Long Island Connected with Port Blair by boat four times a week, this island offer an exquisite sandy beach at Lalaji Bay of unpolluted environment and evergreen forest. The sea around the Island is frequent by dolphins. Long Island, just 47 nautical miles from Port Blair, having an area of about 18 sq.km., is a modern village with population of around 2000 having many plus points and facilities generally not available in other villages of Islands. It has its own power-house, a well equipped Boat Building Yard, Senior Secondary School, bank, wireless facilities, hospital, Range Forest Office and even police outpost. Long Island is a dreamland settlement without any road network.
What to do ?
• First of all, relax and give yourself time to adapt to the pace of life on this beautiful island.
• Plan a trip to Guitar Island. Neighbouring ‘Guitar Island’ is stunning.
• A varied and rewarding trek exists through the main village, plantations, fields, regenerated forest and primary rainforest on Long island for those travelers who wish to explore. This is a 6 km trail starting at the jetty and ending at Lalaji Bay. Another small trail runs north from Lalaji Bay, leading to a secluded cove with calm water, some regenerating coral and a white sandy beach. It is perfect for those who want to snorkel or sunbathe in complete privacy.
• Snorkel and Scuba Diving : 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.
• Day trips: You can take boat trip to Lalaji and/or Merk Bay, on North Passage Island, the most delightful, secluded beach, where you can see dolphins also!
• You can venture further afield to the exotic Button Islands: North Button, South Button and Middle Button are accessible from Long Island.
• Day trips: You can go to Rangat in North Andaman for a day trip: it’s a lovely boat ride through the mangrove creeks, and you can shop in the main bazaar at Rangat and/or visit the beach at Amkunj.