small island, 82-km from Port
Blair, its welcoming evergreen forests, sandy beaches and clean,
unpolluted atmosphere makes it a popular destination.
Served by only to boats per week from the capital (usually Wednesday & Saturday), and two daily lumber launches from Rangat, it sees far fewer visitors than either Neill or Havelock, but boasts a couple of excellent beaches, at Marg Bay and Lalaji Bay, both of which are most easily reached by chartering a fisherman's dinghy from the jetty. The later beach is earmarked as the sight of a new ANIIDCO Yatri Niwas. This is a good island to head for if one wants to side-step the hordes at Havelock , but don't have time to tackle the long trip north.
Ferries operate between Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair twice a weekk to reach Long Islands.
The APWD Forest Rest House And ANNIDCO Yatri Niwas are the places of accommodation where one can stay. Visitors should book well in advance for a confirmed reservation.