Introducing Neil Island
Happy to laze in the shadows of its more famous island neighbour, tranquil Neil is still the place for that added bit of relaxation. Its beaches may not be as luxurious as Havelock’s, but they have ample character and are a perfect distance apart to explore by bicycle. There’s a lovely unhurried pace of life here; cycling through picturesque villages you’ll get many friendly hellos. In Neil Island you’re about 40km from Port Blair, a short ferry ride from Havelock and several universes away from life at home
There's no ATM or moneychanging facilities on Neil, so bring plenty of cash. There's pricey satellite internet and a post office in the bazaar. The main bazaar has a mellow vibe, and is a popular gathering spot in the early evening.