With buttercream-coloured sands, fuchsia-pink sunrises and kaleidoscopic coral reefs that stretch from the Bay of Bengal to Burma, the Andaman Islands are India's answer to the Maldives - without the price tag, commercialisation or crowds. These 572 islands are a mystery to most (cue choruses of "you're going where?") and only a handful of them are open to visitors, with the others home to indigenous tribes and biodiverse rainforests. Settle on Havelock Island - one of the most developed but no less heavenly - at Jalakara hotel. This eco-conscious abode overlooks dense rainforest, hosts morning yoga sessions (ideal for limbering up for extracurricular activities), a glossy infinity pool and no WiFi, meaning few distractions and more intimate moments when it comes to that dreamy, beachside dinner.
TO STAY: Munjah Ocean Resort