Being famous as twin islands of North Andaman, Ross and Smith offer picturesque villages, turquoise water, pristine beaches, and breathtaking tropical rainforest. Besides that, it is widely famous because of the unique experience of walking from one island to another. You can weave beautiful vacation memories by walking on the quaint white sand bar amidst crystal blue water. At the time of low tide, you will see a sand bar that connects two islands on which you can enjoy a walk from one island to another. When the tide rises, the sand bar gets over by the sea, but you will see a completely different island during this time. Charming eco huts lined up by the beachsides that spread greenery. You can spend some time here and rejuvenate yourself. The lush greenery of this destination will take your stress away and add a touch of bliss to your vacation. No wonder! This island is a pure lavish treat for mind, body, and soul.
How to reach:
You can reach these islands from Diglipur and Port Blair. Taking a motorboat ride is one the best things to experience on this journey.
From Diglipur to Ross and Smith Islands-
To reach Ross and Smith islands from Diglipur, you must get a forest permit from the Forest office. The cost is pre-decided by the competent department. You can enjoy a motorboat ride to reach the Ross and Smith from Diglipur. The boat leaves from Arial Bay Jetty to reach Ross and Smith Island. This boat journey takes around 25 minutes to get into Ross n Smith Island.
Port Blair to Ross and Smith Islands-
If you want to reach Ross and Smith island from Port Blair, first you need to reach Diglipur. It is at a distance of 298 km (approx) from Port Blair. To cover this distance, you can take a cab or bus to reach Diglipur, then take a boat for the aerial bay to mark your presence at Ross and Smith Island.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Ross and Smith Island is between October to mid-June. During this time, you will get the profound experience of traveling. The climate condition is pleasant and allows you to enjoy the sightseeing delightfully.
Experience at Ross and Smith Island
- You can enjoy famous water activities like Snorkeling
- Swimming is one of the well-acknowledged activity to indulge
- You can take a Scuba diving tour to satiate your thrill-seeker soul
- Explore Marine Sanctuary to witness the rare collection of coral reefs and multicolored fish species.
Enjoy a long beach walk
Tips for Ross and Smith Island
- Enjoy the natural trails in Smith's tropical forests
- Embark on the long beach walk.
- You should not miss the natural sandbar connecting the islands.
- Carry light clothing, beachwear, sunscreen, picnic lunch box, cap, snacks, slippers.
Spend around 5 to 6 hours, and then you should come back to Hathi Level to witness the Mud Volcano.
- Ross island Wildlife Sanctuary
- God foot Beach
- Kalipur Beach
- Lamiya Bay
Saddle Peak National Park
Nearby Hotels and Staying Option
- Turtle Resort
- Pristine Beach Resort
- Saddle Peak View Resort
- Titlee Guest House
- APWD Guest House