Sun, Sand & Blue Waters: Head To The Andamans For A Beach Vacay That's Not Goa!

Sun, Sand & Blue Waters: Head To The Andamans For A Beach Vacay That's Not Goa!

When you think of beaches and India, Goa is the first thought that comes to everyone's mind. While I do absolutely love parts of Goa, the vibe and the entire atmosphere of the place, the beaches aren't ones where you can really enjoy blue, pristine waters. So if you really are a beach bum then Andamans is the place to go. Yes, it'll be heavier on the pocket but trust me once you look at the colour of the ocean there, it'll all be worth it. 

So here are all the reasons you've got to visit this hidden paradise.

1. Radhanagar Beach

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Yes, this place is in India. Radhanagar beach is Asia's number one beach and ranks eighth globally. The endless waters the sand and the beautiful resorts there make it a marvel. Taj Exotica has recently opened a property there and the stunning Barefoot resort at Havelock could also be an option. Another thing that stood out to me about the place was that it's spotless - the one thing that Indian beaches usually lack.

2. Island Hopping

The entire landmass of the Andamans is made up of tiny islands which you can keep hopping to and from. From Port Blair, you can keep taking ferries to Havelock Island, Neil Island, Ross Island and many more. There are a few islands that you are not allowed to visit because of the indigenous people living there but the others are all equally great for a getaway.

3. Adventurous Activities

For adventure seekers, this is a great spot. You can sign up for a diving course, snorkelling and even kayaking here. The coral reef is so mesmerising that you'll fall in love with nature. Not to mention, the time with yourself is a bonus.

4. Stunning Sunsets And Peace Of Mind

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The best part about the Andamans is that it almost feels like a secret hideout. Not commercialized, not overcrowded, this place will be that happy place where you can just be. The visuals are beautiful and you have the place to yourself to enjoy it.

5. Gorge On The Delicious Food

This is true for every beach and it's true for the Andamans too, the food is great! Don't miss lobsters and prawns if seafood is what you crave. The flavours are amazing. You must try Anju Coco, Saltwater Cafe and Something Different in Havelock Island. 

6. Down Time At The Spa

All in all your vacation will not be packed with a night of drinking and dancing but it's a great place for a couples retreat or a girls trip. Either way, booking a long massage with a potli or a spa date for everyone is a must.

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