Barefoot at Havelock

Location: Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands | India

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Fully embracing its ‘barefoot’ motto, take your shoes off at reception and wriggle into the beach bliss blanket that Barefoot at Havelock casts. A secret paradise on the off-the-beaten-track Andaman Islands, this resort uses environmentally sensitive and indigenous materials, making it one of the first ecologically-friendly resorts on these secluded islands.
Perfect forReinvigorating the mind and spirit, and getting off India’s well-trodden trails.
In the knowAt these characterful villas and cottages, you’ll have one of Asia’s best beaches on your doorstep – and to help with your getting-away-from-it-all relaxation, there is no internet or phone signal, so a digital detox is pretty much guaranteed.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Honeymoon
  • Rustic

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Barefoot at Havelock sits right on the beautiful Radhanagar Beach – considered one of the beaches in Asia.

Rooms at Barefoot at Havelock

Hardwood walls, conical thatched roofs and palm leaves make up the well-appointed cottages and beautifully designed villas. They are raised on stilts and scattered amongst the tropical foliage, connected by winding pathways. The villas and cottages offer large, inviting beds, floor-to-ceiling windows with garden views and large bathrooms.

The most stylish of the lot, the fan-cooled Nicobari Villa, comprises of two circular structures, mimicking traditional huts used by the local tribe on the Nicobar Islands, with a roof constructed entirely out of intricately woven leaves. It has a large four-poster bed, designer light fittings and a private courtyard, making it ideal for a romantic break or honeymoon.

Food & drink

The restaurant serves a menu of fusion continental and Indian dishes, created using organic ingredients. As the hotel is located on an island, fresh seafood features most prominently, and the nightly special is usually brought in from the fishing boats a few hours before dinner – think of courses of whole fish steamed in banana leaves or huge tiger prawns in a delicious curry.

The chilled-out bar near the lobby is a great spot to hang out after dinner. Order a minty mojito or try a glass of Indian wine, and sit on the bolstered divans playing games or reading into the night.

Facilities

Discover the healing powers of coffee by having a signature massage in the hotel’s spa. It uses a combination of acupressure techniques and oils blended with coffee extracts to leave you feeling pampered yet energised.

Activities at Barefoot at Havelock

The warm waters of the sea are perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Take a dunghi and go fishing for your dinner, go kayaking around the calm mangroves or stick to land and walk through the rainforest to spot exotic birds and wildlife.

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Hotel location

Barefoot at Havelock is a 1.5-hour speedboat ride from Port Blair.

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