Barefoot at Havelock

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Hotel class: 3 stars
Radhanagar Village, Havelock Island, India

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hauteboy hauteboy
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fun eco-resort on the best beach in Asia Jan 07, 2007
We spent three nights at the Barefoot resort on Havelock island. It was really a place to get away from it all.. no phones, no internet, no TV, no AC. Just getting here was an adventure.. a flight from Chennai to Port Blair, then 2+ hr ferry from Port Blair to Havelock island, followed by a 20-minute tuk-tuk ride to the hotel. We had one of the hut rooms. The setting was gorgeous, in a forest surrounded by huge 'rocketship' trees and fronting onto Radhanagar Beach which was voted Best Beach in Asia several years ago. The hotel had a basic restaurant serving fresh seafood and great pancakes. One night we found a 18" long lizard hiding in our bathroom!
Hut room
Outside view of hut
hauteboy says:
It scared me! Turned on the light and there it was.
Posted on: Jun 26, 2011
travelingJacq says:
Sounds like paradise, except for the lizard in the bathroom part ;-}
Posted on: Jun 26, 2011
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Barefoot at Havelock Overview

Located on the fringe of what TIME Magazine acclaimed as the best beach in Asia in Nov 2004 Barefoot at Havelock - the Andaman Islands’ only eco-hideaway - is set in rainforest and tropical fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km white-sand stretch of the quirkily named Beach No. 7 at Havelock Island. Our resort comprises 18 beautifully designed cottages that are hidden among 7 acres of grounds. Their hardwood walls and conical thatch roofs blend into the tropical foliage. You get basic comforts - modern plumbing / air-con or ceiling fans - and an exhilarating closeness to nature. The barefoot philosophy means a minimal footprint so only indigenous materials are used. Rainwater is harvested and most staff are local. Venture out to kayak through mangrove creeks / snorkel or dive the reefs / camp on a deserted island. Stay in and there is yoga / birdwatching / hammocks - and a blissful beach. Barefoot at Havelock is perfect if you are looking for an unpretentious hideaway in one of the world’s last undeveloped tropical islands. You are very cut off from the rest of the world. There is no television - newspapers - internet or sometimes telephone - bliss for some. This is also part of a conscious effort to take our guests out of their cottages and experience the beauty of Havelock Island. Room service is not provided as the cottages are far apart from the kitchen and also because we have a wonderful atmospheric lounge and restaurant where we encourage our guests to mingle and sit back and enjoy a tall drink and a delicious meal with some relaxing music. Some things to prepare for before you arrive. Nocturnal forest sounds can be irritating especially if you are a light sleeper and staying in a Nicobari Cottage On occasion the air-conditioning in the Andaman Villas can be erratic due to voltage fluctuations – the entire island’s power is run by a single government operated generator with a single transformer for each village and following the cyclone season -

Barefoot at Havelock Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Air Conditioned
  • Housekeeping
  • Currency Exchange
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Excursions
  • Water Activities
  • Kayaking
  • Shower
  • Family Room

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