This is the island we see at the back of INR 20 rupees note. This island features the presence of live corals and also private players provide activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and fiber glass view of corals at additional cost. There are no ports available at north bay fearing the construction materials will destroy the corals, so the big boats will stop around 500m before the coast and small boats will take us to the shore. A walk to the light house will provide another beautiful view of the sea, though climbing inside the tower is restricted. Scuba diving will cost you 5000rs per person, snorkeling at Rs. 500/ person, and Coral view through fibre glass boat at Rs. 500/-. If you are interested in seeing coral, go for it, if you are interested in water sports, take it in elephant beach in havelock island, as it is good and cheap as well.