About the Place
Andaman Island is one of the most picturesque destinations in India. Kind of the only island in India with breathtaking experiences. Andaman brings forward varied kind of experiences, very different than what you would have seen in other parts of India. Andaman island is a union territory and not a state yet. The island comprises of around 572 islands of which only a handful is inhabited by people. We at Experience Andamans believe in bringing forward most awesome experiences. Our history goes back way before Indias Independence. A local travel company with deep insight into how the islands operate, this knowledge help us to execute your tour flawlessly thus giving you the most memorable experiences in Andaman.
Mentioned below are few things that we want you to know that will help you plan your travel in the island properly. For More information, you can call/email us and we will be happy to help you.
Please note Andaman and Nicobar Islands have become tourism hot spot in the last few years and in tourism terms are still a young destination with many operators not aware or equipped with skill sets to handle customers. All the hotels are not comparable to city standards and hence we would recommend guest to go through our reviews and pictures. Sometimes online reviews in many travel forum are fake and are self-generated. We recommend guest not to go by star category as this is quite misleading. Andamans is for people who are looking for a unique, adventurous and fun-filled holiday.
Hotels in Andamans have an early check in and check out time and this is because most of the flights/ferry come in early morning and the hotel requires at least an hour’s time to clean the room for the new guest checking in. This may cause inconvenience to you as you may have to check out early morning even though you have afternoon flight/ferry and would request all guest to cooperate with the hotel on their check in check out policy. We would love to provide a late check out for all our guests, however the same is not in our hands and we cannot confirm the same and this can only be provided by the hotel.
At Havelock since most hotels have an early check out and the ferry departs only at 1600 hrs we would recommend that guest can book some activity or hire cars or bikes to spend a few hours at a nearby beach and payment of which can be made directly to our representative at respective island. Do also note that at Havelock most of the hotels do not have room service, hot water and intercom facility.
We would suggest not to take M.A.P plan (Inclusive of dinner) as it has been noticed that many of the guests very often did not liked the food offered by the hotel and the prices per meal usually starts with rupees 500-1000 per meal per person, which is quite high for food that does not suits your taste. You may either order food by your own or walk to nearby hotels and have food of your liking. Our representative will be happy to suggest you hotels and restaurants that would suit you.
Some of the city tours activities are closed on Monday. Ross Island is closed on Wednesday, please note that being a small Island besides standards national holidays, sightseeing places are also closed on religious occasions for which we are intimated on the same day and would change the itinerary accordingly. Our efforts will be to cover the missed out places on alternate days but if not possible no refund would be offered. Cars sometimes may come a few minutes late because of shortage of cars people use their cars for multiples drops and hence we would request guest not to panic and instead wait for 5-10 mins or call our representative who will immediately resolve the issue.
It is advisable to plan and confirm your bookings and activities before the date of arrival as during peak season it is very difficult to book rooms at the desired hotels. We suggest you to pay for the activities you would like to avail in advance as traveling with your purse or bags during boat rides or while swimming in the beaches could be an overhead.
There is a huge shortage of rooms during season and any last minute change or cancellation will attract retention and there is nothing that we can do to prevent the same. Also note, the high speed catamaran Makruzz / Coastal Cruise / Green Ocean service is unavailable during off season. People traveling during off season would be transferred to Govt ferry .
With Experience Andamans we would like our guests to be appropriately informed about the destination and activities since we value for your time and money and want to provide an honest experience of this exotic destination, the Andamans