I have sea sickness and the moment we hopped into a government ship for Havelock, I started feeling nauseated. Travel makes us responsible. Today, my brother was in charge. He took me to the upper deck and made me drink liquids. I understood now that the distance between us is because we never communicated. We sat together on the deck and spoke.
Those who have been to Andamans say that Havelock is the real Andamans. The island, situated 41 km northeast of Port Blair, is not overtly populated. It has soft beaches, with white sand and clear waters, making it ideal for families to laze around.
Also, Havelock is a paradise for adventure sports lover. Havelock is popular across the globe for scuba diving and snorkeling.
We were at Havelock for just a day and yes we didn’t do justice to this place. Havelock has many beautiful beaches scattered along its coastline but Radhanagar Beach was the prettiest of them all. It was named the "Best Beach in Asia" by Time in 2004 and in 2017, Radhanagar Beach held the 8th spot in the TripAdvisor's 'World's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches'.
God must have spent a little more time decorating this beach.
The blue waters, white sand and the shore lined with trees, this beach is a gem. Kick off your sandals and be a toddler again.
This is the most photogenic beach we have ever seen. The waters are wonderful for bathing and we were in the water for more than three hours.
Nights at Havelock are different. This tiny island has a crazy side too and you can explore it well on a cycle. Pay Rs 100 and the cycle is yours for the day. You might think if you are cycling on an unknown island in the evening, you could be mugged.
But here, at Havelock, it’s comfortingly safe.
So, as night falls, you see people heading to the bars and restaurants, enjoying a laid-back and relaxing dinner. It was an exciting and tiring day for us and we gleefully tucked into a sumptuous seafood platter of crabs and shrimps.
Havelock and Neil Island