Long Island, Andaman & Nicobar Island | India

Long Island, just 47 nautical miles from Port Blair, having an area of about 18 sq.km., is a modern village with population of around 2000 having many plus points and facilities generally not available in other villages of Bay Islands. It has its own power-house, a well equipped Boat Building Yard, Senior Secondary School, bank, wireless facilities, hospital, Range Forest Office and even police outpost. Long Island is a dreamland settlement without any road network.Only four feet wide concrete footpath connects different parts of the ‘Panchayat’ area starting from the jetty. Casurina trees make pleasant avenue astride the footpath leading to Government School and to Police Outpost area. Islanders cover these footpath kilometers several times just to reach work place, school, Range Forest Office and temple.



Latitude : 12.385525877584215 | Longitude : 92.92906662597659

Mode of Transportation : Boat only


Long Island Tourist Map

Landmarks

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Attractions at Long Island:



Lalaji Bay Beach : Long Island

  1 Lalaji Bay Beach :

Lalaji Bay Beach is situated at Long Island in Middle Andaman. There are boats from Yerrata Jetty (near Rangat) to Long Island. One way ride takes about 1.5 hrs and goes through beautiful creek making it a memorable journey. Alternatively boats also ply between Lon Island and Rangat Bay Jetty. Lalaji Bay beach is a beautiful beach on the east coast of Long Island. From Long Island jetty, one has to take a fiber boat to get to the West coast and then walk a few kilometers to reach the beach. The island has a long, sprawling white sandy beach with clear water. One can easily bask in the sun or get immersed in the clean water to give a treat to mind and body.

 

Merk Bay Beach in North Passage island  : Long Island

  2 Merk Bay Beach in North Passage island :

Merk Bay Beach in North Passage island comes under the area of Middle Andaman. On the way to the island, one can see Strait island on the right and Guitar island on the left. Near to the North Passage island, one can also see three small islands on the opposite side that are said to be the North, Middle and South islands. Merk Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Andamans. Fine, white sand in contrast with the blue water makes the perfect setting for a day out. The beach is safe for bathing and good snorkeling options. It is also a good spot for bird watching. The sea around the island is famous for playful Dolphins.

 

Guitar Island  : Long Island

  3 Guitar Island :

Guitar Island a lovely Island next to Long Island. Guitar Shaped, this island is one of the most beautiful island. Guitar Island is an uninhabited Island and no accommodation facility is available. Tourists need to halt either at Long Island or Rangat. Private Chartered dinghies from Long Island are available for the trip.

 

                           

Long Island, off the southeast coast of Middle Andaman is home to famous ‘Lalaji Bay’ beach, which is rated as truly world class.

North Passage island, about 30 minutes boat ride from Long Island, is another interesting small island housing the other famous beach in this locality, Merck Bay. This island also has dense coconut groves, which add to the beauty.

Uttara Creek is another lush green mangrove creek traveled through on the way to Kadamtala.

Other attractions:
Guitar Island, Lal Tikri Island, North Button Island, South Button Island


PLACES TO STAY

The APWD Rest House, pleasantly situated up a winding hill from the bazaar with views across the valley, is the best place to stay and eat, providing good filling food.

Villages : Sabari, Parnasala, Rampur (Civil Hospital - Rangat), Hawamahal, Janakpur, Dasharatpur, Mithila etc are nearby Villages.