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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Hotel Sea And Sand Mayabunder Island

A brief overview of the Mayabunder Island

Mayabunder Island impresses with mesmerising characteristics that will have you praying to the holy trinity of sea, sun and sand. The never-ending ocean enveloping the islet that is pocked with abundantly mighty mangroves and coconut trees will grasp you in its unequalled beauty. For those looking to travel to a heaven-on-earth type of a destination, Mayabunder Island sightseeing spots will leave you worshipping for more.


Mayabunder Island is headquartered into the Northern part of the Middle Andaman island. Not to difficult to get to once you reach Port Blair, you can make that trip from around 6-9 hours depending on what mode of transport you choose. This trip can be made by ferries, a private helicopter service or a simple road trip which is an about 240 kilometres from the capital city of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Expanded over approximately 38 hectares of land and hailing of a population of 3000+ people, Mayabunder island is a must-visit destination for offbeat travellers.


Little, but larger than life, Mayabunder island is as uncommercial as it is unique. Comprising of a small cluster of eco-friendly villages, the island is not tech-savvy and functions on environmentally friendly practices for the most part. The Burmese tribes – remnants of the British colonial era, still live there. Also famous for another remnant from the same era, the German Jetty in Mayabunder Island attracts a lot of tourists to marvel at its rich historical remains.

Major Tourist Highlights

Tourists visiting Mayabunder island will be spoilt for choice as the place has everything naturally beautiful to showcase including India’s only turtle nesting site! Whether you want to engage in extreme water sports, view some wildlife in its purest form or laze back and be a beach bum, sightseeing tours in Mayabunder will have covered it all. The most visited attractions in Mayabunder includeAvis island, Karmatang beach, Ray hills Interview island and Austin X island. Mayabunder Island is a final frontier for intrepid travellers looking to scratch out the unique destinations off their bucket lists.

Famous Cuisine of Andaman / Mayabunder Island

Any foodie with a penchant to dabble their tastes into an eclectic cuisine, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar will fulfil their quest. They offer a fusion of a variety of different Indian dishes with a twist of the local spices. Food in Mayabunder is influenced quite heavily by the cultures that reside in that region. Made both, locally in homes as well as in various restaurants that cater to tourists, the famous cuisine of Mayabunder will leave you longing for more. Some of the dishes you must try are:

  1. Chicken tikka masala
  2. Barbecued meats
  3. Fish curry
  4. Prawn curry
  5. Khadi crabs

Being a coastal region, the seafood is fresh and meaty with flavourful and aromatic spices that make it finger-licking good. Vegetarians need not worry as the same preparations can be made for non-meat items too.

Tips to Find the Perfect Restaurant

Finding a perfect restaurant is not as easy as it seems, especially when travelling to an unknown place. There are many pros and cons to weigh out when making this decision because one bad item or an unhygienic place can make your stomach go for a toss, ruining that perfectly planned holiday. Below mentioned are some tips to find the perfect restaurant when you are in uncharted territory.

Eat what you see – More often than not, if it smells good, it tastes good. Sometimes, it is ok to go with the flow, and if you see or smell something that you like, chances are, It will be good. Always go for cooked food as opposed to raw items like salads. Things with live counters are safer as you can see what is being made in front of you.

Word of mouth – Local guides, hotel staff and fellow tourists are your best option for recommendations. It is these personal experiences that can help you make an informed decision. Even online reviews can be very informative, and anything over a 3-star rating can be experimented with.

Cleanliness – By far, the most important aspect when choosing a place where your next meal will be at. If you spot dirty dishes, stained table cloths and creepy crawlies around, head for the hills. If they don’t even care to keep the customer section clean, you don’t even want to know what is happening inside the kitchen.

Hotel Sea and Sand in Mayabunder Island


Hotel Sea and Sand in Maybunder is a popular choice of accommodations by travellers due to the convenient facilities offered. It is in a great location and a clean place to stay at. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious with attached bathrooms. All the rooms have large windows offering great views of the sea and surrounding landscape. Head on over to the terrace to get mesmerising views of the sunsets while you sip on your cuppa and embrace nature at its finest.


The humble shack-like appearance can be misleading as the interiors of the restaurant are bright and lavish. Traditionally designed tables and chairs with friendly smiles on the servers’ faces make it homely. Contemporarily designed fenestrations complete the overall look and create a welcoming vibe. Despite the simple décor, the restaurant is clean, and the kitchen staff follows strict hygienic practices.


The multi-cuisine restaurant and bar caters to all their patrons and offers delicious food items, both local as well as continental.

All your meals will be served at this restaurant, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea. The waiters are well informed and ensure that they recommend food items that will please your palette.


Eating at the restaurant at Hotel Sea and Sand in Mayabunder is a humbling experience. The friendly owners, alertness of the staff and servers along with its affordable price tag, make this restaurant a popular choice to eat their meals amidst guests and locals both. There is even an additional discount for those dining at the restaurant, which is always an added advantage for those looking to travel on a budget-friendly allowance.

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