Friday, April 29, 2011

Barefoot at Havelock, Andamans

...is an eco-friendly resort in Havelock Islands in Andamans tucked away behind the tropical tree fence on Radhanagar beach.
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Having read some great reviews online we decided on this place for our summer holidays and it surely was worth it.
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Pristine, unspoilt beach with aqua waters and surrounded by lush tropical foliage it is a treat for city dwellers.
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All the structures at the resort are constructed using locally sourced natural materials. The reception area...
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A vibrant arrangement of tropical flowers floating at the reception area gives us a small peek into the amazing things to be experienced during our stay...
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The Nicobari-styled dining area completely engulfed by lush foliage...
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Exotic tropical flowers...
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We enjoyed the airy dining area with a great view....
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Eco-friendly-ness is evident in every aspect of the hospitality experience, the place-mats are made of handmade paper and dried flora.
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The low dining arrangement was out favourite during our evening chai sessions, listening to the sound of waves on a high-tide, the changing shades of sky and excitedly watching fireflies at dusk...
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The sandy path scattered with dries leaves of various shapes and colours lead you to the various cottages...
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What a practical way to keep the sand off your cottage, just wash your feet and enter 'bare feet' into your room...
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Sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the tropics, the intoxicating symphony played by the crickets, chirping birds and croaking frogs.
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Our place on the deck for many cups of tea...
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...and hours of reading.
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The interiors of our cottage, antique four poster bed with mosquito nets, which the housekeeping staff would spread out in the evenings...

What a memorable experience of being surrounded by nature's best elements....

Will be doing a post on our travel experience soon on Rang~ The Colours of Life.

( Images by Arch)

37 comments:

Biju Chandroth said...

lovely pics Arch! definitely looks a promising place to spend a vaaction...

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Gorgeous! I wouldn't want to come back :)

Paaka Shaale said...

What a great resort Achana. Looks like a perfect getaway. Loved the pictures :)

Indu said...

absolutely stunning pics.....would love to visit this place......

soma said...

oh lovely.....

Me-Era* said...

Great pics! :)
I have been on a long vacation in Andamans...for almost 6 years! :P
Really lovely memories. :)

Bohemian said...

Oh how beautiful! This would be the vacation destination of Dreams!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Andrea said...

hhmm, looks pretty good to me!

Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

How breathtaking and those pink hibiscus flowers...so so pretty!

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

a nice eco-friendly resort...i wish to head there with my family...soo cool...

Style Activate said...

its called barefoot? it looks like a must visit. it's surprisingly expensive to travel from mumbai to andamans

Sudha said...

i was waiting for your post on Andaman...beautiful n heavenly...pictures, the place and of course your post :)

Patricia Torres said...

stunning!! Bet you had a fabulous time!!

Sound Horn Please said...

Beautiful pictures! My sister just got back from Havelock too!

Shreya Okhde said...

I was so waiting for this post to come :) GORGEOUS photos

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Gorgeous pictures...the place looks so beautiful...!

Travel Bug said...

oh...wish I was there. Haven't visted the islands in more than 20 years. Lived there for 2 years as a teen.funny how we leave paradise and then work in cities trying to save money to retire in paradise.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Archana, thanks for sharing the information.. lovely resort for our next vacation...

wowaccountforsale said...

Wow! That was absolutely amazing place to be with, I don't mind walking barefoot. Lovely photos it makes me want to dream I was there. Lucky.

Preethi said...

Very beautiful Archana!! Whats the resort's name? It seems very inviting and we may plan a trip to Andaman soon :)

nanditark said...

seems you had a really cool time staying there , such peace and the scenic beauty...lovely place.


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carla said...

Les photos sont vraiment très bien et constituent un autre type de decoration interieur et de la vie d'autres en contact avec la nature.

Shanthi said...

Lovely pictures!!! Andamans has always been on mind and in fact we canceled our trip in Dec 1994 and glad we did it - that's when Tsunmai hit it.

Rachana Saurabh said...

Wow Archana, best click like always..

Webmaster said...

Really beautiful! This would be the dream destination for spending vacations.

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deepazartz said...

Stunningly green place...lovely pics...definitely a place worth visiting:)

Regds
Deepa
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Deepthi Pola said...

Lovely pictures... We will plan the trip for sure to such a wonderful place

flower design said...

Oh how beautiful! This would be the vacation destination of Dreams!

the modern sybarite ™ said...

It is marvelous and reminds me of the old Kho Phi Phi off the coast of Thailand . before all the tourist and the tsunami! Thanks for the inspiration.

new home builder virginia said...

Stunningly green place...lovely pics.
This is the great interir design..
Such peace and the scenic beauty...lovely place. the airy dining area with a great view....
Thanks for this great post..

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Emreen said...

Lovely pictures... Looks like a perfect place for holidayin.. Love the deck area.. the low dining arrangements...

Sadaf said...

very nice sharing.. thanks for posting.. i love this

Sunita said...

Beautiful pics, Arch! You must've had such a blissed out time.

Shalini said...

I missed a lot didn't I? Looks like you had a really idyllic vacation. I like the idea of spending time barefoot in the vacation home.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Beautiful images...superb photography! I am so tempted to have tea now :)

vineeta said...

Oh! Beautiful this is! I have heard so much about this place. Must go :)