Places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands


1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Extolled as “Asia’s Best Beach” in 2004 by the TIME Magazine, the Radhanagar Beach is one of the must visit beaches in Andaman that lies on the western coast of Havelock Island. The clean and composed ambiance, far from the tourist hum drum, with farseeing white and silky sand gleaming beneath the turquoise blue waters is a perfect beachscape to take those long walks at an ideal sunset brimming over the horizon. The Radhanagar Beach is also known for hosting underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving that lets the adventure seekers to explore the colourful marine world.

2. Ross and Smith Island Beach

The unmatched and paradisaical beauty of the Ross and Smith island beach, which is a natural sandbar connecting the two lonely islands, is yet another unruffled beaches in Andaman… rolling up beach lovers from all over the world. The Ross and Smith Island beach is a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty and one can enjoy boat rides on the crystal clear blue water tinged with green. It is a haven for leisure and adventure activities like sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

3. Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

One of the popular beaches in Andaman, the Laxmanpur Beach, which is close to the Bharatpur Beach… is the perfect getaway on your trip to Andaman, as you are left with sufficient time and space to be on your own and enjoy the privacy even during the peak tourist season. The Laxmanpur Beach is comparatively longer and wider than Bharatpur Beach, hence ideal for a long and refreshing walk.

4. Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island

Another serene and spectacular beach in Andaman that is located in the western coast of Long Island and is well connected by regular ferries from Rangat, Middle Andaman, the Lalaji Bay Beach is a must-visit destination for the skinny-dippers. From Long Island jetty one need to hire a dunghi or walk for over an hour through a mangrove creek to reach the Lalaji Bay beach.

5. Guitar Island Beach

One of the least travelled beaches in Andaman, the Guitar Island beach is a long, narrow and creamy beach that can only be accessed from Long Island Jetty by dunghi. This beach is an ideal escape for couples looking for some privacy and seeking to build some impractical romantic ideals and attitudes.

6. Wandoor Beach, Port Blair

Although it is one of the popular beaches in Andaman… the Wandoor Beach is still known for its scenic panorama that is ideal for swimming and coral sighting. Close to the Wandoor Beach… one can go for snorkeling and scuba diving at the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park that covers roughly 15 small nearby islands including Jolly Buoy, Boat, Alexandra, Red Skin, and Tarmugli and explore the beautiful coral world.

7. Aamkunj Beach, Rangat

The Aamkunj beach in Rangat is one of the best eco-tourism destinations in India that is managed by the forest officials at Rangat under the guidance of the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer). Being one of the turtle nesting beaches in Andaman, the Aamkunj beach pulls in a large number of environmental enthusiasts. Close to the beach is the Eco Park that provides a friendly environment and is equipped with eco huts, trunk benches, log sofas, log teapoys and log stools.

8. Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder

The party animals will turn this dull beach wild and eventful. Yes! There is nothing much to explore at Karmatang Beach BUT if you are travelling to Andaman with a group of hippies then this beach must not be missed. Nonetheless… the Karmatang beach, unlike other beaches in Andaman, is a beautiful and clean beach with lush coastal vegetation and having several small huts. It is approximately a 30 minutes drive from Mayabunder.

9. Merk Bay Beach, North Passage Island, Long Island

The narrow and long Merk Bay beach is a place SOMEWHERE ELSE than other popular beaches in Andaman. Access to the Merk Bay beach is only possible by a dunghi from Long Island jetty is as enjoyable (during low tide) as it is hazardous (during bad weather condition). The Merk Bay beach lies in the North Passage Island, one of the uninhabited islands in Andaman, which is close to Strait Island (home to the Great Andamanese tribe, one of the indigenous tribes of India), Guitar Island and Long Island. It is also an ideal beach where one can go for scuba diving and snorkeling.

10. Butler Bay Beach, Hut Bay Island

If you are one of the soul surfers then the Butler Bay beach in Little Andaman is a must visit for you; the beach can be accessed from Hut Bay. It is a fairly exposed beach with soft brown sand and dense greenery around and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Further… activities like scuba diving and snorkeling are also possible at Butler Bay beach. It is a concave shaped beach; hence one can see the entire beach from any given point.