Location rating score
"Nice location with kala patthar beach at walking distance ."
Jay - February 19, 2019
Very helpful and friendly :) The place is a bit far out from everywhere buuut beautiful with jungle view and quiet and peaceful.
Anja | April 2, 2017
The forest theme is amazing and the staff is quite supportive especially Nita who handles the reception.
Ankur | May 27, 2018
Location wise the resort is presently the last resort on the way from jetty to Kalapathar Beach.
Souradip | September 11, 2018
Very clean, laundry service available and amazing complimentary breakfast.
Donna | January 25, 2020
The hut was amazing and well equipped with terrace & deck chairs .
Donna | January 25, 2020
The Flying Elephant Resort is one of the best in the islands.
Souradip | September 11, 2018
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||5 Km|
|Nearest airport||Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ)|
|Distance to airport||47.7 km|
For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Flying Elephant Resort-Havelock Island has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.
The Flying Elephant Resort-Havelock Island does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Excellent atmosphere and we absolutely loved it."
April 22, 2019
"You get the feeling of staying in Forest area."
December 17, 2019
"I had an unique experience staying here."
August 6, 2018
The Flying Elephant Resort-Havelock Island is located in the serene Kalapathar area. The property is one of a kind, being away from the hustle bustle of the tourist center and definitely a place for nature-lovers. The property is five kilometers from the island’s main market and has a jungle view. The serene Kalapathar beach, the best beach on the eastern side of the island, is just 200 meters away.
The Flying Elephant Resort-Havelock Island features 9 rooms with modern facilities. It is an eco-friendly resort and does not have air conditioning, TVs or telephones. Guests will be able to digitally detox here as mobile network or internet will not be available. The property is rustic, made with organic materials (bamboo mat walls and thatched roof) with an open-to-sky showers set in beautiful surroundings near the forest.
"Staff are super helpful and can arrange scooters."
January 25, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The Flying Elephant Resort-Havelock Island
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Great stay at Havelock”
The stay at The Flying Elephant was amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend this Resort to anyone. It disposes some facilities that make your stay enjoyable. The experience of taking the shower with the view over the coconut palms or reading your book on the bungalow’s terrace is unforgettable. In fact, The Flying Elephant is located away from the harbor and other resorts, however it is only advantage. It allows you to enjoy the tropical nature that surrounds the place and stay away from the hustle and bustle. Of course you can still get easily to the other parts of the island, renting the moto or using local transport. Only within 5 minutes walking from the Resort you can find Kalapather beach that can be amazing sunrise spot. The crew are extremely hospitable and helpful. You can reach out to them not only with the questions about the resort but also about entire Havelock experience. Special thanks for Ashraf – Manager of the property who helped us a lot during our stay.
One of the best in the islands”
The Flying Elephant Resort is one of the best in the islands. Pros: 1. Location wise the resort is presently the last resort on the way from jetty to Kalapathar Beach...thus you can enjoy full isolation from the outside world. 2. We were lucky enough to stay there on days which had clear skies. Lack of settlements and thus light pollution meant that the Milky Way Galaxy was visible with naked eyes. 3. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, anything you may need, just ask Praveen, he'll get it done. 4. The in-house restaurant serves a nice combination of Continental and Indian food. 5. They have a tie-up with Andaman Bubbles, so all your water activity (scuba etc) needs are taken care of. Cons: 1. You need to rent a scooter/bike to move around, as it's bit far from the main market area. Plus it's really dark after sunset, be careful while driving. 2. No net connectivity, other than BSNL no other network works. 3. They have pet cats and chickens and wild geckos moving around
Probably the best place to stay in Havelock”
If you want to stay in Andaman styled huts then Flying Elephant resort is the best option. It is near to the Kala Patthar beach. Same beach you can see the beautiful sunrise. Resort staff was friendly and generous. Great food in the restaurant they run. Best one was the coconut fish curry (must try) @Flying Elephant Resort, Thanks for making our stay memorable.
Best Experience Ever ”
I had an awesome time staying here. I had an unique experience staying here. Never felt this close to nature. Most helpful staff ever. They used to take care of our request with a smile. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone travelling to Havelock islands.
Wonderful stay and pity we should have stayed more”
though the resort is located 5 Km from jetty but it hardly matters as long as your resort is absolutely stunning as flying elephant . takes you back to the time where people used to live in shacks and didnt have much technology and stuff to do . just sit back and relax because you are in awe of nature .
Best stay in the whole trip”
after a bad stay at port Blair we reached this place. It's away from the main town. Through the deserted roads to kalapather beach is a small paradise called the Flying elephant. Eco friendly cottages, keeps you close to nature. Friendly staff and homely food, is a definite positive. It's isolated from the rest of the resort's and hotels, you need your own transportation if you intend to stay. Kalapather beach is less than 100mts.
Nice place to relax”
If you like to relax , I guess this is the best place in Havelock, wolking distance from one of the nicest beach. Just one thing to know, rent a bike or motorcycle to be move on the island. I would go back without any hesitation
This resort located at great location, stay was pleasant and the hotel staff helped us to plan Havelock visit and other activities.
Serene place next to one of the most beautiful beaches in Havelock”
This is next to one of the best beaches in Havelock. Loved this place because of the location. It gets hot in the day time. If it does not rain, the nights are warm too. We stayed here in the second week of November. One of the best places for star gazing. The sky lights up like Christmas lights in the night. Only seen something similar in high altitudes of himalayas. Reminiscing of my stay at this place while writing this review, I do wish to go back and stay here again.
First choice and the best”
The place is located toward the corner of the Island but a minute away from Kalapathar beach. Excellent atmosphere and we absolutely loved it. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Thanks Chandini! We're glad you appreciate what we created!
amazing eco huts”
Enjoyed my stay at the resort. The property is at very good location near the beach. The forest area behind the resort is icing on the cake. Don't hesitate to walk inside the jungle to explore the beauty of the paradise, Neil island
Serene and secluded”
The property is set in the most beautiful location. It is far away from the touristy beach#3 stretch where all other resorts and restaurants are. But that should not be a problem if you plan well. Get off the ferry and walk a few yards to the nearest bike hire shop and hire a motorbike for the entire length of your stay. Take the bike to Kala Patthar beach. The resort is 1 minute away from the beach by bike.
Amazing experience, Ashraf was very helpful ”
Ashraf helped me in managing my entire trip at Havelock
One with Nature at havelock”
Praveen tool quite good care of us. He never says no to any of our requests no matter how complicated or irrelevant it maybe for a hotelier. Being a jungle resort, the scenes we woke up to every morning cannot be put in words.
Beautiful but remote”
The location is far from main city and very close to Kalapathar beach. You can enjoy the beautiful early sunrise. There is problem with electricity but the power cut was only in the nights. The restaurant food is bad but you will most probably book a 2-wheeler and won't eat at their restaurant, so that works. You can see the clear sky and beautiful stars from the resort itself.
Very pathetic/unprofessional response from Agoda team”
Dear sir, I am kamlesh kumar with agoda booking id- 221876933& member id-36669282. I have done booking it through agoda.com for two nights , 3 rooms at the flying elephant resort, Havelock island . I have checked in on 02 October 2017 but after few hours of check-in , we all are started feeling unsafe & unhygienic in many ways. 1. Waterlogged in front of hotel since many days and due to this we are feeling that we have paid money to get many waterborne deases. 2. Many types of insects, snakes and animals etc are seen in room and its vicinity .We are feeling very unsafe and unhygienic. 3. Room services is very poor infact we may consider as without room service. 4. Mobile network is unavailable in this vicinity and due to this we felt isolated from our freind, family and business. We have lost many important call related to our profession and due to this we have faced high financial loss . We are planned this tour for enjoyment and total cost approximately 5 lakhs including travel n all but due to this pathetic condition and environment of resort( unsafe and unhygienic) we all are feeling mental unrest and unable to even taking bath & sleep . We have already checkout on 3/10/17 at morning itself to atleast enjoy rest tour with our family and make them feel safe and healthy. It is my kind request to you please refund my complete booking amount as soon as possible so that we may continue our faith in agoda.com services. We have suffered alot in terms of mental , health and financial. we had talked to your customer care executive name Williams about more than 2 hrs regarding cancellation of our booking over phone on 2/10/17 itself , but what happened you see. We hope positive response from your side.
Kaushik, a very nice person who can speak English and can help you in all the information needed and will help you get anything u need for room service. Breakfast was good and tasty. Also heavy. Overall we had a nice stay.
Thank-you Chetan for your kind words, will let Kaushik know your feedbacik
top experience ”
from professional staff to helpful and accomodating management. The huts were clean, beds cosy and running hot water. The food needs a special mention too. It's located at a walking distance from Kalapatthar beach. The only downside is there is no mobile network except for BSNL, that too is down very often.
Good clean and very friendly staff very last Resort at Havelock .”
Rooms have Queen size bed , bathroom has a shower n wc with brass fixtures . Rooms only for nature lovers with insect + frog + birds sound all the tym . the lotus flower blooms in the morning pleasent view and awesome experience . thank you Mr Praveen , navneetha , Harshith , Ravindra . all staffs are very friendly and homely. Took a bike for rent from CAT infront of jetty . 500/- per day ate food at market food stalls near junction 2km from jetty
We had a great time in this forest themed resort.”
The forest theme is amazing and the staff is quite supportive especially Nita who handles the reception. They also serve great food. Only little drawback is during summers when the heat rises and they only have fans for it.