Before i begin, let me ask you what kind of place you like...?
If you are from a cold place( 0-20 degree C), than Havelock or Port Blair is not for you. The place is very Humid (90/100) and makes you to run away from the place in just a day. You can get only basic stuff here...No good food also.
The place has the beatiful beach and a clear blue sea...Its the best.
The service of the Barefoot is also very good except the worst food @ Vafe Del mar.
Manohar (the NEST) is the best person i met during my journey. People still stay in Nest is because of Manohar and no one else. Other's in NEST here are money minded and you have to tip them to speak...
Pick and drop service people like Khan and David were very good.
Barefoot Scuba has a very good beach view and nice huts...No issues with it..except its very natural that dogs and cats are very friendly in here, they may even sleep with you if unnoticed.
The worst part is that these places are too much commercialized and attracts too much of Whites and these Whites eat only Bread-Butter and jam.Hence, Food quality is not to the standards for Indian People. Cafe del mar is of poor quality. Never ask for a Grilled fish or Vada/Roti or Tea/Coffee here...Fish curry was good.
The service Staff like Manojit , Deepak and Others is very friendly here.
There ia a best beach view here ...
I will not recommend this place if you are not used to humidity and Whites.
Rest is all Fine...Barefoot is well organised by its few best people.
While my return journey, i met the captain. he recommended me to advice other to visit little andamans instead of Havelock...Cool and non commercialized place.
Overall, Very bad experience due to Hot and Humid wheather.
But Cellular jail( Kala Pani) in Port blair is worth the visit for every Indian !! to see how British tortured our political prisoners or better to be called as freedom fighters.Tears came out of my eyes while seeing this. Subhash Chandra Bose and Japan defeated the British here and took control of the land and prison....All the British structures are destroyed.
Good place to Visit if u like Clear blue sea.
Sea facing is the Best. Del mar is the Worst. Always refer to Wild orchid and Full moon cafe for food in Havelock and New light house hotel in port blair.
Not recomended for newly wed couples because the climate is too hot and humid. You can get only basic things and the place is too much commercialized and still under developed. Can see only whites everywhere in Havelock.
Otherways, Barefoot is BEST.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot Scuba Resort is the only 5 star PADI Istructor Development Dive Resort in the Andamans.With 4 types of rooms to suit budgets ranging from 3 Euros per day to 50 Euros per day,this resort has always been renowned as a melting pot of Havelock where you get to interact with a wide variety of fellow divers & travellers.Also famous for Cafe Del Mar the oldest and best known restaurant at Beach No.3. ... more less