Who would have thought that beyond the bustling cities of India there is a soporific island far southwest away from the crowd and awaiting to be discovered. This is probably the remotest island I have ever been in so far since I started traveling. We left Mumbai on a cruise ship on Sunday afternoon then arrived the serene and beautiful Kadmat Island by Tuesday morning.
Kadmat Island is part of the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. This coral island has a pristine white sandy beach and a crystal clear water.
The island itself is inhabited by few thousands of people whose livelihood is relying on the Tourism of the island. Many of the tourists are from India, the Middle East and some Westerners.
They have a small restaurant which serves Indian and some Western food as well. But you can also find small food stalls around the restaurant for a quick bite.
The weather and temperature on that day was really hot. I can say that I almost burnt skin by staying in the island for only few hours. Though the fun I had there is something that I can always treasure back forever.
Beneath the island’s emerald green water, there are abundance of different species of fishes, sea creatures and beautiful coral reefs.
In the island itself, they have several activities like kayaking, banana boat ride, snorkeling and leisure trips by a glass-bottomed boat for scuba diving. And yes, I did the snorkeling, banana boat riding and the glass-bottomed boat trip.
Overall, this place is meant for those who really wish to have a relaxing and discreet holiday experience. This is not mean for those party-goers who are looking for loud music as the sun goes down.
My verdict? This is a place to stay for a week if you are seeking for relaxation. But if you are outgoing, party-lover and adventurous, then two days or three are just perfect.
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