Stunningly beautiful, remote and undisturbed; words that every traveller wishes to see when reading a description of an island. Rutland has only been accessible to travellers within the last decade or so due to the reputation of the Andaman Islands as hosting aggressive bow-and-arrow wielding natives, but this situation has changed and the locals either tend to keep themselves to themselves or are wonderfully welcoming.
The accommodation is simple and arranged through the Totani Resort but is exactly what you would expect of a rustic island; if you have no problem sleeping in a basic wooden hut then you will be able to enjoy everything else that the island has to offer. Diving and swimming around the island is greatly enjoyable but beware, there is a population of saltwater crocodiles in the region and although incidents are very rare it is definitely best to take caution. The long white-sand beaches are undisturbed and perfect if you enjoy lying on a beach with few people in sight, a drink in hand and the sun beaming down onto you. If you can satisfy yourself with the simple life then this island may be exactly what you are looking for and you should expect no raucous nightlife here.
En route to the island it is essential that you stop in Port Blair to claim your Restricted Area Permit if you are of non-Indian nationality. This will give 30-days to view and travel between Rutland and the other accessible islands in the archipelago.
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