Famously known as ‘island of adventures’ the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a haven for enthralling activities. The aqua venture sports of the island enables people to learn the unique and mesmerising lifestyle of the aquatic organisms residing beneath the water. Hundreds of people make frequent visits to the iconic destination only to become part of the untouched nature. Most of the people think that Andaman and Nicobar are the only two islands that reside on the shores of Bay of Bengal. In fact, both Andaman and Nicobar together constitute more than 300 islands out of which only 1% is discovered. And the 1 % portion of the Indian archipelago is capable to gift you incredible moments. The reasons why people from various nations visit the island and practice the enthralling aqua venture activity is, to learn and enjoy the beauty of the underlying glittering coral reefs. If you are fond of coral reefs do not waste your time avail of tour packages to the Andaman and capture the lovely coral reefs and delight your minds by viewing other marine organisms.
Jolly Buoy Island
Situated in Andaman, Jolly Buoy Island is known as the paradise for coral reefs. Words are insufficient to express the magnificent beauty of alluring Jolly Buoy Island. Nestled in the Mahatma Gandhi National Park the island offers fascinating images of coral reefs. The dazzling coral reefs make the island a crowded tourist destination. Just like any other island you cannot practice a wide array of adventure activities. The only way to explore the underlying coral reefs is by availing of glass bottom tours in the shallow waters. To capture the scintillating images of the coral life travel to Wandoor beach from Port Blair. As Jolly Buoy Island does not shelter any accommodation facilities visitors will have to return to the main island before the sunsets. Hence if you want to spend more time with marine creatures reach the Wandoor beach early in the morning. From Wandoor beach you will get an entry pass to Jolly Buoy Island. As the government has taken several measures to conserve the finite coral reefs visitors without any prior permission are not entertained. Before handing over the entry pass the concerned authorities may check your bag as Jolly Buoy Island is devoid of plastic items. It requires only 40 minutes to reach the island and frequent ferries ply from the beach to the destination. As mentioned earlier the snorkeling and scuba diving is not practiced over there. But if you really want to do it you can do so but for a few minutes. Arduous visitors need not worry even you can witness the alluring coral life by buying tickets for glass-bottom boat rides. Depending on the duration the rate of the ticket varies. It is my personal suggestion if you really want to know about the aquatic life avail of tickets purchase the longest duration one. At a time more than 10 people can be accommodated in the boat hence it sometime may hinder your excitement if you feel so you can hire another boat with a guide and discover the beauty of virgin nature for that you will have to pay an additional amount. The beaches of the Jolly Buoy Island do not have good toilet facilities for women and kids when compared to the beaches of Ahmedabad. The beaches of the island always remain clean as the authorities have installed proper dustbins to dump the waste items. When exploring the Jolly Buoy Island do not forget the neighboring island Red Skin Island.
Red Skin Island
Red Skin Island is one of the stunning islands situated inside the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It is also known as an alternate to Jolly Buoy Island. The presence of red coral reefs in abundance made the island to be called Red Skin Island. Hundreds of families and children visit the island and enjoy their holidays. More than the children it is the newly married couples who with great enthusiasm dig out shells from the sun-kissed sand beds and gift them to their better half in during their honeymoon tour. Apart from the shells and coral reefs, you can take the amusing clicks of zebrafish, sea urchin and parrotfish. If you are lucky you can even see elephants. Just like the Jolly buoy Island even here you will have to purchase the glass-bottom tour packages to discover the stunning coral reefs
When to visit the luring Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island?
Just like any other tourist destination in the world you cannot visit the Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island when your pocket bulges. Every year for consecutive six months both the islands would remain closed. Therefore visit the islands anytime from May to October. Just as the Cellular Jail (national monument) situated in Port Blair remains closed on Mondays the same way these islands also.
Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island of Andaman and Nicobar Island are known to be a haven for various types of coral reefs. Not only the travel enthusiast but many navigators and research scholars visit these islands frequently to learn the eccentric lifestyle of the rare species. Along with exploring the audacious islands do not forget to witness the nesting of sea turtles in the months of November and December. The most favourable time to visit the island and enjoy its marvelous beauty is during the winter season. Some of the travel operators may resist you to visit the two islands of Mahatma Gandhi National Park, as it is situated at a far distance. If so, contact the Andaman Tour Travel they always aim at the unexplored islands of Andaman and Nicobar and curate tourism packages accordingly. To know more about their salient features contact with their vibrant customer support team. Do not limit your exploration in these two islands. Discover the beauty of prominent islands such as Port Blair, Havelock Island, Diglipur Island, Neil Island and Baratang Island and so on.