1 Wandoor

The white sandy beach and islets of the Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park are the most popular day-trip destination from capital Port Blair, and a good appetizer for more remote parts.

2 Scuba diving

The Andamans’ beautiful coral reefs teem with vivid underwater life.

3 Havelock Island

For the best diving and partying, head for Havelock, still laidback and friendly despite being the most developed of the Andamans.

4 Long Island

This is the place to head to get an idea of what Havelock was like two decades ago and a chance to unwind in a friendly, laidback village.

5 North Andaman

The long haul by bus or boat from Port Blair is worthwhile for the backdrop of thick rainforest and the dazzling tropical beaches when you arrive.

6 Little Andaman

As very few travellers make it to the archipelago’s southernmost island, you may well have the stunning forest-fringed beaches to yourself.

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