Jolly Buoy Island is a picturesque island located in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. 2. It is approximately 30 kilometers away from Port Blair. Jolly Buoy Island is part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, a protected area established to conserve the rich marine biodiversity of the region. It is known for its pristine coral reefs and underwater ecosystem.
The island is famous for its vibrant coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and glass boat ride. The clear turquoise waters allow visitors to witness a stunning array of colorful corals and a diverse range of marine life, including various fish species, sea turtles, and more. To preserve the coral reefs, visitors are not allowed to walk or swim near them. However, glass-bottom boat rides are available, allowing tourists to observe the underwater beauty without causing any harm to the fragile ecosystem.
Jolly Buoy Island follows strict eco-tourism guidelines to protect its natural resources. Plastic items are prohibited, and visitors are required to follow responsible tourism practices to maintain the ecological balance of the island. To preserve the marine life and coral reefs, Jolly Buoy Island is open to tourists only for a limited period of the year. The island is typically closed during the monsoon season (May to July) to allow for the regeneration of the coral reefs.