One of India’s most known and popular beaches Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is among the top 25 beaches in the world according to Trip Advisor, the top travel & tourism reviewing site in the world. Radhanagar beach, known for its white soft sand stands 12th in the list and is second Asian beach in the top 25. Mind it, this is a list compiled on the basis of ratings by the users around the world who travel and then review different places. In this regard it is more realistic based on user experiences. Brazil’s Baia do Sancho at Fernando de Noronha is at the top. For the second year in a row, the golden crescent hugged by rocky cliffs has earned the No. 1 spot on the global list. Not so easily accessible, but this is hardly disappointing to be there. It is followed by Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos which lies southeast of Bahamas. Rabbit beach at Lampedusa in Islands of Sicily in Italy completes the top three.
Cuba’s Playa Paraiso Beach at Cayo Largo is 4th and another Mediterranean beach Playa de Ses Illetes at Fomenter, Balearic Islands in Spain is 5th. Anse Lazio in Praline Island of Seychelles is the top African entry at 6th. Asia’s topmost inclusion in the list is beautiful White Beach at Boracay in Aklan Province of Philippines at no 7. Flamenco Beach at Culebra in Puerto Rico, Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Whitsunday Island and Elafonissi Beach in Greece complete the top 10. South Africa’s Camp’s Bay Beach is just above the Radhanagar at 11th position. Asia has another two beaches in the list—Nai Harn Beach at Rawai, Thailand at 18th and Ngapali beach in Myanmar at 24th. Maunganui Beach in New Zealand is the last in the top 25.
As a beach which offers a wide range of flora and fauna, the beach at Radha Nagar – located at a distance of 7 km from Dolphin Yatri Nivas, it is rated as the one of the best in Asia. Sometime ago it was also revered as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Bestowed with the precious award of ‘Asia’s best beach’ by TIME Magazine, Radha Nagar Beach situated 12 kms from Havelock’s ferry pier is undoubtedly one of the beat beaches of Andaman Islands. Fine white sand, turquoise blue waters and a lot of peace and serenity are the hallmark of this beautiful landmass. The water at the beach is of exceptional quality as there is almost not turbidity and wave action. It is not a huge island to explore. An overall length of 2 kms and width of 30-40 meters is all that it extends to. There is so much to do at Radha Nagar that one could hardly get time to breathe. Yet, it is the place to have a gulp of fresh air free from all the adulterations of a city life.
Radhanagar beach has something for every kind of tourist – be it the adventure lover, the sports freak, the family guy or the romantic soul! Couples prefer this beach over many others as there is not much intrusion into their private moments. The sports lover could go for a plethora of activities like Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Game Fishing, Swimming and many more that have been recently started there. In fact, Radha Nagar beach has some of the best dive centres of Andaman Islands. It is also a great place to spend some quiet, quality moments with family and friends. A silent walk on the beach or around the lining forests, enjoying a sunbath, reading that favourite book in one of the coffee corners overlooking the ocean – what more could one ask for! Tourists from all corners of the world flock the place for meeting new people, clicking great pictures & adding beautiful moments to their holiday album.Activities like kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving are very prevalent here. Even elephant drives and sunset views can also be enjoyed at this beach.