A trip to Andaman is incomplete without visiting Havelock Island. Havelock, now known as Swaraj Dweep has loads to offer to its guests, right from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world to best diving spots in the country. An ideal trip to Andaman will at least have 2-3 days in Havelock. Wondering where to stay at Havelock?
Here’s a list of the best hotels in Havelock (in descending order of price) -:
Please note that the prices are subject to seasonal changes and demand.
The 10 Best Hotels in Havelock
1. Taj Exotica
Price: INR 21,214 /night
Location: Radha Nagar Beach Number 7, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
A gemstone in the Taj chain of Hotels, Exotica is one that gives you an immersive experience in the midst of nature. With a rare and delightful combination of luxury and environmental bliss, you get the surroundings of a forest as well as the luxury of a resort. Exotica is all about the conservation of nature and most of its facilities have been built without cutting down a single tree. It has made use of solar energy and rainwater harvesting along with its plantations and water bottling shed which can be visited.
You can have a great massage in the spa or hit the gym that’s built around a Mahua tree or even swim in its olympic size pool. You can also do fun activities including picking mangoes and mulberries from the plantations, scuba diving, jungle treks, night kayaking and sport fishing. Exotica truly unravels the outdoors for you and can be a very memorable experience.
Price: INR 13,950- 27,950
Location: Village number 4 Havelock island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
Jalakara, named after the Sanskrit word meaning ‘fountain’, is the answer to your escape from the unnerving pace of daily life. Jalakara offers you the combination of a boutique hotel and a private villa that has one goal – to disconnect you from society and reconnect you with yourself. Offering no WiFi services, television or any digital distractions, Jalakara instead gives you the house party experience and encourages interaction with other guests over board games and other activities, essentially spending time the old way. The environment friendly, unique atmosphere will give you the rest you’re looking for in a holiday and never disappoints.
3. De Foret
Price: INR 13,576 /night
Location: Near Radha Nagar Beach, Havelock No 7, Havelock Island, South Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Island, India, 744211
De foret is in a way, your cabin in the woods. Only thing is that there is no horror story, but a happy ending. De foret aims to provide a mirror to the environment, providing you with the means to lose yourself in its natural beauty. Its name is its idea, as it emphasises on unity with nature. The aura of the place emphasises self-discovery and finding a part of yourself that may have been lost. It’s a truly inspiring experience. Activities include lounge walks by the sea and games such as kick-ball, tic-tac-toe, boogie board, beach football and treasure hunt. You can even enjoy a great swim inside the illuminated swimming pool during late evenings. The beautiful ambience, greenery and the entire experience makes it fit for one of our picks for best hotels in Havelock.
4. Barefoot Resort
Price: INR 10,000 /night
Location: Beach No.7, Radhanagar Village, Havelock Island., Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, 744211
Hidden in a lush green forest of indigenous Mahua trees, adjoining the world-renowned Radhanagar Beach lies the luxurious Barefoot at Havelock Jungle Resort. Its 19 exquisitely designed thatch and wood cottages are categorized into two types -Nicobari Cottages and Andaman Villas and come with great interiors, basic furniture, and en-suite bathrooms. However, you should bear in mind that these huts are made of natural material (which intends to attract insects) and are not equipped with TVs and/or intercoms giving you a real taste of the solace in the islands. Laundry services and car parking is also available at the resort. While you are here, you can also avail services of their Ayurvedic Massage Centre.
Their in-house restaurant serves lip-smacking Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine. Enjoy the evening dining in this hideaway all while listening to soulful jazz and lounge music and treating yourself to the freshest seafood.
5. Silver Sand Beach Resort
Price: INR 7683 /night
Location: No. 5, Vijay Nagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101
Silver Sand Beach Resort in Havelock is one of the Silver sand Chain of hotels. The interiors are tasteful, modern and luxurious. All facilities including a travel desk, in-house restaurant, bar, etc are available. Apart from the amenities such as air conditioning, wardrobes, flat screen TVs, etc. The resort also offers a Jacuzzi, a private beach, and also a diving centre. If a luxurious accommodation with a great location is what you are looking for in Havelock, we recommend you try Silversand.
6. Munjoh Ocean Resort
Price: INR 6375 /night
Location: Beach 5, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, 744211
Popular with families and honeymooners, Munjoh Ocean Resort is the best for those who want a relaxed and pampered vacation. This luxurious resort on Beach No. 5 is nestled between coconut and betel tree groves that surround a little freshwater pond. A well-designed reception greets visitors, with a free lending library available for guests.
The resort offers ocean suites, beach villas, a garden chalet, and a large lotus suite – all with comfortable rooms equipped with modern amenities. Some of these have kitchenettes and patios, with a massage bathtub placed outside. You can even hire a personal butler who will attend to all your needs throughout your stay. The amenities and luxury experience puts it on our list of best hotels in Havelock.
The resort also has its own diving center and instructors. They also organize snorkeling, fishing trips, and sea walks on request. The Betel, their multi-cuisine restaurant serves a decent spread of oriental, Indian, and continental food.
7. TSG Blue
Price: INR 6000 /night
Location at Havelock: Beach No 7, Radha Nagar, Havelock, Andaman, And Nicobar Island, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, 744211
Part of the hotel chain of luxurious resorts in the Andaman Islands, TSG Blue is located at a walking distance from the beautiful Radhanagar beach and far enough to preserve the privacy of its guests. Its proximity to the Radhanagar beach, modern amenities in the room puts it in our list of best hotels in Havelock.
Their wooden cottages and duplex rooms, all named after the diverse marine life of the Andaman Sea, are spread among the palm trees. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities except for an intercom. For room service, one just has to ask at the restaurant or the reception.
They also arrange snorkeling and fishing trips and can help you arrange a dive at one of the dive centers. The resort has a big open terrace, multi-cuisine restaurant, and a well-stocked bar. It is the only resort on Havelock that uses solar power so blackouts are rare.
8. Sandyy Wavess
Price: 5500 /night
Location: No 5 Vijay Nagar No 5 Havelock island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 74421
This resort stands as an embodiment of everything in Andaman in its element. Surrounded by lines of mangroves, the design of this place is exquisite. Apart from the basic amenities, Sandyy Wavess also comes with a lawn, a common area and a pool table inside, so bring your game face! You can also take part in the night kayaking and turtle nesting excursion organised here, not to mention the scuba diving.
9. Symphony Palms Beach Resort
Price: INR 5168 /night
Location: #3, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
The biggest resort in Andaman lives up to its name and is still growing. Known for its spa, the resort has some of the best luxuries you can get in the area. The restaurant within the resort serves a variety of cuisine and is highly rated by guests who have stayed here. The resort also comes with free WiFi, free breakfast for two, a private beach, air conditioning, and a sauna which makes it the perfect package and puts it on our list of best hotels in Havelock. It may be a bit costly but is worth every penny.
10. Dolphin Resort
Price: INR 3000 /night
Location: No. 5, Govind Nagar, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
One of the biggest resorts on the island, the government-run Dolphin Resort is located on what is probably the perfect spot on Beach No. 5. With palm trees and manicured lawns, sunbeds and shades, this enormous resort is one of those rare ones that can actually have bungalows close to the beach.
They offer three categories of rooms, the best being the newer super deluxe bungalows – huge air-conditioned rooms with a TV, a spacious bathroom, and hot water. The Deluxe rooms are similar but smaller, and a great pick for the price. The Semi-Deluxe ones are the smallest with joint twin bungalows that share a balcony with a generous sit-out. The resort organizes fishing, snorkeling, boat trips, and arranges scuba diving with dive centers.
There is an Indian restaurant that serves a reasonably priced buffet for lunch and dinner, which is also available for outside guests. However, the only way to book a stay at the Dolphin Resort is through the Andaman Tourism office in Port Blair at least 2 months in advance with a 25% deposit payment. If you prefer concrete buildings and don’t mind the extra effort for booking, this resort undoubtedly offers the best value for money on the island.
Aditya was born in Rangat, Middle Andaman. He has traveled all over the Andaman and Nicobar islands, lived with Nicobaris and been to Baratang over a dozen times. He is a 3rd generation resident of the islands.