Silver Sand Beach Resort, Havelock Island
VijayNagar Havelock Islands
I landed up in this this resort in mid Jan, 2015, thorough a travel portal that I booked online and stayed at the sister hotels, as well as part of the holiday package. It's difficult to review a resort which is geographically so isolated considering all the logistical and other challenges that go into running a place like this. So one needs to keep an open mind and this review maybe read with a disclosure subject to terms and conditions. Any holiday is an experiential matter, and needless to say, the place of stay is a huge determining factor for this experience. The location is undoubtedly the crowning glory of this resort. It has a sliver of the famed sandy beaches of Havelock and unspoilt views of the gorgeous Andaman Sea. This is as close as one can get to enjoy the commune with nature. Coming to the more practical and functional aspects- the resort is away from the main town so access to the commercial hub is difficult as there are no transport facilities. If you are lucky you may find an auto, else you have to hire a scooty. The rooms are well-furnished and comfortable with a log cabin kinda feel, but on the downside they seriously need sound proofing. Also a stocked up minibar wouldn’t be a kill considering it is dreadfully hot and humid when it's bright and sunny. The place is cut off cell phone network connectivity wise. Be prepared as even the landlines can be down in case there's heavy downpour. So depending on your temperament you could actually get a panic attack or enjoy your new found freedom from digital and the urbane chaos. The dinner options (though a little on the spicier side) were fairly good but breakfast could have been definitely better. A few pointers though- It's important to keep some cash handy for emergencies. The place doesn't accept cards and of the two ATMs in the islands, the AXIS bank remains non-functional and the SBI has perennially serpentine queues. Also for non-honey mooning couples it's advisable to carry your non digital entertainment options like a book or a game of scrabble/ chess; cause if the weather Gods play truant and you are holed up inside the resort instead of going scuba diving; then you are gonna be bored to death! And trust me when it pours its absolutely torrential rain! I realized during the stay that the tariff is pretty steep for the budget traveller. If you are booking a package through a travel portal it works out more reasonable. The friendly staff, right from the resort manager -Mr. Pawan, guest relations Ms. Faizleen, down to the night guard, were all very courteous and helpful. So that earns them brownie points. The breathtaking view of the Andaman seascape, shades of turquoise and teal. sandy beaches, tiny white crabs crawling over the feet, little fisherman's boats bobbing up and down and the distant lighthouse at night more than make up for the shortcomings of the resort.
The experience was excellent in this hotel. Staff behaviour was also excellent and they were quick to attend all requests on time. This hotel was conveniently located. The appearance of the hotel was very nice from inside and outside. Room was spacious, neat, clean and well maintained. Daily housekeeping staff were cleaning the bed sheet, washroom and pillows. Complimentary toiletries were given. There was beach view from the room. All the amenities were there in working condition. We had food in the hotel, taste and quality was good. Many varieties were there with food. There was no problem with check-in and check-out procedure. Some activities were arranged by the hotel. We went by our own vehicle for sightseeing. It was value for money hotel and I would like to recommend this hotel to other travellers. There is no suggestion for hotel improvement. It was relaxation trip. I was happy and satisfied with this hotel.
I traveled to Havelock Island in the month of January 2017 on a family holiday trip. I booked a room at this resort through online in MakeMyTrip website. The resort location was excellent with the surroundings. It was nearby to the beach. It was easy to reach. The appearance was attractive with the overall looks. It was maintained in a very good way. It was neat and clean. The reception staff was cordial and helpful in all the ways. They completed the booking process on time. They were kind. The rooms were located nearby the beach. It had a very good view. It was spacious and clean. It had all the required facilities in working conditions. The room service was good and on time. We took vegetarian food items. Complimentary breakfast was provided. It was tasty and had good quality. There were few indoor games. It was good. Free WiFi facility was there but it was available only in the reception area. The overall service was very good and satisfactory. I suggest this resort to other travelers also. I indicate the management to add some more gaming activities and swimming pool in the resort.
Ideally situated in the laps of nature at Havelock Island. One can't miss to appreciate the aesthetic sense of interior design, exotic private beach, romantic candlelight dinner and the warmth of the place itself! Food is average but the great news is that there are several small local food shops just within 10 mins walk from the hotel. If you are on honeymoon to Andaman and Havelock should never be missed. In Havelock, Silver Sand is the best!!!!
This resort was awesome. They have two portions on either side of the road. We stayed in lagoons which are the best rooms in resort facing beach. The rooms are like villas which are made up of total wood. Rooms consists of fridge, tv, electric kettle. Beds are king sized so couple can adjust if kids are small. Bathroom is not that luxury according to the prices. Per night is 15000/- so its bit expensive but worth it as you get to see sunrise and sunset from the room along with the beach. The best part is that the beach is private so no outsiders can use this beach. Now comes the food, food is awesome and the quantity was good. Staff is very well-behaved and good. Manager Mr. Pawan is very helpful and good which gives you a comfortable feeling. We stayed there for five days which is more than enough. This resort is located on havelock island which is a very small island and two days are sufficient for Andaman and Nicobar islands. Island is a bit expensive. Taxis too are very expensive so you can rent scooters or bikes on daily basis to explore the island. There is snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing but again a bit expensive. Day starts very early by 5:00 and ends too by 5:00 as by 5:30 pm it gets pitch dark. If you go out of hotel, you should come back before 5:00 pm as there is no street light and should carry first aid and some general medicines. And do not get scared if your phone doesn't work. This place does not have any connectivity. So once you are here you are out of link with civilization in one way. Overall experience is good.
Silver Sand Beach Resort is ranked #2 among the 40 hotels in Havelock Island with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the among 5-star Resorts in Havelock Island. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 46 photos, 231 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Appearance and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000 per night. The hotel offer 40 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (49%) and Couple (39%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 30% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Silver Sand Beach Resort is located at Govind Nagar . Kaala Pathar Beach (2 Kms), Ocean Tribe Scuba Diving (3 Kms), Market #3 (3 Kms) and Vijaynagar Beach (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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