One of the main reasons people escape to these magical isles is the lovely, dreamy sea breeze as well as the unadulterated environment...And with just a little help from you, the turquoise blue waters and emerald green trees of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will remain pristine and beautiful forever.
You too can STOP climate change
Let us join hands to help safeguard our beautiful Earth for our children, grand children… and the generations to follow by following these...
SAVE ELECTRICITY AND GAS!
Please switch off the lights, fans and air-conditioners in your rooms before leaving for your day tours. All electricity on the island is generated through diesel generators!
While you may love a hot shower, do switch off the geyser when not in use.
Try to limit usage of the air-conditioning in your cars as distances are short and the island weather is usually pleasant.
When practical opt for a walk in preference to a vehicle ride.
LET'S CLEAN UP!
Please carry any garbage like plastic wrappers, tissues and bottles, back to the hotel for proper disposal.
DO NOT THROW GARBAGE OVERBOARD at sea during inter-island boat trips. In fact, we recommend that you hold on tightly to any loose snack packets that may fly away.
Plastic bottles are a big menace and we encourage all our guests to refill RO water available free at most hotels so as to reduce plastic waste as well as your expenses.
While we appreciate that this maybe an extra effort for some, kindly pick up any litter that you find on the beach or hiking trails and dispose off in an eco-friendly manner. Remember, Karma sees everything!
Please do not enter restricted/tribal areas. Taking videos, films or photographs of any indigenous tribes is a crime punishable by law.
Do not enter the National Parks without authorization.
Kindly do not remove or take any corals, starfish or seashells unless specific permits are obtained from the Fisheries department. We request that you do not collect dead coral or touch/break live coral.
Shells (even those you see lying on the beach) are the homes of crabs. Crabs outgrow their shells often and change to new larger shells as needed. Taking a shell from the sea or from the beach deprives a crab of a possible home. Even those that you feel are too large, too small or broken may be used by these lovely creatures as their abode.
Kindly avoid standing on the coral reef or cause damage to the reefs while snorkeling/scuba diving.
Please take advice from local hotel staff if you wish to stay on the beaches or the forest areas during nights using own tents/hammocks.
Please do not light bonfires in the forest or beach areas.
Kindly do not collect, destroy or remove any living or dead animal/plant.
Last but not the least, please do not hunt birds/animals.
We at Faraway Tree thank you for your support in keeping our beautiful Earth, and the Andaman Islands clean and green.
Did You Know
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the very few islands in the world where commercial fishing is banned. Yes, in these emerald waters interspaced with sapphire waves, the fish and other marine life can actually hope to live out their full natural lives. The giant sea turtle the Dermocheleys Coriacea (also called the Leatherback turtle) which nests here can live up to a 100 years!