‘A serene gem of nature.’

A long stretch of fresh and perfect white sandy beaches with hues of turquoise waters verged with a drool-worthy coastline is a perfect definition of Jolly Buoy Island.

Rich in exotic corals and marine life, Jolly Buoy Island in Andaman is located near Wandoor, a short drive of 30km from Port Blair. It is a place that must not be missed at any cost.

Counted as one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jolly Buoy has enough in its store to amuse its visitors at any time.

The island is nestled away in a small corner and is uninhabited and ecologically preserved. Upon reaching the island, you will be stunned how clean and beautiful the island is as there are no traces of pollution or any sort of man-made constructions. There is even a very strict no plastic policy.

The Island is adorned with surrealism and tranquility where one can find nature in its purest form. Mangrove swamps and tropical rainforests cover the island, providing it with a serene landscape and a touch of staggering appeal.

This place is perfect for the travelers who love water sports and adventures like snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. On the other hand the drool-worthy scenic setting of the island calls for nothing but just relaxing and enjoying sunbathing under the glistening rays of the sun. Or if you want, you can even go swimming.

Jolly Buoy cannot be visited at any time of the year unlike other islands in Andaman as it remains closed for 6 months in the year for the preservation of the corals.

The opening months are mainly from November to April as the temperature during these months remains moderate. The island is closed on Mondays and a proper permit is required to enter which can be obtained from the Wandoor beach along with the ferry ride.

To reach the island, one needs to take a  road trip from Port Blair to Wandoor beach which is a scenic drive covered with lush green forest. From Wandoor beach, board a ferry to reach the Jolly Buoy Island.

Along with this ferry ride, a free 10 minute snorkeling session is provided to the travelers. The ferry starts from 9 am in the morning and it costs around INR 850 including permit charges. The permit fee cost to visit Jolly Buoy Island is INR 50 for Indians and INR 500 for foreigners.

If you are traveling to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you should definitely visit the Jolly Buoy Island to enjoy its enthralling beauty of nature and seclusion at best.

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