JALAKARA (U & I Resorts PVT Ltd) © 2016 // contact - enquiries@jalakara.info  // +91 11 4051 3887 & +91 95318 00181

The andamans islands are a rustic lo-key tropical island paradise.  offering adventure, exploration and discovery, alongside the classic winter sun delights of warm, crystal clear seas, white sand beaches and sun.

 

Our team lead by Varun & head ranger Kirti are on hand to help you plan activities to make sure you get the most of your time at Jalakara.

 

ACTIVITIES AROUND THE ISLAND

EXPLORE THE ISLAND

Havelock is a small island and Jalakara is ideally located so nowhere is further than 15 minutes drive away.  Enjoy the colourful local Market a gentle  20 minutes walk away, discover the stunning and varied beaches, the  nearest is a 25 minutes walk .

Explore the rural interior  by bike or scooter, To be truly independent we can arrange scooter hire (Rs 750 per day) .  We can also book reputable auto-rickshaws and taxis to get you safely from A to B.  To experience transport island style - catch the regular, uncrowded, extremely cheap and rather jolly bus service, which drops 300m  from Jalakara.

BEACHES

Havelock has many beautiful and varied beaches all between 5 and 15 mins ride from Jalakara. Radhanagar beach (Also known as Number 7) is a seriously stunning that is wonderful for wild swimming - a 1.5km arc of soft white sand with playful waves backed by majestic stands of mahua trees & rocky reefs at either end.  Turtle Beach is backed by rainforest and has stunning & thriving coral reef just of shore.  The wilderness beaches south of Kalapatha are great for total isolation and beach treks.  There is also Secret beach but that is on a need to know basis only! We can arrange a beach butler to join you at the beach of your choice to set up a camp of kings complete with parasols, beach rugs, cushions, drinks cooler & a picnic.

SNORKELING

Elephant beach, Turtle Beach and Nemo Reef are the best spots on the island for snorkelling.   We have Cressi masks, snorkels and fins, which are available for guests to borrow on a deposit basis. We can also arrange boat trips for snorkeling excursions to uninhabited islands and more remote reefs.

 

DIVING

Diving is one of the most popular activities on Havelock and is often spectacular with abundant fish life & coral. We all are enthusiastic divers and can recommend the best dive sites, We work with the best dive operators and courses so you get the most out of the opportunities here.

                                                                                                      FISHING

                                                                                                      There are lots of fish in the pristine waters around

                                                           Havelock, some of which are very large indeed.  Try

                                                                                                       your luck landing a fish of a lifetime. tuna,grouper,

                                                                                                       giant trevalley, sailfish, marlin, barracuda are all

                                                                                                       out there.  We can recommend and arrange  boats and

                                                                                                       guides to suit the requirements of both novice and                                                                                                           expert anglers.

BOAT TRIPs

A boat trip around the uninhabited islands of Ritchies Archipelago and the Rani Jhansi marine nature reserve is not to be missed.  These trips can be tailored but typically involve snorkelling and island hopping to remote beaches.

 

NATURE TREKS

Kirti, the jalakara ranger, is a very knowledgeable guide.

He will take you deep into the forest on little known paths

to explore the flora and fauna of Havelock’s rainforest. 

If you prefer to self-guide we can also recommend beach

walks along un-trodden stretches of coastline where

you will have the place entirely to yourself.

SEA KAYAKING

We have a fleet of well maintained sea kayaks.  We will take you on private paddles through the mangrove channels to discover this unique eco-system.  Ask about sunset trips and full moon or dark moon night kayaking for unforgettable memories and brilliant phosphoeresence.

Activities At Jalakara

SWIMMING POOL

The infinity pool at Jalakara is lined with Italian mosaic tiles and Indian granite.  It uses a French filtration system which combines ozone with low level chlorine to keep the water clean and hygienic.  The water is kept chilled to ensure a refeshing dip!

 

BOARD GAMES

We have a range of board games available for guests to enjoy - from scrabble and pick-up sticks to a championship poker set.  These are stored at the bar.

 

LAWN GAMES

Jalakara has a badminton set and table tennis table which guests re welcome to use.

 

MUSIC

The music system set up around the pool is made by British HiFi experts B&W - please ask if you would like to plug in and play your own music and be respectful of other guests’ right to peace and quiet.

 

CINEMA

We have a high definition film projector, screen & small library of films. If you would like a night at “the movies” please ask and we will be happy to set it all up for you.

 

BIRDWATCHING

Jalakara has great bird life with some of the rarest

birds in the world regularly visiting the property.

We keep an identification guide and birdie logbook

to keep track of our avian life. a short trail starts

at the north east corner of Jalakara leading into

the forest and some great spots for early morning

bird watching. We can also arrange bird watching

trips in to the rain forest.

 

STARGAZING

The stars at night in the pollution and light free Andaman skies are incredibly bright. They are not to be missed.

 

                                                                                                          Cooking classes

                                                                                                          Learn the secrets of making momo  and andaman                                                                                                             curry with our chef in a  private cooking classes      

                                                                                                          in our open air kitchen

                                                                                                          Rs3000 per person.

 

YOGA

We are delighted to have not one but two highly experienced in-house yoga teachers at jalakara.  whether you are a hatha head or ashtanga follower we have you covered!  Every morning we conduct a mixed ability  group class with one teacher instructing and the other teacher walking the shala to make pose adjustments.  We can also arrange bespoke classes and courses tailor made to specific requirements both at the shala but also on the beach and in the oxygen rich forest.

 

MASSAGE & ENERGY WORK

A massage in our beautiful spa is an essential part of a stay at Jalakara.  Rossy our highly trained wellness manager offers our signature three senses massage, therapeutic deep tissue massage, traditional swedish  massage, Restorative Reiki,  head & shoulder massage and reflexology foot massage.  we also offer a short menu of organic spa treatments.  Prices start at Rs 2000 for half an hour.  Please book to reserve a time.