Pristine Beach Resort
About the hotel
Pristine Beach Resort is the only privately run resort in the area. The owners first had a bamboo hut resort in Havelock, but soon moved away from the crowds and started to develop tourism up north. Nowadays Pristine is a well-developed resort spread out on a huge property among the paddy fields. Set in a beautiful garden with lush coconut palm trees, colourful flowers, it is a delight to reach for a mango and papaya growing in front of your hut.
Pristine resort tries to cater to all tastes and budgets. One can choose from simple bamboo huts, charming duplex bamboo huts, wooden cottages and even luxurious villas with AC and all other amenities one could wish for.
Pristine is definitely not the cheapest place to stay. The resort has an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant with tasty Indian, Chinese and limited seafood. The waiting can be long so it is best to order in advance. There is also a bar which is popular with the locals.
The staff and particularly the owner himself are very helpful. You name the activity and they will arrange for it. They can even offer you a trip to other islands around the area for snorkelling or island hopping. For the lazy ones the Kalipur beach is just a stone throw away and the snorkelling near Craggy Island is said to be one of the best in North Andaman.