SAMSSARA, NEIL-OVERVIEW

Resort in Neil Island, Beach Resort in Neil Island, Neil Island Hotels

Magnificent view from this beach resort provides you the combination of greenery and a beautiful beach. Its well-appointed rooms with modern amenities and our service team ensure that guests are comfortable and cared for. Our restaurant at Samsaara dishes out seafood delicacies and an assortment of beverages.Spend some time on the beach, catch a crab, swim in the ocean or just relax near the pool. Samssara is the place for you to unwind and be yourself.

HISTORY, CULTURE & PEOPLE

1. HISTORY
This little yet very peaceful Island was named after James George Smith Neil, a British soldier, for honouring his stern dealings during 1857 Mutiny. Spanning across 18.9 square kilometres, this Island is the southernmost of Ritchie’s Archipelago, the world famous cluster of Islands comprising of 4 big and 7 small Islands altogether. It is located around 40 kilometres North-East of Port Blair.
2. POPULATION & PEOPLE
The Island is comparatively small with less than 5000 people distributed among 5 of its villages. The 5 villages are Lakshmanpur, Neil Kendra, Sitapur,Bharatpur and Ram Nagar. The sole entry and exit point for the Island is the single jetty in Bharatpur. This place is the prime vegetable supplier for the rest of Andaman, agriculture being the main occupation of the residents here.
3. CULTURE
The calm and quiet life in this Island called ‘Vegetable Bowl’ moves at its own pace. People are either busy with agricultural or tourism related activities. The culture is a mix of rural and semi-urban, with the tropical living witnessed at its best. The friendly culture encourages the visitors to stay in Neil Island, which signifies the warmth and friendliness that lingers in this part of Andaman.
4. DRESS
The lifestyle here at Neil Island is not ultra-advanced. Nor is it purely tribal. There is a sort of semi-developed flair that dominates this small Island. The population is decent and welcoming. Attire does not include anything specific that can be tagged with Neil Island in particular, but this place has been borrowing the fashion trends from Port Blair and Havelock Islands lately.