A proud part of Ritchie’s Archipelago, Swaraj Dweep is the paradisiacal destination for thalassophiles. An exquisite island embellished with sparkling beaches, pearl-white sands and tall palm trees, Swaraj Dweep island is an ethereal piece of heaven on earth. Its forested interior is not only home to virgin coastlines but also a safe habitat for an impressive line of birdlife.
Travellers who adore beaches are naturally pulled towards the beauty of Swaraj Dweep. Home to the renowned Radhanagar Beach, the island offers several other attractions that enhance the experience of exploring. Thus, to make your touring experience an unforgettable venture, we have curated the ultimate list of things to do in Swaraj Dweep!
A Saunter by the Enamouring Beaches
The first thing on the list is what gives it the name “island” - beaches. Encircled by beaches from all around, Swaraj Dweep or Havelock Island is home to some of the most world-known beaches - Radhanagar Beach, Kalapatthar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach and Elephant Beach. What makes these beaches so special and enticing is their white sand carpet complemented by the turquoise tides. A walk by the beach or laying under an umbrella while gazing at the marvellous sunrises and sunsets is truly an experience in itself. The picturesque viewpoints also make for a great opportunity to take pictures and capture memories.
Try Your Hands at Water Sports
Due to the abundance of beaches, it is only fair that Swaraj Dweep is a proud parent of a myriad of water sports activities. Each of the beaches carries out several adventure water sports that cater to beginners as well as professionals. There are guides and trainers who take care of your safety and aid you to have fun cautiously. Some of the most popular water activities include snorkelling, parasailing, game fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, sea walking and boat rides. These activities are the perfect way to experience underwater life and get close to aquatic creatures and colourful fishes!
Feast on Tempting Seafood Dishes
The availability of seafood on Havelock Island never ends! Every day, the seaside shacks and restaurants prepare mind-blowing dishes from fresh catches from the sea. Some of the most must-visit seafood restaurants are Golden Spoon, Bo No Va, Red Snapper and Anju Coco. The Swimming Elephant, an elegant dining option presented by the luxurious resort, Barefoot at Havelock, is also a posh restaurant that serves delectable platters of seafood and other mouth-watering options. So, come fall in love with the crustacean flavour!
Shop For Beachy Souvenirs
If you are travelling to this enthralling destination, do not forget to carry a piece of it with you back home. The island is dotted with a multitude of shops where you are bound to find something attractive - whether it is to pamper your shopping desires or for gifting purposes. One of the most popular markets for you to visit is Market 3 - a shop that sells a range of apparel, beachwear and accessories. It is also a great place to get your hands on souvenirs. Apart from Market 3, there are several beach markets in Radhanagar that entice crowds. Seven Heaven, yet another chic boutique is also quite famous for selling kaftans, beachwear, floral dresses and tribal-inspired accessories.