Minicoy Island

Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep: Address, Minicoy Island Reviews: 5/5

Minicoy Island
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Traveler_tej
California16 contributions
Beautiful, Turquoise lagoon. A dream island to be at.
Dec 2019
This is one of most beautiful island I have ever been too. The best part is, it the depth of water for almost 1-2 kms is just 3-4 feet in height. You can just walk for 1-2 km without being submerged in the water. I have never been to such beach before. It has beautiful dense coconut trees which looks stunning. The view from the light house is incredible - panoramic view of island overlooking thousands of fresh green coconut trees followed by clear blue waters. The local there were very welcoming. There were kayaks and beach volleyball place.
Written April 25, 2020
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Arup C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9,789 contributions
A dream dayout on a dream Island..
Feb 2020
On our Lakshadweep 3 Island trip of Samudram package by MV Kavaratti ship..we visit Minicoy as 2nd Island after Kalpeni..
After disembarkment from MV Kavaratti..by boat we arrive on Minicoy jetty..then first place we visit Minicoy Lighthouse..360 degree panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse of Arabian sea n full Island is just mesmerising..
Next we arrive at Minicoy beach resort and get welcome with welcome dring..white sand and transparent blue waves is like a wallpaer frame,,just like to be a part of a dream frame..
Proceed hurry for registered for SCUBA,,and shortly went for it..it indeed a wonderful experience..with lots of corals and colorful fishes..then getting back with kayaking on sea..
Minicoy have a long flat belt of sandy not deep wated..lagoon type..perfect for sea bath..
After all watersports activity..we have a wonderful lunch and then make a long walk along beach..experiencing a magical coral beach during our walk..
After getting back..we proceed for experiencing village life of island..we went to Village community center, get wonderful evening local sweet n snax and get very well description of village panchayat system..also get privileged to see Jahadhoni..the racing boat..a winner..
After having a good sundown time at beach..we proceed to jetty to get return to our ship..
Three island we visited in out trip..according to us..Minicoy is best..and love to be here..to spend some days only here..
Written March 28, 2020
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sreeram
Bengaluru, India11 contributions
Minicoy -SWAYING PALM PACKAGE
Dec 2019
We planned for 4 night package for Minicoy (SWAYING PALM PACKAGE) in December during Christmas time.
Just before 6 days of our journey got call that ship schedule got changes and 4 night became 3 night.
On the morning of journey we got call ship schedule got changed by 4 hours (instead of 9.30 am it was 1.30 pm).
The ship started leaving Kochi by 7.30 PM.

Food in ship: Lunch and dinner in the ship is given after the passenger. You are given both veg and Non veg.
Food is ok ok. Breakfast is served in morning at 7.30 Am in the morning.
Bread , Upma , jam, corn flakes are given. I personally did not like breakfast.

Accommodation in ship: we have two option. Bunk class (5000 Rs for both way per person) it is similar to train berth
Second Class (7500 Rs for both way per person) it is cabin for 4 people.
I suggest to go in Second class for family. The condition of journey in Bunk class is not good.(we did not get Second Class)
On the way to Island we spotted some dolphins and turtles.
The ship reached island by 11.15 am next day. We reached resort by 1PM (once the locales deboard the ship after that tourist deboard the ship)
Up to the moment we reached Island we are not happy with the experience.

The Best part of your experience starts from hear. It is amazing place to go in India.
The Resort is opposite to the beach. It has big lagoon you can walk for 2km in the see.
The depth will be 2 to 4 feet. It has whit sand beach. You will definitely enjoy the stay.

Accommodation in resort: You have two option in the resort.
Air Conditioned Standard Room (Costs 7000 Rs for two people) it is small room it is best suited for couple.
It has open Bath room like kerala style (nothing to be scared of). I will attach images. It doesn’t have geezer.
Air Conditioned Deluxe Room (Costs 9000 Rs for two people) it is big room with attached balcony facing to the see.
It is best suited for family with children.

Staff in the resort: The staff in the resort are very friendly . you will not feel that it is government run organization.
Very helpful also. I hope all government organization staff are like that.

Food in resort: The food was good in resort. it will be north Indian style of food
You have 2 verity for non veg (1 chicken and 1 Fist )
In Veg we had 2 veg curry, dall, Papad , chapatti, Rice, Pickle, payasam or desert. In Dinner we have Soup.
Alcohol is not allowed in the island at the moment. There is proposal to allow alcohol once it is privatized (I will explain in the end)

Water sport activity in resort: the Corals in Minicoy are too good. You will enjoy it.
Coral are 3 to 5 m from the surface. You will enjoy snorkeling.
Don’t worry if you don’t know swimming. They will give life jacket.
Staff are so helpful they will assist you. My wife don’t know swimming.
Staff helped her for 1 hour for snorkeling.
The cost are very reasonable. I will attached the prices in the images.

Samudram or SWAYING PALM PACKAGE:

If you want to enjoy at same place and relax and do water sport activity I suggest SWAYING PALM PACKAGE.
Target customer for SWAYING PALM PACKAGE is people for less than 45 years of age.
We went in end of December only 20 people are there in resort.
Generally only 5 to 10 people will be there. I is like private beach.
End of December we have Minicoy fest . we have boat racing activity’s similar to Kerala.
Navy parade and coastguard parade. You will also have cultural activities during that time

Samudram : if you want to see more places (3 islands) Samudram package is better.
Target customer for SWAYING PALM PACKAGE is people for more than 45 years of age.
You may not have sufficient time for water sport activity’s.
180 people join the group. The Ship is bigger one (you will have less see sickness)
Staff are good in both packages.

Sad part at the end is leaving the island for me.

They are going to hand over the island to Private organization and going to demolish the entire existing resort.
They are going to build see villas made of wood.
I am sad for this. It will be commercialized and it will destroy the beauty of the corals and the island.
I hope this will not happen.

over all it is less known place for tourist. But very good holiday destination. Don’t miss it.
Prepare for some ship delay while planning still it is worth it.
Written January 1, 2020
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sunita mittal
noida14 contributions
Incredible Minicoy!
Dec 2019
We took the Samudram package aboard MV Kavaratti - an 8 year old ship. The island / lagoon tour was on the 2nd day of the itinerary. the whle place is lined with coconut trees and just a 100 kms from Maldives. Pristine, clear water with so many water sports activities. We would go during the day and night was aboard the ship
Written December 19, 2019
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MeenaRanade
Pune, India45 contributions
The picturesque island
Nov 2019
Its an amazing place to visit on earth. The island is known for its sandy white beaches with crystal blue waters and secluded lagoons. Water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving and swimming can be enjoyed at the beaches. The Minicoy Island Lighthouse, which was established on 1885 at the southern end is worth visiting for its history and island view from top is very scenic.
Written November 27, 2019
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lucyjackzzn
23 contributions
Minikoy island
Nov 2019 • Friends
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Written November 17, 2019
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redcanopy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India211 contributions
Exotic turquoise blue water
Oct 2019 • Family
HOW TO REACH: 'SWAYING PALMS package tour' starts in a ship at 4 pm (but u have to board by 1030 am) from kochi & reach Minicoy island next day morning by 8/9 am. Ship is unhyegenic. Food is not great . Lots of motion sickness even to me who had it never ever. So take Avomine once u board.
MINICOY ISLAND: once u reach u will feel it's a different remote world. Only BSNL network. BEAUTIFUL turquoise blue water. Never seen such a color of water. The resort has nice rooms. Please carry toiletries & mosquito repellent creams. Food is very homely n local cusuine served in an open varandah area. (Carry Maggie/pasta packets if kids r fussy about eating. )
Places to visit in Minicoy:
Lighthouse, thalseery beach, village head house, beaches near jetty& near the northern island end, glass bottom boat ride to see corals, snorkeling. (Good anti tan sunscreen is a must)
It's a holiday to remember. Not luxurious....but leisurely n exotic.
Only the ship journey n bad weather can be a problem.
Just loved my days there. It's a different world
Written October 30, 2019
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Murugesan Gogulakannan
23 contributions
Samudram package organized by Sports Lakshadweep Tourism
Mar 2019 • Family
Very nice package organized by Lakshadweep Tourism - Sports. 5D/4N M V Kavaretti Ship package - covering three islands - Kavaretti, Minicoy and Kalpeni.
Written May 8, 2019
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muktabohra
Ahmedabad, India7 contributions
Heavenly beautiful ...really incredible India
Oct 2018 • Family
First thing, actually we visited this island 2 yrs back i.e. March 2017 writing review so late and 2017 option is not available so just clicked randomly on 2018. WE visited via " swaying Palm", actually there r two options it can be visited via samudram. IN Samundram package we can visit 2-3 islands but u have to stay in Ship, so we had selected swaying palm as we wanted to stay on one island. We spent 5 nights, must say we really had a wonderful time.2 yrs and still the memories are so fresh, one island total 11 tourists, 1 resort and whole staff to help. Enjoyed cycling around the island,along the sea shore , walking in forest lanes , going to an u inhabitated island ,just sitting and taking near the shore till 11pm , kayaking early morning, just strolling, playing volleyball really I m not getting words to express the way we enjoyed our stay.The staff at resort is really very helping...this must be the best place to do scuba and snorkelling as number of tourists are very less and beauty unparralled. Minicoy must be the only place from where we really did not want to come back. It was holiday in true sense bcoz that time only BSNL SIM worked there and we carried only one BSNL SIM, no calls no internet only nature .... Really an amazing place and I wish Govt do not commercialise this place. Any attempt to attract more and more tourist by allowing Five * star resorts etc will destroy this island specially beacuse it is a coral island and load of touristy activities will ruin it...Lakshdweep should be conserved the way Bhutan is conserving its nature. Wish that minicoy reamains as beautiful forever with its white sand, three colored waves (dark, light blue and green), swaying palms and corals. Thanks to SPORTS team for this beautiful Exeperience
Written April 14, 2019
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Ronak Vora
Mumbai, India6 contributions
Most beautiful Island in Lakshadweep
Nov 2018
Minicoy is the most beautiful island of all. The iconic lighthouse over there gives a beautiful panoramic view of the island. Island has pure Blue Lagoon. Don't miss Snorkeling and Scuba as the corals and marine life is breathtaking! Kayaking was peaceful too in shallow waters! The resort over there is also amazing with good amenities. Best time to visit Nov-Jan
Written January 22, 2019
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