Staying at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an enjoyable experience, considering that these islands lie amidst the vast blue waters of Bay of Bengal. Availing accommodation in these islands is not a problem at all since these islands are no strangers to tourists. You will definitely find all sorts of resorts and hotels with all possible amenities that you can think of in order to make the holiday the most memorable time of your entire life.
From beautiful picnic areas to the mind blowing museums, from the sightseeing spots to the monuments, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have it all. And at the end of the day of you wish to sneak away from all this hustle and bustle then there are several pristine and placid locations which will cater to your every need.
There are a number of hotels and resorts available at all the major islands of the archipelago. There are premium or luxury hotels and also budget hotels which will fit into your pocket. There is government as well as private lodges which are available at very affordable rates in case you are vacationing on a shoe string budget.
Although the Island has several luxury hotels and resorts which provide for a comfortable living, several tourists, both Indian and foreign, prefer staying at the government resorts. The reason behind this preference is that these lodges are very comfortable to live in and provide all the facilities as well as security at a very affordable price when compared to other accommodations. You will find all kinds of accommodations here including Deluxe, Semi – Deluxe, AC and also Non – AC options. The authority of all of these lodging facilities is the ministry of tourism of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They are trying to promote tourism to the maximum extent possible by providing the tourists with affordable options for staying during their visit. Both dining and residential options are available here. Due to the kind of prices that the lodging is available at, you will have to book the rooms in advance.
A lot of islands like the Havelock Island offer something known as beach huts. All of these claim to be ‘eco’ - huts which basically means that they are built using cheaper materials. However they provide with a great value for the money that you pay. These get a lot cheaper especially during the low season. Most of the people staying here prefer tying hammocks near there huts to spend some quiet time. There are several tourists who visit these spectacular islands every single year making the islands one of the best holiday destinations in the entire world. People with all sorts of budget visit the islands and there is a accommodation available for all kinds of visitors.
This is a budget hotel which will provide you most of the amenities which are required for a comfortable stay.
The rooms have a modern twist to it while the bar that is present upstairs has a beautiful nautical theme which makes it very attractive.
Close to the Corbyn’s Cove, it offers several big rooms and most of these have the best view of the town and open out to the sea. It has a beautiful garden on the sea side in which you can stroll around and there are several Japanese bunkers which are present here from the World War II time.
Driftwood is a hotel which is neither too cheap not too expensive having forest view. It is mid range and has several decent – sized, sunny rooms which make for a comfortable stay. It has a great restaurant and a bar which hosts karaoke every Saturday night. They provide with Wi-Fi access in the lobby.
Wild Orchid is one of the best resorts found in all of the Andamans. The cottages are of typical Andamanese – style which is very thoughtfully furnished and modern rooms are also available. All of these rooms are present around a beautiful tropical garden. It also got a great restaurant, Red Snapper, and close to the beach.
This is one of the most budget friendly resort homes present in all of Port Blair. It has beautiful yet homely rooms and is located very close to the Phoenix Bay. The rooms have cable –TV and running hot water. The rooms which have a balcony and a air – conditioner are a little expensive as compared to the rest of the rooms.
This resort is one of the finest in all of Port Blair which has lovely views of the bay. It comes with a beautiful tropical garden and the rooms are quite modern. Some of these rooms are sea facing and hence have a beautiful view.
If you do decide staying here then do request for a sea – front room.
This lodge located at Port Blair has remained an all time favorite of all the people who visit the islands at a shoe string budget. It is a very simple place yet quite clean and makes for a comfortable stay. The facilities however are very limited but you can’t really complain as they provide you with everything that you need to make your stay comfortable.