Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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Today is the start of our real honeymoon, as we depart the dirt and noise of Chennai and head to Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands.
Our journey didn't get off to the best start as we discovered the budget taxi provider didn't quite get the booking correct. Nevertheless, the hotel efficiently provided a taxi for us at double …
... make her sick we thought we’d share the love so hid the other half on the bench, off for a paddle and came back to the pizaa box and bag on the floor with the same sheepish looking dog licking her lips!! Bless her!!
For food tonight, we decided to find the local evening food market and consequently, we uncovered some tasty food, all for a tiny cost. We had egg rolls, momos, fish cakes and samosas with chana masala. All of that for just over £1! Wanting ...
... Blair would give us two hours to get through immigration (the islands are still in India but foreigners must get a special permit on arrival), buy our ferry ticket (you can't buy one until you have the special permit) and get to the ferry. Some bloggers had suggested it could not be done, but our resort on Havelock offered to help with the airport to ferry transfer and ferry tickets. Maybe a bit tight but Port Blair is a small place with a small airport and we figured ...
... before we actually arrived. It's all just a bit slippery if you'll forgive the pun:-) Anyway, we give the baby dives a miss. So what to do now? More snorkelling we guess. We borrow the bikes and pedal up to the beach. The tide is on its way out and we fin off vaguely in the direction of yesterday's pufferfish sighting. Maybe turtles today? No such luck, it's more of the same reef critters. Very pretty but yawn, yawn, we want something different. Ian ...
... already have sun burnt legs from yesterday's snorkelling. I leave Ian to it and slope off back to our bungalow for a quick burst of air con. This afternoon we go for a spin on the bikes provided by our hotel. Quite a nice touch as we are quite close to the beach but in this heat it's a bit more than a pleasant stroll. Ian goes speeding on ahead like lightening. I am struggling to keep up. Ian is berating ...