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“Awesome place to enjoy the beach and diving”

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Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Havelock Island
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Bangalore
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome place to enjoy the beach and diving”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed here for our honeymoon. We opted for the 3-day honeymoon package that includes a picnic basket and visit to the Radhanagar beach on the other side of the island on the first day, candlelight dinner on the second and snorkeling trip on the third. Getting to Havelock Island is difficult as there are not many departures from Port Blair to Havelock. The resort was great and the beach was clear and fabulous. The cabanas were fresh and clean. It was a great experience living close to nature. The candlelight dinner was mind-blowing, although the food was par for the course. The snorkeling experience was one of a kind and the resort is a good base for divers. The only negative was that the manager had booked a standing ticket for us instead of the seating ticket that we had asked for. We therefore had to sit outside the air-conditioned cabin. On the positive side, the wind was nice as it was open and we were seated right in the front and the views were good.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I arrived after a long day of travel from Mumbai and ferry ride from Port Blair...however dint realize it will experience of my lifetime. I had enrolled for my basic diving course with them. The welcome at the drop point of ferry was very nice and it was easy to locate the person waiting for you. The huts were nice and clean with attached bathroom. Huts were placed adequately to ensure privacy.

Best part of the trip was food, diving experience and the people i met. The staff was very warm and welcome. This places attracts many adventure lovers, people from different walks of life. My instructor was from Mumbai and fellow divers from Delhi, diving was indeed a life changing experience.

Food at the cafe was indeed much more than expectations...it served many cuisines, but was finger licking food. I remember a friend telling me they always try to stay close by to Island Vinnie because of Full Moon Cafe Food...i know now why...i relished each and every meal at the cafe. Out of 10 days that i stayed i hardly ate anywhere else.

They are well equipped with all diving equipments and make sure your every need is taken care of. They dont easily give up on you. Even before and during the process of diving , the patience with which every aspect is treated is really worth a applause. On the last day i got slightly sick, i was really overwhelmed to see how they took care of me during the diving. One thing is for sure, i will return for all my further diving course to this place.

Cherry on the cake was Vinnie and his team..their superb hospitality.

Thanks for the experience of lifetime

Also one of the other best part of the trips was that i was lucky to experience a meteor shower...was a beautiful experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a long overdue review. Island Vinnie's is basic, a simple but large tent and a basic but clean attached bathroom. The paths are a bit rough and can be watery when it rains. However the ambiance was amazing, the restaurant and the deserted beach, the spectacular sunsets and the 'snorkeling' off the beach (great if you like macro stuff but not really a coral reef). The staff were super, attentive and friendly. One of the most relaxing holidays I've had and coupled wtih the excellent diving and the value for money, somewhere I want to go back to again and again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Arrived at the evening of Holy and was surprised how many peoples are there during off season. The huts are ok and also the price limit was compared with the other resorts good. The best thing at Island vinnie is the resort restaurant. The menu card offers a big variety of food around the globe and everything was prepared fresh. I'm not a big fish fan but since this time I like to eat a little bit more of it. Vinnie and his team are doing a great job. I can look back to an awesome time in Havelook with nice weather, great beaches (Beach No. 7) and beautiful sunrise and sunsets. Next time I should spend more time to be there....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for 9 days and took two packages: the open water diver and the advanced scuba. Day1 was a little bit of adjustment to the new place as we had to take several hops (cab, flights, ferry etc.) from Bangalore to Havelock. But the entire excitement started from day 2 when we started diving and enjoying the scenic waters of Havelock. Adding to all this was the superb service and hospitality of Vinnie and his team. The restaurant had pretty much for everyone across the globe, food ranged from Chicken Tikka to Burritos to Salads and awesome fresh juice. I had read a few reviews before landing there but realized that their focus was more to promote the sport of scuba diving than giving super luxury experience. And they were excellent at it. The boats would start on time, the instructors were friendly and wacky (in a good way) and the food and fun on the boat. Apart from this, we became friends with many and by day 3 or 4 we were actually hanging out like friends with the dive trainers! Suddenly everything thing seemed like home and felt like that we had a family at Havelock!
But everything had to come to an end, and the last day when we left, we promised ourselves that we should spend more money and time to be here.... what an awesome experience!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed here with pretty much a full package with IV. Was surprised how packed this place was even for off-season. The rooms are comparably ok and not as luxurious as the other pricey resorts. But the food is absolutely the best in the whole territory with people dropping by from the best resorts. A moonlit night in the hammocks is magical here. Undoubtedly the best place to stay in Havelock. Only bummer bearing that is a bit far from Beach no.7

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Very convenient to be staying at the dive resort, but the standard of accommodation is fairly basic. Plenty of mosquitos: need to apply plenty of repellent.

Rooms were large canvas tents with fans.

No wifi

Stunning beach.

Excellent diving though, but a max of 2 dives per day unless a night dive takes place.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
Address: Havelock No 3, Havelock Island 744211, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Havelock Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Vinnie`s Tropical Beach Cabana Hotel Havelock Island

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