The Andaman Islands. India's best-kept secret. Stunning beaches, aquamarine coral lagoons, lush green rainforest, active volcanoes, swimming elephants, and giant fish.
Experience the unexplored beauty of these islands at the Barefoot Group's first luxury eco-retreat, 'barefoot at havelock'. Located exclusively on what TIME Magazine rated as the best beach in Asia, the resort is set in tropical rainforest and fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km stretch of white sand at the quirkily named Beach No. 7 on Havelock Island.
The resort consists of 18 beautifully designed and environmentally sensitive cottages hidden in the tropical foliage. The resort and cottages are spread over 8 acres, thus giving you an uninterrupted feeling of nature and privacy. The barefoot philosophy propagates the use of only natural indigenous materials in the living and recreational spaces.
Getting to Barefoot at Havelock
Havelock Island, in the Bay of Bengal, is about 3 hours north-east of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands, which is easily accessible by air or sea. Fly direct from Europe to Chennai or Kolkata in India and then take one of the daily domestic flights from these cities to Port Blair, with Indian Airlines and Jet Airways (about 2 hrs). Our Barefoot boat will transfer you directly from Port Blair to Beach no. 7 on Havelock Island.
for an alternative and more leisurely experience, ships are also available on fixed schedules, to travel from Chennai and Kolkota to Port Blair. (2-3 days.) There is a daily ferry from Port Blair (3-4 hours) to Havelock Island where we will meet you at the jetty (a 7 km transfer) or if you prefer, you can rent a taxi, auto rickshaw or a bicycle and make your own way to the resort.
Corbyn's Cove And Chirya Tapu
One of the most picturesque sea-beaches, it is ideal for sea bathing and sun-basking. The Waves Restaurant, the Peerless Resort nearby and the Hornbill Nest Guest House at a stone's throw, provide a kaleidoscopic view of the blue waterfront.
Radhanagar and Vijaynagar Beach in Havelock are real exposures of unpolluted nature of Andman & Nicobar Islands for an environment lover. Vijaynagar beach is just infront of Dolphin Yatri Niwas and Radhanagar beach is 7-km away from Dolphin Yatri Niwas.
Harminder Bay Beach
These beautiful beaches are situated at Hut Bay Island at a distance of 100-km from the city of Port Blair and are connected by Inter Islands shipping services.
Karmatang beach, at turtle nesting ground is being developed as tourist complex in Andaman Islands. Situated at Mayabunder, northern part of Middle Andaman, 240-km by road and 136-km by boat from Port Blair.
A sandy beach of Andaman situated at Diglipur Island. It is connected by two daily boat services from Mayabunder and from Port Blair twice a week.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.