Top 5 Luxury Hotels In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

From luxuriously appointed villas to small boutique properties, each accommodation offers a unique experience of the natural beauty of the islands
Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to several luxurious hotels and resorts
Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to several luxurious hotels and resorts Unsplash

Nestled in the serene lap of the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer a fusion of understated luxury and tropical charm. Amidst the pristine splendour of these archipelagic jewels, luxurious hotels and resorts serve as havens of indulgence. These properties redefine luxury in the middle of nature with their beachfront settings, views of azure waters, and dedication tohosp itality. Join us on an exploration of the ultimate in luxury as we unveil the fascinating world of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' luxury hotels and resorts, where discerning travellers can immerse themselves in unmatched comfort.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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This five-star resort in the Andaman Islands offers travellers a luxurious and environmentally conscious experience. Located on Havelock Island, this resort, set on 46 acres, boasts private beach access and a lush mangrove forest on its periphery. With an onsite bottling plant, rainwater harvesting, and composting, Taj Exotica is committed to sustainable practices in tourism. 

Seventy-two luxury villas with thatched roofs dot this beachfront property, offering a blend of rustic and modern charm. The resort offers an array of activities that promise to make every moment of your stay here enjoyable. Kayaking in the mangroves, scuba diving, and forest treks are just some of the activities the resort has to offer. The resort has an Olympic-sized infinity pool and early morning yoga on the beach for the less adventurous. 

Children can look forward to activities that engage them in the marine ecology of the region. Supervised scuba lessons, shell crafting, beach picnics, and fruit picking in the orchards will ensure that the kids are entertained throughout their stay. 

World-class amenities and a friendly vibe make this a perfect choice for families.

Price per night: Starts from INR 28,200 (prices may vary)

Sea Shell Havelock

Sea Shell Havelock
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With miles of swaying coconut trees dotting its borders, this beachside resort offers endless views of an emerald-green ocean. Select from a variety of accommodations to match your style, from breezy cabanas and comfortable wooden cottages surrounded by coconut groves to duplex villas with French windows that open up to the ocean and bungalows with opulent baths and lush lawns. 

Eat at the on-site Urban Tadka restaurant, serving European and classic Indian dishes. Later, relax with a cocktail at Fluidz Beach Bar after taking a cool plunge in the ocean. If you want to de-stress, you can choose from a variety of calming therapies at the Sattva Spa.  

The corals and mangroves in the area make sea swimming difficult; however, this is more than made up for by the opportunities to laze on the beach on one of the sunbeds. Unwind at the Sattva spa, or take a lesson in snorkelling; go on a marine trail, trekking or an oceanic exploration at the Dive Centre at the Sea Shell Resort; you will be spoilt for choice. 

The hotel is located within a kilometre of several local restaurants, offering a world of experience outside.

Price per night: Starts from INR 7,500 (prices may vary)

Barefoot At Havelock

Barefoot at Havelock
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Located on Havelock Island, Barefoot at Havelock offers a unique experience, a stone’s throw from Radhanagar Beach, one of Asia's finest beaches. One can travel from Port Blair to Havelock Island on a government ferry or the more adventurous catamaran. 

The minimalist Nicobari cottages made from all-natural materials will welcome you to sample the local lifestyle. The resort also has air-conditioned tented cottages, duplex cottages, and non-air-conditioned villas. 

Barefoot at Havelock is one of the most picturesque Andaman resorts, with stunning views of the sea and lush green forests. The in-house restaurant serves delicious Chinese, Continental, and Indian meals. 

The resort is a no-technology zone. This means no wifi or television and very low phone connectivity, making this a true escape from the digital world. It offers a plethora of activities that will keep you occupied. Adding to the usual trekking, snorkelling, birdwatching, and nature trails, this resort provides a unique experience. The resort is home to Rajan, the friendly resident elephant who enjoys being around visitors who can bathe him and go on a walkabout with him.  

Barefoot at Havelock offers a stunning setting of elegantly designed cottages, not to mention exciting experiences that will offer ample scope to make memories for a lifetime.

Price per night: Starts from INR 11,500 (prices may vary)

Fortune Resort Bay Island

Fortune Resort Bay Island
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Fortune Resort Bay Island is close to the airport and just ten minutes from Port Blair’s main commercial hub and shopping centre. Constructed almost entirely from the wood of the Padouk tree, native to the Andamans, the hotel reflects the native heritage of the islands. The resort offers 45 well-appointed rooms, a minibar, a games area, and soul-satisfying views of the turquoise sea.

Designed by well-known architect Charles Correa, this beautiful resort, nestled against the slope of Marine Hill, offers magnificent views of the forest. The hotel is located 25 km from Wandoor Beach and 15 km from the Water Sports Complex and the historic Cellular Jail. 

Overlooking the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, the resort offers picture postcard views of endless seas, complete with lighthouses.

Price per night: Starts from INR 8,100 (prices may vary)

Munjoh Island House

Munjoh Island House
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Surrounded by a variety of trees, such as the fanning coconut palms, betel trees, big banyan trees, mango trees, and jackfruit trees, Munjoh Island House is truly a sanctuary for the busy mind. Located in the quaint village of Sippighat, the Munjoh Island Home is at the confluence of the rainforest and the mighty ocean. Thirty private villas built in a colonial style along the beach make this the perfect honeymoon destination. 

In addition, the resort features three yoga rooms with an ocean view, saunas, a cold tub, a fitness facility, and an outdoor yoga deck. Experience farm-to-table dining at the on-site restaurant, where all veggies are grown or sourced locally. Cycle to the local farmer and fishery market to see for yourself the fine produce of the island, or if you feel more adventurous, take a boat trip to visit the limestone caves at Baratang Island. 

A rejuvenating spa visit will complete your luxurious stay at Munjoh Island House.

Price per night: Starts from INR 7600 (prices may vary)

Getting there

Flights to Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands, are available daily from several cities, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Daily flights are operated by airlines, such as Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Spicejet, and Vistara, out of the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair.

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