Little Andaman Island

Little Andaman Island, North Andaman Island: Address, Little Andaman Island Reviews: 4.5/5

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toyalillie61
Oslo, Norway8 contributions
Hawa Beach Resort
Mar 2020 • Friends
We stayed in Hawa 10 days in March 2020, longer than planned because the corona blocked the rest of the trip.
But far away from waisted time! We would have stayed longer if not our prime- minister demanded: Come home!
Hawa is a family- run resort/ home- stay. Clean and nice, and with lovely food! They gladly discuss the next meal with you, and it was always tasty, fresh and good.
Our room in a twin cottage had AC, but we only used the fan.
Private toilette and shower, nice and clean.
The owner has motorbikes for rent, but there are also a buss and cheered jeeps to take.
They also arranged guide for us throw the jungle to the big waterfall, recommended!
The beach is just on the other side of the tiny road, 50 m throw the green jungle, and there it is, the largest and untouched beach I have seen, just clean and beautiful. When we were there; no big waives, the surfers went to the other side of the island for day- trips.
No problem swimming either on high or low tide. A motorbike- trip to the lighthouse, as far as you are (almost) aloud to go into the tribes- aria is also a lovely day- trip. You can climb to the top and see the huge untouched jungle whom cowers the island.
This was only a lovely clean island and a lovely place. So relaxed and Indian, well- coming and including. No begging no problems, (except the corona ; )
Written April 20, 2020
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SURAJ K
Kochi (Cochin), India5,725 contributions
Enchanting Beauty!!!!
Jul 2017 • Family
The main thing to see at Little Andamans is the beauty of White Surf Waterfall, Hutbay.Really enchanting beauty.The tranquil waters gushing down the rocks will calm you beyond imagination.
Written April 30, 2018
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Ankit prasad
Bengaluru, India69 contributions
Amazing place to visit
May 2017 • Couples
This place is less travelled by tourists so is less crowdy but is amazingly beautiful. Do visit its waterfall its mesmerizing. To reach here it takes 2 days in ship from port-blair
Written February 17, 2018
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lena c
South Andaman Island, India13 contributions
Untainted beauty
Jan 2018
If there is an island in Andaman & Nicobar Islands which is accessible, not crowded and still untainted, it is Little Andaman.
I visited Hutbay in January 2018 as a very short trip and could not explore much, so i'll restrict the review to what I saw and felt. Wikipedia says Little Andaman is the fourth largest island in the archipelago and Hutbay is the island headquarter. It took us about 6-7 hours (approx 100 km) in the beautiful vessel called Coral Queen on a calm weather day to reach Hutbay from Haddo Jetty. The tickets can be booked from Directorate of Shipping Services, Phoenix bay. The ship was very comfortable and on the way if one is luck enough, dolphins can be sighted. However, one might anticipate delays and sea sickness if the weather is rough. Flying by Helicopter is another mode of transport which can be explored, but it is not always easy to get the tickets.
Facilities in Hutbay are rather primitive, and it is unwise to expect otherwise. We stayed at the APWD guest house which was pretty decent. Forest and coast guard guest houses are the other options for those who do not wish to stay in the resorts. Most resorts of Hutbay offer a roof above the head, with a decent bed, a fan and a toilet. Basic Indian food is available in all hotels, and is as expensive as compared to Portblair and may be a bit more. One hotel which I would like to suggest is the Hotel Shiva at VOC Market, hutbay which I found pretty awesome,partly because of my south Indian affinity. People in general are warm, welcoming, friendly and happy to help.
As to sight seeing, beaches, waterfalls and jungles are the highlights of Hutbay. Butler bay, Kalapather, Hawwa beach, harbinder bay beach, Chattan are a few beaches to name, of which I found Butler bay beach the most beautiful. I would rank it within the top five in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are two waterfalls in the island, the easy to access Whitesurf and difficult to access and the beautiful Whisper wave. I could see only the Whitesurf, though would have loved to see the Whisperwave. Though not of majestic proportions, Whitesurf was perfect in its own way, offering a white contrast to the green blanket.
The other attractions in the island include the lighthouse, an oil palm plantation and a dam. The trip to lighthouse can be an adventure on its own ant worthwhile too.
The beaches and inland waters are said to be infested with crocodiles and sandflies. Hence it is advisable to beware. Otherwise, Hutbay is definitely a place worth visiting and if I were to visit it again, I definitely would with all smiles.
Written February 6, 2018
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Ian R
London, UK6 contributions
lovely place - like a home
Jan 2018 • Friends
none of the places to stay on beautiful little andaman are fancy but what it lacks in frills rainbow resort makes up for with care and personal attention. The huts are quite basic but the hospitality of Yorgesh and his family is great and the food is wonderful and very reasonably priced. We got really lucky with this place and would recommend it as the best place on little andaman.
Written January 18, 2018
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Pratap B
12 contributions
Hauwa Beach Resort only for comfortable stay
Dec 2017 • Couples
You must stay at Hauwa Beach Resort in Little Andaman.we visited all other resorts but no one have the facilities provided by those resorts.This resort have double beds room with attached bath and in house restaurant with best quality food available as per your choice and order and also have a Grocery shop with all necessary items need while staying in the resort.Minimum stay at Little Andaman for 4 days.Resort owner also arrange your return ticket, which is a difficult one from Little Andaman to Port Blair.Resort owner Mr.Bidyut Banik also receive the guests at Hut Bay shetty,if you inform him earlier on mobile no +919593994861.Sometimes there is Internet Connectivity problem, so also send him SMS.Definitely you will get reply.
Written December 28, 2017
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pshah64
London, UK1 contribution
Rainbow Resort was an amazing little gem on the island
Apr 2017 • Couples
We arrived on the island with a plan to stay at Blue View, but when we turned up we found that it (and the resort next to it) had been closed for the season. (We visited on the 20th-24th April 2017). Rainbow Resort was at 10km Netaji Negar and was such a lovely place to stay. The huts are simple and cheap- with a private bathroom it was 350 rupees a night, and the owner Jogesh rented us a surf board and a scooter. The food that we had at Rainbow Resort was such a relief from what we were used to in South India - it was fresh, tasty and healthy. We cannot thank Jogesh more for his hospitality - our stay on Little Andaman was a highlight of our 2 month trip. He was one of the first Indians to arrive on the island, and told us all about the history from when it became an Indian territory- which was very interesting. Little Andaman is a wonderful place to stay, and so few people make it out there that it really is such a special place, and a great way to avoid the tourist traps of Neil and Havelock. The beaches are best I have ever been to - and you can guarantee you will be the only person on them.
Written May 16, 2017
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organicpassengers
Mumbai, India14 contributions
A must visit when going tho the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Feb 2017 • Couples
Getting to the Little Andaman island was a bit tricky with having to plan our journey according to the boat timings from Port blair to Hutbay. We booked our tickets at the DSS office in Port blair in the first hour of our arrival. The journey was about 10 hours, but fun indeed with all the friendly locals enthusiastic to share what is great about the place and the must see sights in the Little Andamans. This island tops our list of places to see when visiting the Andaman and Nicobar islands. We stayed at the Hawva resort which is a Bengali family run place and we must say their hospitality is par excellence. This resort is one of the few places that has an in-house restaurant, mortor-cycle hire and surf board hire too. Some of the must visit places here are, on top the list is the Whisper Wave waterfalls (be prepared to be cut, bruised and bitten) absolutely worth every bit though, the light-house, red oil plantation and the two local dams are some of the other places not to miss. The beaches in the Little Andaman are just pristine with the Butler Bay being the most popular surf point in the island and the Kala Patthar beach was just spectacular with its beautiful lagoon. If you want to cut off from the world then this island is the place with telecommunication connectivity being nearly next to non-existent but that is what made it special for us and we sure do want to go back to this magical island.
Written March 14, 2017
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shree g
Pune344 contributions
Great historical and water sport place
Dec 2016
You may be a history buff or a water sport enthusiast. This is the place to go. If you land on a Sunday, be advised that the various museums such as fisheries, anthropological are closed. Also, Tuesdays are not good to visit Baratang island from Port Blair as these trips are particularly crowded on that day. Other days are good for Baratang. Havelock island trip from Port Blair is a long drawn out trip and can get boring if you are not particularly a beach lover. The highlight for history lovers is a visit to Cellular Jail with its light and sound show.
Written December 23, 2016
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tan32016
Bengaluru, India605 contributions
End of the world, but expensive!
Oct 2016 • Family
Little Andaman is surprisingly little known, when we were planning to visit. Probably because the transport is expensive. But if you can visit, it's got a unique and beautiful cove that feels like the end of the world!
Written October 20, 2016
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