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Meet our new intern!

Hello everyone! Last month I joined the AD team. With this blog post I would like to introduce myself.

Sustainability Matters

Andaman Discoveries strives to stay and evolve as a sustainable tour operator. One way of doing this is by looking at certifications that holds us to a high standard. We are currently a partner of Travelife and just submitted our Travelife certification application. The next step will be to have an audit in the office to ensure that we are following all the criteria and also have an action plan set in place to continuously improve our standards. It has […]

AD in the Community

Pi Tui, Pi Nat and Bang Hem from the community tourism team in Ban Talae Nok headed to Koh Yao Yai community based tourism training in partnership with IUCN. The community on Koh Yao Yai would like to open a homestay program and IUCN invited AD and Bang Hem to train them and have an open discussion about how to succeed in running a sustainable community based tourism program.  The first day was focused on introducing the principles of CBT […]

Your Impact

As a Guest of Andaman Discoveries, you are directly supporting projects of our North Andaman Network Foundation. Fifty percent of Andaman Discoveries profits are given back to the NAN foundation and also donations that rebuilt into the program pricing. These projects make a difference in the lives of our local community projects and community members because they are things that are valued by these people as a way to have better lives. Take a look at how you have helped […]

Volunteer experiences!

Don’t dream your life.……Live your dreams! Hans & Shahide We are a couple and we live in Holland. For a long time we had the urge to go abroad for a volunteer project. This is the first time we could realize this cherished wish.  For 8 weeks we were at the Tung rak School in the south of Thailand. We prepared our trip with the local organisation Pure! and Andaman Discoveries in Thailand, Kuraburi. The need for the project was to […]

Clean Teeth At BLC From Service Tour!

The students at the BLC are now brushing their teeth each afternoon thanks to The Hilversum International School! This group of high school students came to the center as part of their study and service tour this past February.  After only one day at the center, they realized that many of the children eat sweets after lunch and have rotting teeth.  The decided to initiate an additional project to focus on dental hygiene at the school, and make a lasting […]

Hilversum International School Study and Service Trip

For the third year in a row, Andaman Discoveries was happy to welcome back the International School Hilversum group for their annual study and service trip.   This service trip for the students focuses on community service, culture and nature.  The group of 23 from the Netherlands visited the North Andaman Coast for a ten day tour that included a night in Phuket, a homestay at Ban Talae Nok, three days at the Burmese Learning Center, and three days at Home & […]

News Features on Andaman Discoveries!

AD is proud to have been featured in some top publication over the last few months!  Thank you to Susan Smilie, Cat Vinton, Noel van Bemmel and Julius Schophoff for your interest and support of our programs! The Guardian AD is very proud to have been featured in the Guardian with two separate articles!  Many thanks to Susan Smillie for her visit to the North Andaman Coast and her interest in Andaman Discoveries programs, especially the work she has done […]

Andaman Discoveries Volunteer Testimonial

There are certain moments that are life changing. We may not even recognize them at the time. Like the day when the guy gave you your first office job and you didn’t realize you were looking for one. Like the day you went back to college and you became addicted to knowledge and didn’t stop until you had your master’s degree. Okay, so those were a 2009, but I wasn’t sure what to think of working with the children. That […]

Responsible Tourism Award Finalist!

Finalists for the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 Dear friends, guests and partners – We are very happy and excited to announce that Andaman Discoveries was selected as a finalist for this year’s Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards! This annual award recognizes best practices and innovative programs for sustainable tourism in Asia since 2006.  Along with basking in glory and honor of the award reception, the winners can exhibit at the ITB Asia in Singapore for free! We are […]