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NaliniGuhesh Mar 5th, 2010 00:05

Large rooms at Neil Island
 
My husband and I want to visit Neil Island for a diving and snorkelling trip in the first week of April. We have 2 kids (8 and 5). Looking for aircon functional accommodation. From the other threads, Hawabill Nest looks like a good option. Can someone who has stayed there tell me how large the rooms are? Is there a King size bed or a queen size bed? Is it possible to include an extra bed/ mattress in the room without us tripping over each other?

I have seen Dolphins at Havelock. The VIP Room is really spacious.
Is the Hawabill room anything close to Dolphins?

Need to figure if I should book one room or two?

martinez Mar 5th, 2010 00:36

Hello to you and your family.Rooms at the Hawabill nest are fine for 2 people,4 would be cramped. You could contact Kingfisher hotel on Neil maybe they have a big room. (sorry i have no contact details for them)
I can fully recommend www.Indiascubaexplorers.com: Enjoy :)

NaliniGuhesh Mar 5th, 2010 07:49

Thanks Martniez. I was totally sold on indiascubaexplorers based on your several excellent posts :) Have mailed them yesterday. I'll check with them too re rooms. Otherwise, I'll just book 2 rooms since the rates seem quite reasonable.

One more question : My 8 year old daughter wants to snorkel. She is a good swimmer in the pool. Can she snorkel close to the jetty? Or will we need to pay for a boat ride?

martinez Mar 5th, 2010 14:19

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Originally Posted by NaliniGuhesh (Post 926294)
Thanks Martniez. I was totally sold on indiascubaexplorers based on your several excellent posts :) Have mailed them yesterday. I'll check with them too re rooms. Otherwise, I'll just book 2 rooms since the rates seem quite reasonable.

One more question : My 8 year old daughter wants to snorkel. She is a good swimmer in the pool. Can she snorkel close to the jetty? Or will we need to pay for a boat ride?

Many snorkelling sites around Neil.
You may want to phone indiascuba explorers because there is no internet on Neil,and the only way they will get your message is if one of them happens to go to Port Blair.
If you want to book Hawabill ,it must be done in Port Blair at the A+N tourist board. See www.and.nic.in

NaliniGuhesh Mar 9th, 2010 19:00

Tickets booked to Neil. 5th to 12th April. Slight problem with Hawabill. Rooms are not available on 6th night. All other days are fine. Can someone who has stayed at Tango Beach resort recently tell me how the cottages are? Any idea how hot it gets in April? Is an aircon necessary?

martinez Mar 9th, 2010 19:05

Hi ,I always stay at Tango.The lower cottages are better at that time because there is more shade. I would not worry about booking because it is cheaper to just turn un. Coconhuts also has shady cottages.

NaliniGuhesh Mar 9th, 2010 22:09

Thanks Martinez. I am not sure what you mean by "lower cottages". If possible, can you please take a look at this link http://www.tangobeachandaman.com/tango.html
and tell me which rooms you are referring to. Thanks again for all yr help.

martinez Mar 10th, 2010 23:48

I am talking about the older rooms that are not in the pictures.
Where it is written "standard rooms" it is also written 7+3 this is relating to rooms,brick rooms rather than bamboo...These 3 rooms have more shade than the 7 others. If a decent bamboo hut is ok for you then the huts at the lower part of the resort have more shade,likewise the 3 rooms are at the lower part and have more shade. If you want to book online you will be paying twice as much more than if you chose a room and do the business on arrival.

NaliniGuhesh Mar 12th, 2010 08:49

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Originally Posted by martinez (Post 929115)
I am talking about the older rooms that are not in the pictures.
Where it is written "standard rooms" it is also written 7+3 this is relating to rooms,brick rooms rather than bamboo...These 3 rooms have more shade than the 7 others. If a decent bamboo hut is ok for you then the huts at the lower part of the resort have more shade,likewise the 3 rooms are at the lower part and have more shade. If you want to book online you will be paying twice as much more than if you chose a room and do the business on arrival.

I was planning to get Johann to book a room for the first night. Will he be able to get good rates? With 2 kids, I am a bit over-cautious and need a pre-booked room.
Also, we are going snorkelling and diving. Any advice on sites that are not to be missed?

martinez Mar 14th, 2010 23:25

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Originally Posted by NaliniGuhesh (Post 929920)
I was planning to get Johann to book a room for the first night. Will he be able to get good rates? With 2 kids, I am a bit over-cautious and need a pre-booked room.
Also, we are going snorkelling and diving. Any advice on sites that are not to be missed?

Johann can book for you ,but i imagine it will be website rates.
Enjoy.:)

NaliniGuhesh Mar 15th, 2010 00:06

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Originally Posted by martinez (Post 931273)
Johann can book for you ,but i imagine it will be website rates.
Enjoy.:)

Hmmm... have to pay the price for my excessive caution :)


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