Havelock Island is one of the most beautiful islands part of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in the Andaman Sea. This beautiful island is spread across as area of 113.93 sq km and was named after a British general Henry Havelock.
This island is most famous for its picturesque beaches and luxurious beach resorts. The island boasts of eco friendly tourism and is one of the few places in the region where the government has taken active steps to promote eco friendly tourism. The beaches here unlike most beaches elsewhere are not named, but are numbered. Beach No. 7 on the western coast also known as Radha Nagar beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches here and has even been named the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ by Time in 2004. Silky white sand makes the shores of this beach that is laced by dense forests and washed by emerald green waters. Very popular among tourists, this beach has excellent coral reefs that provide the perfect site for snorkelling too.
Elephant Beach No. 7 is another popular beach here with a picturesque shoreline which has reduced after the Tsunami but still retains its popularity. This beach however has some of the best coral sites on the island and is an excellent spot for snorkelling. The island and the sea around it is considered among one of the most spectacular diving sites in the world with its rich and varied marine life and untouched coral reefs. The most popular diving sites in the area are near Elephant beach and Lighthouse in Havelock, while South Button is a great diving site for professionally certified divers.
Barefoot Jungle Resort is a famous luxury Havelock Island hotel that takes one away to paradise away from the grime and dirt of the outside world. This resort offers cottage stays in the midst of a rainforest. Another luxury offering from Havelock Island hotel is Silver Sand Beach resort set by the shores of a silvery beach with clean and warm sand perfect to chill out with a book in hand and a cool drink to sip on. The Munjoh Ocean Resort is another of the four star Havelock Island hotel here set by the white sands of Vijaynagar Beach. This beach resort has beaches such as the Havelock Beach, Elephant Beach, Neil Island and the Radhanagar Beach near it which increases its popularity. This resort with its luxury rooms that are perfect for both business and pleasure also offers its guests soothing ambience where they are pampered and spoilt for choice.
Among the three star resorts in Havelock Island, most popular ones are Symphony Palms Havelock, Sea Shell Beach resort and the Kingdom.