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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, ...
... 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! ...
... nowhere. Now I knew this could be basic and I was right, we checked In and handed over our passports and permits and went to our room / hut which was on the beach but very basic, no hot water, I now reckon people had home comforts in there cases like bedding and alcohol, a notice in the room tells you that foreigners must be off the beach at sunset and are not allowed on the streets after 21:00. A bit further up the mainland they still have tribes and you are not allowed to ...
... nice and we agreed on a 800 Rupees (about £10) hut with attached bathroom (I'm sure some of that went to our rickshaw driver as all the rickshaws seemed to arrive there). The owner insisted we paid for five nights upfront, never a good sign as once you've paid you can't get that money back if you want to move elsewhere. After a bit of arguing we agreed on paying two nights upfront.
The room was OK though not the best. The bed was very hard and wobbly, and the ...