Why Travel to Havelock Island?
Havelock Island which is now referred to as Swaraj Dweep is among the best places to visit in India. It is dotted with white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, lush mangrove forests and exotic corals. Relax on the secluded beaches of this Island or put on your swimming gear and explore the rich aquatic life inhabiting these waters. You could also lace up your boots and trek across the tranquil wilderness at Havelock Island.
With the world coming to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are beginning to step out of their houses and looking to travel by adhering to the new safety measures. Governments across the world are also gradually opening their economies, permitting businesses and are looking to revive the tourism sector.
So, you can now experience Andamans as we first found it: pristine and untouristed. Make the most of this unique opportunity to have the Best Beach in Asia, Radhanagar Beach, all to yourself.
How to Reach Havelock Island?
Havelock Island is only accessible by sea. The nearest airport where you can alight is Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair. From there, you can either board a government-operated ferry or a privately operated one. We recommend taking a private ferry as there are fewer lines and the booking is a hassle-free experience. The average travel time to Havelock Island from Port Blair is around 2 hours.
Travellers from the Indian mainland can take a direct flight from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata to Port Blair. From the airport in Port Blair, the jetty to board the ferry to Havelock is about 15-20 minutes away. Generally, you have to be present at least one hour before the departure of the ferry. Therefore, kindly ensure there is a sufficient gap between your flight arrival time and ferry departure time.
Safety Protocols at Port Blair:
Being in a remote corner and without direct connection to the mainland, the Andaman Islands have among the lowest number of COVID-19 cases in India. Additionally, there are rapid antigen tests conducted on passengers who arrive at Port Blair.
When to Visit Havelock Island?
The peak season to visit Havelock Island is between October and April. You could also visit during mid-May if you are looking to soak up some sun. If you are looking to explore the serendipity of nature and engage in activities like coral reef exploration, scuba diving and kayaking, it is best to visit during the months of June through September when the monsoon is in full swing.
Havelock Island features flat seas during the months of February and March. Travellers looking to explore the cerulean waters that surround our island can book a stay during this period.
Where to Stay at Havelock Island?
Barefoot at Havelock is one of the best resorts on Havelock Island. It embodies the rich culture and is entrenched in the heart of the Andaman Islands. The resort is tucked away at an exotic location that is complete with lush mahua forests that stretch up to the white sandy beaches and the pristine blue ocean. It is the perfect setting for city-weary souls who are looking to enjoy a laid back vacationing experience amidst one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Our resort is spread across 25 acres of serene woodland and boasts 31 elegant, independent cottages. Guests who stay at our cottages can spot a wide variety of flora and fauna which are native to the Andaman Islands, giving you the feel of residing in a jungle.
We at Barefoot Havelock Resort are taking increased steps to ensure the safety of our guests. Guests who arrive at Havelock are asked to produce the certificate that was issued at the airport which states that they tested negative for COVID-19. They are then escorted to their vehicles that await them at the jetty. The drivers are instructed to thoroughly sanitize the vehicle after a trip to ensure the maximum level of safety and hygiene for our guests. Our resort is located about 15 minutes from the Havelock jetty.
Let us help you enjoy a swell vacationing experience on one of the most pristine islands in India. We look forward to welcoming you soon!