Bangaram Island Resort
Sometimes called the Jewel of the Lakshadweep, Bangaram Island is a sparsely populated haven. Barring the occasional visitor from nearby Agatti (where the airport is situated), the only residents are the resort staff.
Teardrop shaped, thick with cool coconut plantations and encircled by a corona of silver sand, Bangaram lives up to every `desert island` fantasy you`ve ever had. .
The air is fresh with ozone. Sparkling coral reefs unwind around turquoise blue lagoons, bursting with tropical life. The waters are calm, warm and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just plain wading and messing about.
All this, of course, would tend to leave you with a difficult choice.
Activity or inactivity?
If you`re in an unhurried mood, you can simply laze on the silver beaches, soak in the sun, listen to the sound of the waves and watch the swaying of the palms.
The island feels like it was designed specifically for languid strolls. Step out, stretch and watch the beach dances of hermit crabs, or listen to the raucous music of a hundred-piece seabird chorus.
But should you feel the need for a little more adventure on your holiday, Bangaram island offers a wholly different set of activities.
Things to do :
- Scuba diving.
- Deep sea fishing.
- Boating /kayaking.
- Island excursions.
- Yoga and meditation
- Or just Chill out and do nothing !
Getting there : Cochin ( Kochi ) in Kerala, is the nearest International airport. There`s a regular flight from Cochin to Agatti island and it takes about 90 minutes. From Agatti to Bangaram, you need to go by boat, which takes approx 45 minutes (Or by helicopter during the monsoons, when the seas tend to get choppy mid May to mid September).
Recommended period of stay: 4/5 Nights duration
Entry Permit: Required for all foreign nationals . We can organise it for you .
Climate: Climatic conditions are similar to that of Kerala coast. Average rainfall is 1600mm a year with the major share from the southwest monsoon. Almost all islands experience tropical climate with temperature ranging from 25-35°C and humidity ranging from 70-76% during most parts of the year. March, April and May are the hottest months, but the island stays cool under its lush canopy of coconut palms. The best diving is from November to May. The water temperature is around 26°C. ( From Oct - Nov you can be sure to spot the Manta Rays feeding)
Accomodation : Beach huts ( Standard and Deluxe )
Accommodation on the island is simple and unpretentious. Set in 128 acres, there are 30 tiled roof beach huts, each with its own palm-thatched verandah, en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and fridge.
In a bid to preserve Bangaram`s unique environment, a hotel atmosphere is avoided intentionally, but fret not - there are enough creature comforts to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one.
There are also four bungalows, which are bigger and offer total privacy. At the heart of the resort is the restaurant hut. It`s a little architectural marvel made by the islanders, crafted entirely out of bamboo and palm fronds, around a single tall central pole.
Booking : Do get in touch by phone or email and we will be pleased to combine an idyllic beach holiday at Bangaram Island Resort along with your tailormade holiday in Kerala / S.India or India.