Radhanagar Beach is without a doubt the most famous beach in the Andaman Islands. Crowned as “Asia’s Best Beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. It truly is an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters, all lined by lush forest and palm trees. It is easy to enjoy this postcard-perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim.
Due to its reputation and popularity, one would expect crowds of people rushing to the beach, but the most amazingly the Radha Nagar Beach remains mostly empty compared to other popular beaches of the world. It can get a bit crowded straight down the entrance but if you walk a couple of hundreds meters to the left or right you will be alone again.
How to Reach
Most of the Resorts in Havelock Island are located away from Radha Nagar Beach in between the ‘Havelock Jetty & Kalapathar Village’, which would be anywhere between 10-14 kilometers from Radhanagar Beach. To get to the beach, you can either:
- Rent a Two-wheeler/Cycle – this is the best mode to commute if you can ride a bike.
- Hic a ride on Tuk-Tuk/ Auto Rickshaw
- Book a Taxi/Cab
- Take a Public Bus/ Shared Jeeps; which are a lot cheaper
When to Visit
Radhanagar Beach gets really crowded with tourists around late mornings & afternoons – from 10 am to 4 pm. Early mornings are always the best time to enjoy the beach in seclusion – as you can have the entire beach to yourself and maybe, find a soul or two just like you – walking a dog, or enjoying their quiet session of yoga on the beach. Late evenings can also be a good time to visit, but the forests guards do not generally let you stay there for too long after it gets a little dark by 6 pm.