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Top 15 Islands in Andaman You Must Visit!

Islands in Andaman

Andaman and Nicobar is a paradise for nature lovers. If you are someone who wants to spend leisure time close to nature and its beauty then Andaman & Nicobar Island is a must visit for you. You can do various adventurous water activities here, explore sightseeing locations, try on some authentic seafood, and much more. Andaman has a total of 572 islands, out of which only 38 are inhabited. Below here we are providing you with a list of the 15 best islands in Andaman you can visit.

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15 Best Islands in Andaman:

1. Port Blair Island

Port Blair Island

The capital city of Andaman and Nicobar, Port Blair is one of the most popular tourist islands. Its picturesque environment, serene atmosphere, stunning beauty, and beautiful coral reefs make it everyone’s favourite. The Cellular Jail National Memorial and various beach activities such as scuba diving, parasailing, etc are the highlight of this island.

2. Havelock Island

Havelock Island in Andaman

Havelock Island is one of the best islands to visit in Andaman. It is known as the heart and soul of Andaman. Water adventures, pristine beaches, sightseeing, etc are the highlights of this island. It has one of the most stunning beaches of Asia including Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach.

3. Neil Island

Neil Island

Neil Island is the vegetable bowl of Andaman.  You can easily reach here from Phoenix Jetty in around an hour. This island is perfect for anyone looking out for a peaceful and quiet time in Andaman. Sightseeing, water activities, and game fishing are some of the activities you can do here.

4. Ross and Smith Island

Beauty of Ross Island

Ross and Smith Island are known as the twin islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Connected by a white sand bar, these islands possess the most beautiful villages, enchanting tropical forests, virgin beaches, and whatnot. So on your trip to Andaman, don’t forget to visit these twin Islands.

5. Baratang Island

Baratang Island is another great island to visit in Andaman because it is yet unexplored as compared to other islands. The limestone caves, mud volcano, parrot island, exotic birds, etc are something you can look forward to visiting here. You can also plan a stay in Forest or PWD guest houses, which would be a great stay experience.

6. North Bay Island

Lighthouse North Bay Andaman Island

Discover the mesmerizing North Bay Island, a tropical paradise in Andaman and Nicobar! Dive into its majestic corals, encounter vibrant marine life, and embrace the adventurer within you. With thrilling activities like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Sea Walking, this island is an aquatic haven you won’t want to miss!

7. Mayabunder Island

Mayubander Island - Most beautiful Island in Andaman

Mayabunder Island is the perfect destination for a dreamy beach vacation. Karmatang Beach, Interview Island, Rampur Beach, Avis Island, etc are some of the famous sightseeing places here. Speed Boat Rides and Snorkeling are the highlights of Mayabunder Island. You should plan a visit here in a cool temperature.

8. Diglipur Island

Diglipur Island

If you are a fan of Eco-tourism, then you should definitely visit Diglipur Island. Its exotic and magnificent marine life makes it worth visiting. Limestone Caves, Kalipur Beach, Ramnagar Beach, Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur National Park, Kalighat Creek, etc are the highlights of this Island.

9. Little Andaman Island

Little Island in Andaman - Also known as Little Andaman

Little Andaman Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Andaman one can visit. This stunning Island is worth exploring. The charming lighthouse, magnificent Whisper Wave and White Surf Waterfalls are the main attractions of this island.

10. Jolly Buoy Island

Jolly Buoy - Island in Andaman

Jolly Buoy Island is a very famous island of Andaman and Nicobar. This destination is quite famous for snorkeling and scuba diving. Its exceptionally clean beaches and exotic corals are worth seeing. This island is known as a non-plastic zone, so be careful not to carry any kind of plastic here.

11. Long Island

Long Island

Long Island is the ultimate tropical escape if you want an unforgettable Andaman Trip. Bask in the sun, trek through nature’s wonders, and dive into the underwater realm of Long Island with thrilling activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. One can also explore the vibrant Lalaji Bay Beaches, immerse yourself in the lively Rangat Bazaar, and uncover the hidden gem of Merk May Beach.

12. Barren Island

Barren Island - unique place to visit in Andaman

Barren Island is definitely the most unique Island one can visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has the only active volcano in the entire South East Asia. This island does not have any human inhabitants. Other than sightseeing, you can also do scuba diving here and explore the exotic marine life of this island.

13. Rangat Island

Rangat Island

A trip to Andaman is incomplete without visiting Rangat Island. Pristine beaches, beautiful Waterfalls, and surreal Islands are something you can look forward to experiencing in Rangat Island. Aamkunj Beach here is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. It also has some ideal picnic spots where you can enjoy with your friends and family. Yerrata Mangrove Park, Yerrata Creeks, Dhani Nallah Nature Walkway, etc are the highlights of this island.

14. Cinque Island

Cinque Island, Andaman

The secret Jewel of Andaman, Cinque Island is a beautiful Island located just 26 km away from Port Blair. One can dive into a mesmerising world of vibrant seaweeds, enchanting starfish, and discover unique flora in Cinque Island. As part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, this island is a nature lover’s paradise.

15. Chatham Island

Chatham Island in Andaman

one of the most exquisite islands of Andaman and Nicobar, Chatham Island is located just 12 km from capital city Port Blair. You can easily get to Chatham Island via road from Port Blair. On this Island, you can visit the Chatham Saw Mill and the museum showing the lush green forests of Andaman. October to February is the best time to plan a trip to Chatham Island as the weather is perfect for sightseeing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Andaman:

There are around 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar. But All of these islands are not accessible or inhabited. Out of these 572 Islands, only 38 Islands are inhabited that you can visit and explore on your trip to Andaman.

Havelock Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Neil Island, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Ross and Smith Island, Cinque Island, Baratang Island, Barren Island, and Diglipur Island are the top 10 islands in Andaman and Nicobar one can visit and explore. All these islands are exceptionally beautiful and surreal.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is quite a budget friendly tourist destination. You can plan a trip to Andaman on a budget easily. You have to be very careful about choosing your accommodation, which kind of activities you are going to indulge yourself in, etc.

With its lovely white shorelines, exotic coral reefs, and astonishing marine life, Havelock Island is one of the best Islands for water sports. One can enjoy water activities including Sea walking, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Banana rides, Dolphin Glass bottom boat ride and many more. 

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