Experience the joy of traveling to Andaman with your little one by your side. The beautiful beaches and serene environment will surely leave a lasting impression on your kid’s mind. Don’t let doubts hold you back from making unforgettable memories with your family. Pack your bags and set out on a new adventure today!
From a local perspective, we can assure you is that the Andaman Islands are absolutely safe for you and your kids. It is a stunning place, there is no impairment going to happen to the kids on this heaven.
We are sure that your kids will love the days of your holiday spent on this island. Andaman offers a lot of activities that you can indulge with your kid. In addition, beach side rooms or cottages are absolutely safe. Plus there are no wild animals on ground in the islands. So the initial worries are crossed absolutely.
As parents, the safety and well-being of our children are always at the forefront of our minds. That’s why it’s important to exercise extra caution when it comes to planning family trips. Lucky for you, I’ve written this article to help you make the most of your time with your kids in Andaman.
You’ll learn about the best activities, tours, and sightseeing options available for families visiting this beautiful destination. With my guide, you can rest assured that your family vacation will be filled with fun, adventure, and unforgettable memories.
If you’re seeking top-notch private services during your visit to the Andaman, you may be disappointed. The islands like Havelock and Neil only have basic medical facilities. In case of a major health issue, you’ll need to travel to the capital city of Port Blair where the main Government hospital is located.
At the government hospital G B Pant in Port Blair, treatments are provided, however, it couldn’t be of the same quality as that is available in mainland India.
If your child has a specific medical issue, it’s recommended to bring all necessary medicines and equipment. Medical stores are available nearby. It’s advisable to be self-sufficient and try to rely less on the hospital’s resources.
The hotel management and your local tour operators are also very cooperative and in an emergency, they are ready to work at hand and make you comfortable. At Experience Andamans, in case of emergency, all vehicle charges in Port Blair / Havelock are free of cost.
Carry full sleeves clothes for your infants and kids and don’t forget to carry hats as there is an issue of direct sunrays which might affect the health of your child. There is also a danger of sand fly by the beach side in the evening. Full sleeve clothing can protect your child and make your visit hitch free.
When traveling with your child, it’s best to bring along suitable edibles and cerelac as a preventative measure. Our listed hotels provide top-notch hygiene for the food they serve. Avoid drinking contaminated water, we recommend using boiled water or water bottles while you are on the go.
Attractions that can be avoided with kids below 1 – 2 Years or up to 5 Years:
1) Elephant Beach, Havelock Island with infants below 2 Years
A ferry from Havelock to Elephant beach is approximately 30 minutes by boat from the Havelock Island dock. It is a beautiful white sand beach with a marvelous coral reef which starts at a depth of less than a meter. It can be visited with the kids but sometimes the rides get bumpy.
Travelers with an infant might find it difficult to manage the ride. In case of all clear weather, it should not be a problem.
2) Baratang Island – With Children Below 5 Years
Now, this is a full-day trip that starts around 3 AM and ends by 3 PM. Though the trip is amazing, however, the whole journey can sometimes get exhaustive for your kid and elders. Not many food options are available when you visit here and the heat can make your little one uncomfortable. A private cab from port blair to Baratang is the best option for you to visit this place comfortably.
Though many consider availing the above-mentioned tours with their kids. However, few traveling with their infants were uncomfortable with the above-mentioned tours so we thought of adding it to this blog.
3) Offbeat Places to Middle and North Andaman Islands
Overall the whole of Andamans is a great place to be with your kids.
A glass-bottom boat ride is an exciting way to explore marine life without getting wet. Its transparent bottom offers a clear view of colorful fish, vibrant coral formations, and other aquatic creatures. It’s a great experience for your kid to see the world underneath and get an astonishing view of marine life. There are various types of glass bottom boats that can experienced when you are at Port Blair, Havelock or Neil Island
Semi-Submarine Coral Safari at North Bay Island
Explore the deep seas without getting wet on the Coral Safari Semi Submarine at North Bay Island. View dense coral populations and an array of fish species, including large tunas and manta rays. This is a must-do activity for kids and families.
Semi Submarine ride at Elephant beach, Havelock Island
The semi-submarine at Havelock Island was launched very recently in the year 2023 and this is one of the best to show you the reefs much clearly than that in North Bay Island. The feedback of the semi submarine rides at Havelock Island has been positive always.
Dolphin Boat Ride at Havelock or North Bay Island
This activity is available both at North Bay Island and Elephant beach. If you are travelling with kids you can enjoy this activity. Best visibility is at Elephant Beach, Havelock Island. Book this ride at North Bay Island
2) Snorkeling with Caution
If you’re planning to go snorkeling with kids, keep in mind that it’s generally safe for those over 6 years old. However, extra care should be taken for younger kids. To ensure everyone has a good time, it’s important to take precautions and be safe. Keep kids over 6 years old protected and away from coral, rock areas, and shallow reefs to avoid any unwanted incidents. By following the guidelines, you can enjoy a safe and fun snorkeling experience with your family!
3) Swimming by the beachside and playing
Radhanagar Beach is the best beach in the Andaman Islands for swimming. But to ensure the safety of babies, it’s recommended to avoid swimming in the nearby sea until they are about 6 months old or can hold their heads up on their own. This is because the water may contain bacteria or viruses that can make them sick. Enjoying swimming or beachside activities is still possible, but precautions should be taken to prevent catching a cold.
4) Boat Rides
You can enjoy various boat rides in Andamans including the speed boat ride which takes you to North Bay Island, Ross Island, and other islands. It is a great recreational activity for families, but not recommended for infants due to the jerks and high speed of the ride.
5) Cruise rides to Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island
Taking a cruise ride might be the best option for your family trip to the Andamans. Makruzz, Nautika, Green Ocean and ITT Majestic are great options with comfortable amenities, air conditioning, and food available.
Cruise journey from Port Blair to Havelock , Havelock to Neil Island or Neil Island to Port Blair can be done to get a view of the sea and to enjoy the ride.
Kids above 10 years of age can indulge in Parasailing at North Bay Island, Corbyns Cove Beach or Elephant beach. A guide accompanies the kid and stays with him during the parasail activity. This activity can as well be explored during your visit to Andaman Islands.
Kayaking is another recommended activity with the kids. Please note 10 years is considered as a minimum age for most of the activities that are involved with kids. A kid runs the kayak and the kid sits with the guide and explores the beauty of the mangrove forest around Havelock Island. This is a fun activity that the kid can do during the trip at Havelock Island.
8) Sofa Ride / Jet Ski Ride
At Elephant beach, Havelock Island and Bharatpur beach, Neil Island various water rides are available that can be availed by kids below 5 years of age. These rides are good and the kid will have fun.
Sea Walking is a fun and exciting activity that your child will love! If your child is over 15 years old, they are eligible to participate as per the government restriction.
Before the activity begins, our experienced instructors will thoroughly assess your child’s ability to ensure that they can participate safely. We highly recommend Sea Walking for your child, as it is an accessible, enjoyable experience that is not as complicated as Scuba Diving.
Kids above 15 Years qualify for Scuba Diving. However, here as well your kid will be examined before taking him/her underwater for safety reasons.
If you still want to do Scuba Diving for kids below 15 years then, you will have to get in touch with the dive centre to conduct Bubble Scuba Dive.
Many travelers come with their families to the islands and all have given positive feedback about the Andaman. If you are traveling with your kid then need not worry. You are visiting the right place. Now, here is the list of the things that one should do with kids in Andaman.
Imagine this – the gentle sound of waves caressing the sides of your private cruise, the salty sea breeze rustling through your hair, and the excitement of discovering new islands every day. Nothing can match the sense of adventure and relaxation that comes with a private cruise. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.
These private cruises are fast and well-maintained to provide a comfortable journey. Select from Makruzz, Nautika and ITT Majestic which are among the fastest ferries in Andaman.
If you need an open-deck ferry then you can select green ocean ferry which is rather slow, however, gives you an option to go outside your seating an enjoy the view.
1) Coastal Ride to Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island is mostly a sightseeing place to spend some leisure time in the Havelock Island. The drive to reach Kalapathar Beach is embellished by the turquoise-colored waters surrounding you during your ride is an amazing experience.
2) One can visit Radhanagar beach which is one of the best beaches in Asia. Now a blue flag-certified beach. Swim here. You will love it.
3) One must try the seafood (if you are a non-vegetarian). Try Seafood Delights restaurant in Port Blair, which offers scenic view of the sea and serves the most varieties of seafood in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
4) Cellular Jail Visit is a must when traveling with kid
A visit to Cellular Jail is a must when traveling with kids. The Andaman museums offer a full day of family-friendly sights to see. During the visit, you and your kids will see the historic jail and learn about its past with the help of a guide. They will gain knowledge of how the jail operated during the British era.
The museums in Andaman, you can spend the whole day with your family being amazed at every sight that meets your eyes.
5) Ross and North Bay Island will be a good experience for your kid. Ross Island, the first Administrative Settlement of the British in Andaman. North Bay Island is the same island as seen on the back of a 20 Rupee Note. Ross Island is now known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island.
6) The museums in Andaman, you can spend the whole day with your family being amazed at every sight that meets your eyes.
7) Chidiatapu, Port Blair with a lot of driftwood and uprooted trees makes the sandy beaches where you can spend time with your family and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and bird watching.
A biological park at Chidiatapu can be visited as well during the day except on Mondays.
8) Japanese underground tunnels and bunkers can be seen all around like near Corbyn’s Cove and at Ross Island too!
9) Visit the Andaman Water Sports complex. Here your kid can indulge in water sports in Andaman. Here jet ski ride and other kid friendly water rides are available that can be done.
A child can grasp his studies more when he can visualize the concepts, all of which we provide in Andamans. The islands boasts of both historical and scenic beauties that your kid learns in school. The best partis that they would have witnessed it first hand in Andaman. Especially the Cellular Jail that is usually covered in most school syllabus.
More than 90% of the Andaman Island is covered with rich forests. The Andaman islands have a very vast and wide range of flora but very few know that the forest area covered in Andaman is more than any other state in India. So this visit will be memorable for your family outing. So you must not lose a chance to visit such a breathtaking place only because of some misconceptions that your infant will be harmed.
Just take precautions while going for small boat rides or long journey. Long journeys will be little tiring, apart from this everything is cool and beautiful in Andaman. Your kid will for sure love this exotic destination.
You can explore some of our family packages to Andaman islands and get an idea of the itinerary that will work our during your visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. For any queries do reach us and we will be happy to help.
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