Marriage is one of the most important life decisions that you will ever make. No matter how long you have known your better half before marriage, it will still take you some time to adjust being around them and living with them. This is one of the reasons why the honeymoon period becomes really important – you need some time to celebrate your marriage, understand each other, and recharge yourself.
Andaman Islands in India is the perfect honeymoon destination because it offers you everything – beautiful sunny skies, sparkling blue seas, gorgeous golden sands, and an enjoyable tropical weather. The adventurous activities and the delicious seafood are additional benefits that can be enjoyed at these idyllic islands.
Some of the places to visit on Andaman Islands to create some unforgettable honeymoon memories include:
Back in 2004, Time magazine voted Radhanagar Beach as Asia’s Best Beach. Although it has been more than a decade now, the charm of this most popular Andaman beach still remains the same. The turquoise blue waters, the soft white sands, and the surrounding lush forest makes it one of the most romantic spots on Andaman Islands – so do remember to visit this picture perfect beach on your honeymoon.
One of the main islands of the Great Andaman group, Baratang Island is located approximately 100km away from the capital city of Port Blair. As most of this island still remains unexplored, visit this island during your honeymoon if you like offbeat places. Baratang Island has become famous because it is home to rare limestone caves as well as mud volcanoes. Virgin beaches, mangrove creeks, and tropical forest are the other highlights of this island.
Wandur National Park
Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandur National Park is home to the most beautiful marine wildlife and the rarest coral all across the world. This national park spreads over 12 islands and exploring these islands is kind of like navigating a labyrinth. Treat your better half to a snorkelling, scuba diving, or glass bottom boat ride experience at this national park.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove Beach is the nearest beach to Port Blair, which may be the reason why it is well loved by locals and tourists alike. This beach enjoys a very romantic setting, with its backdrop of coconut trees and its clear blue waters. Visit this beach when you are on your honeymoon, and stay till the evening to enjoy the gorgeous sunset views.
Havelock Island is the most renowned of all the islands in the Andaman archipelago. As it is home to one of the world’s richest coral reef systems, it has become the most popular scuba diving spot in Andaman. The varied marine life and the pristine waters of this island make scuba diving more fun. If you and your partner have never been scuba diving, there is no need to worry as the diving operators will provide you with the necessary equipment and training.
Neil Island is a very small island – you can explore the entire island on foot and it will only take you an hour or so. A relaxed vibe permeates from each and every corner of this peaceful island. Ramnagar Beach, Sitapur Beach, and the Natural Bridge are some of the attractions of Neil Island.
This place is a haven for almost over a hundred different species of birds, including emerald doves, parakeets, and sea eagles. Located about 25km away from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu or ‘Bird Island’ as it is lovingly called is a small village surrounded by lush mangroves. It is also known as ‘Sunset Point’ because it offers visitors spectacular views of the sunset. You can also visit the Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Munda Pahad Beach, and the Sylvan Sands Beach while here.
These are some of the most romantic places at the Andaman Islands, but there are plenty of other interesting sites to choose from here – what you choose to include in your itinerary is completely up to you. For example, history buffs will definitely want to pay a visit to the Cellular Jail when they are on their honeymoon in Andaman. This is perhaps the perfect way to learn more about the likes and dislikes of each other.
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Location: A group of islands in the Bay of Bengal located between India and Myanmar
How to Reach: Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair
Official Language: Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Nicobarese, and English
Currency: INR (Indian Rupees)
Time Zone: IST (UTC+05:30)
Climate: Tropical climate, warm with sea breeze
Food & Drink: These islands are known for their fresh seafood delicacies. You can also find a lot of Thai, Burmese, and South Indian influence on the cuisine of the Andaman Islands.