Havelock Island : Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Havelock Island is the most favoured destination of the Andaman Islands. It's very popular because for its world class beaches,adventure sports and great scuba diving spots.
The beaches and villages in Havelock are locally known best by a numbering system instead of their official names e.g.
RadhaNagar is alternatively known as No. 7, the reason is because when the Rehabilitation Department settled Bengali’s
in Havelock they never had the time to assign names, instead the order of settlement was taken as village names i.e. Havelock No.
1 was settled first and so on.
How to reach Havelock Island:
1. Seaplane(now suspended) and Helicopter from PortBlair
2. Ferries from Port Blair and Rangat
Ferries are the favoured way to enter the Island. Apart from government run ferries, since November 2009 air conditioned Catamaran ferry M.V. Maakruz (www.makruzz.com
)and Coastal Cruise (www.coastalcruise.in
) also operate between Port Blair-Havelock-Neil (Ticket cost are 650, 750 and 1000). All the ferries at Havelock arrive at a jetty in Havelock No. 1 (Govindo Nagar).
Government-operated ferries should be booked in advance at DSS counter in Port Blair (A/c ferries : INR 250 for "Chair" / 350 for "Seat"). One Booking Counter is also available in Havelock Jetty.
The seaplane starts from the Veer Savarkar Airport Helicopter base at Port Blair and land at ramp at Havelock (Havlock no.1 ) shore.
Helicopters land in a Helipad situated around half km from the Havelock jetty (HL1)
Ferry at Havelock Jetty
Seaplane at havelock
Inside the Ferry
Where to stay at Havelock
Plenty of options available for both budget and premium accommodation.
Island Camping, Beach #7 operated by Govt. IP&T Department [INR 500].
Cafe del Mar, HL #3. [Tents/ Huts/ Deluxe sea-facing huts - Rs 200 to Rs 2000].
Sunrise Beach Resort, HL #5. [Huts - INR 200 onwards]
Orient Legend Resort, Beach #5.
El Dorado, HL #3. [Huts - INR 500].
Andaman Bubbles, HL #5. [Huts - INR 500-1250].
The Flying Elephant
Dolphin Beach Resort, Beach # 3 (Govt.Run) [Cottages - INR 1000-2000].
Cross Bill Beach Resort, HL # 5 [INR 2500]
Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort (www.havelock.co.in, [INR 2000 - 6000]
Emerald Gecko, Beach #5 [Huts Rs 900, bamboo bungalows Rs 1500, bamboo lodges Rs 2000].
Island Vinnie's Tropical Beach Cabanas and Dive Centre, Beach #3,
Sea Shell resort [Rs 5,000-6,000].
Symphony Inn, HL #5.[Nice bamboo bungalows Rs 2000 Non AC, AC Rs 4000].
Blue Bird Resort, Hl# 3
V-Knot Residency, #HL1 [Rooms AC Rs. 1600 and Non AC Rs. 1100].
Silver Sand, [Rs 6,500-10,000].
TSG Blue Resort, HL #7
Symphony Palms Beach Resort, # Beach 3. [Rs 3000-5000]
Wild Orchid Resort, HL #5. [Rs 3000-4000].
The Kingdom (www.kingdomhavelock.com),[INR 4000-6000]
Barefoot Resort, HL #7 [Rs 5300-15000]
Munjoh Ocean Resort, HL #5 [Rs 6000-13000].
Gold India, Beach #3. [Huts -INR 3500-6000 | History: This resort was once a backpackers den with cheap huts @ 500].
Almost 100% of healthcare delivery is done by Government centres :
Primary Health Centres (PHC) : one at HL No. 3
Health Sub Centre : 02
Power supply to this island is from the Diesel power engine located near HL No. 1.
Primary School 4 | Middle School 1 | Senior Secondary School 1
Govt. Accommodations :
Dolphin resort (IP&T) 1(34 Rooms) | APWD Guest house 1(7 Rooms) | Forest Guest house 1
The local hub/market place is at Havelock No. 3 which is ~2 kilometres from Jetty (HL-1). The only local hospital
(Govt. run PHC Havelock) is located at Havelock No. 3. From Havelock the road forks towards HL5/Kalapatthar and HL7 (HL7 is Radhanagar).