Minicoy is the Last Indian Island in Arabian Sea and is the southern most island in Lakshadweep. It is second largest island with dense coconut groves & crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons. This lagoon is very beautiful & has lovely color - Bluish green water and white sand. I easily walked over half kilometer in this lagoon with water being hardly 5 feet ... it is lovely feeling walking on white sand there in crystal clear water ... it is like gigantic luxurious swimming pool.
At Minicoy you are closer to Maldives (about 50 km away in west) than Indian mainland (over 300 km away in east). I enjoyed Scuba diving there (INR 2000 per person for aboout 10 minutes). You can also enjoy Kayaking, Snorkelling etc. The facilities are good and local people are friendly. Other attractions are over 130 year old light house (built in 1885), tuna canning factory etc. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms.
I had been there thru Samudram Cruise package offered by Lakshadweep Govt on INS Kavaratti ( a Govt vessel which has accommodation for 200 tourists and also acts as passenger vessel for locals). Samudram package is an excellent cruise of 5 Days & 4 nights and takes you to three islands - Kavaratti, Kalpeni & Minicoy. One can book it thru IRCTC - a Govt of India portal. One should avoid private tour oprtators for this package as they are cheats and I had bitter experience with one of them and had to police to get refund. The cruise starts from Kochi and ends on Kochi. Each morning you are taken to an island where you are stationed at the resort on each island during daytime. You can enjoy Scuba, Kayaking, Snorkelling, speed boats etc on each island. Scuba is on payment basis of INR 2000 on each island. Scuba @ Minicoy was best.
The best weather is from Oct to Mar to visit Lakshadweep though I enjoyed it during early May of 2016 also.
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