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* You're a foreign tourist and you've come here to avoid Lalaji Bay and the rest of the world and camp in complete seclusion with a small group of friends.
 
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Do:  This is a lively village community and everyone turns out for festivals and celebrations! There is also a lot of island to explore. Lalaji Bay is about 1-2 hours'walk from the village and boat jetty.
  
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There is one government resthouse on Lalaji Bay which must be booked in [[Port Blair]]. Don't show up without a booking as you will likely be turned away, and other options don't really exist.
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There is one government resthouse clost to the boat jetty with only two rooms: you must book in advance in Port Blair, in reality it is often occupied by government officials.
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A better option is a new eco-resort called "Blue Planet" which has rooms around a central restaurant which is built around a tree. They also offer camping and better-quality accommodation.
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Revision as of 09:40, 5 September 2008

Long Island is a small island in the Andaman Islands of India.

Contents

Understand

Long Island has very little infrastructure. There is one small village, and only 1 government resthouse that must be booked through Port Blair.

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

The permit you receive on arrival in Port Blair is good for Long Island.

Get around

See

There are two reasons to come to Long Island:

  • You're an Indian tourist and want to stay at the government resthouse on Lalaji Bay and enjoy the beach.
  • You're a foreign tourist and you've come here to avoid Lalaji Bay and the rest of the world and camp in complete seclusion with a small group of friends.

Do: This is a lively village community and everyone turns out for festivals and celebrations! There is also a lot of island to explore. Lalaji Bay is about 1-2 hours'walk from the village and boat jetty.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

There is one government resthouse clost to the boat jetty with only two rooms: you must book in advance in Port Blair, in reality it is often occupied by government officials.

A better option is a new eco-resort called "Blue Planet" which has rooms around a central restaurant which is built around a tree. They also offer camping and better-quality accommodation.


Camping

Other than a few tourists at Lalaji Bay the real reason to come here is for secluded self-sufficience... you must bring all of your own gear and food and cook for yourself. The government changes its mind regularly about whether or not you can camp here... but it's possible to do it either way.

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out


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