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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    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.

  • 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 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Hotels/Resorts at Mayabunder Island

A Brief Overview Of Mayabunder Island

Surrounded by cascading landscape of the vast ocean and cyanic clear skies, Mayabunder Island in Andaman and Nicobar islands is a sight for sore eyes. With a rich historical past and its remnants still in place, this island is well known for a variety of unique sightseeing spots which include pristine beaches, lush forest terrain, tribal people and abundantly planted mangrove and coconut trees. Also, Mayabunder island is the only place in India having a turtle nesting ground which attracts hordes of tourists to experience this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Location:

Embraced all over by miles of sea, the Andaman and Nicobar islands is India’s most offbeat destination. It housesMayabunder island, which is located in the north part of the Middle Andaman. It is easily reachable from Port Blair, and various modes of transport are available for the same. The sightseeing spots in Mayabunder island are covered within a land expanse area of 1348 square kilometres, and many tours and packages are available online for all types of travellers.

Culture

Mayabunder island has a culture that was settled in the British colonial period, which included immigrants from Myanmar and ex-convicts from mainland India. The Burmese tribes are still stationed there which you can witness if lucky on your way to Mayabunder island from Port Blair by road. In addition to these, holiday-goers can spot the engulfing beauty of the islands by visiting Karmatang beach, Ray hills, Interview island, Austin X beach and Avis island to name a few must-visit spots to visit in Mayabunder island.

Housing beautiful small eco-guest houses, Mayabunder island is an eco-friendly tehsil made up of little villages. The rather less tech-savvy locals follow environmentally friendly practices houses a population of around 24000 people and is spread across 8 gram panchayats and nearly 70 villages. The inhabitants of this island are tourist-friendly and overall helpful.

Importance of choosing the perfect hotel for a holiday at Mayabunder Island

The type of accommodation you choose while on holiday can be quite a daunting experience. The available options are endless, and various factors such as location, budget, star value and reviews come into place. Choosing the right hotel in Mayabunder is not difficult given some research, and keeping some pivotal points in mind.

Points to Consider when Choosing a Hotel when on Holiday

  • Location – Where the hotel is located plays an important role when shortlisting the hotels you wish to stay at. If you have a clear picture on the activities you wish to engage in, the sightseeing spots that you will visit, transfer distance from and to airports and generic views from the hotel, you can decide which hotel to stay at based on its central location.
  • Budget – Often the cost of accommodation is directly related to the option picked by vacationers. There are various online portals which allow you to price compare, helping you make a much more informed decision regarding choosing a hotel to stay in Mayabunder island.
  • Reviews – Many travellers write reviews on the hotel’s website as well as other e-commerce travel portals to help aspiring holiday-goers make the right call. These are real-time reviews and based on personal experiences which ends up making the decision for you. Recent reviews are always the best to refer to.
  • Discounts – A large number of hotels offer loyalty points and seasonal discounts to boost their business. Ensure that you check for such options before making a final booking. When staying in a posh hotel for a fraction of the price is an option, why let it go to waste?

Top Hotels in Mayabunder Island

Mayabunder island is a hot spot for tourists looking to engage in offbeat and one-of-a-kind experiences. Naturally a destination of such wanderers making their way there, the hotels need to be up to the mark. Let us take a look at some of the top hotels in Mayabunder island that you should definitely consider when on your trip.

  • SEA N SAND

    SEA N SAND

  • BLUE BIRD RESORT MAYABUNDER ISLAND

    BLUE BIRD RESORT MAYABUNDER ISLAND

  • HOTEL ASHNA MAYABUNDER ISLAND

    HOTEL ASHNA MAYABUNDER ISLAND

  • RG HOTEL

    RG HOTEL

  • HOTEL LANDFALL MAYABUNDER ISLAND

    HOTEL LANDFALL MAYABUNDER ISLAND

  • Sea N Sand – This is a beautiful owner-run hotel that has a large number of facilities and amenities for its patrons. The rooms are traditionally designed with bright décor and have large fenestrations offering stunning views of the outer landscape. The multi-cuisine restaurant has excellent service, and the owners help with sightseeing options as well.
  • Blue Bird resort – Located near Mangrove park, this is an OYO run hotel which ensures a certain standard of comfort and cost. Its economical price range starts from Rs.1000 per room per night and can be upscaled as required. A complimentary breakfast is served at the hotel’s contemporarily designed restaurant.
  • Hotel Aashna – Also in collaboration with OYO, hotel Aashna is an air-conditioned hotel offering a great value for money to its patrons. It has bright and comfortable linen bedding along with solid wood furniture and an en-suite. The diner in the hotel serves all types of eclectic cuisine, and the servers assist you quickly and with a smile on their faces.
  • RG Hotel – A luxe hotel in Mayabunder island offering a fleet of premium facilities, Hotel RG is the one to watch out for when on holiday on this glorious island. With leather strapped interiors laced with glass fenestrations, patrons are promised a touch of the modern world amidst the raw landscape outside. The restaurant serves continental as well as Indian cuisine along with tidbits from the rest of the world. An affordable price tag of Rs. 1500 per room per night makes it a top choice amidst travellers.
  • Hotel Landfall – King sized beds, ceiling height cupboards, an easy chair and an en-suite makes hotel Landfall the one to watch out for when visiting MayabunderIsland. Power back up facility ensures smooth function even during electrical failure while high-end toiletries make for a comfortable living. The restaurant serves continental as well as Indian breakfast with the latter being complimentary with your reservation. Starting at Rs. 1999 per room per night, hotel Landfall makes for a budget-friendly and luxurious accommodation in Mayabunder island.

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