I had a chance to kayak with Tanaz and Shiraz on Havelock Island. I've never met anyone who has such a passion of mangroves. Trip was organised very professionally and safe/ I have;t had a chance to go for night kayaking because of the weather. I know from my friends it's a great and interesting trip. Later on I stayed at their guesthouse in Port Blair. It was very clean and cozy. I had wonderful dinner with all the ladies from the family. I got to know a lot about the culture and history of that place, as they moved there long time ago and they've seen the changes Port Blair went through. I strongly recommend both trips and stay in that place.
I stayed with Mrs. Noble and family for over a night, and it felt I was home. :) In just a few hours of my time with them, each family member ensured I am comfortable. Rooms were clean, and food was absolutely fantastic (Dhan sak was my fav, and I still remember the taste of the special tea). They arranged the pickups for me and recommended just the best things to see in Port Blair. Thank you for being an absolutely adorable bunch of people. I will visit again soon, to be Spiderman with Jihan, for Memo's love and awesome conversations with Bakhtawar, Shiraz and Mrs. Noble. Loads of love to all of you!
Planned a night halt at port Blair to and fro havelock. Stayed at noble homes with delnaz and family. 4v adults and an 8 great old... one room that sheetu provided us with was very convenient. Water and erratic power supply apart was a great time. Conversations galore... got to know more about the islands and touristy options. Home cooked food as well. If we get to port Blair we know where to head towards.
Stayed here just for 1 night with friends before catching a ferry - what most people do I think. We had a 4 person room, which was better than expected. Air con good, lots of mosquito's though. Beds very hard. Bathroom was small, limited hot water and towels didn't help to dry you! No wifi, but that was fine. I had to book an urgent flight when there, and the owner was so helpful, turning their limited Internet on, and letting me use their computer. Breakfast was really good and authentic. Location wasn't great, but Port Blair itself just wasn't the best place, and I think I would recommend a same day as arrival ferry if possible!
I have heard that while returning back from Havelock, Port Blair is often the place where tourists get melancholic that they are going back to the rigmarole of daily life. The feeling of despondency on a fun filled vacation coming to an end is enough to make one depressed. Boy am I glad that I stayed in this place which not only has a cosy charm but exceptionally warm and friendly hosts. The interesting conversations nearly made me miss my flight and that speaks volumes about how engaged I was. PS - Shiraz does very interesting mangrove kayak tours for those inclined towards these which should not be missed. Tip - enjoy the moment.. Agar dekhna chaaho to bahut kuch hai!! 🙂