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“Superb trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Havelock Island
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

We spent four nights at Island Vinnie's and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly . The tents are noce and clean ....the food at Full Moon Cafe was awesome and the people were very very friendly and helpful . The diving instructors are professional to the T ...cant wait to go back :-)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Idyllic setting, on the beach, lovaely old trees dotting the property, very comfortable tents, world class diving facilities and the most charming cafe to be found on the Andaman Islands! The tents with attached bathrooms and showers are very well planned and make for an extremely comfortable stay, each with its own hammock. The food at Full Moon Cafe is extremely generous in the helpings, value for money and enough variety on the menu to make you look forward to each meal with enthusiasm. Unfortunateky, we were total failures when it came to diving, so spent most of our week in the hammocks catching up on reading!

Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank TuhinaS
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

This is not top end accommodation but they dont pretend to be that. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, hot water works, beds give you a good nights sleep and its all just 50-100m away from an amazing beach. What more could you need? Stayed in the tended cabanas which may feel a bit overpriced but its the Andamans, overheads can be high and it compares favorably on price with other places in Havelock. The main reason for me to stay there was to dive with the onsite dive operation Dive India. Vinnie and his team do a great job in creating a fun atmosphere around the place.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nishan P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Stayed in a standard hut, it was very standard and a bit buggy (and froggy), as were the separate toilets & showers, however it was very cheap and if you have a issue with insects I suggest you don't get off the plane at Port Blair!
The resport is very green and laid back much like everywhere else on Havelock, the food in the Full Moon Cafe is good with an excellent choice or Indian or western food, and it's only metres from one of the most beautiful sea views you will see. Mangrove-edged white sands leading down to crystal bue waters, with hardly anyone around, it's very relaxing.

Spent 5 days diving with a number of the instructors and dive-masters of Dive India, even got to dive with the mysterious Vinnie one day! He does exist! My kit was ready every morning and the boat-staff really look after you getting geared up and in and out of the water and was taken to some excellent dive spots.

Bear in Mind...
The rupee to dollar conversion rate they use when paying by paypal is a little opportunistic at best and a work of fantasy at worst and could mean you paying a lot more (about 10% when settling up, it worked out much cheaper for me to take money from the ATM and pay by cash but you can't avoid being stung for a few dollars when paying the deposit. The guy working in reception was keen to get me to pay the balance by paypal - no wonder! It would have cost me about $15 more!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve O
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anglaise à paris
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

The good bits: I loved my tent, very clean although the toilet didn't flush well. I ended up buying a toilet brush! Food's good too.
The not so good bits: A "host" is lacking to make you feel welcome...does Vinnie really exist??? The staff arent very friendly. As for the dive center " dive India", Vinosh didn't make me (or anyone else) feel welcome, seemed to be bored underwater too, so I changed centers and went to spend my money next door at Barefoot who were much friendlier and more professional in my opinion, although there are some great instructors at dive India. I wouldnt recommend dive India for certifications, just for fun dives.

Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank rosainparis
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Additional Information about Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana

Property: Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
Address: Havelock No 3, Havelock Island 744211, India
Region: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Havelock Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,585 - ₹ 10,626
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Vinnie`s Tropical Beach Cabana Hotel Havelock Island
Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana Havelock Island, Andaman And Nicobar Islands

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