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.
Govind Nagar Beach, the main hub for scuba diving in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep), is situated near the Havelock Jetty. The well-known Nemo Reef is located just beside the beach. The coastline of Govind Nagar Beach is dotted with a number of beach resorts. It is a serene and secluded beach that is ideal for long leisurely strolls. You can wade through the azure waters among the lovely corals and cherish the rich marine life. This tourist attraction is a must-visit for everyone, especially honeymooners.
The unique topography of the Andaman Island makes the diving experience hard to get anywhere else. Most of its beaches are enclosed by long stretches of reefs that are hundreds of meters wide and are separated by the shore with shallow waters. Some of them are complemented by volcanic lava hills as well!
Govind Nagar Beach is a tranquil beach situated in Havelock Island and is popular for its white sands, cobalt waters, and diverse marine life. There is a lot to do here. For instance, scuba diving, snorkeling, reading on a hammock, taking a stroll, catching a lovely sunrise or sunset, relaxing with the spellbinding landscape in front, and a lot more.
Govind Nagar Beach is open for tourists at all times of the day. However, going there in the early morning and evening would be great. Avoid venturing there in the afternoon as it will be very hot that may cause sunburn as well. In the middle of the day, the tropical climate can be quite harsh. Also, the exciting water activities close by mid-day.
What to see?
Govind Nagar Beach is an incredibly scenic and gorgeous place. Whether you are with friends or on your own, it is a nice place to spend some quality time. The views of sunrise and sunset are splendid from here which makes it ideal for photography.
On Govind Nagar Beach, scuba diving in Nemo Reef is the most popular water sport. One can also engage in snorkeling and swimming on their own. Make sure that you venture into the ocean under the guidance of an authorized guide or a scuba diver. Don’t miss the marine life at any cost. It is one of the best places to spot the rich underwater life.
Nearby places to stay
For spending a few days on Govind Nagar Beach, beachfront property like Havelock Island Beach Resort is the best. It is one of the best resorts across the island that will make sure that you get to experience the vacation of your dreams. This lavish property has different kinds of rooms suitable for all types of budgets. You can appreciate the beauty of the beach from the comfort of your room.
Its suite sea facing cottages are located in the natural paradise of the Andaman Islands- Swaraj Dweep. Known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs, a colorful array of aquatic life, palm trees, and dense forests in the interiors, the island is the most frequented island in the Andamans. And while you are here, it becomes necessary that you enjoy your stay at a comfy hotel. For sufficing the varying requirements of guests, its cottages offer ample conveniences.
Some of the offered amenities include the following:
Some of the other accommodations nearby Govind Nagar Beach are mentioned below:
The Wild Orchid Beach Resort is also a nice property in Havelock Island. It offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambience. Providing its guests an experience like no other, the lavish resort provides advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay on the island. From the elegant and spacious rooms to the exquisite restaurant, bar, and dining area, the property 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 the island, this resort is your best bet.
The resort offers Style AC rooms that are fitted with modern amenities such air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and many more. 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!
The Wild Orchid Beach Resort has an in-house restaurant- The Red Snapper. It serves an array of lip-smacking food including seafood, Indian, and Continental, and different assorted delicacies. The food will make your beach holidays even more special. Its bar, Gecko, serves a wide range of spirits to soothe your senses.
What to eat?
You can buy tender coconuts near the resting hut. Drink them to keep yourself hydrated. In the morning hours, you will also find a small tea stall and a fruit chaat vendor. The shacks on the beach sell delicious seafood and you should taste it if you want to have the most authentic seafood in the Andamans.
Nearby restaurants and food outlets
Nearby nightlife spots
How to reach?
From Havelock Jetty or Helipad, Govind Nagar Beach is at a walking distance. One can rent a two-wheeler or a taxi to reach there within ten to fifteen minutes from most of the hotels and resorts on the island.