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Elephant Beach Havelock Island

Elephant Beach: The Water Sports Hub of Havelock Island

Elephant Beach Havelock Island is one of the most popular beaches of the Andaman Islands. Akin to the other beaches of the vicinity it is constituted by the dazzling white sand, turquoise green shade of the ocean & dense tropical trees lined all around the shores. However, this beach stands out as it offers a plethora of adventure sports & water activities at a single point. So if you are one of those travel freaks for whom Holiday on an Island means relishing the aquatic adventures & diving into the sea, Elephant beach should mount your “Things to do List” in your trip to Havelock Island and Andaman.

This beach is bound to fulfil all of your fantasies of exploring the underwater wealth of nature to include corals, reefs, rarely seen sea turtles, aquatic plants, colourful fishes, and other vibrant oceanic species with your naked eyes. Water Sports in Elephant Beach are its highlight. Along with swimming, fishing, kayaking, banana boat riding, sofa boat riding, jet skiing (which is available on other beaches too in Andaman) Elephant Beach rates as the ideal spot for snorkelling, sea walking, scuba diving and parasailing owing to its best water sports infrastructure in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

As compared to the other beaches, water on Elephant beach is placid and does not steep too low that makes it comfortable for even non-swimmers to have the thrilling onshore experiences without any hassle. For those who chose to refrain from entering into the water but do not want to miss the incredible sight of the gems of the marine world, Elephant beach also offers the glass bottom boat ride. Through this glass, you can see through the limitless wonders of marine life, and this is a unique experience in which a boat designed with a glass bottom. Glass bottom boat ride is the right choice for senior citizens and people who do want to step into the water but do not want to miss proximity to the underwater world.

There are plenty of things to do in Elephant Beach, including photography opportunities as the shores here are abundant with marine jewels. So if you are a photographer, you can brush up your photography skills & capture the exhilarating sights in your camera. And those who want to enjoy the wonders at the same time want these happy moments to be captured for memories may opt for hiring the professional photographers. Few water sports also provide complimentary photography. A family who wants to take their children along for sports activities & picnics may plan to spend maximum time of their trip on this playful beach.

Havelock Island Beach Resort is committed to providing a complete package so you can tell our coordinators if you want the professional photographers and they will arrange for you. The name of this beach came out of an elephant’s training camp nearby that the government of India established in the past. The narrative goes that few of the elephants often found roaming around those days at the beachside, which is why locals started addressing it as Elephant’s beach. However, it has nothing to do with elephants anymore.

Elephant Beach Havelock Island is adjacent to Radhanagar beach, but travellers may opt for the boats that are readily available but have to be booked in advance. You can take a fibre boat from the Havelock jetty to reach the Elephant Beach, and the ride is not more than 20-30 minutes. The boats are frequently available at specific time slots, but it is advisable to make sure that your boat tickets are reserved at least one day prior to your trip to avoid hassles.

If you are travelling with Havelock Island Beach Resort, stay relaxed as all the bookings would be made well in advance by our team to ensure a smooth journey for you. If you are a trekking lover, then you can opt to trek through the forest with dense trees, wild plants, tropical birds, insects and reptiles. This beach is sure to add to the thrill and transform your visit into an audacious memory. However, the majority of travellers ditch the trekking trail and go for the boat rides mostly those who are travelling with children, senior citizens & families. But if you want to experience, the resort would provide you with an expert who would guide you through the trek and ensure your safety.

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  • 1 Where is Elephant Beach located?

    Counted among one of the most popular tourist destinations in Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is popular for its serenity, turquoise waters, and adventure sports. It is considered the water sports haven of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and is located nearly nine kilometers from the jetty. This gorgeous beach is located at a secluded part of northern Swaraj Dweep, and you can reach there either via a boat or trekking through the forest. The entire place is amazingly beautiful. The beach is surrounded by dense tropical jungles and is covered by lush greenery from all sides.

  • 2 How can I reach Elephant Beach in Havelock Island?

    Elephant Beach in Havelock Island is a serene beach that is known for its crystal-clear waters and silky white sand. Visiting this mesmerizing beach is a must when you are on this island. One can reach there from the main jetty that takes around twenty minutes via boat. There is one more way to reach there if you are an adrenaline junkie and always looking for something extraordinary. Trekking through the dense jungle to reach the beach would be a memorable experience for sure.

  • 3 Is visiting Elephant Beach in the Andaman Islands worth it?

    Whether you just want to laze around or indulge in various enthralling water sports, Elephant Beach in the Andaman Islands is an ideal choice. This beach in Havelock Island is extremely beautiful. It is home to rich coral reef structure and splendid underwater marine life that are sure to leave you awestruck with their magnificence. Whosoever is visiting the Andamans, include this beach in their travel itinerary for sure. Just relax here and spend some leisure time with refreshing drinks and tasty food. Moreover, one can also indulge in its underwater fun.

  • 4 Which water sports can I try at Elephant Beach?

    If you are someone who has a zest for adventure, then Elephant Beach in Swaraj Dweep is an ideal spot for you. A number of fun activities can be done here such as snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, sea walking, etc. One can also go for swimming at this beach. The underwater world is quite wonderful here. It is the most preferred destination for trying your hand at a number of adventure sports as its water sports infrastructure is very good.

  • 5 What are the charges for various adventure water activities at Elephant Beach?

    Popular as the paradise for water babies and adventure lovers, Elephant Beach is a must-visit when you are in the Andaman Islands. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are definitely going to enjoy various water sports at this beach. The charges for various activities at Elephant Beach are given in the table below: 


    Price (INR per person)








    Sea Walking





    Therefore, not heavy on your pocket, the water activities are reasonably priced.

  • 6 Which is the best season to visit Elephant Beach in Havelock Beach?

    Havelock Island is a year-round destination in India and you can travel there at any time of the year. However, the months of November to February is considered as the most preferred time of the year to go there. During these months, the weather is pleasant and the sea remains calm. Thus, it is fit for trying different water sports at Elephant Beach. Elephant Beach is heaven! It is beautiful beyond any words. It is like a huge, endless blanket of different shades of blue.

  • 7 Apart from Elephant Beach, which other beaches can I visit in Swaraj Dweep?

    Elephant Beach in Swaraj Dweep is one of its kinds. Its beauty is beyond any words. The grandeur of bright green trees grown on white sand below the white clouds that look like cotton candy tucked in a clear blue sky is indescribable. However, there are many other beaches also in Havelock Island that you should include in your Andamans travel plan. You can visit the following lovely beaches in Havelock Island: 

    • Radhanagar Beach
    • Neil’s Cove
    • Kalapathar Beach
    • Vijay Nagar Beach
    • Govind Nagar Beach
  • 8 Where should I stay in Havelock Island?

    Whenever planning a vacation in the Andaman Islands, book your stay at Havelock Island Beach Resort. It is a great place for underwater fun and adventure. Whether you are travelling solo, with your partner or with your family, scuba diving in Havelock Islands is something that you should never skip. Havelock Island Beach Resort is a highly recommended beachfront property. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets.

  • 9 Can I make advance bookings for various water sports in Havelock Island?

    If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then Havelock Island Beach Resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. It is highly recommended that you make advance bookings if you want to avoid any last-minute hassle. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to unwind and relax after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to have a great swimming experience.

  • 10 What to keep in mind while visiting Elephant Island?

    Some of the important‌ information and‌ tips to keep in mind when visiting this beach are as follows:

    • Elephant beach opens at 8 AM and closes at 5 PM.
    • There is no entry fee for this beach.
    • There are small snack shops available near the beach. 
    • You can negotiate the charges for the water activities available there.
    • On the left side of Elephant Beach, changing rooms and bathroom are available. Locker rooms are also available.
    • Elephant Beach is also known as Elephanta Beach across the Andaman Islands.