Situated in the Bay of Bengal are the Andaman Islands. A group of archipelagic wonders they are filled with beauty, culture and history. Now administered by India, the Andamans was once a British and penal colony and occupied by the Japanese during World War II. Dating back over 2000 years the islands have been in substantial isolation until the 18th century and still today are inhabited by groups of indigenous Andamanese people. In contrast, due to the British and penal colonization there has been architectural development mainly with the historic cellular jails and the homes to British colonists.
The Andaman’s has everything to offer as a yachting destination. There are numerous deserted islands to explore including a live volcano on Barren Island. With its untouched marine ecosystem and declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 the snorkeling and diving are amongst the best in the world.