Long Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Long Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The island is lying 80 km (50 mi) north from Port Blair.The island belongs to the East Baratang Group and lies east of Porlob Island.
How to Reach?
It’s reachable by boat 4 times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair, or from Yerrata Jetty in Rangat.
Marg Bay and Lalaji Bay are 2 beaches popular as a picnic spot in this island. The island is a good location for beach camping. The hotels are mainly managed by the forest department. A visit to nearby Guitar Island is also popular.
Things To Do On Long Island
Relax On The Beach Or Go Snorkelling
There are beaches 5 minutes’ walk from Blue Planet, and at Lalaji Bay, 1 or 2 hours’ walk through pristine forest: do this gently and take a packed lunch! There is fresh water spring near to Lalaji. Both beaches are good for snorkelling.
The Andaman Islands are a world-class destination for scuba diving, and the area around Long Island has some of the best dive sites in the Andamans. We are still exploring! We can offer a great experience for experienced and inexperienced divers alike: check out our Scuba pages.
Take a boat trip to a deserted beach
You can take boat trips to Lalaji and/or Merk Bay, on North Passage Island, the most delightful, secluded beach you are ever likely to see: and you may see dolphins on the way to or from there!
You can venture further afield to the exotic Button Islands: North Button, South Button and Middle Button are only accessible from Long Island, and we can arrange a permit for you.