The Barefoot at Havelock experience
Visualize a world where you are surrounded by sun kissed sandy beaches, azure crystalline lagoons, mysterious tropical rainforests, dazzling corals and spectacular starlit skies. In the captivating Andaman Islands and within the campus and surroundings of Barefoot at Havelock resort, this visual transforms into a reality.

Our resort has been inspired by the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands, and has been created thoughtfully to afford its guests a truly immersive experience of the destination. The expression of this inspiration is evident throughout the property. Be it in the rainforest that houses the resort campus, the elegantly rustic ecofriendly accommodation, the fresh and locally sourced ingredients or the surprisingly pleasant disconnect from the digital age.

Barefoot is not only our name, but is also our credo through which we deliver the ultimate Andaman experience. It begins from the time of arrival, when guests are requested to remove their shoes as they enter the wooden lobby building. The feel of warm wood below bare feet begins the process of reconnecting oneself to nature, of rooting oneself in tradition and unraveling the city stupor.

But we go Barefoot not just literally in our public spaces, but also figuratively through our back-to-nature ethos. The barefoot way of life is a retreat away from the manic digital world: we do not provide television or wi-fi in the rooms and mobile and internet connectivity is absent in this remote beachside jungle resort. No news. No shoes. This enables you to jettison your everyday urban stresses and settle into a barefoot rhythm: exploring the treasures of the bright blue sea, taking a stroll along the beach during sunset, listening to the mystical sounds of the forest at night and waking up to sweet birdsong each morning.

The Barefoot way also entails leaving a minimal footprint on the land, and manifests in a natural resort environment. The thick jungle is all around us and we respect its inhabitants. We keep the noise and light levels to a minimum, as we do not want to disturb or attract unnecessary attention from our jungle friends. We have sought to retain our jungle ambience and to minimize disturbance to nocturnal residents of our property, including the rare Scops owls that have made our campus their home, and so, we have eschewed pathway lighting. A flashlight will be your guide at night along the pathways of our sprawling campus, as we attempt to respectfully coexist with other creatures in our environment. We have built our entire resort from natural materials and with measures to keep wildlife out. However keeping food in these rooms is an open invitation to creatures from the jungle and so we do not provide room service, both for your safety and comfort as well as to prevent behavior alteration of foraging creatures that are used to providing for themselves from the forest and have not been made dependent upon tourist leftovers.

We love to host visitors who share our vision of our beachside rainforest retreat and we invite you to visit us to uncover the magic of the Andamans and be inspired by the land as we are.
Barefoot at Havelock Story


Starting in 1997 from humble beginnings as a backpacker oasis at the now world famous Radhanagar Beach, the erstwhile Jungle Resort underwent a transformation to become Barefoot at Havelock, the flagship resort of the Barefoot Group. The resort is now rated as No.1 in Andaman Islands on Tripadvisor, listed amongst Guardian Newspaper's 40 best eco resorts of the world and voted in the top 3 resorts in India in the Readers' Choice survey of Lonely Planet Magazine.

Barefoot created the first resort on any outlying island, ran the first international flights, built the first star rated beach resort, set up the first PADI 5-star dive and instructor development center and was the first to market the Andaman Islands at trade shows in India and overseas.

Barefoot aims to ensure that its pioneering legacy and early market leadership is sustained through continuous quality improvement and hopes to open new resorts and upgrade existing ones to remain a key driver of growth for high end sustainable tourism for the Andaman Islands.