Neil Island is a tiny and beautiful island located 35 Kms east of capital city of the Andaman Islands (Port Blair). Neil is a coral island i.e. that is made with the remnants of dead corals. During low tides one can spend countless hours observing the unique and exquisite coral formations at the beaches. Unlike the nearby Havelock, this Island is a must visit for those who want to experience tranquillity. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans. Neil Island was previosly known as the "vegetable bowl" of the Andamans
The settlers named the beaches after mythical characters of the epic Ramayana (Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, Sitapur, Ramnagar etc.) The island, with its very relaxing vibes and long, deserted beaches is a place to chill out after the "bustle" of Havelock. The widest part of the island is about 5 km in length. You can walk the entire island in about two hours.
Latitude : 11.835345190744498 |
Longitude : 93.0506028808594
: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Jet Ski
What to wear
: Cotton outfits, Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion
Mode of Transportation
: Catamaran / Boat / Helicopter
Departure / Return Location
Phoenix Bay, Port Blair;Havelock Island
Neil Island is named by British after Scottish military officer of the East India Company named James George Smith Neill. The Island was never renamed although James Neill was infamous for the indiscriminate killing of Indians during the 1857 uprising.
Neil Island was previously known as the vegetable bowl of "Andaman" as it supplied a sizeable amount of fresh vegetables to other islands especially to capital city PortBlair.