Long Island Beach

Long Island is a delightful and pristine island which forms a part of the Andaman Islands archipelago, located off the East coast of India. The island is a tourist hot spot owing to its beautiful beaches and picturesque landscapes.

The island is well off the beaten track and shows very little signs of being over-developed. However, tourists enjoy the exclusivity and isolation that the island provides – a far cry from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The island provides the perfect getaway for free-spirits, honeymooners, families and individuals who are looking for a retreat from their hectic lives and busy schedules.

The island is both comfortable and sociable without a hint of pretention. Once can find great cuisine and hospitality not far from its idyllic beaches, pristine forest and un-spoilt villages. Tourists can indulge in a number of water sports including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving (the marine life is exquisite).  Also, take the time to explore the palm-fringed beaches which offer an escape from the mundane trivialities of life.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit the island is during the main tourist season which begins in October and extends till March/April.


Around 27-32C throughout the year

When to visit

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  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Very Hot
  • 10° Max
  • -3° Min
  • 12.0 mm
Things to do

There are two main reasons to visit Long Island:

  • In order to appreciate the beautiful island owing to its serene and unspoilt atmosphere.
  • To explore the beaches and forests; indulge in a number of water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving and boating, among others; or, go on some of the island’s best day trips to nearby uninhabited areas.

Take part in some of the island’s festivals and celebrations. Lalaji Bay is around 1-2 hours' walk each way from the main boat jetty. One will have to navigate jungle terrain to make their way to Lalaji Beach, a nature lover’s paradise.

Getting Around

The best way to explore the island is on foot (there are no cars or rickshaws available). Tourists can also take a boat to the beach till a certain point in time (they do not operate after dark); however, this is the best way to explore the island.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The nearest airport is located at Port Blair which connects the various islands to other parts of India and the world.
  • One can reach Long Island by boat from Port Blair which operates at least thrice a week. Boats function via Havelock and Neil. One can avail of a boat which operates twice-daily to Yeratta, near Rangat on North Andaman. By ferry: The Island can also be reached by government ferries that take around 4 hours from Port Blair.

Surrounding Attractions

Take a nature walk to Lalaji Bay which is around 1 or 2 hours away or hire a local boat which can get you there in no time. A visit to North Passage Island is also a worthwhile visit owing to its beautiful and deserted beach with the chance of catching a glimpse of dolphins.


Take a trip to some of the local village communities in order to truly appreciate life there as well as to learn about their rich culture and heritage.


Some of the other nearby islands that tourists should visit is:


  • Baratang Island which is known for its limestone caves and mangrove creeks
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