Where to Stay in Andaman Nicobar Islands

December 21, 2018
where to stay in andaman

Whenever you plan to visit any destination, your first concern is in terms of where to stay? Even for the very seasoned traveler, the answer to this question is difficult. With many properties coming each year, keeping a track of what’s good for you within your budget might be challenging.

We count on suggestions given by friends and family members, we go check the reviews from various sites before deciding whether to go with the given accommodation or not.

Having said that it’s always a bet even after we arrive.

Since I have faced this issue in the past. I thought of writing this article for travelers who have been dedicated to visiting the Andaman Islands and are looking for genuine insights about where to stay in the Andaman  Nicobar islands.

This article of mine will cover all the major places to stay in Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island. I will differentiate among why you may consider not to select a hotel because of its location, amenities, location, beach etc and many more questions that you may have.

This will be an ongoing article where I keep on updating what’s new in the islands in terms of accommodation and what you can select during your Andaman Island trip. A stay is Andaman Nicobar Islands is perfectly suited based upon the location. See mainly people require beachside places when they visit Andaman, however, at some islands staying in the main city is more beneficial than staying by the beach.

The major 3 islands of Andaman namely Port Blair, Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) will be covered in my topic of where to stay in Andaman Nicobar Islands.

Let’s first cover Port Blair and where to stay in Port Blair.

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and there are many hotels in Port Blair. Many travelers coming to Port Blair needs sea view hotels. However, only a handful of properties in Port Blair has sea view rooms. Having said that you need to know where exactly to stay in Port Blair. In Port Blair only a handful property has sea view rooms. Most of the properties are located in the main city and only 2 property has a beach associated with it.

You need to select the prime locations in Port Blair. Considering Port Blair as a small town it’s better that you stay at a Prime location in Port Blair. The major location in Port Blair is Foreshore Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Junglighat, Goal Ghar, Middle Point, and Phoenix Bay.

These are like the main locations in Port Blair where the property price is usually on a higher end. At these localities, you have many options to get out of the hotels and then go for a walk and explore locally. Most of the travelers who come visit Andaman prefer to stay around these locations. Hotels that are not present in these prime locations may not provide that amazing experience to you in terms of exploring things locally by yourself.

These are some important factors when you are shortlisting places where you can stay in the Andaman Islands.

Major Locations in Port Blair has been marked on this Map

 So when it comes to selecting which place in Port Blair is good to stay, try to close down on the above-mentioned localities. You can add Dollygunj, this place has slowly started booming as well and will provide a good experience when you are in the Andaman.

The hotels that can be selected in Port Blair which are closer to the prime locations are

  • Velocity, Western Park, Hotel Phoenix
  • Bed and Breakfast – Zam Bnb, Andaman Galley
  • Marina Manor, Andaman Castle
  • DaBay Inn, Shompen, Haywizz, Hotel J
  • AR Pride, Sun Sea, Airport Hotel, Blue Marlin
  • Grand Paradise, Island Tourister
  • Peerless Sarovar, Fortune Resort, Sinclairs
  • Comfort Inn, Mansa Regency

luxury resort in andaman

I will keep updating the section to inform you all the major hotels that are located in the Prime location at Port Blair.

Let’s move to Havelock Island now, 

Havelock Island is where everyone wants to be when coming to the islands. Now, though Havelock Island is famous, there are very limited places in Havelock Island that can be considered as a proper beach to have a worthy stay. Properties that are lined around Beach N0. 1, 2 and 3 does not have that great beach in comparison to properties that are lined up in Beach No. 4 and 5. With Beach Number 5, namely Vijaynagar beach is the best place for a worthy experience. The beach experience around Beach Number 5 is something that you will really want to experience when in Havelock Island.

Only when beach resorts are sold out go for the non-beach resorts in Havelock Island. Though some of the non-beach resorts also provide varied kind of experience.

The other location which is mainly considered by most luxurious travelers is Beach number 7 that is very close to Radhanagar Beach. Obviously Radhanagar at Havelock island is one of India’s best beach, however, you are not allowed to venture into the water post sunset. The waves at Radhangar is also quite strong so if you are planning to get into the water post-sunset then the chances are pretty less. Though you can walk on the long stretch of the beach.

Opting for any budget properties around Radhanagar beach is not a wise decision, as you will not have anything much to do post sunset. In addition, many of the so-called budget resorts around Radhanagar beach are not as a resort at all. Instead of staying at a budgeted property around Radhanagar, my advise will be to book a property that is from Beach No. 2 to Beach No. 5. These are some of the best places to stay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

As a traveler who is new to the local grounds need to be aware of the practicality of a location when you reach the islands.

Major Properties that are present at Beach No. 5 are :

  • Blue Island Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Beach Resort
  • Dolphin Beach Resort

You can check more on google maps as well. However, the above properties provide exquisite beach experience in the Andaman.

Not all of the most luxurious properties in Andaman are located at the prime locations, however, staying at a prime location has its own charm.

For Port Blair and Havelock Island, it’s better to stay at locations as suggested by me. Though budget and availability of rooms are one important question that one needs to take care of.

For those visiting Neil Island in Andaman, you can stay at any of the good beach resorts. Here the main location is near Laxmanpur Beach. Pearl Park Beach resort is one good property in Neil Island.  Summer Sand is also a luxurious property in Neil Island.

Well in the Andaman Islands getting a good property means an amazing experience. When you know where to stay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands then it gets easier for you to decide which hotels or resorts to pick based upon your budget. The hospitality adds beauty to the place. Andaman has various things to do that you will love for sure, right from the beaches to underwater activities. Make sure your tour to Andaman islands is very well planned and executed in the best possible way.

Once the place to stay is shortlisted then comes the itineary which needs to be planned carefully as well. You can refer to some of our packages listed. You also have an option to connect with our holiday expert to get things sorted for your tour in the islands.

Written by Azhar


Hey, thanks for reading my post. Do let me know what you think about my insights about the Andaman Islands. Also, if you have any inputs for me then do write to me at azhar@experienceandamans.com. I will be happy to assist you. Wish to see you in the islands soon 🙂

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