Guide to India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • India

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Snorkeling

  • Island-Life

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Curator’s statement

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the most pristine, untouched parts of India. Situated in the middle of India & Thailand, there are miles of gorgeous beaches with mangroves in the background and some of the most stunning marine life. This place is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkeling too.

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Where to stay in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans

Luxury resort on Havelock Island in the Andaman Sea with minimalist terraces.

Tilar Siro, Andamans - CGH Earth

Set on five acres on Havelock Island, this beach resort offers comfortable rooms, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, an outdoor pool and direct access to Vijay Nagar Beach.


Upscale hotel set in a remote location amid the rainforest boasting rustic-chic rooms and an outdoor pool and spa on Havelock island.

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Things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman & Nicobor Islands are one of the most untouched and undiscovered parts of India. Situated halfway between the Indian Subcontinent & Thailand, this group of islands provides untouched natural beauty. After flying into Port Blair, the most accessible island to visit is Havelock to be reached by Ferry.

With gorgeous sunsets, Havelock is a paradise for beach vacations and it is also an internationally well-known destination for Scuba Diving and PADI Certification.

I recommend Havelock over multiple locations to explore a diversity of marine life and beach and watersports. After visiting there for the first time in 2016, I have been multiple times and each time is a stunning experience.

The sea kayaking in the mangroves especially on a full moon night is an experience out of a postcard and on a night closer to the new moon a great time to see bioluminescence all around.

The island is one of the pioneers of sustainability, eco-tourism and no-plastic policies.

Places to eat & drink in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Shoreline: This is a multi-cuisine restaurant that specializes in the flavors of India and South-East Asia, the curries are a must-try along with the fresh catch of the day. This is a great option for vegetarians.

Settlers: A unique high-end community dining experience with meals inspired by the immigrant communities who settled in the islands.

Full Moon Cafe: Popular for simple shack-like local food especially popular with divers.

Dakshin by Barefoot: An easy walk from the jetty with good local and international food choices.

Need to Know

Hotel info: The Taj is located on the most famous Radhanagar Beach with the best sunsets, while Tilar Siro has its own PADI-certified Scuba Centre and is known for sunrises and its proximity to the jetty for divers. Jalakara is a tropical paradise with a private villa feel.

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