The islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands cater to a very large number of tourists every year. Being one of the most frequented destinations in India today, accommodation is never a problem for most visitors, with plenty of choices for most budgets.
There is something for everyone here. You may be on a shoestring budget or you may have a very large budget, whatever is the case you will enjoy your stay here. From 5 star hotels and premium hotels to lodges and budget hotels, they have it all. There are several hotels as well as beach side resorts which are available for the tourists to stay.
The islands have lush green forests and are home to spectacular marine life and so most of the tourists generally prefer staying in a beach front hotel. These beach front properties tend to fill up very fast during the peak season and so if you are planning on visiting the place in the summer then it is always wise to book the rooms beforehand.
The islands are just as beautiful in the off season (rainy) with the freshly washed trees but most people do not prefer visiting the islands at such a time. If you make up your mind to check out the islands during the rainy season then you should known that the accommodations tend to get a lot cheaper and so staying at an upscale hotel will not necessarily burn a hole through your pockets.
Luxury Resorts and Hotels
Considering that the islands see a very large influx of tourists each year, it shouldn’t be very surprising that there are more than just a handful of luxury resorts and hotels here. There are several resorts that the beautiful blue coastline of the island which lets you take in the spectacular views which the island has to offer from within your room. If budget isn’t an issue then you can stay at these places which offer you the ultimate experience however the rooms here fly off the shelves and hence you should book the rooms before coming to the islands.
There are resorts like Fortune Resort, Silver Sand Beach Resort, Peerless Sarovar Portico etc all of which provide very comfortable rooms for as long as you stay. Considering that there are a very large number of resorts available on the islands, you will find one that will suit your taste. Whether you want a resort that is right in the middle of all the action or something that is far away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd yet well connected, you will find it all.
Deluxe, Cottages and Standard Hotels
These accommodation options basically offer you a substantial amount of comfort and service without having you to spend a fortune. There are hotels like Megapode Nest Resort, Sinclairs Bay View Hotel, Sun Sea Resort, Hotel Mainik, Hotel Shreesh, TSG Emerald View etc which cater to tourists who are visiting the islands on a budget while not compromising on the quality of the service.
These cottages and deluxe hotels can be found all across the Andaman Islands. Though comparatively cheaper the services that they offer include AC rooms, bars, restaurants, TV, internet, car hire facility etc which will make your stay enjoyable.
If you are not willing to spend a lot of money on the accommodation then you can always check in to one of the several budget hotels that the island has to offer. Just because they are budget hotels does not necessarily mean that they are sub – standard. A lot of times these places are eco – friendly and are quiet green which makes it quite efficient and hence lets you stay by shelling out very little money.
Some of the hotels that are available in this category are Palm Grove Eco Resort, City King Palace, N.K. International, Shompen, Gem Continental, Holiday Resort, Hotel Blair etc.
If you are travelling on a very limited budget but still want to see the sights that the island of Andaman and Nicobar has to offer then you stay in one of the lodges that can be found in the island. There are government lodges as well which will charge you very little but they do provide excellent services considering the amount that is being paid for the same.
Swagat Lodge, Ram Niwas Lodge, Kavita Lodge, (Andaman Tour) Andaman Tourist Cottage etc are some of the options that are available at low budget.
If you would like to spend minimal amount on your accommodation and want to use up all the money checking out the sights and sounds that the island has to offer then you can always camp out. There are several tourists who enjoy camping and if you belong to the category who wouldn’t mind spending some quality time with Mother Nature then camping out in the open is a great choice.
A lot of the visitors who come to the island enjoy island camping. This is organised by the Tourism Department complete with a tented accommodation and this can be found in some of the popular beaches during the peak season. This will prove to be an ideal holiday for all the eco – friendly tourists.
So there you have it, the different types of accommodation options that are available to you at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can choose the one you like according to your preference and your budget.
Irrespective of the type of accommodation that you stay in, most of these accommodations (if not all) are considered to provide the tourists with some tasty local food as well. Having a great place to stay which also dishes out the local delicacy shouldn’t let you complain much.
There is something here for everyone and every budget and all of these are more than capable of handling the influx of tourists that flock the islands every summer. Irrespective of when you plan on visiting the island do make sure that you have already booked your rooms before leaving.