Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Port Blair

Cellular Jail National Memorial

A former British prison, the Cellular Jail National Memorial now serves as a shrine to the political dissidents it once jailed. Construction began in 1896 and it was completed in 1906 – the original seven wings (sev…
Top Choice Seafood in Havelock Island

Red Snapper

This appealing thatched-roof restaurant with polished-bamboo decor exudes a romantic island ambience. Menu items include lavish seafood platters, pepper-crust tuna and handmade pasta. The outdoor deck seating is a g…
Top Choice International in Port Blair

Excel Restaurant

This atmospheric bamboo-rooftop restaurant above Lalaji Bay View Hotel brings a ‘Havelock’ menu to the city, with grilled fish, burgers and more. A cool place to chill out over a beer.
Beach in Little Andaman

Butler Bay

Little Andaman’s best beach is Butler Bay, a spectacular curved beach with lifeguards and good surf. It's located at the 14km mark.
Beach in Havelock Island


One of India’s prettiest and most famous stretches of sand is the acclaimed Radhanagar. It’s a beautiful curve of sugar fronted by perfectly spiraled waves, all backed by native forest. It’s on the northwestern side…
Lighthouse in Little Andaman

Little Andaman Lighthouse

Located 14km east of Hut Bay, Little Andaman lighthouse makes for a worthwhile excursion. Standing 41m high, 200 steps spiral up to magnificent views over the coastline and forest. The easiest way to get here is by …
Beach in Long Island

Lalaji Bay

A 1½-hour trek (or cross-trail jog if you’re feeling energetic) in the jungle will lead you to the secluded Lalaji Bay, a beautiful white-sand beach with good swimming and snorkelling; follow the red arrows from the…
Museum in Port Blair

Anthropological Museum

This museum provides a thorough and sympathetic portrait of the islands’ indigenous tribal communities. The glass display cases may be a tad old school, but they don’t feel anywhere near as ancient as the simple geo…
Beach in Havelock Island

Beach 5

On the north-eastern coast of the island, the palm-ringed Beach 5 has your more classic tropical vibe, with the bonus of shady patches and fewer sandflies. However, swimming is very difficult in low tide when the wa…
Beach in Little Andaman


Located before Butler Bay is Kalapathar lagoon, a popular enclosed swimming area with shady patches of sand. Look for the cave in the cliff face that you can scramble through for stunning ocean views. It’s accessed …