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TripAdvisor Reviews Wild Orchid Havelock Island
Travel Blogs from Havelock Island
... Richards original main reason for wanting to come here, famous for its swimming elephant yet all we are met with is banana boats, jet ski’s, donuts, supposed glass bottomed boats and any other motorized water sport you can think of. We walk to end of the bay as far as we can get away from it all, it post card perfect. We aren’t hassled either which a bonus. Settle down with books and soak it all in. Catching up with a fellow westerners we compare travel experiences, ...
... at an old elegant but somewhat faded hotel overlooking the water. Had an OK lunch in the restaurant and then moved on to the bar for cocktails and a few games of Gin (I'm slowly closing the gap in our 14 year long game). As it started getting dark we headed back to our guesthouse and the treat of BBC and CNN on our very own telly (haven't seen the news in weeks!)
Our next day flight was scheduled for early afternoon and we were really looking forward to a ...
... a bamboo hut just a short walk from the beach for £6 a night - including our own bathroom & toilet!
All was well here until in the night there were lots of little noises and the second night we discovered what was making those noises.
Even though we felt protected by the bug net over the bed, we just couldn't stay and went further down beach number 5 and found “The ...
... tickets. What!!! We can’t stay on this island any longer we are so bored!. We were told to come back at 1pm and try for the 3pm ferry. Not taking any risks this time, Jody got there at 12:20 and was first in the queue.
Just a couple of hours to kill and we would be on our way. Phew!
Havelock is supposed to be busier and is a much bigger island even though most of it is covered in impenetrable forest. We can’t wait! ...
... the edge of the boat by 8am. We put all our kit on, checked it and rolled backwards into the sea, breathing through our regulator. Our first dive was at a small shipwreck site. We followed a guide rope down to about 15 metres and swam around the wreck. It was really atmospheric with schools of tiny baby fish swimming in and out of the decomposing wooden structure. We peered through portholes into the murky interior where lots of dark shadowy fish were lurking. We saw ...