Island’s Beach No. 5 (Vijay Nagar Beach) is a
long, curved sweep of white sand, lapped by turquoise
water and crowned by a forest of huge tropical hardwood
trees. Inland Havelock Island is like a piece of rural
India cast adrift in the sea. Local children play outside
thatched huts, holy cows amble by along the peaceful
country roads, woman dressed in sari’s squat together
for gossip and tea.