News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • 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 Rangat Island

Overview of Rangat Island 

Want a relaxing vacation with lush greenery and an enchanting atmosphere? Then a trip to this breathtakingly beautiful island situated in the Middle Andaman island is a must. Clear blue skies, serene beaches make Rangat island look like a heaven on earth. The daunting atmosphere created by the crusty sea and gusty sea breeze with a white sandy beach is a tourist attractor. Rangat is home to several exotic waterfalls. It is a nesting hub for sea turtles.

Location of Rangat Island

Rangat is situated 70 km from the South of Mayabunder and 210 km from Port Blair. It is located in the middle part of the Andaman archipelago. The place is easily accessible by ship or air. One can take ferries from the Long Island near Rangat Island Andaman Islands. The journey to reach the place in itself is very awe-inspiring, which is surrounded by open shorelines, dense forests, and beautiful scenery. 

Culture and Tradition at Rangat Island

Rangat Island has a population of around 38,000 people which are mainly from Bengal and Tamil Nadu. The town has some local shops, food stalls, and tea. Cultivation, spice planting, and fisheries are the main occupation of the locals.

Tourist Attractions at Rangat Island

The sightseeing spots at Rangat Island Andaman island is Amkunj Beach, one of the liveliest beaches of the island, Cuthbert Bay Beach, a beautiful yet pristine beach, Long Island with its mesmerizing grandeur and Panchavati Hills, with gorgeous waterfalls and enthralling beauty. The vitality & calmness of the place is bound to influence the unconventional traveler.

Cuthbert Bay Beach, a beautiful yet pristine beach, Long Island with its mesmerizing grandeur and Panchavati Hills, with gorgeous waterfalls and enthralling beauty. The vitality & calmness of the place is bound to influence the unconventional traveler.

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

Although staying at a hotel is very tempting, it is advised to have a thorough search as a beautiful and comfortable hotel can enhance a trip’s experience whereas, a clumsy hotel can ruin the whole trip. One should pay attention to details like location perfect, hospitable staff, proximity to city or freebies deals, public transport, etc. while choosing a hotel.

The top hotels in the Rangat Island

  • HOTEL ROSS SMITH

    HOTEL ROSS SMITH

  • HOTEL UK NEST

    HOTEL UK NEST

  • HOTEL AVIS

    HOTEL AVIS

  • HOTEL AVIS

    HOTEL PRIYA INTERNATIONAL

  • HOTEL LAXMI VILLA

    HOTEL LAXMI VILLA

While going on a trip, a traveler is given a bundle of choices to choose from regarding a hotel. Here is a short list of the best hotels in Rangat Island.

Hotel Ross and Smith

Hotel Ross and Smith is one of its kind luxury 3 Star hotels in the Middle and North Andaman Islands. The hotel was recently completed and has about 7 triple bedrooms, 14 double bed AC rooms, and 21 rooms. The hotel is situated near BJP Chowk, Rangat Island. It has spacious rooms with a well-maintained lobby and beautifully decorated restaurant. The food offered by the restaurant is delicious. The hotel provides free parking, Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, wake up services, and business center with high-speed internet access. Some of the room amenities are TV, hairdryer, bathrobe, AC, wardrobe, dining area, bathrobes, shower, heating systems, and clothes hanging closet.

Hotel UK Nest

The UK Nest hotel is located 1 km away from the Rangat Bus Depot. This hotel is an excellent choice for travelers staying at Rangat. There are 19 air-conditioned rooms that have free Wi-Fi connectivity and featured landscape gardens. The occupants are provided with various facilities like a wardrobe and a telephone. The rooms have a special sitting area for a sunset view. Other in-room amenities are supply of hot and cold water systems, a mini-refrigerator, TV, and coffee table. The hotel has a beautiful garden, 24-hour laundry service, and 24-hour front desk assistance. It also provides travel assistance and luggage storage. Some of the nearby places to visit are the Lord Shree Ayyappa Temple (1 km) and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (1 km). This hotel is 9 km from Port Blair.

Hotel Avis

Hotel Avis is the perfect place for visitors, which is located in Middle Andaman. The staff of the hotel is very friendly & ready to help. The amenities offered are high-speed internet, bar lounge, kid-friendly services, pet allowed, business center with Wi-Fi access, and meeting rooms. The dry cleaning facilities and a breakfast buffet are available at the hotel. There are family rooms at the hotel. Some of the other facilities offered are spa, hot bath, breakfast buffet, 24 hours security, ATM on-site, butler service, and dry cleaning service available. Other services included are ironing service and laundry services. The amenities offered are air conditioning services, housekeeping, room service, safety, laptop safety, minibar, and TV. The hotel has a beautiful location, and it is accessible to major tourist spots.

Hotel Priya International

The Hotel Priya International is a budget hotel designed for both business and a leisure hotel at Rangat. The hotel is quite accessible from the lively city. It provides 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, taxi service, daily housekeeping, and travel services can also be availed at the hotel. The in-room facilities offered by the hotel are a television plasma screen, additional bathroom, mirror, and towel. There are plenty of recreational facilities available at the hotel. The other services are free Wi-Fi, restaurants, daily housekeeping, dry cleaning, luggage storage, laundry service, smoking area, and family room. It has 24-hour check-in, 24 front desk services, and full security. There is a beautiful seating area and telephone service available.

Hotel Laxmi Villa

The hotel is situated near Rangat Island. The place is ideal for travelers looking for budget hotels. Rooms at the hotels offer air conditioning services, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, restaurants, and a beautiful view from the balcony. The hotel offers laundry service, air conditioning, room service, TV, and coffee table. The hotel has evoking grandeur with a beautiful garden. The hotel provides parking facilities, free internet, pool, gym, game room, and babysitting. It also has housekeeping services, a private balcony, room service, VIP room facility, laptop safe, and an attached bathroom. The hotel has very friendly and helpful staff. There is a minibar available along with a refrigerator.

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