We left the Wandoor Beach around 12 pm to board the speed boat for havelock.
We left for Havelock at around 2 pm on a speed boat with around 60 more passengers. Initially we hurried to grab a seat, as it was on first come first serve basis, but soon after, we left our seat to grab the best seat – the huge window near the entrance. Three hours journey was fun and filled with wonderful sceneries.
After inspecting almost all the hotels, huts and resorts of Havelock Island, Bay View Inn Resort was the one we finally checked in. It is just in front of the sea. The sea shore there is ideal for swimming. The sea being so calm and so clear that it makes it no less than an oceanic large swimming pool ;)
Another good thing about this resort is that, boat comes just in front of your resort and takes you to different islands or beaches! And then brings you back to your resort. It saves the time, money and energy that would involve if you go to the jetty to board the boat.
Next morning was the trip to Elephant Beach. We boarded a motor boat which took around 2 hrs to move beside island after island before it reached the beach.
me and bro giving titanic pose
ON THE WAY TO ELEPHANT BEACH
You can swim a little further in the sea to see the exotic varieties of corals and different kinds of fish. We were given a life jacket (or tube) and a snorkeling kit. Initially the guide took us to the spot. I think it was around 30 feet deep and 100 meters away from the beach. And even at that dept, the base of the sea was clearly visible and I could see huge colorful corals and many different kinds of fish. It was like; I was floating on the surface of a gigantic aquarium. First time ever I saw a coral; and fishes swimming around and below me was a wonderful life time experience! (There was a huge black fish and it did scare me a lot.)
corals and fish
(its not clicked by me)
Later that afternoon we returned back to our resort. Me and my friend toured around the island on a motor bike, while others were taking rest. Evening time was spent looking at the wonderful scenes at the harbor and we did little shopping before going back to our resort.
the late evening scene at the harbor
to be continued.....