The mere mention of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands conjures up images of primeval rainforests teeming with rare fauna and flora, deserted beaches and coral reefs and mangrove creeks. Virtually unexplored and unknown to the outside world, this idyllic tropical paradise has recently opened up to foreign visitors, offering a most exotic and relaxing holiday on its beautiful palm fringed beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Day 1 - Havelock Island
You can fly to the Andaman Islands from either Chennai or Kolkata. On arrival at Port Blair you are met and transferred to the jetty. There are daily ferry departures from Port Blair to Havelock at 0700 hrs & 1400 hrs. (the duration is 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 hrs). On arrival at Havelock Island you are met and transferred to your resort (11 km).
Day 2 - Havelock Island
Barefoot at Havelock, the Andaman Islands' only eco-hideaway set in rainforest and tropical fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km white-sand stretch of the quirkily named Beach No. 7 at Havelock Island. It offers 18 beautifully designed cottages that are hidden among 7 acres of grounds, their hardwood walls and conical thatch roofs blending into the tropical foliage. You get basic comforts (modern plumbing, air-con or ceiling fans). The barefoot philosophy means a minimal footprint, so only indigenous materials are used, rainwater is harvested, and most of the staff members are local. The facilities at the resort include a Multi Cuisine Restaurant & Bar, Motor-cycle hire, Fishing, Kayak through mangrove creeks, Snorkel or Dive the reefs, Camp on a deserted island, getting to know the resort's own Elephant, Yoga and Bird-watching.
Day 3 - Havelock Island
You're very cut off from the rest of the world: no television, newspapers, internet or (sometimes) telephone - bliss for some! Barefoot at Havelock is perfect if you are looking for an unpretentious hideaway in one of the world's last undeveloped tropical islands.
Day 4 - Port Blair
Transfer to the jetty to board the ferry to Port Blair. By the time you reach Port Blair it is too late to catch an onward flight so you need to stay overnight in a small appartment guesthouse near the airport.
Day 5 - Port Blair
Today your tour ends with a transfer to the airport at Port Blair to connect with your onward travel.