Non-touristy travel is one of the latest trends in the industry that allows you to explore a new place like a local. The non-touristy Andaman things to do list is a must try if you want to take the lesser known path
Until date, we’ve been sharing a lot of things to do in Andaman when you are on a holiday package. But there is another way to explore Andaman – the real, non-touristy way.
Here are some of the unconventional places to stay and non-touristy things to do in Andaman
Stay at Wandoor:
Most conventional packages will be selling you the white-beach-blue-water dream with Havelock. While it is a great place, it’s also pricey and thronged by tourists in the peak season. Head over to the southern tip of Andaman to the quaint village of Wandoor. The place has a couple of beaches and stay options and offers a quite place to relax as you watch emerald blues and orange sunsets.
It takes about an hour and a half by bus to reach Wandoor from Port Blair and the beach is 5 minutes from the village. You can choose to snorkel at some spots near the village. Tourists do drop by on their way to Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island but people don’t stay back.
The island has a jungle resort which can be an interesting stay option for you.
Stay at Long Island:
Want to lay your eyes on unspoiled Andaman? This is the place you should be. Long Island has limited infrastructure, one government rest house (which needs to be booked from Port Blair) and one eco hotel. The island has very little tourist development with no rickshaws or cars. You can come here if you simply want to enjoy the village life and walk your way around the forests and beaches. While camping is illegal, it can be arranged through the guest house where you have registered. You can take a trip to the North Passage Island which is beautiful, fairly free from tourists and if you are lucky, you may just catch sight of a dolphin.
Dine at the Excel restaurant:
This bamboo rooftop restaurant at Lalaji Bay View serves grilled fish and Israeli dishes that come with paid wi-fi access and a fully stocked bar!
Visit the turtle nesting ground near Rangat:
Rangat has been promoted as an eco tourism destination although there isn’t much to the place other than the Government owned Guest house Hawksbill Nest is near to the Cutbert bay beach and Turtle sanctuary. Its best to choose this off beat path only if you are visiting between December and February
Volunteer in Andaman:
Reefwatch An NGO with focus on marine conservation accepts volunteers to be involved in beach clean ups, fish surveys and teaching opportunities for a period of three weeks. That’s a vacation spent doing good.
If you care looking to take the off beaten non touristy things to do in Andaman, connect with an Andaman Holidays expert today.