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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
A part of Ritchie’s Archipelago, Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now) is the most popular islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has fascinated tourists from all over the world. The island is home to some of the most treasured landscapes. It is also perfect for a number of enthralling water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, sea walking, etc. One more exciting activity here is camping that has become a sought-after adventure in the Andamans. Including this in your travel plans would be a great idea whether you are travelling with your friends or partner. It is a must-do activity in Havelock Island.
Havelock Island is home to sandy beaches and gorgeous canopy of the rain-fed forests. A lot of travellers have camping in their itinerary when they are here. The best thing is that there does not seem much enforcement of any rules regarding that. You can camp at some of the spots along beaches in front of the beach huts.
For nature lovers, the Andaman Island is one of the best places in India and it has seized the hearts of many tourists. Camping is counted among the most incredible activities if you want to experience the best of the natural elements in Havelock Island. Imagine sleeping under the stars amidst the lush forest or by the seashore on the silky soft white sands. What can be a better idea of adventure on a holiday in the Andaman Islands! There are a number of small islands and forests in the island and most of them are hardly explored. That makes them perfect for camping. However, you have to contact the Tourism Information Counter of the Directorate of Tourism at Port Blair to get more information about the forests and beach camping venues.
While camping in Havelock Island, one can have lovely experiences that includes waking up in the morning to the sound of an elephant walking past, birds singing in the forest, serene sunrays falling on turquoise waters, and shining silky sand. The property owners or local residents are very friendly and they don’t have any problem if you just turn up with a hammock or tent. Moreover, you don’t have to go through any trouble finding washrooms as there are public bathrooms on the road at beach number seven. In addition to that, you will find nice eateries on the same road offering mouth-watering meals, especially seafood.
There are a few things that should be kept in mind while you camp in in Havelock Island. There may be a few snakes. However, they stay away from humans but it would be good to be more cautious. If anyone gets bitten in worst case scenario, there is not much hope of an antidote here, and Port Blair is many hours away. Except for this one thing, forest and beach camping in Havelock Island is one of the best experiences that one can have in the Andamans.
The luxury suite sea-facing cottage at Havelock Island Beach Resort is designed to provide complete relaxation and comfort to esteemed guests. It is sure to make your island vacation even more memorable. Some of the amenities that you will get here are a king-size bed, coffee/tea making facilities, clean and hygienic, a mini-fridge, etc. The mesmerising view of the beach that you can appreciate from your cottage will leave you awestruck.
However, mentioned below are some other properties where you can stay in Havelock Island:
From the elegant and spacious rooms to the exquisite restaurants and banquet halls, Munjoh Beach Resort can also be a good accommodation choice as it offers only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. For a comfortable and hassle-free stay in Havelock Island, this resort is your best bet. In the heart of this gorgeous island, the property is the one stop destination for comfort and convenience.
The resort offers five kinds of accommodations as per varied budgets- Luxury Villa, Ocean Suite, Pool Suite, Garden Cottage, and Royal Chalet. All the rooms are fitted with modern amenities such as a refrigerator, work area, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and mini bar. The rooms are neat and clean, and ensure a pleasant stay. These are hygienic and comfortable. Their ambiance is aesthetically pleasant. It is like a home away from home!
Munjoh Beach Resort has an in-house restaurant that serves an array of lip-smacking food including seafood, North Indian, and different assorted delicacies. The food will make your beach holidays even more special. Try delicious coffee and other refreshing beverages here to soothe your senses.
Some of its offered facilities include the following:
Nearby places to eat
For a scrumptious meal, you can try the below-mentioned restaurants in Havelock Island:
These food outlets are known for serving scrumptious food. Whether you order mezze platter, fish, pizza, chocolate mousse, or anything else, you will find everything perfect. Hanging at a cozy restaurant at the end of a long day while treating yourself with such good food is a great way to wind up your day.
How to reach
The best way to reach Havelock Island is to take a ferry or cruise from Port Blair. It will take only around 2.5 hours to reach there.