Jalakara Andaman Islands

DESTINATION

andaman and nicobar islands, India

HOTEL TYPE

Resort

LOCATION TYPE

Beach

WHY WE LOVE THIS HOTEL

  • Cozy Charm: There are no cookie-cutter rooms here; everything has its own unique flair, creating an atmosphere more akin to visiting a distant friend than staying at a hotel. 
  • A Chance to Disconnect: There’s no Wi-Fi here and no screens, presenting an opportunity to fully indulge in the surrounding natural landscape and reconnect with oneself.
  • Nature: Havelock Island, and the adjacent Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are beautiful collections of lush green foliage and white sand beaches that are especially alluring during cold winter months.

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Deep in the lush hillside in the heart of tropical Havelock Island, adjacent to the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, this concept-driven hotel aims to merge the charms of private villas with the comforts of boutique hotels. The result is a welcoming experience that affords abundant privacy, while still retaining the service and staffing expected of a small hotel. Each room and suite at Jalakara is uniquely designed, but what they share in common is the sense of calm they instill and the spectacular views they offer. There are no televisions or Wi-Fi routers to speak of in the rooms, as the hotel hopes that guests will instead connect with nature, fellow travelers and themselves. Jalakara’s central gathering point is the terrace-ringed infinity pool, located beside the hotel’s bar and restaurant. The carefully crafted dinner menu lists Indian-inspired dishes, along with a few other Asian and British elements. Breakfast is complimentary and lunch can be enjoyed on the pool terrace. There is a small spa on site and the hotel offers yoga lessons as well. Beyond the hotel, guests can explore Havelock – and any of its beaches – by bike, scooter, or on foot. Snorkeling and diving expeditions can also be arranged, as can fishing and boating trips.

Deep in the lush hillside in the heart of tropical Havelock Island, adjacent to the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, this concept-driven hotel aims to merge the charms of private villas with the comforts of boutique hotels. The result is a welcoming experience that affords abundant privacy, while still retaining the service and staffing expected of a small hotel. Each room and suite at Jalakara is uniquely designed, but what they share in common is the sense of calm they instill and the spectacular views they offer. There are no televisions or Wi-Fi routers to speak of in the rooms, as the hotel hopes that guests will instead connect with nature, fellow travelers and themselves. Jalakara’s central gathering point is the terrace-ringed infinity pool, located beside the hotel’s bar and restaurant. The carefully crafted dinner menu lists Indian-inspired dishes, along with a few other Asian and British elements. Breakfast is complimentary and lunch can be enjoyed on the pool terrace. There is a small spa on site and the hotel offers yoga lessons as well. Beyond the hotel, guests can explore Havelock – and any of its beaches – by bike, scooter, or on foot. Snorkeling and diving expeditions can also be arranged, as can fishing and boating trips.

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Cozy Charm: There are no cookie-cutter rooms here; everything has its own unique flair, creating an atmosphere more akin to visiting a distant friend than staying at a hotel. 
  • A Chance to Disconnect: There’s no Wi-Fi here and no screens, presenting an opportunity to fully indulge in the surrounding natural landscape and reconnect with oneself.
  • Nature: Havelock Island, and the adjacent Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are beautiful collections of lush green foliage and white sand beaches that are especially alluring during cold winter months.

Destination

Andaman And Nicobar Islands, India

Hotel Type

Resort

Location Type

Beach

Amenities

bar/pub
cinema
garden
outdoor pool
poolside bar
restaurant
spa
water sports
yoga classes/instruction on site
Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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