It is a great place to go exploring, do island hopping or laze around in the lap of nature. This blog shares details of the islands that we hopped in our honeymoon trip to the Andaman Islands.
Living an Island life was always on my bucket list. I had planned for this trip right after I got married in Feb 2017 to take a break from the marriage chaos and relax. Many questioned me to not calling it a honeymoon trip initially, well....
My ideal honeymoon trip is a month long trip to Europe, anything less than that didn't qualify. ???? It wasn't feasible for us, to take a month long trip right after marriage, due to our commitment to our company Chimpzlab. Hence, we settled for Andaman; we were excited as we had heard a lot of stories about this beautiful island.
Our journey started from Mumbai, and we had a small but not so small layover in Chennai for about 6-7 hours, we decided to unwind at a hotel and save energy for the upcoming trip. For that, we picked the closest hotel to the airport. To our surprise, we got a great deal on Goibibo- with my GoCash+ discount it came up to Rs. 700 (Including airport transfer to and fro.) The hotel was strictly average but okay for a layover of 6-7 hours.
We took our connecting flight and finally arrived in Andaman the next day. It was sunny and humid for Feb, But it was still the right time to visit the island, as we could move around the island in a ferry (seas are not that rough) and also explore the adventure activities (sunny days are excellent for deep diving).
On our first day, we had planned to visit Ross Island - it was the smallest of all islands and also the least commercialized, which means its offerings were limited to serene environments. We chose to visit Ross Island on our first day because of its proximity to Port Blair.
Island is an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deers, peacocks, exotic birds, etc
While the Andamans had our taste buds wanting for more, it served a great feast for our eyes. Basis my experience, it'd recommend to stay at Havelock and enjoy some great water sports activities around. If you love riding, you can rent a bike for about 400-500Rs per day and choose to explore the entire island, at least the famed tourist spots. I'd list down a few of my must visits.