An archipelago of over 572 islands, the Andaman Islands have been virtually inaccessible for centuries and long shrouded in mystery and legend. With clean surroundings, unpolluted fresh air, tropical rainforests interspersed with flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches coupled with an immeasurable collection of plant, animal and marine life, the Andaman Islands are a real Garden of Eden and a naturalist’s delight. Wander for miles on practically isolated beaches, simply relax in a hammock or even don the tank of air, snap on that mask and view the colorful world beneath the waves, this island paradise has it all and is definitely the place to be.
Day 1 – Arrive in Port Blair
Upon your arrival at Port Blair, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check-in and relax. Later in the afternoon, visit the picturesque Corbyn’s Cove Beach – ideal for basking and swimming. The drive to the beach is a 4 km coastal stretch offering several photo ops with the sea on one side. Next, visit the Cellular Jail National Memorial also known as ‘Kala Pani’ where an evening light and sound show will highlight the Indian freedom struggle.
Overnight Port Blair
Day 2 – Port Blair
Start the morning with a ferry ride to the popular Ross Island where the ruins of countless old British buildings will captivate. You can also check out the museum and Japanese bunkers from WWII. Later indulge in an exciting guided underwater walk at North Island to witness magnificent marine life and corals in their natural home. Return to the mainland and visit the Chatham Saw Mill to learn about the wealth of timber here, and the Anthropological Museum depicting tribal life on the islands through model displays.
Overnight Port Blair
Day 3 – Port Blair – Baratang Island – Port Blair (120kms one way)
Head out on a day long trip to Baratang Island famous for its limestone caves and mud volcanoes. The journey will take you through dense rain forests and the Jarawa Tribes Reserve forest area providing a rare opportunity for an encounter with the rather elusive tribe. Interacting with the tribe, giving them food or even clicking their photos is strictly prohibited. The drive is followed up with a speed boat ride through a mangrove forest and a walk through the limestone caves. Return to Port Blair by late evening and unwind.
Overnight Port Blair
Day 4 – Port Blair – Havelock
Check out this morning and embark on a two hour long cruise from Port Blair to the beach island of Havelock. On arrival, you will be taken to your hotel to check-in and relax. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken to the famous Radhanagar Beach, once considered the best in Asia and one of top ten in the world. The soft, silky white sands against a backdrop of tropical forest that merges into turquoise waters, creates the perfect setting for a swim, snorkeling adventure or just a magical evening watching the sun set.
Day 5 – Havelock
Spend the day at leisure and choose from many options. You can explore Elephant Beach known for its corals and excellent spots for snorkeling, or the Kalapathar Beach named after the black rocks that line the coast. You could also visit adjoining Neil Island, a lush paradise filled with paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical forests. If you have had enough of beaches, you can indulge in some agile jungle trekking. You set the pace on this escorted nature walk as you spot endemic birds, butterflies and even small mammals.
Day 6 – Havelock – Port Blair (departure)
Spend the morning at leisure till it is time to check out and take the ferry back to Port Blair. You will later be transferred to the airport for your return/onward flight
The royal ambiance and elegance of the artistically designed Sea Princess Beach Resort and top class services of the courteous and motivated staff ensures a memorable holiday experience.
Located right on the waterfront, offering stunning views of the Bay of Bengal, the hotel is a quiet getaway for those who want to unwind and explore the Andamans.
Barefoot is inspired by everything the Andamans have to offer, and endeavors to bring the magic of the Andaman Islands into your resort experience.
The cost mentioned is for per person. The cost mentioned is only indicative and subject to actual cost at the time of booking. Standard check in time is 1400hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs; early check in and late checkout can be requested and is not guaranteed. The sea walk on North Island is not suitable for asthma or heart patients including during pregnancy. Footprint holds the right of altering the trip schedule in event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen conditions beyond control such as road blocks, flight cancellations, etc. Any additional cost incurred due to the same would need to be borne by the individual. The cost is subject to additional charges if paid by debit card, credit card or online bank transfer.