Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) in the Andamans, with its pristine beaches, lush forests and crystal clear waters, is a tropical paradise waiting to be discovered. But when is the best time to plan your visit? Your ideal experience on this island largely depends on the season you choose. In this guide, we'll take you through the different seasons and their unique offerings, helping you decide the best time to visit Havelock.
Summer in Havelock
Summer is the peak tourist season on Havelock Island due to the warm and sunny weather, as the average temperature is between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius. Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) has some of India's finest beaches, including Radhanagar, Elephant and Vijaynagar, where visitors can indulge in swimming, sunbathing and beachside strolls. Water sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to engage in snorkelling, jet skiing and scuba diving, thanks to the vibrant coral reefs that surround the island. Island hopping to explore nearby destinations like Neil Island, Ross Island and North Sentinel Island is a popular option, while trekking aficionados can explore lush green forests and coastline vistas via trails such as Radhanagar Beach Trek and Elephant Beach Trek.
Monsoon in Havelock
Havelock Island has a monsoon season that typically lasts from June to September during which the island receives heavy rainfall, averaging 300-400 mm per month. The rain is often accompanied by strong winds and increased humidity. The sea conditions also become rough and unpredictable, resulting in restrictions and cancellations of water sports and activities. Consequently, tourist footfall dwindles compared to the peak season from October to May. Visiting Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) during the monsoon offers some advantages, with fewer crowds and the island's lush green landscapes and beaches are at their most picturesque due to abundant rainfall. While certain water activities may be limited, visitors can still enjoy the island's beautiful beaches, explore its verdant forests, spot local wildlife and immerse in the culture and cuisine of charming villages.
Winter in Havelock
Winter is the best time to visit Havelock Island because the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and lower humidity. Enjoy activities like swimming and relaxing on the pristine sands of Radhanagar, Elephant and Vijaynagar beaches. Havelock Island offers excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities with clear waters and diverse marine life. For nature enthusiasts, the island's lush rainforests offer great hiking experiences, whether through guided tours or self-exploration. Beyond this, you can visit Neil Island with a short boat ride, engage in water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing and explore historical sites.
To make the most of your Havelock visit, consider a stay at Barefoot at Havelock, Andaman. Our resort offers a range of comfortable lodging options, from villas to cottages. Relax at the resort's spa after your island adventures to unwind and rejuvenate and don't miss dining at "The Swimming Elephant", our beachside restaurant with a stunning view. Enjoy your visit and make lasting memories at this stunning Andaman paradise.