Known as the jewel of the Andaman, Havelock has grown from being a little known idyllic island to a modern and bustling hub for travellers from all across the world. And for, good reason. Although there is a myriad of experiences to indulge in, on this island, the underwater action tops the charts. With heavenly silken-blonde beaches, glimmering teal waters and some of the best diving in South Asia, Havelock is what lures most travellers across the Bay of Bengal to Andamans. How to Reach Havelock Island from Port Blair? Officially named Swaraj island, the island covers a massive area of 114 square kilometres and lies roughly 70 kilometres north-east of the capital city Port Blair.