Amaya

International in Port Blair

Amid palmtops, the SeaShell hotel's breezy and sophisticated rooftop lounge appeals for its sleek bar (cocktails ₹415), open-plan kitchen, high-season live music and views of Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep). Elegantly prepared dishes wander from fish tikka to spicy paneer (soft, unfermented milk-curd cheese) satay.