Long Island is ideal for camping or stay for a couple of days. It can be reached from Port Blair on boats or motorised catamarans. Accommodation facilities are available at the government guest house for which a permit is required from A&N Tourism before travelling to Long Island. The stretches of unexplored beaches and the facilities of snorkelling and swimming as well as travelling to the nearby uninhabited small islands are the major attraction of Long Island. It is an ideal spot for trekking, surfing and basking in the beach.
Post Office PORT BLAIR (HEAD OFFICE), SOUTH ANDAMAN, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS (AN), India (IN), Pin Code:- 744101
Location of Long Island:
A small island, 82-km from Port Blair, its welcoming evergreen forests, sandy beaches and clean, unpolluted atmosphere makes it a popular destination. Served by only to boats per week from the capital (usually Wednesday & Saturday), and two daily lumber launches from Rangat, it sees far fewer visitors than either Neill or Havelock, but boasts a couple of excellent beaches, at Marg Bay and Lalaji Bay, both of which are most easily reached by chartering a fisherman's dinghy from the jetty. The later beach is earmarked as the sight of a new ANIIDCO Yatri Niwas. This is a good island to head for if one wants to side-step the hordes at Havelock , but don't have time to tackle the long trip north.