Top Five Beaches of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Award-winning author Sandy Gingras said, “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move from hour to hour but from mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” This quote will resonate with the ones who love the beach and in our experience that’s everyone. Beaches are known to help secrete serotonin — the happy hormone — in our brains.
The sun in your face, your toes sunk into the sand, and the waves adding a melodic background score to your experience— beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are assured to secrete twice the serotonin compared to other beaches. This is simply because the islands not only give pristine beaches but also offer seclusion.
Andaman and Nicobar, a Union Territory with 572 islands, is known for its sparkling azure waters. The hundreds of islands give you a plethora of options to choose from for an unforgettable journey.
Radhanagar Beach: India’s Best Beach
Nestled at the South of Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach was ranked the 7th best beach in the world. A visit to this beach is rejuvenating with the turquoise water crashing the white powdery shores. The beach lies in the shade of a forest as it is covered by thick green palm plantations. Radhanagar is the best beach in Andaman for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Best Time to Visit Radhanagar Beach: March to May and September to February.
Laxmanpur Beach: The Beauty of White Shells
This mesmerizing beach is situated on Neil Island and ranks third among the best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar. Imagine walking barefoot on powdery white sand with crystal clear water grazing your feet. The soothing sights of the beautiful rock formations and cyan water is a stunning experience. This beach is also perfect for all those seeking solitude.
Best Time to Visit Laxmanpur Beach: December to May
Merk Bay Beach: A Virgin Beach
This virgin beach is underrated and attracts lesser crowds compared to the other beaches in Andaman and Nicobar. Located in the North Passage Island which is one of the uninhabited islands is what makes this beach secluded. Watching the scintillating sunrise or sunset here will compel you to stay longer. The shiny sand and the cerulean water are much-adored and perfect for a relaxing picnic.
Best Time to Visit Merk Bay Beach: October to May
Ross and Smith Island Beach: Beautiful stretch of sandbar
A narrow stretch of white sand bar connecting the palm-filled islands of Ross and Smith (also known as Twin Islands of Andaman) is referred to as Ross and Smith Island Beach or Sandbar Beach! The matchless beauty of Sandbar beach is what makes it one of the top beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Visit here during the low tide to catch the breathtaking views of the surroundings while island hopping along the sandbar. The gentle waves are also perfect to best enjoy water sports such as swimming and snorkeling.
Best Time to Visit Sandbar Beach: November to May
Elephant Beach: Pristine white sand beach
Accessed by a boat ride or a trek through the jungles, Elephant Beach situated on the farther corner of the Havelock Island allures travelers with its immaculate white shoreline, cyan waters, and stunning coral reefs. Travelers visiting this unspoiled beach of Andaman Islands fall into one of these 2categories - those who are seen resting on the white sand soaking up the sun and the other group of snorkelers and scuba divers exploring the coral reefs!
Best Time to Visit Elephant Beach: October to May
You must be planning your trip now as January is among the ideal months for visiting all the above five best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Moreover, the availability of cheap last-minute flights to anywhere in India any time of the year at the Indian Eagle online travel agency is favorable too! So, why delay? Plan your trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands now!