From island paradises that go from beach relaxation to late night parties, to smaller islets yet to be touched by tourism, the Andaman Islands has a wealth of exciting things to do with activities to suit all tastes.. From water sports, cultural activities, wildlife encounters, underwater activities and some of the best beaches in the world, you will be spoilt for choice. While the Andaman might evoke picture perfect images of beautiful beaches and island garnished with villas and spa resorts, there’s far more than meets the eye when it comes to creating the most unforgettable charter adventure here.
To capture your best vacation ever, consider including these top 12 Andaman activities while planning your dream trip to Andaman.
1. Indulge in finger licking Seafood – A Must Try
No visit to Andaman can be complete without trying its cuisine, especially scrumptious seafood. For all the Non-vegetarians, there’s a lavish treat that the Andaman Islands have to offer. Extensively known for the diverse marine wildlife, there is a mind-boggling variety of amazing and mouth-watering sea food cuisines on the Islands. We bet you wouldn’t want to miss out on the same.
2. Go Beach Hopping
Shake off the urge to stay in the first beach you see and instead, go exploring as Andaman Islands has loads of other gorgeous beaches. While some beaches are very remote and are best reached by either a long-ass hike through jungles or a longtail boat, the end result is always worth it. White beaches, silk blue water, and palm trees on the foot of an enormous limestone cliff.
Best Beaches in Andaman:
- Corbyn’s Cove
- Wandoor Beach
- Radhanagar Beach
- Elephant Beach
- VIjaynagar Beach
- Kala Pathar Beach
- Laxmanpur Beach
- Bharatpur Beach
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3. Feed your Adventurous soul with a sea of Adventure Sports
The huge range of outdoor activities will appeal if you’re looking for a more active holiday – here you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, game fishing, trekking, rock climbing and cliff jumping and the list is endless.
Pack your love of adventure when you travel to the Andaman Islands.
4. Scuba dive in Havelock islands of Andaman
Scuba diving in Andaman Islands is world renowned. Andaman is home to some of the most beautiful diving spots in the world, for e.g.: the Havelock Islands. The islands have clear warm waters all year round making it a very attractive option. There are plenty of places for you to explore underwater. Considering the abundance of marine life and the ease of getting there, this is an incredibly cheap place to learn how to dive. After a day of exploring the colourful reefs, you can down some cocktails in the bars that line the beaches. Pick a company that is safe and start diving!
5. Go Island Hopping
It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the Andaman Sea by doing some island hopping to idyllic beaches and vistas that you will remember forever. You can go island hopping to the smaller, uninhabited stretches of land. With plenty of options for island hopping tours, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs and your budget.
Best Islands in Andaman:
- Swaraj Dweep
- Neill Island
- Barren Island
- Little Andaman
- Long Island
- North Andaman
- Viper Island
- Smith Island
- Twin Islands
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6. Hiking in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Put on your sports shoes (if you brought them) and get ready to hike to the viewpoints. This is totally worth it and best done in the early morning while it is still cool or otherwise late in the afternoon to watch the sunset. One of the most visited national parks in Andaman; Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is one of the most surreal spots in Andaman. The park’s landscapes are made up of mountain ranges, dense forests, waterfalls and valleys. It’s a magnificent place to go hiking.
7. Shopping at the Sagarika Emporium
The famous Sagarika Emporium in Port Blair is a Government operated shopping center and thus, one of the most genuine shops that sell Coral wood artifacts. Shop till you drop!
8. Wander around Port Blair
The capital city of Port Blair is a key pit stop in Andaman that will never disappoints you. From history to culture to the captivating beaches, this place has it all. Port Blair is also the place to visit if you’re hoping to find some souvenirs or gifts to take home with you, with lots of clothes, handicrafts and jewelry all around. You’ll also find lots of cafes and restaurants, and get a sense of the everyday lives of the local people of Andaman. Explore the vibrant markets for an authentic experience and purchase some souvenirs for your loved ones.
Popular Tourist Places in Port Blair:
- Cellular Jail
- Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
- North Bay Island
- Chatham Saw Mill
- Corbyn’s Cove
- Chidiya Tapu
- Samudrika Marine Museum
- Mount Harriet
9. Enjoy Creek Cruises
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have some astounding natural creeks that flow through dense mangrove forests. Port Blair, Mayabunder and Baratang Island are three such places in the Andaman where you can enjoy an exciting creek cruise to the fullest. As you cruise through the green creeks amidst the bushy mangrove forests, you will see that at many places, nature has made tunnels out of creepers and trees and many butterflies, insects and birds dwell there. A must-experience!
10. Spend some me-time on Nature Walks
The Andaman Islands provide you the perfect natural setup to walk through the peaceful forests or by the beautiful beach shores to get the feel of being in the lap of nature all through the time spent there.
11. Swim and Dive with Dugong
Dugong, a non-dangerous sea cow, is the National animal of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A few places in the Neil Island allow you to swim and dive with this animal as long as you’re with a guide. Go on, test your limits!
12. Explore the alluring marine life and corals while Snorkeling
Once you arrive in Andaman Islands, you will find yourself in an area of land that is surrounded by water. Naturally, that means that there is plenty of space for you to go snorkeling at. Underwater activities unsurprisingly make up a large part of island life and with so much incredible coral and marine life, there’s no wonder!
Popular Snorkeling Locations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
- Neil Island
- South Button
- Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
- Kalipur, North Andaman
- Tamarind Camp
- North Bay Island, Port Blair
There aren’t many destinations that can offer this diversity of experiences all in one place, making the Andaman Islands the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway, whatever the reason. Our carefully curated Andaman tour packages include all the main highlights of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Inspired? Come visit us and explore the magical Islands of the Andaman through our eyes and love it the way we do.