Radhanagar Beach, Also known as Number 7 Beach, is probably the most romantic tourist destination in Asia. Tucked in Havelock Island of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Radhanagar Beach looks like something straight out of heaven with its turquoise blue waters, sparkingly white sand that looks like sprinkled diamonds, picturesque sunset, and lush tropical jungle.
The sea life ( you can find dolphins, turtles, and large fishes), adventurous underwater activities, periwinkle skies; there are many reasons to visit this awe-striking beauty. Globetrotters, honeymooners, and nature lovers visit this island to enjoy the pristine landscape, tranquil ambiance, and unwind amidst nature.
Radhanagar Beach, Over the years, has won many accolades worldwide, making it an international tourist attraction. Few highlights include
- “7th best beach in the world” title by Times Magazine in 2004.
- Bagged the prestigious blue flag certification in 2020
- “Traveler’s choice 2021 – Best of the best” title by Tripadvisor.
Best Time To Visit Radhanagar Beach:
I would say it is around the year. Each season has its own beauty to show in Radhanagar Beach.
Winter (October to February):
Winter is probably the most crowded season. The temperature ranges between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for experiencing this impeccable beauty. This is why most tourists prefer this time of the year for their Andaman/Radhanagar Beach trip.
Monsoon (June to September):
Though thunderstorms & heavy rainfalls could hinder your plans, Moonsoon renders a mind-blowing view of the sunsets & enhances the surrounding dense forest. Tourists will be significantly less and thereby the hotel costs. If you are on a budget or don’t like crowds, This is the best season for you.
Summer (March to May):
In summer, Radhanagar beach is hot (but not too harsh), and the temperature varies from 24-34 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for watersports & sea diving. If you are looking for an adrenaline-packed summer vacation, Radhanagar beach has a lot to offer. Scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, water bike riding, Banana ride, sea walk, and a lot.
How to reach Radhanagar Beach?
Havelock Island lies 70 kilometers northeast of Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar islands. The journey from Port Blair to Havelock takes less than 2 hours. There are plenty of luxurious air-conditioned private ferries or cruises available at Port Blair Jetty, which can sail you to Havelock Island. However, these private ferries are a little expensive. But not to worry if you are on a budget; we have government ferry services available, which are more pocket-friendly.
Do you have seasickness and worry about traveling by ferries? You can also take a sea plane that flies over Barren Island, The only confirmed active volcano in South Asia, which provides an incredible lifetime experience.
Radhanagar Beach is approximately 10 kilometers from Havelock Jetty. You can easily book a cab at Havelock Jetty & reach Radhanagar Beach in less than 20 minutes.
Best Things To Do In Radhanagar Beach
- Scuba diving, Snorkelling & Sea walking
- Bird watching
- Trekking to Neil’s Cove
Barely a 10 min trek from Radhanagar beach takes you to Neil’s Cove, A magnificent lagoon with astonishing vistas, colorful coral reef, a thick forest cover, and a superb sunset view. Words never describe how beautiful this place is. You need to be a little careful here as you may encounter salt crocodiles.
Safety and security
Though Havelock Island is one of the safest destinations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Following safety rules is really important.
- Avoid water sports if you have any medical conditions.
- Follow the instructions of security personnel and the lifeguards.
- Never go beyond a safe swimming zone.
- Never swim & play water sports under the influence of alcohol.