Sea-walk at North Bay Island
Snorkeling at Neil Island
Beaches: Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Kaala Patthar, Radhanagar Beach
Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail
Andaman Fish Curry at any local restaurant
Prawn curry and sandwiches at Mandalay Restaurant
The Island Tourism Festival, a 15-day festival held in December, has dance, drama, music and many other cultural exhibitions. Water spots and parasailing are other attractions.
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You have been busy planning your perfect wedding to the T, making sure everything is just right and no detail escapes you. But have you given your honeymoon any thought? After the hectic wedding rituals and functions, you’ll definitely need some pampering and quality time with your partner.The peaceful beaches of the Andaman Islands are the best place to relax and enjoy your honeymoon with that special someone. Besides these top 10 things to do in Andamans, here’s why your honeymoon in the Andamans will be just perfect!
Andamans is home to some of Asia’s, if not the world’s, best beaches and Radhanagar Beach (also known as Beach No. 7) at Havelock Island is undoubtedly the jewel in its crown. Soft sand sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the Bay of Bengal on one side and emerald green forests on the other, the beach is a dreamy tropical paradise. Go for a quick swim before breakfast and later rent some snorkelling gear and go looking for multi-coloured corals.
Take a short bike ride through the forest towards Barefoot Resort and you’ll come upon the Blue Lagoon – a picturesque lagoon where you’ll find the privacy that a beach may not offer. If you and your partner are into adventure activities such as surfing and scuba diving, the gorgeous palm-lined Corbyn’s Cove Beach is where you should head. For a date with dolphins, the Long Island Beach is another fun excursion. Get away from the madding crowds and go to the most underrated beach in the Andaman Islands, Kaala Patthar, which gets its name from the black rocks that adorn its coastline. A word of caution – the beach is not safe for swimming, but it is romantic nonetheless. If you’re up for more swimming and snorkelling, the secluded Laxmanpur Beach at Neil Island is worth visiting. The sunsets here are quite spectacular and worth hanging around for. Later, unwind at your hotel over a sun-downer and indulge in a dreamy candlelight dinner under the stars.
Ever tried an underwater walk? Visit the North Bay Island where you can experience the famous sea-walk. You wear a helmet and descend into the sea; get used to the surreal feeling of weightlessness and then look around you – millions of colourful fish flit by and vibrant corals shine like jewels as you and your partner explore this magical wonderland together. The helmet lets you breathe normally and you don’t need any swimming or diving experience to be able to indulge in this one-of-a-kind experience. You can also head to Baratang Island to see the splendid limestone caves that are naturally formed here.
Later in the evening, visit the historic Cellular Jail for its impressive Light and Sound Showthat depicts the history of the jail and its martyrs – a story told by the old banyan tree and the gallows in the jail. It’s an experience you won’t likely forget for a long time.
The Andaman Islands have several resorts to choose from. The seaside resort Sea Shell at Havelock Island is a great place for your honeymoon stay with its private chalets and villas offering breathtaking views. Coupled with warm hospitality, this is the perfect celebratory destination. The luxury Sea Shell Hotel at Port Blair also offers special honeymoon deals.