The best of EVERYTHING in Havelock on a Low Budget

by | Aug 22, 2015 | Travel Tips

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.

Fish at Welcome Dhaba

Fish at Welcome Dhaba

 

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.

Barefoot Resort on Beach #7

Barefoot Resort on Beach #7

3) Best Spots to Chill: Beach #5, Neil’s Cove and KalaPathar beach (pics below)

Beach #5 THIS spot! Perfect for chilling on the hammock

Beach #5 THIS spot! Perfect for chilling on the hammock

 

Neil's Cove, Havelock (Behind Beach #7)

Neil’s Cove, Havelock (Behind Beach #7)

Kalapathar Beach in the middle of the forest. Pitch a tent here to stay overnight if you dare ;)

Kalapathar Beach next to the forest. Pitch a tent here to stay overnight if you dare 😉

4) Best way to get around: Hire a scooter. Havelock is bug and you will need a bike if you want to explore it.

Hire a Scooter and explore

Hire a Scooter and explore

5) Best area to stay: Beach 3 and 5 have affordable beach huts.

This is where I stayed - Emerald Gecko, beach #5

This is where I stayed – Emerald Gecko, beach #5

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.

Barefoot Scuba (Dive Andamans)

Barefoot Scuba (Dive Andamans)

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6) The 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.

The Wild Orchid on Beach #5

The Wild Orchid on Beach #5

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.

Sunset view from the front deck of the ferry

Sunset view from the front deck of the ferry

Want more details about this offbeat Paradise Island called Havelock? Read my post here. Oh and do check out Neil Island as well, it’s right next to Havelock.

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