News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Cost of a Beach Wedding in the Andaman Islands

Cost of a Beach Wedding in the Andaman Islands
Date : 06 Dec 2021

Imagine celebrating the most special day of your life on the pristine land of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands! A dream destination at this exotic location is something that you are sure to cherish your whole life. We all know that the Andamans is quite popular and sought-after as a honeymoon destination. But only a few people are aware that it is an incredible choice for a destination wedding as well. Even couples from other countries travel to this serene location to tie the knot with the love of their life. Such is the magic of the Andaman Islands!

Every couple wants to have a beach wedding in the Andamans but many of them are worried about how all the arrangements will be made, what will be the costing and logistics, etc. To help you by giving a fair idea about the expenditure, we bring you this comprehensive guide to a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands.

Here’s a quick sneak peek into how you can a plan a gorgeous destination wedding in the Andamans. 

Have a tight guest list

Indian weddings attract hundreds of relatives from far and wide. Sometimes, thousands also! This joyous occasion involves a week of ceremonies and a lot of photo opportunities. When it comes to destination weddings, even more people want to go for them as they club their own vacations along with the wedding festivities. 

But we understand that you want your wedding day to be an intimate event that is attended by only your close ones. The stay arrangements, travel, and other logistics are taken care of properly when you limit your guest list to 50-70 guests. It is going to be a challenge for you to decide whom to keep on the guest list and who to eliminate. Your school friends, childhood friends, best friends, close relatives, workplace bosses will take up place in your list but you will have to finalise it ultimately. 

The best thing to do is throw a reception party in your hometown so that those who have missed the beach wedding still get to be a part of your grand occasion. 

Beach Wedding in the Andaman Islands

Prepare a themed invite

When you are inviting only your close friends and family members, then make sure that you try innovative ideas with your invitation cards. One of the creative ideas is to send the invite in a bottle that is filled with some sea shells and sand. 

In the past, many creative couples have also created a one-page wed-site that comprises the details of venue, travel, and gift wish lists. For a great build up for a destination wedding, this too can have a beach theme. It will further enhance the beauty of your invitation. 

Pick the right venue

By now, you must have pictured yourself standing on the silky white sand with your partner amidst spotless natural beauty. A beach wedding in the Andaman Islands is like this. The island has some of the best beaches that can act like this background. Depending on the beach and resort you choose, the cost will vary. There are a number of options and you can pick the best one as per your prescribed budget.

Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep officially) has serene beaches and they are an ideal choice for a destination wedding in the Andamans. It is everything you imagined and a lot more. You can have a sweet and intimate wedding at the beach followed by a happening party later.

You can also plan your wedding at a beach close to Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is more accessible that other locations on the island. There are more facilities that come handy during last minute preparations.

Some of the top-rated venues for beach weddings in the Andaman Islands are as follows:

  • Taj Exotica Resort and Spa (Havelock Island)
  • Havelock Island Beach Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Shell Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Barefoot at Havelock (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort (Port Blair)
  • Summer Sand Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Neil Island)
  • Sea Shell Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Barefoot at Havelock (Havelock Island)
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort (Port Blair)
  • Summer Sand Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Neil Island)
  • Coco-N-Huts Beach Resort (Neil Island)
  • Symphony Samudra (Port Blair)
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico (Port Blair)

Located in Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island Beach Resort is a well-known beachfront property in the Andamans. Having a destination wedding here is absolutely joyous. Its expert wedding planners and crew members make sure that you have the time of your life. You don’t have to think about anything else except for having fun on your D-Day. 

Beach Wedding in Havelock Island Beach Resort

You can have all your wedding ceremonies and parties at this lavish resort. Enjoy the following festivities here:

  • Mehendi ceremony
  • Sangeet ceremony
  • Haldi ceremony
  • Pool party
  • Cocktail night
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Reception ceremony

As per your preference, feel free to add or remove anything from the list. You have complete liberty of customization.

Areas available for wedding:

  • Indoor (Hall)

120 seating and 200 floating

  • Outdoor (Lawn)

600 seating and 1000 floating

Choose the right date

Do not plan your wedding in the Andaman Islands around the monsoon season. Rains arrive here early in May and lasts for a few months. There are pockets across the island that have experienced stormy weather and hurricanes. It is not easy to predict the weather six months in advance. It will be a good idea to have a backup plan at your wedding venue if there is a natural calamity. 

For instance, have the banquet hall of the resort decorated on standby if your wedding venue is at the beach. If something happens to the weather, then you will have a place ready where you can get married.

 

Make your stay, food, venue & other arrangements

Curbing the guest list means all your guests will be staying at the same venue. Thus, it will be easier to attend them. Pick a nice hotel that can accommodate your family members and friends. In this way, the hospitality will be uniform and you can manage everything easily. However, booking an entire property for specific dates is not simple. But if you plan well in advance, then it can be done.

A wide variety of mouth-watering food is catered in the Andaman Islands. You will get the most authentic seafood here. It’s a specialty of this place and highly recommended as well. The décor is arranged locally for the venue. If you want to decorate using fresh flowers, then these will be among the limited ones found on the Andamans. Hair artist, makeup artist, mehendi artist photographers, and priests are available locally. Make sure to have a checklist handy so that you can tick things off it once a particular arrangement is done. 

Particulars 

Cost

DJ (Indian)- 3 nights

DJ (International)- 3 nights

Rs.25,000-Rs.50,000 per night

Rs.1 lakh-2 lakhs per night

Decorations

Rs.3 lakhs-Rs.7 lakhs (depending on your choice of accessories, flowers, drapes, etc.)

Rain dance

Rs.50,000

Pool party

Rs.1 lakh-Rs.1.50 lakhs

Round trip transfers (ferry, car)

Rs.4,000-6,000 per person

Food

Rs.1500-Rs.2500 per plate – one time

Bridal makeup 

Starts from Rs.30,000 (one session)

Accommodation cost

Rs.6000 onwards to 15,000 for 2 persons in one room

Underwater ring exchange for the couple

Rs.1 lakhs onwards with proper video coverage

Taxes

GST & all government taxes extra

Post wedding

For the newlywed couple

You are is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the country and it only makes sense that you leave your guests behind after the wedding ceremonies and head out to spend some quality time with each other. Taking a honeymoon package can be your best bet as it is economical and a perfect combo of relaxation and sightseeing. You will be rejuvenated and ready to get back for your reception ceremony after a week.

For family members and guests

Post Wedding Beach Party in Andaman Islands

When in the Andamans, there will not be any guest who would not want to explore the natural splendor of the island. Depending on their requirements, Andaman Island Travels will make complete arrangements for group tours or individual tours. There is a lot to explore there, ranging from natural marvels to historic sites.

An important thing to keep in mind is that before planning a beach wedding, you have to get the required permissions. Take time to understand the requisites and contact someone trustworthy who can take care of all the groundwork. 

If you are thinking of planning a beach wedding in Andaman Island, then the first thing to do is contact Andaman Island Travels. As a reliable tour and travel company located in Port Blair, we will soon connect with you to understand tour requirements in a better way so that you can have the wedding of your dreams. 

What are you waiting for? Contact Andaman Island Travels and start planning your wedding ceremonies with its proficient experts. Happy wedding!

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