Speed boat and snorkeling are the two top most things to do in Mayabunder Island.
Mayabunder island is located in the northern part of the middle Andaman island and boasts gorgeous mangrove creeks and spellbinding beaches and isles .It is an incredible place for the holiday and a siren call to all those who love nature. The name is also spelled as Maya Bunder or Maya Bandar. The people who are trying to explore more of Andaman Islands and looking forward to avoid crowd during peak season, this island is best to travel. One cannot find best resorts as in Havelock or Port Blair, but the virgin beaches and mangrove rides would be a fantastic experience for the travelers. The smell of mangoes, coconuts and oranges makes Mayabunder a complete experience of tropical gateway.
Best attractions to visit in Mayabunder are Karmatang Beach, Ray Hills, Austin X, Interview Island and Avis Island.
Karmatang Beach This beach is famous for its Marine life, Turtles, Beach and Eco tourism and this beach gives you a wonderful opportunity to visit this ’ Mayabunder Island ‘.One can enjoy some mesmerizing scenic view. Apart from white sandy beaches and beautiful open waters which is a typical feature of every Island in Andaman, but what really makes this beach stand out is its ‘ natural heaven that provides baby turtles ‘and this beach is best known for its turtle breeding grounds. One can observe Turtle nesting, enjoy Boat rides and water sports at this beach.
Ray Hills This hill is famous for its adventure sports, photography and villages. For some fun packed family gateways one can visit this ‘ Ray Hills’ and enjoy the fresh air and beauty of its nature .It is the prestigious and private pride of the Andaman & Nicobar islands. This village is a heaven of virgin woods adorned with pristine waterways and mangrove creeks, to reach Ray Hills one can embark on a road trip from Port Blair via Andaman trunk road. This eco-village offers a number of fun filled activities which gives you the perfect day, as it is eco-village one should kept it clean, preserved and protected by not carrying plastic with themselves. You can enjoy water sports, trekking and Elephant rides here
Austin X This is a small yet beautiful little piece of wonderful beaches, famous for its crystal clear water and virgin woods and it is at a distance of 20 minutes boat ride from Mayabunder jetty. One can see deer’s walking around and they are quite friendly that you can pamper and fondle them as much as you can like. It is one of the lesser known Islands in ‘ Mayabunder ‘.This is an ideal spot for picnic and trekking.
Interview Island Interview Island sanctuary is the largest Island sanctuary in the ‘Andaman and Nicobar Island’ and it is a home to a host of rare and exotic species. The balmy breeze and colorful wildlife are only an invitation to its many wonders, it is a true experience of the wilderness with flora and fauna in its natural habitat. This sanctuary is known for its untamed Elephants reigning in its natural habitat. One can also experience jungle safari through the thick forest of this Island
Avis Island This Island is a perfect picture of paradise have crystal clear water, golden sand and setting sun and it is the most striking tourist attraction of ‘ Mayabunder’ as it doesn’t allow tourist thus prior permission is necessary before visiting. It is the most preferred tourist spot because of its large coconut plantations and pristine beaches.
Other places that can be visited around Mayabunder are Forest Museum and Rampur Beaches.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit ‘ Mayabunder’ is between October and march, that time the climate is pleasant and cool.