The Andaman and Nicobar is a tranquil group of islands in the Bay of Bengal. It is a major tourist attraction. Other than being a beach bum, there’s a lot that makes it a delightful vacation spot. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make it popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off-limits to visitors.
Here are The Best Beaches of Andaman & Nicobar:
1. Radhanagar Beach
It has been recognized as one of the Best Beaches in Asia. The picturesque beauty of the beach attracts a large number of tourists. It has also been titled as “Seventh best beach in the World”. The white sand beds with deep blue water present a fine contrast. Also, you can play so many sports there. The main sports include boating, scuba diving, and parasailing. Food stalls serving local seafood are located along the beach promenade. You can enjoy the fresh sea food and coconut drinks which are available there. The tourists can book beach beds, lounges, beach chairs, parasols and umbrellas as per their needs.
2. Ross and Smith Island Beach
It’s known as the twin Islands of Andaman which is connected with a white sand bar. It’s white, the silky sand bar goes inside the sea when there is high tide and surfaces up again during low tide which means during high tide the connection between these two is lost. Isn’t Interesting? The island also has a small tree house where one can climb and enjoy the serene beauty. It has a crystal clear water and beautiful silvery sandy beach along with the remnants of the sumptuous past that have made the island a major tourist hotspot in the world. Also, you can enjoy kayaks or stand up paddle boards on a longer day paddle or close overnight trip from Deep Cove.
3. Laxmanpur Beach
It is known for shell hunting, photography & sunset view which is positioned at a distance of just 2 km from Neil Jetty, Laxmanpur Beach lies in the village of Laxmanpur. It’s ideal for activities like swimming and sunbathing. Also, white shell sand with shallow waters and dead corals make it perfect for snorkeling as well.
4. Lalaji Bay Beach
The perfect location for a sea swim, Lalaji Bay Beach is one of a kind. The beach lies 6 km from the main jetty. The waves were not too harsh and the current steady, this is the place in Andaman where everyone would like to take a dip. With the calm surroundings and the palm trees, the setting is nothing less than picturesque either. Here, you are bound to see dolphins leaping up out of the sea. It can be reached by a short hike or small dinghies.
5. Guitar Island Beach
The name of this beach is “Guitar Island Beach” because the island resembles a guitar. A seclude beach, this is an amazing place to spend a lazy afternoon. With the water not too wavy or choppy, it is a favored spot for a swim. The beach of Guitar Island is long, narrow and creamy.
6. Wandoor Beach
Situated 25 km east of Port Blair, Wandoor beach is famous among tourists. The picturesque scenery of the beach makes it ideal for swimming and coral sighting. With clean blue water contrasting beautifully against the dried trees, this beach is also equipped with neatly constructed benches and changing rooms for your convenience. If you’re the adventure junkie, then a short trek to the natural caves here is just the thing for you. The caves, formed over decades, have been carved by fierce high tides that surround the beach. The challenging trek is best taken up in the morning because the tides are low and you’re able to get back by early evening.