Best Time To Visit: November to mid-May are considered the best time to visit, although with little temperature fluctuation the islands are a year-round destination.
Key Cruising Areas: The remote archipelago consists of hundreds of islands, making for endless scenery. Although less than 20 are open to visitors, there are plenty of beaches to explore, and the islands are a great start to a Southeast Asia cruise.
Don’t Miss: Explore the mangroves by kayak. Paddling through dense mangroves, you will feel immersed in the islands’ beauty as the trees close into canopies above you. For a truly spectacular experience, take a night kayaking tour. The flashes of phosphorescence as your paddles break the dark water will create unforgettable sights.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: Some of the best dinings on the islands can be found in luxury resorts, where excellent chefs pair with the eco-luxury of the resorts to create stunning experiences. Havelock Island also offers a number of good dining options; try the fresh food at Full Moon Café. Order a lime cardamom fizz to sip while you peruse the extensive menu that is particularly good for vegetarian dishes.