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Unbelievably picturesque, the Andaman Islands shimmer 851 miles off India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal. With startlingly blue water, white-sands and lush shores clad in jungle and mangrove trees, holidays to the Andaman Islands introduce you to a remote tropical paradise.

Scattered in one of the world’s most far-flung corners, the Andaman Islands encompass over 500 islands - the tips of a submerged mountain range. Adding intrigue, the majority of the islands are off-limits to tourists - to protect the ancient indigenous tribes that still inhabit them and to preserve the rare biodiversity.

After a whirlwind experience in India, amid the chaos of Mumbai, Kolkata or Delhi, the Andaman Islands provide an ideal respite. Here, you’ll spend your days lounging in elegant beachside villas, exploring wildlife sanctuaries and kayaking through azure waters. Find yourself utterly spellbound by dazzling purple sunsets that set fire to the sky each dusk.

Experience an untouched paradise on Andaman Island holidays

Havelock Island is home to some of the world’s most idyllic beaches, and with one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world, incredible diving, snorkelling and turtle nesting opportunities. Crystal clear waters and a kaleidoscopic reef provide unforgettable underwater adventures. Delve into the jungle to spot rare birds and experience life before civilisation.

Pair your island wandering with an exploration of Port Blair, the Andaman Islands capital. The sea-facing Cellular Jail is an important insight into the island’s past as a British penal colony, now a memorial to Indian independence. Visit the Anthropological Museum to understand more about the Andaman Islands mysterious local tribes. Wind down with a chilled drink on the coconut-fringed stretches of Corbyn’s Cove.

Andaman Island holidays provide the ultimate beach escape for an Indian adventure. Whether you want to spend your entire trip basking in the sun and sea, or fancy pairing paradise with adventures in other Indian locations - like Kerala or Rajhastan - we can make it happen.

Destination Highlights

  • One of Asia’s most beautiful beaches, relax on the palm-fringed shores of Radhanagar Beach, on Havelock Island
  • Visit Port Blair’s fascinating Cellular Jail for an understanding of India’s history
  • Spot elephants paddling in the shallows off Elephant Beach or take part in one of the many water sports
  • Learn about the Andaman Islands native tribes at Port Blair’s Anthropological Museum

Explore Andaman

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

Flight Time

A short indirect flights from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Info

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

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“Kayak around Havelock Island in the evening to witness the ocean’s incredible bioluminescence - the water glows as you row your boat (note that bioluminescence can only be witnessed on no moon nights).”

James
Destination Executive
Robert, Destination Specialist

“Take an evening boat ride to Ross Island for the most sensational 3D light and sound show you'll ever experience!”

Robert
Destination Specialist

Local Cuisine

The Andaman Islands support an amazing abundance of plant and marine life, and naturally, the food is sublime. On your Andaman holiday, enjoy some of the world’s best - and biggest - lobsters and crabs, and some incredibly sweet fruits.

Tandoori Fish

Fish lovers will be overjoyed by the Andaman Islands tandoori fish. Cooked in a traditional tandoori clay oven, the fish is covered in spices and simply delicious.

Seafood

This is the place to eat an excess of seafood, whether it’s prawns, lobsters, crabs or fish. Freshly caught fish is barbequed on grills or soaked in creamy coconut curries. Whichever way you have it, prepare for culinary heaven.

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