Neil Island is the vegetable bowl of Andaman. This scenic island is blessed with lush green forests and soft sandy beaches. If you are planning a holiday in an uncrowded peaceful place Neil Island is the perfect spot for you. This is a favorite spot of Eco friendly tourists. Neil island is connected to the capital Port Blair by boat and a four day service is there to this island. You can spend your holidays in the serene beaches of this island. You can experience the simplicity of village life in here. Hawabill Nest guesthouse of the Directorate of Tourism situated in this island provides excellent staying options for tourists. Main attractions in here are the beautiful beaches at Laxmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur and the Howra Bridge. Howra bridge, the bridge formation in the sea shore is an attractive sight.
Long Island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. The clean environment and evergreen forests made it a perfect place to relax. Reaching here is easy this island is connected by boat four times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty. There is frequent dolphin convoys in the sea around the island. Lalaji bay located 6 km away from the boat jetty, is accessible by 15 minutes journey in dinghies or trekking through the forest. Directorate of Tourism offers island camping during season. This is a place for adventure lovers.
If you want to spend some quiet time in the serenity of nature come to Rangat . This is the perfect place for you to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The simple village life breathtaking beauty of nature here attracts large number of tourists from different part of the world. Away from the hustle bustle and pollution of the city this place offers a heavenly experience for the city dweller. One can view the nesting of turtles in Cutbert Bay beach during December – February season. Hawksbill Nest, guest house of the Directorate of Tourism, is near to the Cutbert bay beach and Turtle sanctuary. This is the best place to stay in Ranaghat. Other attractions in here are Panchavati waterfall and Am Kunj beach. You can also go to Mayabunder and Diglipur from here.
Mayabunder, situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman is an island blessed with excellent natural beauty and tranquil beaches. Beach at Avis Island, Karmatang beach and mangrove lined creeks are the major attractions of Mayabunder. Karmatang beach is well known turtle nesting ground. One can view nesting of turtles during December-February season. Mayabunder has a distinct culture. The island is Inhabited by the settlers from Burma, East Pakistan and ex-convicts. Swiftlet Nest guest house of the Directorate of Tourism is a very good accommodation option in here and is near to the Karmatang beach. One can go to Kalighat by boat from here.
Diglipur situated in North Andaman Island is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life. Diglipur is a favorite destination of Eco-friendly tourists. This island is special with so many features. The highest point in the island Saddle Peak, 732 metres is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river. Directorate of Tourism provides comfortable accommodation at Turtle Resort, Kalipur. This place is typically for entertainment. You can indulge in trekking or enjoy various water sports. The Water Sports Centre are nearby. Ram Nagar beach is famous for Turtle nesting during December – February season.
The beautiful twin islands Ross and Smith joined by a bewitching sand bar situated almost 30 minutes away from Kalipur water sports centre. Directorate of Tourism offers island camping at Smith island during the tourist season. Beauty of village life is really attracting. One can feel the innocent beauty of village life everywhere in Diglipur. If you want to make your holiday special and away from the hectic city life Diglipur is the perfect location for you. Port Blair to Diglipur there are boat services twice a week.
Little Andaman Island
Little Andaman island has a variety of attractions including a beautiful beach at Butler Bay, a waterfall and a plantation of oil palms. In addition to this the island is blessed with several sandy beaches all along the coastline of the island. The breakwater at Hut Bay is a must visit place with excellent natural beauty.. Little Andaman is the vegetable bowl for the Nicobar group of islands. The Onge tribals and Nicobarese live in this island. But the entry to tribal areas is restricted.