Minicoy Island

Minicoy is located approximately 400 km off the coast of Kochi. It is one of the 36 small islets which form part of Lakshadweep group of islands. Minicoy is famous for coral reefs and white sand beaches amidst vast expanse of Arabian sea.

Minicoy is one of the few inhabited islands in Lakshadweep and it is the second largest there. It is best known for tranquillity due to its location as it is far away from mainland. Therefore, A visitor here feels that he is very close to nature and far from hustle and bustle of daily life. It is an unforgettable experience to spend time on virgin and unspoilt beaches surrounded by palm and coconut trees which add to its beauty.

There is an old light out built in 1885 by British is a landmark and also offers great view of Jama masjid, built in medieval era is another great attraction for all visitors to this island.

You can also enjoy water sports facilities here among which, kayaking on traditional boats is a great way of exploring coral reef. Besides kayaking, you can also enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling.

  • Minicoy Island Facts

    Location : It is 398 km Kochi

    Latitude : 8'-17' North

    Longitude : 73'-04' East

    Climate : Tropical. 22 to 30 c.

    Languages : Mahl

    How to get there: Travel to this Island is only possible with fix departure packages which are Samudaram Package and Swaying Palm Package and the package starts from Kochi.

    Food & Cuisine : The cuisine is mainly Keralite. Tuna fish is mostly available here so you can have it grilled, baked or fried. Spiced coconut-rich Vegetarian & Non vegetarian food. Curried, fried and barbecued fish.

    Tourist Season : October - May.

    Consumption of Alcohol: Consumption of Alcohol is not allowed.

    Things not to do: Picking up Corals is a punishable crime.

Accommodation in Minicoy Island

20 Bedded Minicoy Resort

It is a 20 bedded Minicoy Resort that is among the most well organized government resorts in Lakshadweep Islands. It is situated on the southern side of the island, close to the lighthouse. Every cottage has an open to sky bathroom with a coral laid floors. The arrangement for food is made on the courtyard at the entrance itself. Although you are served food according to their choices but if wish to taste the Minicoy specialty, then you have to give an advance notice...