One of Andaman and Nicobar islands' lesser-known yet beautiful spots is the magnificent lagoon at Neil's Cove in Havelock Island. The lagoon is formed of enclosed coral reefs and lush green vegetation and lies northwest of Radhanagar beach. It is barely a ten minutes trek towards the north of the Radhanagar beach. Neil's Cove at Radhanagar Beach is a clear and secluded sight that may sometimes give you a chance to see the wild side of the sea. The sharp crocodiles are present on this site which makes it exciting but is the warning signs too. However, it is a beautiful destination for photography & videography—bloggers must-visit for some rare shots of the wild marine species.
Just north of the beautiful Radhanagar Beach, this is everything you dreamed of and saw in Leonardo DiCaprio's The Beach. Better still, do it all, and then lie on the beach, living the good life. You can even see colourful fish from the outside. If you swim further into the inlets, there will be warning signs for crocodiles. Pay attention to those. They're true. Neil' cove is another fascinating attraction of Havelock Island and a rarely known spot of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. When you get out of the water, walk to the beach's right end and look for a spot called "Neil's Cove" – hippie backpacker paradise and perfect for watching the sunset. Still, it must make your visit exceptional, especially if you have time.
Swimming is not allowed either at dusk or dawn; take heed of any warnings regarding crocodiles. If you keep walking north along Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island for about 1 kilometre, you turn around a rocky corner and get to a smaller Neil's Cove Beach. In some ways, it's even more beautiful; it's a small and perfect half-moon crescent of white sand, the forest comes close to the shore with massive tropical trees full of weird fruits. The coral reefs of the region make the lagoon beautiful. It's not very swimmable here due to rocky bottom but quite picturesque nonetheless.
There are multiple things to do in Neil's Cove. Visitors can easily spot unique rock formations across its surroundings, created by millions of years of erosion. The water is shallow, deep and transparent, making it an ideal venue for snorkelling. However, saltwater crocodiles sometimes frequent this lagoon, due to which swimming is prohibited here at dawn and dusk. People can see beautiful and colourful fish from outside the water swimming around their natural habitat. For an animal enthusiast, the probability of spotting this majestic animal in its natural habit is another reason to visit this lagoon.
With its gorgeous teal 'lagoon', Neil's Cove is a gem of sheltered sand and crystalline water. If you're looking for a secluded but idyllic getaway, this is the place for you. With its gorgeous vistas, stunning sea and an array of water sports, havelock island is the perfect place for you and your loved ones. Neil's cove has little inlets and lagoons for you to float about in and visitors can also opt for diving and snorkelling at Neil's cove, though the water is very shallow.