The Andaman Islands are an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India. People visit these islands to enjoy the wonderful weather, spend time on the stunning beaches, admire the local wildlife and fauna, and visit the natural features of the island. A visit to this location is also an amazing opportunity to submerse yourself in the Indian culture of those on the Andaman Islands and to sample many delicious dishes from their local cuisine. All of the islands have something different to offer and it is possible to travel between them by boat, so you get to experience something different on each of the locations. To maximize your enjoyment of a stay on the Andaman Islands, you need to find the perfect hotel to meet your needs. Here are five of the best hotels for visiting the Andaman Islands.
Barefoot at Havelock
Located on Beach No. 7 in Radhanagar Village on Havelock Island is the Barefoot at Havelock hotel. This hotel describes itself as India’s only beachside jungle resort. The stunning setting is perfect for relaxation as the hotel is surrounded by the ocean, lagoons, golden beaches, and tropical rainforests. ‘Barefoot’ is not just a name, it is also part of the experience. Guests are asked to remove their shoes on arrival, so they can enjoy the sensation of the warm wooden flooring and experience the sand between their toes. The purpose of a stay in this hotel is to enjoy a retreat away from modern amenities. Therefore, although the rooms are exceptionally comfortable, do not expect to find Wi-Fi or televisions. The hotel provides a range of activities for guests to enjoy and has its own spa to help you achieve the ultimate in relaxation. The hotel’s restaurant uses meat from their own farm and locally sourced vegetables to serve authentic cuisine. It specializes in seafood that is caught nearby daily.
Sea Shell Havelock
Sea Shell Havelock is located between Elephant Beach and Govind Nagar Beach on Havelock Island. Guests stay in either rustic cottages or grass-roof huts that feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allows guests to take full advantage of the beautiful surrounding scenery. The rooms boast wood-paneled walls, minibars, drinks-making facilities, and flat-screen televisions. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the beach. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s restaurant. The Sea Shell Havelock has a hot tub for the use of guests.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans
Having only opened in December 2017, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is one of the newest resorts in the Andaman Islands. Guests can stay in one of the 75 spacious villas available on the resort’s 30-acre plot. The villas are inspired by the traditional Jarawa huts but have modern interiors that provide all the amenities you need for convenience and the luxuries you need for comfort. The resort is surrounded by an untouched paradise that consists of lush mangroves and coral reefs. The hotel’s spa offers a range of therapies and treatments to help you experience a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. The hotel also offers both in-room and private dining experiences that will help to make your vacation both unique and memorable. Guests can also participate in a range of activities available to guests, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and watersports.
The Jalakara hotel is set in a former nut and banana plantation in the midst of a rainforest. Although this upscale hotel has the feeling of being remote, it is still close enough to the local amenities and attractions to allow you to enjoy a diverse experience of staying in the Andaman Islands. While some hotels have a theme that runs throughout all of their rooms, each of the rooms in this hotel is individually designed and decorated. Some of the features available in different rooms include private gardens, open-air bathrooms, or roof terraces. The villas have additional features, such as a copper plunge pool and a private yoga deck. Other facilities at this hotel include an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a laundry service, daily yoga classes, a spa, badminton courts, and table tennis.
Munjoh Ocean Resort
Munjah Ocean Resort is right next to Vijay Nagar Beach on Havelock Island. The resort boasts villas that have the capacity to sleep up to eight people, so it is ideal for larger families or groups of friends traveling together. The rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safes, furnished patios, and hammocks. The complimentary breakfast can be delivered by room service or eaten in the hotel’s open-air restaurant. Their restaurant also serves lunch and evening meals and they specialize in seafood dishes. The hotel has a library and other activities available include jungle treks, scuba diving, and watersports.
Written by Garrett Parker
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