Long Island : Middle Andaman
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Long Island is a Island measuring 8.5km x 2km. The island is off the south-east coast of Middle Andaman has a small village and several sandy beaches perfect for camping. On Wednesday and
Saturday, the ferry from Port Blair and Havelock call at Long Island before
reaching Rangat. This island has the famous Lalaji Bay beach, which is rated
as truly world class.
Once a busy Island due to the presence of Kitply Industries; now this is a idle Island as the industry is no longer operational.
Long Island Jetty
Forest Guest House
HOW TO GET THERE
Sea: There are daily two ferry services from Long Island to Yeratta (near Rangat) at 0700hrs and 1400hrs. The ferry to Yeratta (the return ferry) is at 0900hrs and 1600hrs. The average time taken for the journey is 1 hour.
WHAT TO SEE
The route from Long Island Bazaar to Lalaji bay Beach passes through dense forest and provides apt opportunity for trekking. It takes around 45 minutes though the jungle to reach Lalaji Bay Beach. There are plenty of beautiful scuba spots around Long Island. Nearby Guitar Island and Marc Bay beach at North Passage Island.
Lalaji bay Beach
Lalaji bay Beach
On the way to North Passage Island
LalajiBay At Long Island
WHERE TO STAY
Govt. run Department of Forest Guest houses Vanashree
are available. They could be booked by sending requisition to the Divisional Forest Officer, Middle Andaman, Rangat (Phone : 03192-274210). Few private accommodations are also available. Visitors should book well in advance for a confirmed reservation.
Blue Planet is a pvt. resort available at Long Island.