Little Andaman Island, located south of the South Andaman Island, is at a distance of 120 km. by sea from Port Blair. Hut Bay in Little Andaman is the entry and exit point and also the island headquarter. Little Andaman island offers a perfect mix of white sandy beaches bewitching Waterfalls, Boating through the Creeks, exciting Elephant Safari, Elephant lumbering, Elephant calves training, Surfing etc. All the places of tourist interest are approachable by the road, leading northwards from the Hutbay Jetty. Little Andaman has an evergreen rain forest which paves way for a very rich biodiversity.
Little Andaman offers the best exposure, even if the season is quite short due to the monsoon which hits the sector from May to August. From November to February some southwest spots, accessible by sea, remain passable. Surfing is fast gaining in popularity in the island as an activity option with small resorts renting out surfboards and arranging for surf camps near Butler Bay beach whose waves make it the best surfing destination in India. Little Andaman has been covered as a prime surfing destination in India in " The Stormrider Surf Guide, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean". There is a private agency which runs a Surfing School at Little Andaman.
Little Andaman Island (125 Kms by sea from Port Blair).
Government ferries run by the Directorate of Shipping Services connect Phoenix Bay jetty/Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to Hut Bay, Little Andaman every day. The journey takes about 7 to 9 hours. For schedule of boat services visit website: https://www.andaman.gov.in
The Civil Aviation Dept. of A & N Administration operates regular helicopter service from Port Blair airport to Little Andaman. It takes about 35 minutes by helicopter. For schedule of helicopter service visit: https://www.andaman.gov.in
Stay options at Little Andaman is very limited. There are 6-8 private hotels/lodges/resorts with the basic facilities. APWD, ANIFPDCL and Forest Dept. guest houses cater to government servants. These guest houses rent out room for tourists subject to availability. The total room capacity in the island would be less than 80.
What to do ?
Activities at the island involve snorkeling, Diving, Swimming, Game Fishing, Coral watching, Sun Basking etc.
Boating at the creek near Butler Bay gives a chance to the bird watchers to catch a glimpse of species like Hawabill and Nicobarese pigeon. Creek Boating facility has been provided by ANIFPDCL in the creek near to the Butler Bay Beach, which is also home to some of the rarest marine turtles.
The northern side of the Butler Bay Beach is popular surfing site. Corals are available in the nearby areas. Tourists have to carry necessary equipments along with them for the above purposes.
There are beaches like Netaji Nagar and Harminder Bay Beach. Netaji Nagar Beach is good for a visit but not for activities like Snorkeling.
Auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, motorbikes and cycles are available for transport within the island. Resort owners in Little Andaman also hire out vehicles including two wheelers. They also arrange for snorkeling, swimming, boat tickets, etc.