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Big Tree Cottages

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Big Tree Cottages

None star hotel
, Chidiyatapu, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India-744105, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India 744105, Port Blair, India
8 rooms
FREE Internet


PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Big Tree Resort is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, a boutique property is ready to welcome nature lovers, divers and birding enthusiasts.
  • The resort is built as a place for divers to relax after a day underwater. Its partner dive school, Lacadives, is a 10-minute walk away
  • 8 rooms are spread across 4 duplex wooden cottages
  • The organic, seasonal, local produce, food is freshly prepared and  comes straight from the resort's farm to the kitchen and on your table.


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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Big Tree Cottages

Dive Center


Lacadives are the pioneers of scuba diving in India and will give you an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Chidiya Tapu is south of Port Blair (40 min drive south from the airport), a magnificent location that has a lush and pristine heritage of natural wonders. This beautifully secluded spot is an escape from the regular crowd of visitors at Havelock islands, giving Lacadives the luxury of rarely encountering other dive boats on the reef. 

Guests are given a highly personalized experience, where instead of a multitude of divers crowding the boat, we focus on each diver’s individual comfort and minimize our footprint on the reefs. 

Chidiya Tapu also has great exploration opportunities on land; one can walk to the lighthouse, visit the biological reserve and observe many species endemic to the Andaman. It is a paradise for bird-watchers; avid enthusiasts will enjoy the drive down from Port Blair. It's also believed to be the best place to see sunsets on the Andaman Islands. 15 minutes away from our dive center lies a shipwreck, the remnants of an East India Company cargo boat that sank in 1918, making for a breath-taking view and yet another amazing feature of the location! 

The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored. From the dives that we have done in the area so far, we know that these waters offer some spectacular diving. So come, do some exploring with Lacadives and who knows – you just might get to name a new dive site!



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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Retail Shop
  • Dive Boat

Rental Equipment

  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Bcd
  • Dive Computer
  • Regulator
  • Wetsuit – Shorty

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Good for...

  • Solo Travellers
  • Eco-Resort
  • Active Holidays
  • Remote Getaways
  • Romance/Honeymoon
  • Families With Non-Diving Kids
  • Good Value For Money
  • Families With Diving Kids


  • Cooking Classes
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library


  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Great for families

  • Board Games


  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Games Room

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Yoga

Resort Description

The Big Tree Resort is nestled peacefully between the Indian Ocean and the naturally blooming lush greens of the capital city of the Andaman islands, Port Blair.

Built to blend with its surroundings, the resort's duplex cottages have eight rooms designed like little tree-houses overlooking lush green gardens teeming with hibiscus, orange heliconia and sunflowers. 

The resort welcomes you with a reception hut, decorated with signature seashells and palm trees. The reception is part of a larger hall, that acts as the common sitting area by the day and restaurant by night. The rustic look of the sitting area resonates well with the eco-friendly theme of the resort and gives authentic tree house vibes.

The reception leads you into an open garden which is segregated into four sections by four pathways; each pathway in the garden leads into one of the four wooden cottage towers where spacious rooms await you.  The cottage is the perfect place to spend an afternoon reading, practicing yoga or just enjoying a beverage with a view of the forest after a day of diving. Both double and twin-sharing rooms, furnished with air conditioning, hot water and balconies.

The Big Tree Cafe serves Continental dishes alongside local favourites like prawn and fish curry. The fish is local, the herbs are local and the chef bakes his own bread. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner;  if you've booked a morning dive, the restaurant will happily open at sunrise for you and serve up a light diver's breakfast of eggs, toast and fruit.

The Big Tree was designed to connect with nature and with each other, and towards that aim there isn't a television in the rooms. Phone and internet connectivity in the Andaman Islands – Chidiyatapu particularly – are fairly limited. 

The charm of Big Tree is its simplicity – the village vibes, the reserve forest, the warmth of the farmers, fishermen & sailors that live on this paradise.

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How to get there


  • The closest airport is Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ)
  • The resort is located 40-minute drive from the airport.
  • You will be picked up by a taxi and transported to the hotel.
  • Check in time at 14.00


  • Check out time is at 11.00
  • Transfer back to the airport


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