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Jalakara, the most anticipated private villa hotel on the Andaman Islands is now open at Havelock Island.
What is it?
A tropical hideaway nestled amidst greenery and natural abundance, Jalakara is far from the humdrum cares of the modern world. A lot of thought has been put into making this a tropical escape by the British owner Mark Hill and his wife.
For instance, they have kept no WIFI or internet connection. The couple believes that this disconnection is crucial in making Jalakara a special getaway for rejuvenation.
Keeping the architecture simple, Jalakara’s six rooms and a villa are quite spacious and open. The rooms have wide windows to give you a fabulous view of the forest towards the sunset and sea.
Kick-start your day with Yoga (suitable for all) sessions. Go birdwatching. Laze around endlessly in the infinity pool while their B&W music system tunes into your favourite songs.
Relax your tissues with some great massage and spend the evening playing board games or simply catch up on a movie. Not sleepy? You can go stargazing too!
Food & Drinks
Under the guidance of the owner and Chef Mark (Hill), Executive Chef Sai Sabnis the menu is focussed on serving the tropical abundance available on the islands and its amazing fresh seafood.
Highlights of the menu include Jalakara’s signature three-way papaya and coconut curry, spiny lobster platter with nimbu hollandaise and sugar cured tiger prawns.
Moreover, this private villa hotel allows its guests to bring their own booze.
How to get there?
Flights available daily from: Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair
Flights available weekly: Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai to Port Blair
Ferry Ride: Approximately 2 hours by ferry from Port Blair (last ferry leaves at 2 PM)
Where: Havelock Island, Andaman Islands
How Much: Rs. 15,000 onwards (per night)
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