Consisting of the 36 islands of pure white beaches and dense palm groves surrounded by coral reefs and lagoons, the paradise of Lakshadweep Islands lies in the Arabian Sea west of India and north of the Maldives.
Also known as the Laccadive Islands, little has changed here over the years. Admired for their sheer beauty and underwater fish life, the islands have become more popular in recent years amongst tourists looking for the perfect ‘get-away- from-it- all’ destination.
Not surprisingly, tourism is restricted to ensure that the environment is not ecologically damaged. Only one island, Bangaram, is open to international tourists and is uninhabited by local people. Of all the 36 islands, this is the most beautiful. It is everything you imagine a tropical island to be, and from the moment you set foot on the blinding, soft white sand, you’ll be totally enraptured by the exotic natural beauty of what can only be described as one of the most exclusive tropical islands in the world. Everything about the island is natural and simple. It is quite small and you can walk around it in an hour or so. There is no artificial swimming pool, but a crystal clear lagoon. No dining room, but a dining hut by the beach where all meals are served buffet style. Hammocks are suspended from palm trees. A divers’ paradise with a myriad of tropical fish, turtles and dolphins, the resort offers regular snorkelling trips in the lagoon and scuba diving for the experienced as well as learners.
Fishing boat trips and ayurveda complete the attractions.
The resort is made up of 30 simple huts, mostly built in blocks of four. All the rooms are comfortably furnished with cane furniture, twin beds, ceiling fan, stocked fridge and private shower (cold water only). The deluxe huts have two bedrooms with attached bathroom and separate living room.
We can offer you a tour to these delightful islands from both Goa and Kerala.