Want to do Havelock Island on a low budget? My Havelock Island post was very detailed, hence I am sharing a list of best of everything on the island for a backpacker’s budget:
1) Best Place to Eat: Welcome Dhaba (crab curry, prawn curry, fish curry, steamed fish, daal, etc). They have pancakes as well! It’s on beach #3 intersection road.
2) Best place to drink beer: BareFoot (Beach #7) or Wild Orchid (Beach #5). When we visited, there were very few places that had the liquor licence.
3) Best Spots to Chill: Beach #5, Neil’s Cove and KalaPathar beach (pics below)
4) Best way to get around: Hire a scooter. Havelock is bug and you will need a bike if you want to explore it.
5) Best area to stay: Beach 3 and 5 have affordable beach huts.
5) Best Dive Shop: Barefoot Scuba. Although the main Barefoot resort is on Beach #7, they have a dive shop on beach #3 and cottages for divers.
Best ONLY Place to Party: Havelock is not a party island, but if you can’t live without a party, then The Wild Orchid is the only option. They organize parties once in a while.
7) Best way to reach: Government operated Ferry from Port Blair. Tip: Stay on the front side of the deck and spot the flying fishes and enjoy this view. Click here for more details.
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