Islands in the Andamans

Known for its romantic vibes, there is no room for disappointment when it comes to places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar for honeymoon. A romantic escape that lets you enjoy the best time with your precious, it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to offering breathtaking views, surreal beaches, clean and clear waters, sparkling sands and glorious sunsets. 

A perfect blend of maroon islands, beautiful views and never-ending stretches of white and brings out the excitement of exploring in you. It is the best place to be closest to nature, to relax in its lap.

 You can step out of your comfort zone and try couple diving to discover corals and marine life under the sea.

 All in all, there are many things to do couples with a number of places worth visiting with your better half that only enhance your romantic trip. 

Havelock Island

You cannot visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands without visiting Havelock Island. The island is one of the largest islands in the cluster and a very attractive tourist destination. Its white, sandy beaches are its biggest attraction. Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach, two of the highest rated beaches in Andaman are located here. 

Opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and other water-bound activities abound. You can stopover at Havelock Island for a few days and enjoy all the sparkling water around you. Don’t forget to carry your sunblock as you will always be soaking in the sun with the salty breeze. A Havelock Island honeymoon will go down in your memories as one of the best times of your life spent together.

Distance from Port Blair:  41 km

Ross Island

An island with a painful past, Ross Island Cellular Jail or Viper Gang Jail is particularly attractive as a historical tourist destination. The island was established by the British as a penal colony to punish those who took part in the 1857 rebellion. It came to be known as “Kalapani” – the place where unspeakable horrors were perpetrated. It was later invaded by Japan during the World War.

After the tragedies the island witnessed, there is now peace and visitors frequent the small island to pay tribute to those who shed their blood to secure India’s freedom.

Distance from Port Blair:  3 km

North Bay Island

Its proximity to Port Blair, amazing underwater coral reefs and ample snorkeling and sea walking opportunities make North Bay Island popular with tourists. You can see various sea creatures inhabiting these shores around the island. 

You can combine a trip to North Bay with a trip to Ross Island and indulge in watersports here. There are hardly any places to stay in North Bay which means you have to include this in a day trip to Andaman.

Distance from Port Blair:  8 km

Jolly Bay Island

An hour’s ferry ride from Vandoor Beach on the crystal clear sea also makes a trip to Jolly Bay a memorable experience. The island is part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, one of the two islands in the park open to tourists but only during certain months. 

The island offers a great opportunity to dive into the sea and experience the marine life. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular options so be sure to wear your swimming costume underneath (changing rooms do not exist). You can only visit Jolly Buoy Island from the ferry that runs from Vandoor Beach till 10.30 am.

Distance from Port Blair:  30 km to Vandoor Beach and an hour by ferry boat

Opening and Closing Timings:  First Ferry- 8.30 am; Last ferry- 10.30 am

Neil Island

There are many picturesque and popular islands near Port Blair that you can explore during your trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, few can match the unique and soothing charm of Neil Island. The island is loved by visitors for its amazing biodiversity, white sandy beaches, pristine and beautiful coral reefs and tropical woodlands.

 If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of popular destinations in Andaman, this is the perfect weekend getaway!

Located about 36 km northeast of Port Blair, this island has a certain kind of charm and you can feel it sometime after you set foot.

Besides, it is a small island which makes it ideal to spend a few days. . The widest part is about 5 km. If you start walking, it can take only 2 hours or so to cover the island. It is somewhat warmer than neighboring Havelock and therefore lacks forest cover.

There are enough places on the island where you can relax or laze in the afternoon watching the sunset and overlooking the vast blue sea. There aren’t many amenities and the beaches may not be spectacular but they can actually be fun in disguise, so if you prefer peace.

Ross and Smith Island

Two islands connected by a small sandbar, Ross and Smith Islands are a delight for honeymooning couples. It is not the most famous places in Andaman which means you will have a peaceful time with your partner and you will spend quality time without any disturbance. There is a marine park here which is a good place to see corals. 

There is a small village of 60 families on Smith Island where the tourism directorate provides accommodation. The island is a wonderful place to stay for a few days to easily explore the luxurious wonders of Andaman and Nicobar. You need a permit to visit the island in Diglipur.

Distance from Port Blair:  196 km

Barren Island

Barron Island is the only confirmed active volcano in the Andaman archipelago in the whole of South Asia. Home to numerous wonders, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a great treasure within their borders in the form of this bursting beauty.

 Located on a chain of active volcanoes running from Sumatra, Indonesia to Myanmar, Barron Island is located about 140 km from the capital Port Blair and is a must-visit during your trip to the Andamans. 

Located at the meeting of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates, the island is actually about 2 million years old. Formed by past eruptions, the first recorded eruption here dates back to 1787 AD. 

Barran Volcano, as it is called, had its last major eruption about 150 years ago. After nearly 26 years of silence, the latest eruption occurred first in 2017 and then again in 2018, making it one of the best places to see in the Andamans. 

People from all over the world travel to the site to see the red streaks of lava flowing from the top of the volcano’s 2 km wide caldera.

Although the site was discovered long ago, the lack of research and permits has made Barron Island a mysterious place.

 Because of the above reason and because the island is uninhabited, not much is known about what actually happens on land in Barron Island. There is little vegetation on the island, with few birds, goats, bats (flying foxes), and a few species of rodents and other rodents that have learned to adapt to the island’s harsh conditions.

Due to such remoteness and near zero activities on land and in water, the place is still in its most pristine state. And that is why, the surrounding areas of the island, especially the waters are known as the best places to experience scuba diving in Andaman.

 If you’re wondering what can be found on one of these dives, you can see crystal clear visibility, manta rays, interesting basalt formations, past lava flow topography and rapidly growing coral gardens. You can find organizers for scuba diving in Havelock Island,

Who will bring you here on their ships to easily explore what is known as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Bartang Island

May take a day trip to Baratang Island and visit its popular and interesting landmarks for a well-rounded visit to Andaman. The most popular attraction on the island is its limestone caves. The caves are a spell-binding natural formation that has existed for hundreds of years and feature beautiful rock formations. 

These caves are a must visit in Andaman. Other attractions here include the Parrot Island and the Mud Volcano. Parrot Island is best visited at dusk when thousands of parrots congregate here.

Distance from Port Blair:   100 km 

Little Andaman Island

Little Andaman Island is a little known gem in Andaman that is fast gaining popularity as a surfing destination, one of the few around Andaman and Nicobar. There is a surf school here that offers lessons and supplies equipment to visitors. Besides visiting the beaches, tourists can take elephant rides or go trekking. 

The best and most fruitful trek is to White Surf Waterfall, a large waterfall that throws white mist all around. The trek passes through the forest and the waterfall is located in the middle of this setting. A truly remarkable honeymoon destination that you must visit on your Andaman and Nicobar honeymoon.

Distance from Port Blair:  128 km

Great Nicobar Island

Great Nicobar Island is one of the largest islands of the Andaman Nicobar group and a magnificent natural ecosystem. It is open to Indian tourists only. The island boasts some of the most exotic settings in Andaman and Nicobar, with Indira Point at the top, a place so magnificent that it would be difficult to leave. 

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve is also a place to visit. You can go to Great Nicobar Island by air. Andaman Nicobar honeymoon is incomplete without visiting Great Nicobar Island.

Distance from Port Blair:  540kms

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