From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.
The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges
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.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a gem of which Indian Tourism is extremely proud of. This tiny piece of heaven offers you beyond your imagination whether you are travelling with your family, significant other, friends or solo. There is a lot to see and do! As the evening fades away and night knocks on the door, the Andaman Islands promises to spellbind everyone with their unique charm. So, how to make the most of its nightlife when vacationing here? Let us expand your horizons giving you ideas about which places you should visit here and make it a superb night.
First, you should know what the best time to visit the Andaman Islands is. It enjoys a tropical climate and thus, it is a year-round destination. It is an amazing travel destination for all kinds of people. It is a perfect spot for both- adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. If you want to enjoy each and everything here, then make sure that you visit it when the weather is pleasant so that you can try all the water sports as well. October to May is a good time to visit Andamans, as during this time, you can go for all the enthralling activities as well as relax at the azure beaches without stressing about rain. Make the most of your beach holiday by relaxing at the pristine beaches, trying the local cuisine, and indulging in various water activities.
We present to you everything that you need to know about the nightlife in Andaman. You can read here what all you can do here at night!
After a long but fun day of adventure and sightseeing, the most awesome way to unwind is to just sit by a beachside bar and enjoy some great music, drinks and delicious food. If you are craving for a high on energy café or bar, then the best place is Nemo Café & Bar. Also known as the Havelock Island Beach Club, this glitzy bar is located in the Havelock Island Beach Resort that is built on the shore of Govind Nagar Beach in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep). The Govind Nagar Beach is also known as Nemo Beach as rare Nemo reefs with beautiful Nemo fishes are found under the sea here. That is how Nemo Café and Bar got its name!
Nemo Café & Bar is the only DJ party zone on the beach across the Havelock Island – Swaraj Dweep. A beach vacation is already a great way of relaxing while you feel the sea breeze on your face, admire the crashing waves and make sandcastles on the shore. The fun gets doubled when you lie on a hammock and holding a glass of wine, without a care in the world. This beachside shack located on the private beach of the resort is the best place for clubbing in Havelock Island. The best part is that along with the resort guests, it welcomes other travellers also who are not staying at Havelock Island Beach Resort. This place is a perfect combo of natural beauty and blingy nightlife. DJ parties are held here especially during weekends where you can dance the night away by showing off your moves on the dance floor. Its canopies of palm and coconut trees illuminated with beautiful lights make it a popular hangout spot for those who want to get Instagram-perfect pictures!
Listening to the melodious music blending with the soothing sound of waves is an extraordinary experience while holidaying in the Andaman Islands. Be it your family, friends or partner, the café is ideal for everyone. And for all the foodies out there, get ready to satisfy your taste buds. The café offers an exclusive menu that comprises a wide variety of cuisines. Whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you will be served all kinds of mouth-watering snacks and dishes here. The main course for dinner is also served as per the requests of the guests. If you love seafood, then this is the best place for you in whole Havelock Island. You are definitely going to love its special aroma and flavors. Speaking of drinks, the café has all kinds of hot and cold beverages such as coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, and cocktails, along with a number of hard drinks like beer, wine, scotch, etc.
The café is a fine multi-cuisine restro bar. Its outdoor seating overlooks the sea and is a great spot to enjoy the tropical breeze, an intimate candlelight dinner, and hanging out with your buddies. It offers the best views of the island. Its music will set your mood. This café and bar is especially for those who like to party and dance the night away. To keep the regulars hooked, the night party themes are kept on changing by the staff. The ambience looks truly electrifying!
A view of the sea, friendly staff and lip-smacking food- there is no other place that brings all these together like the Nemo Café and Bar. This delightful café has grown to be one of the most incredible places for enjoying a quiet dinner by the seashore. Its cosy setting includes comfortable sitting, lovely ambient lighting and soothing music. The place offers good value for money.
If you are for an ocean view, a DJ night, praiseworthy hospitality, energetic ambiance, delicious food and quick service, then this is the best place to be. They can do party arrangements if you want to surprise your lover. Candlelight dinners are a must here. Don’t forget to enquire before going as it is closed for large party bookings on some days.
Havelock Island Beach Club is especially the best idea for the guests of the resort as it is just a few steps away from the comfort of your room. After spending your day sightseeing, beach hopping or doing scuba diving, nighttime is the most perfect time to just rejuvenate and chill. Spend some time strolling on the while silky sand of the beach amidst the calming sound of waves and lush greenery. Appreciate the beauty of the star-studded sky and the moonlight touching the ocean. This is something that you cannot ever experience in your city. Such is the gorgeousness of Havelock Island! The fascinating lights used for decorating the whole place further enhance the beauty of the café and bar. Relax on the sun deck, and order your favorite drink as well as the food of your choice. All this while getting spellbound by the splendor of the Nemo Café. And after spending a few hours enjoying and relaxing, you can simply go back to your lavish room and have a good night’s sleep.
If you a nature enthusiast and an ocean lover, then you have to go under the sea to witness the richness of the marine life of the Andaman Islands. Havelock Island is the hub of water activities and thus, when you are here, you should go for scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walking, etc. If you are interested, then just tell the resort’s staff. They will arrange everything for you as per your requirements.
While preparing a travel itinerary of the Andaman Islands, you may notice how your day will start early in the morning and end by evening. You might have heard that the islands don’t have much to offer when it comes to nightlife. Maybe you think that the place retires after sunset. But you should know that Havelock Island has a unique night culture that is not known by everyone. There is a lot to do there at night. Get set ready to know something exclusive. Offbeat, romantic, peaceful, and adventurous- the ‘Havelock Nightlife’ has a lot for you!
Don’t forget to go for one of the finest scuba diving experiences in India that you can have in Havelock Island. If you love the ocean and are a scuba diver as well, this you should not miss night scuba diving when in the Andaman Islands. Diving with a torch is in itself is an enthralling experience but what’s going to be an unforgettable experience is the richness of marine life that you are going to see under the water. This activity is seasonal and depends on weather conditions. You can talk to established PADI diver centres to know more about this.
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! The alive and untouched corals are home to the world’s most vivacious marine dwellers and fish that may pop-out from the azure ocean and display a gorgeous scene around the scuba diver. The abundance of corals and fish often enclose the diver from all directions that is enough to leave him in wonder and awe. Thanks to the protection offered by the Andaman Administration.
Partying at a luxury cruise during the night would be an exciting experience. There are cruises that offer great parties with a panoramic view of the Andamans. The celebration will be complete with emcees, show-stopping singers and DJs who will play the most happening party songs. A highly recommended activity, you can also add fun games and karaoke to it. Moreover, treat yourself to the authentic international and Indian cuisines while you are sailing on turquoise waters.
Doing this is one of the most simple and underrated things to do in the Andaman Islands, especially in Havelock Island. The clear skies are dotted with a million stars here. So you have a good chance of spotting a number of constellations. Just pick a spot on the beach, lie down on the white sand and soak yourself in the natural marvel of the island.
One thing to keep in mind is that you are not allowed to go to some beaches after the sunset owing to security reasons. In this case, the ones next to your beachfront resort or hotel are highly recommended. Make sure that you ask the security guard in-charge about the beach timings.
If you are a nature enthusiast and willing to connect with it during the night time, then there is nothing like having an adventurous experience of jungle trekking. However, if you decide to do it, then ensure that you go with an expert, who knows the forests in and out.
Along with Havelock Island, the nightlife of Port Blair is also quite good. These are some of the most recommended suggestions:
If you are tight on budget or anyway don’t want to hit the bars or go for an exquisite dinner, then you would love to know that nature here is at its best. Here is what all you can do:
Take a walk by the sea. It will be calming, energising and fun. You can head to Marina Park to witness a lovely sunset and then stay there as late as you like. This neat and clean park offers the view of the Andaman Sea. Also, it is great for kids. The budget eateries over their will satiate you for sure. A nice place for a family outing as well, it is a must-visit for nature lovers.
One of the highest points in Port Blair, the capital city, you can simply sit and relax here on the benches. The view you will see from there include the illuminated city and the lit airport runway. The memories of this place will always be there in your heart. This is among the favorite spots in Port Blair.
Have a great nightlife in Andamans!