Havelock Island does not need any introduction anymore. The Island is one of the most beautiful and the largest islands of the Ritchie’s Archipelago and is a placid heaven like no other. This picturesque Island with beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest is also rated as the seventh most beautiful island in the world. It hosts two of the world’s most renowned beaches; Radhanagar Beach & Elephant Beach. The Island also has the biggest concentration of breath-taking diving and snorkeling sites, thus acting as a paradise to marine world explorers.
Havelock Island has three stunning beaches:
- Radhanagar Beach
- Kala Paththar Beach
- Elephant Beach
In Andaman it is very difficult to find a sandy beach like Goa where you can sit and relax for hours. However Radhanagar beach is the one where you must head to enjoy family time in the sea. Radhanagar beach is a sandy beach spread across around 1 KM, clean, uncluttered, and equipped with all basic essential facilities.
It is the farthest point of the Island. However there are few hotels adjacent to the Beach, yet it is quite far from most of the hotels, restaurants and happening places. Radhanagar beach is approximately 12 Kms from Vijayanagar & Govindngar beach. The way to the beach is through the forest so when you are returning late in the evening, you might feel little scary but the area is completely safe.
Beach can be visited throughout the day yet it is best to stay longer to watch the sun setting in the west and creating the magical effect on the surrounding. Visit the beach after lunch and spend at least 3-4 hours and return only after the sunset. Note that it is not allowed to stay in the water after sunset so patrolling guards would request you step out of water as soon as it is dark.
TIMES magazine listed this beach among the best beaches in Asia; therefore our level of expectation was quite high, and trust me that this place satiates every level of expectation. As soon as you step in to the beach, you will be dazzled with the gorgeous beauty of the area. It does not only justify the fame associated with it but also each minute spent on the beach enriches the experience.
We did not really see any sort of activities, yet it is the best beach to spend time with family. Beach is sandy and water is shallow and clean, so you can stay forever at the beach.
This beach is equipped with all the essential facilities. Sit-out areas have been carved out beautifully from the tree trucks or the concrete. Bathing facility with the normal water, which is chargeable, is available at the beach which is must after spending so many hours in the salty water. In addition, it has a nice restaurant to satiate the growling of the stomach. Effectively essential facilities are available on the beach. Even life-guards are guarding and patrolling the beach with utmost sincerity.
It is certainly a place which you cannot even think of missing when you are visiting any part of Andaman. Any number of hours or number of days is not enough to soak in the charm and beauty of the place. Words would not do the justice to the beauty and pictures would not explain the enigmatic charm of the beach. Yet we would try to add few pictures to showcase the gorgeousness we witnessed.
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