade A beach of outstanding quality. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometres and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters.
ELEPHANTA BEACH (CORAL ISLAND)
This beach is another ideal site for snorkelling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 Kms from the Jetty towards Radhanagar side and from there by walk to the Elephant beach which will take another 40 minutes. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant beach from Havelock.
This beautiful silver sandy beach located 12 km from Havelock jetty is slowly gaining visitors footfall, though proper facilities are yet to be established.
Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock, is a long stretch of sand on the east coast of the Island, punctuated occasionally by rock section. Most of the beach is lined by mahua trees, whose trunks grow along the ground for many feet before they begin to climb vertically. These trees have lent a distinct character to the sea front and provide shade, close to the water. Vijaynagar Beach is perfect for long walks along the sea. Dolphin Resort run by the Tourism Department and many other hotels are also located on this beach.
WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES AT HAVELOCK ISLAND
Havelock, located 39 km. north east of Port Blair, a picturesque island with beautiful sandy beaches and rich marine life, Its offers variety of adventure water sports activities, such as scuba diving, Beach-combing, sunbathing, sea walk, snorkelling, waters ports, surf riding, swimming, game fishing, watching the sunset or sunrise, elephant ride, bird-watching, trekking, sailing, kayaking and many more to see corals colourful fishes & marine life.