Neil Island is one of the most beautiful Island in the backyard of Andaman and it is known as ‘Vegetable Bowl’ of Andaman. It is famous for its wonderful beaches, ideal for leisure, adventure and its greenery. Neil Island is also known as ‘Shaheed Dweep Island‘. This island is smaller in size having less people, One who want to find the inner peace must visit this island in once a lifetime. In the month of January long week festival is held in Neil island which is termed as ‘Subhash mela‘ as it honors the birthday of ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose‘. In this event people organize many cultural activities and programs.
Neil Island has very beautiful beaches with attractive blue water and white sand. This Island is famous for its many beautiful beaches namely Bharatpur beach, Sitapur Beach and Laxampur beach.
Bharatpur Beach This is one of the finest and spectacular beach of ’Neil island’ and it look like a white sand beach in Andaman. This beach offers Glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling and scuba diving. Scuba diving expose you to an amazing array of fish, a colorful reef and other interesting parts of marine life. This one beach in Andaman you should never miss out.
Sitapur Beach This beach is situated at the tip of Neil islands in Andaman and is also known as ‘Sunrise beach’ as it offers sunrise view in the morning. It is exposed to open sea and thus prone to higher tides but considered safe for swimming at all the times. This beach has curved bays and clear view water. It is famous for its natural vegetation and limestone formations. As the beach is very seldom crowded with little facilities, one can only buy fresh coconuts.
Laxmanpur Beach This beach is a picturesque waterfront, covering a long area of Laxampur Village of Neil Island, and it offers a pleasant view to tourist. It is considered to be the sunset point for visitors. This is one such place that gives immense joy and adventure to the visitors in ‘Neil Island’. It is a perfect place for spending a memorable evening while watching the beautiful sunset. One can jump around the breaking waves against the shore, can take part in adventure sports such as swimming and snorkeling.
Neil Island is the biggest producer 0f fresh fruits and vegetables in Andaman and paradise of sea food lover.
Several other things you can do when you travel Neil Island
Scuba Diving This is the sports activity with the provision of modern equipment like oxygen cylinder and well trained guides help you to take part in deep sea scuba diving.
Swimming This Island has a great environment for swimming for both adults and kids.
Cycling One of the fun activities to do in Neil Island. This is the best way to tour the Island since the Island is too small.
Game Fishing t is a breeding place for school of fish, making the Island perfect destination for fishing lovers. There are several groups of local people who provide fishing equipment and boats.
Best time to visit Neil Island is October to February . It has a very pleasant climate and the overall climate is quite comfortable for sightseeing and watersports.
- Sunglasses, hat for shade from the sun.
- Light cotton clothes
- Bathing suit
- Smart casuals for evening
- Sleeping attire, raincoats.