- Expertly Crafted
- Peace of Mind
The epitome of barefoot luxury, Jalakara is a rustic retreat on coral-fringed Havelock Island in the Andaman Islands. Originally a banana and betel nut plantation, it’s surrounded by tropical rainforest and offers the informality and exclusivity of a private villa with the bespoke services of a boutique hotel.
There are three rooms, three suites and a private villa, each with their own character and style. Traditional Indian textiles and artefacts adorn the rooms, along with a patio or terrace and indoor/outdoor bathroom. The villa is ideal for families or those seeking privacy, with a kitchenette, separate living space and plunge pool.
Owner and chef, Marko Hill, dishes up meals based upon local produce with British and Asian influences. Jalakara is one of few places with an alcohol licence, and they serve creative cocktails.
Explore the island, laze on the beaches, relax around the infinity pool and indulge in a massage in the open-air spa.
- Restaurant and bar
- Swimming pool
- Board games
- Lawn games
- Music system
- Snorkelling and scuba diving
- Boat trips and fishing
- Nature treks
- Sea kayaking
- Birdwatching and stargazing
- Cookery classes
The Jalakara Villa offers a gorgeous and intimate stay with its hammock and copper plunge pool on the deck.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.