ALLOW US TO PAY YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT:
AN OFFER FROM BAREFOOT IN THE ANDAMANS

 
Thank you for considering Barefoot at Havelock for your next holiday.

We bring you a unique offer - we will pay you to support us.

When you make an advance payment for your next holiday with us, then, as a big thank you, we will add 25% Cash Value to any amount you send us as deposit for your next holiday with usBuy Now

There are no strings attached with this offer and no restrictions regarding date of validity. Specific details of this offer are listed further below..

Guests of Barefoot have commended our people-centric culture wherein our staff are like family and make up the heart and soul of Barefoot. Whereas the pandemic has caused many hospitality businesses to flounder and close, for us this is not an option. Retrenching staff would not just temporarily shut a business, it would rip out our heart and soul.


There are 276 families with members working with us, at Barefoot at Havelock Resort, Barefoot Scuba, Barefoot Holidays, B3 Restaurant and Island Eco Adventure Camps, who are dependent upon us for their sustenance, and we do not take our responsibilities to them lightly.

Rather than hoard our cash reserves, we continue to support all our staff, even in the face of zero income, and intend to do so for as long as it takes.

We are aware that, although Havelock Island has reported zero cases of the virus, the ongoing pandemic may make it difficult for you to travel to our resort and enjoy our hospitality in the immediate future.

However, we request you to consider us for a future holiday.

On 26 April 2020, The Times newspaper in the UK listed Barefoot at Havelock in the Top 3 Resorts in the World to visit after the lockdowns are over. 

We are happy to pay you to pay us an advance to book your anytime holiday now.

OUR OFFER

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Amount of Advance Paid by you = Rs.20,000;
Receive a voucher with cash value Rs.25,000
 

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Amount of Advance Paid by you = Rs.40,000;
Receive a voucher with cash value Rs.50,000
 

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Amount of Advance Paid by you = Rs.80,000;
Receive a voucher with cash value Rs.1,00,000
 

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Amount of Advance Paid by you = Rs.1,00,000;
Receive a voucher with cash value Rs.1,25,000
 

Pay any amount now, in multiples of Rs.20,000 and receive a 25% cash top-up on your advance with us.

The entire amount is redeemable against any Barefoot-owned services, which includes rooms, food, activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, vehicle transfers etc.

What’s more, we will freeze the room rates for you at 2020 levels, (i.e. Regular Season Tariff - Tented Cottage: Rs.11500+GST, Nicobari Cottage: Rs.15,500+GST, Andaman Villa Rs.18,000+GST, Duplex Rs.21,000+GST & High Peak Season Tariff from 15th Dec to 15th Jan: Tented Cottage: Rs.16000+GST, Nicobari Cottage: Rs.21,500+GST, Andaman Villa Rs.24,000+GST, Duplex Rs.26,000+GST) for up to 3 years from the date of purchase of your voucher. For any redemption beyond this time period, prevailing room rates will apply and you will still receive the benefit of your 25% top up.

The voucher will also be redeemable at any time, with no blackout periods. This includes festivals and long weekends, with no additional surcharge.

For your convenience, this voucher is redeemable in part or whole. It can be gifted, assigned or even resold. It is also cancellable, although in such an event, the cash top-up will be forfeited upon refund.

Your funds are safe

Your funds are safe with us. Barefoot has zero loans and zero liabilities, and a healthy business model which will enable us to operate comfortably post-pandemic. Our company, being the pioneer and first-mover in tourism in the Andaman Islands, has acquired a large land bank, and our freehold land value, as per Government Valuation, covers more than 20 years of turnover. Barefoot is here to stay and your money is safe with us.

Your contribution to our Cashflow is important

In the current scenario, cashflow is most important. As with any organization in hospitality, we have reasonable working capital balances in hand but rely upon normal business cashflows to offset ongoing fixed expenditures against income (which income is now not present during the pandemic). This is where we are grateful for your co-operation and help.

We deeply appreciate your choice to holiday with us and pay an advance for it, which will be put to good use by us to keep home-fires burning for our needy employees and allow us to greet you for your next holiday in better shape than ever before.

I thank you for the time you have taken to read this. As an organization, we are striving to behave responsibly towards all our stakeholders during this pandemic. While we are grateful for your assistance in this by paying us an advance for your next holiday, we are mindful that it should not come at a cost to you. In fact, we would like to thank you and do well by you for the good your advance will do for our employees. This sentiment is at the heart of the 25% credit top-up we offer you.

We are doing our best to make a difference not just to our staff but also our community, and we will emerge from the pandemic better than we entered it.
  
Some of our activities and measures to this end are detailed below:

This what your advances are enabling us to do:

Staff & Community
  • Barefoot paid for and organized repatriation, by flight, of non-islander staff who wished to return to their hometowns prior to the lockdown. We treat our migrant workers with respect and dignity.
  • Barefoot paid for and organized transport, by boats and vehicles, of Andaman-resident staff whose families live on different islands and who wished to return to their home-islands
  • Barefoot is providing food, accommodation and shelter to all those staff who wish to remain at Havelock through the pandemic
  • All Senior Management at Barefoot have volunteered for loss of pay/no-pay to enable us to continue paying the lower earners, those with low savings and those whose families depend upon their earnings
  • Barefoot is continuing to pay wages as per the needs of all our employees
  • Barefoot is providing free accommodation and food at Havelock to ex-employees/alumni of Barefoot who lost their jobs when their new employers retrenched them after the lockdown
  • Barefoot provided rations to families at Havelock when availability of produce in the market was restricted during the lockdown
  • Barefoot is providing free drinking water from our RO plant / RWH systems to all needy families in our village, as there was an ongoing water shortage owing to failure of the Northeast monsoon.
  • Barefoot donated rations to feed migrant construction workers who had been stranded at Havelock by their contractors.
  • We at Barefoot consider ourselves to all be part of a large family and our staff are our biggest strength: those who have visited us in the past will know and appreciate that much of Barefoot’s character derives from our staff members.

Activities at the resort
  • We have kept ourselves busy during the lockdown to improve our guests experience.
  • We have introduced and trialed innovative methods to enable implementation of physical distancing guidelines and ensuring implementation of advanced hygiene and sanitization standards
  • We have gone above and beyond Government mandated guidelines, thinking through every step of your interactions not just within the resort but also at all steps between Port Blair airport and Havelock and on the way back and have incorporated relevant SOPs to make you safer.
  • Organic farming activities have increased manifold and we are farming much of our own vegetable requirement now: so a much larger proportion of our menu can be sourced from our own farms, making our island resort that much more sustainable
  • We are improving our rainwater harvesting measures
  • We are improving our waste disposal measures and stepping up measures to collect solid waste / plastics washed ashore by the sea
  • We are spending time on improvements e.g. a kids’ play area inspired by The Shire (from The Hobbit) and fashioned from wood and natural materials, and also refurbishment of cottages and other wooden structures
  • Innovations are being continually contributed by staff to enable us to return post-lockdown, better than ever.
     
With the above measures, we remain in good spirits and excellent shape to welcome you back to the island whenever you are ready and feel safe enough to travel again.
 
If it’s the Andamans, it’s got to be Barefoot

Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is applicable for advance purchase of your future holiday with Barefoot at Havelock Resort
  • The advance and 25% top-up is applicable only for Barefoot–owned services. This includes not only rooms at the resort but also expenditure on food and beverages and activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, treks, etc.
  • This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer.
  • No Blackout dates applicable on this offer: it can be redeemed at any time for any dates during which the resort is open and rooms remain available at the time of redemption
  • The voucher is redeemable in part or whole.
  • The purchased voucher can be gifted, assigned or even resold, without any restrictions. However, our reservations staff will need to be informed in case you have transferred your voucher and your emailed acknowledgment is necessary to transfer ownership of your voucher code.
  • The Voucher is cancellable and refundable, although in such an event, the cash top-up will be forfeited upon refund.
  • This voucher code is valid for 10 years from launch (until 31 May 2030).
  • Benefit from a 3-year room price freeze during redemption: Room Tariff of 2020 will be applied for redemption bookings made within 3 years from date of the voucher purchase. For redemptions made more than 3 years after date of voucher purchase, redemption on room cost will be based on the rate prevailing at the time of redemption.
  • 2020-21 Room Tariff Structure (frozen for you for 3 years):
  • Regular Season Tariff - Tented Cottage: Rs.11500+GST, Nicobari Cottage: Rs.15,500+GST, Andaman Villa Rs.18,000+GST, Duplex Rs.21,000+GST.
  • High Peak Season Tariff from 15th Dec to 15th Jan: Tented Cottage: Rs.16000+GST, Nicobari Cottage: Rs.21,500+GST, Andaman Villa Rs.24,000+GST, Duplex Rs.26,000+GST
  • Once redeemed against stay for specific dates, bookings once confirmed and later cancelled by the guest will be subject to applicable policies prevailing at the time.