Things to do in Havelock Island

Havelock Island, a gem in the Andaman archipelago, is a dream destination for those looking for a mix of sun, sand, and sea. With its untouched beaches, clear waters and diverse marine life, Havelock provides a range of activities for both adventure seekers and those looking to relax. If you're considering a visit to this tropical paradise and are unsure of what to do, you're in for a delightful experience. Let's explore the best things to do in Havelock Island and find the ideal place to stay for an unforgettable island escape.

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Exploring Marine Life

Scuba diving lets you explore deeper waters, immersing yourself in the lively coral reefs full of marine life. Beginners can enjoy the gentle slopes of Oval Reef, where they can encounter schools of colourful fish such as snappers, sweepers and fusiliers. Experienced divers can explore deeper reefs like The Wall, White House Rock or Johnny's Gorge, where they may spot majestic creatures like stingrays, turtles, and even octopuses. Snorkelling offers a wonderful opportunity to glimpse the underwater world without the need for extensive training. Popular spots for snorkelling include Nemo Reef and Turtle Beach, where vibrant coral formations and a variety of fish can be seen just below the water's surface.

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Trekking and Nature walks


Enjoy a plethora of options for sightseeing in Havelock like trekking and nature walk experiences suitable for all levels. For those seeking a leisurely experience, scenic nature walks are available, while more adventurous visitors can delve into the island's lush landscapes on challenging trails. The Elephant Beach trek, approximately 2 km long, meanders through diverse terrains like forests and marshlands before reaching the stunning Elephant Beach, where plenty of water activities can be done. For a unique Havelock sightseeing, the Mangrove Forest trek allows you to discover the intricate ecosystem of Havelock's mangrove forests.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding


Havelock Island offers a distinctive kayaking experience that allows you to explore more than just the water's surface. You can navigate through the complex mangrove ecosystems, paddling amidst a labyrinth of robust trees that flourish in saltwater environments. For those seeking adventure, Havelock also offers night kayaking. Picture yourself paddling under the refreshing night air, with the water sparkling from the bioluminescent phytoplankton. A popular kayaking spot is a sheltered bay near Havelock jetty, suitable for beginners due to its calm channel.

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Fishing and Angling

Havelock is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking the thrill of game fishing. You can battle bluefin trevally, barracuda or yellowfin tuna in Andaman Sea. The island's pristine waters, with limited commercial fishing, have enabled these magnificent fish to flourish. Responsible fishing practices are emphasised, with most operators adhering to a strict catch-and-release policy to maintain the ecosystem's health and ensure sustainability for future anglers. Fishing charters offer half-day or full-day options, providing boats, equipment, bait, and experienced guides. Experienced anglers may choose to bring their own gear for jigging and casting.

After exploring the top things to do in Havelock Island, you'll need a comfortable and luxurious retreat to relax and rejuvenate. Barefoot at Havelock provides an ideal stay amidst the enchanting landscapes of Havelock Island. We offer spacious and elegantly furnished villas and cottages, and a sophisticated stay that exudes designer decor, luxury amenities and a touch of modern style. Our on-site restaurant offers a delectable range of dishes from local Andamanese cuisine to international favourites, ensuring a culinary experience that's as diverse as it is delicious. Whether you’re recharging after a busy day of exploration or, enjoying a romantic dinner by the beach, you’ll find the perfect space for your stay here. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity, book your stay now and make your Havelock adventure truly unforgettable!