The Andaman Islands – One Of The World’s Last Pristine Destinations The Andaman Islands – One Of The World’s Last Pristine Destinations



The Beach At Havelock Island

Beach No. 7 (Radhanagar Beach) at Havelock Island is the most beautiful at Havelock Island. Gorgeous, silky white sand backed by a forest that provides welcome shade looks out over turquoise water, some stretches with a sandy bottom good for swimming and some with excellent coral reefs that are great for snorkeling – a great combination indeed.


Excursions And Things To Do

Local, Day And Overnight Excursions
Swimming With Rajan: For many the highlight is meeting Rajan, one of the amazing    ocean-swimming elephants of the Andamans. Join him for a swim in the waters at Beach    No. 7 (you can be photographed with him underwater); or catch him early in the morning    and help him get his breakfast.
• Kayaking: Borrow a kayak from the dive centre and explore the mangrove creeks or   shallow reefs around the island.
• Fishing: take the dunghi and a hook-and-line, and go catch your dinner - or, better still, go   out on a moonlit night.
• Nature Walks: a steep but rewarding walk, led by the resident field guide, takes you   among birds, butterflies and orchids to the hill overlooking the cove.
 Island Hopping Trips: Book a trip to the Button Islands Marine National Park for   spectacular snorkelling, with an overnight barbecue and option to camp on remote Long   Island.
• Barren Island: Book yourself on an overnight trip to Barren Island, India’s only active   volcano.

NB. Please note that some of these activities are not available during the Low Season and it is best to ask about them when you make your enquiry.


When To Go?

• Mid-January until mid-May sees the best weather, and often the best diving conditions.   The days are mostly sunny at this time of year, and the sea sometimes flat enough to   reflect the clouds.
• The monsoon usually hits around late May, lasting until the end of July, and is probably the   worst time to visit the island – strong winds, frequent rain and low visibility underwater.
• August through November see some occasional showers and slightly rougher seas, but   diving can still be great at this time of year.
• The weather often takes a turn for the worse for the month of December through early   January.


Getting To The Andaman Islands?


FROM DELHI

 DELHI – PORT BLAIR  FLIGHT  DEPART DEL  ARRIVE IXZ
 DAILY FLIGHTS  9W7095  0605  1110
 PORT BLAIR – DELHI  FLIGHT  DEPART IXZ  ARRIVE DEL
 DAILY FLIGHTS  9W7096  1150  1710

• It is also possible to fly to Port Blair from Kolkata.


Transfers To And From Havelock Island?


PORT BLAIR - HAVELOCK

   DEP  ARR  DURATION
 LUXURY CATAMARAN  0830  1000  1.5 HOURS
 GOVERNMENT FERRY  1400  1630  2.5 HOURS

HAVELOCK – PORT BLAIR

   DEP  ARR  DURATION
 GOVERNMENT FERRY  1400  1630  2.5 HOURS
 LUXURY CATAMARAN  1600  1730  1.5 HOURS


IMPORTANT – None of the scheduled return transfer options from Havelock to Port Blair arrives in time to catch an onward flight out of the Andaman Islands. A stopover night at Port Blair is therefore necessary.



Barefoot At Havelock


FLIGHTS FROM DELHI, CHENNAI, KOLKATA

The Andaman Islands are India’s secret paradise with stunning beaches, pristine coral reefs, dense forests, active volcanoes, swimming elephants, elusive dugongs and big  fish all in one place. Barefoot At Havelock is an eco-hideaway in a splendid setting of white sand beach, turquoise seas and tropical rainforest on Beach Number 7, described as ‘’The Best Beach In Asia" (Time Magazine).


Rooms

• The 10 spacious Nicobari Cottages and eight Andaman Villas are scattered amongst tropical foliage and connected by winding pathways. All have are constructed from natural, regenerable materials and raised on stilts.

• The simpler, Nicobari Cottages are more 'indigenous', with bamboo matting walls, local hardwood floors and palm thatch roofs. Interiors are spacious (350 sq.feet) with Balinese teak beds (netted four-posters or twins) and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers. The Duplex Cottage is ideal for families or honeymooners, with a mezzanine level bedroom and bathroom, and an upper level day-room open on three sides to the rainforest.

• The air-conditioned Andaman Villas have wood-shingled roofs and walls of Indonesian hardwood. Interiors are more contemporary, with huge netted beds and large floor-to-ceiling windows behind sliding shutters. Bathrooms have Grohe fittings and a glass-roofed shower area with views up into the jungle.

Fine Dining

Two kitchens operate at Barefoot - a traditional one with thatched walls and massive wood-fired hearth, and a more contemporary one. Guests also go to sister resort Barefoot Scuba on Beach No.3 for lunch and dinner.

If you get lucky on a fishing trip, your catch will be cooked to order – grilled, fried, or curried. Tiger prawns, lobster, crab and other sea food can be ordered with half a day’s notice.


Ayurveda And Well Being

Iyengar Yoga Programme: Morning lessons or longer courses are held in the panoramic pavilion between January and April.

• Ayurvedic Treatments: There are practised in a bamboo and thatch pavilion looking onto the forest and lily pond.


Diving And Snorkelling

Scuba Diving (Dec - May): The Andaman Islands are one of the last frontiers for scuba diving, their waters pristine and unmapped. Corals abound with colourful reef fish, sea turtles, barracuda, tuna, sting rays and the occasional dugong. Barefoot Scuba has a full professional dive centre at Beach No. 3, with PADI courses and recreational dive trips around Havelock and further afield.

Snorkelling: Tropical fish, bright corals and the elusive dugong. Try the sea-grass beds at the southern end of Beach No. 7; or head-up through the mahua forest to the pretty reef and lagoon of Barefoot Cove; or take a dunghi (long-tail boat) and a packed lunch to get dropped off on deserted Elephant Beach, with its unspoiled reef.

Room Rates At Barefoot At Havelock

SUMMER 2013 – BB

 SGL RM
DBL RM
TRPL RM
£58
£118
£148

WINTER 2013 - BB

 SGL RM
DBL RM
TRPL RM
£64
£132
£162

Flights To Andaman Islands

From £138 Per Person Year Round
*From Chennai


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