Day 2 started off with a hefty breakfast at Shompen’s roof-top restaurant. We had a long way to go, firstly, take a taxi to the Jetty, then the Govt. ferry to Havelock (via Neil Island) and then another taxi to our resort. The entire process would take 5-6 hours at the least, and most probably we won’t be able to grab anything to eat during the move. So, you can now understand what I meant by “hefty” breakfast.
The ferry that would take us to Havelock was MV North Passage, which would pick us from Port Blair, and drop us at Havelock, but before that we would have to stop at Neil Island’s Jetty. Ferry and Neil Island’s view- double treat for me (evil smile).
The journey was a mixture of boredom and fun. Sitting inside the ferry was annoying for me, plus the waves would drift you towards your left and right. It was boring and it made me very restless. But, you have an option of stepping out to the deck of the ferry, and that’s when your eyes get treated with some mind-blowing views of the waves and clouds. There you would be able to spot the island you have left behind and the one you are approaching. Fishermen’s boats look like ducklings floating on the wide blue sea.
After around 4 hours of travelling in the ferry, we reached Havelock. The first sight of Havelock was beautiful. It was heaven. In just a few minutes, we were done with the checking procedure at Munjoh Ocean Resort. It’s a beautiful resort and their private beach is to die for. The rooms are rustic and huge. Our villa was surrounded by flowers of different kind. The major drawback of Munjoh Ocean Resort is their service, despite the fact that they charge a pretty large amount per night. Food was good here. If you consider my rating, I would rate them a 3 out of 5, all the 3 points for their beach. The private beach, people say, is the best of all private beaches in Havelock. No doubt, we could lie down and stare into nothing but a vast stretch of water, till the point our eyes could see. Everything was so quiet; the sound of the waves could make me go to sleep. It was like a sweet lullaby that the sea whispered into my ears. Here, in this beach, over the 3 days we stayed here, I finished reading 2 books. Such was the effect of the calm sound on my wandering mind.
Our day 2 in the Andamans was a tiring but fruitful one. We met people, made friends, held each other’s hands and hopped into an island (first time for me). Here are some pictures from the ferry ride and Munjoh Ocean Resort.
I hope I am able to show you this beautiful beach just the way I saw it. And most importantly, thank you for the encouragement and support you have been showing to me. I really really love your comments and feedback. See you all soon with the next post.