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.