Neil Island is in the Andaman Islands.
Neil, with its very relaxed vibe and long, deserted beaches is a place to chill out after the "bustle" of Havelock. Neil is quite small compared to Havelock. Its widest part is about 5 km in length. You can walk the whole island in about an hour or two.
Ferry from Port Blair to Neil. It takes 2 hours and costs 195 Rs. One return sailing a day. Neil Island has no ticket office, just get on the ferry and then buy your tickets on board. There's also the boat from Port Blair to Rangat which calls at Neil as its first stop.
Havelock to Neil. The Rangat ferry calls at Havelock and then to Neil. It takes 1 hour and costs 195 Rs.
An option to visit the Andaman & Nicobar islands is to opt for the package tours offered by India Beacons Sojourn. This agency take care of all your needs to make your holiday smooth and exciting.
India Beacons Sojourn, ,1 Indra Roy Road (Opposite Indira Cinema), Room No. 8(1st Floor), Kolkata - 700025, West Bengal, India. Mobile: +91 9903295920, Phone & Fax: +91-33-26270886, E-mail:[email protected]
On arrival, the guesthouse owners will meet you at the jetty, and give you a free autorickshaw ride to their guesthouse. The return journey will cost 50Rs.
Bicycles can be rented here for a price between Rs 50-75 per day. Though not needed they can be useful if you want to travel around Neil in a day.
You can get an auto-rickshaw and go around to see self-declared private 'resorts' to find accommodation.
The main bazaar has a few eateries serving the usual Indian fare.
At the beach resorts, food has to be ordered generally at least two hours in advance as the "cook" travels to the market gets the supplies and prepares it.
Alcohol is also available in most of the resorts.
1) Leave via the ferry that got you here sometime in the evening
2)You can manage to get a private boat ride to Havelock from here for around 1000Rs if interested.For Indians this is not a problem but foreigners be aware, the police at the jetty on Havelock do check your RAP (restricted area permit) on the way out and EXPECT to see an entry number on it, which you will not have if you came privately. This is done, precisely to stop tourists making unauthorised visits to islands they should not be on and the authorities take this quite seriously so DO expect trouble if you decide to do this. (Of course if you left by the same method and went back to where you came from nobody would be any the wiser).