You mightn’t get to sunbathe much, but just walking along the shores (we’re thinking Radhanagar beach), a light drizzle adding to the romantic ambience and solitude is what you’d go to the islands for. Port Blair will have its share of sightseeing (the Cellular Jail and museums) but Ross and Viper islands take on a mysterious and wonderful avatar in the rains. Havelock goes back to being a sleepy town minus the tourist buzz. And just walking the streets seems more magical. You can still scuba dive although if the sea is supremely choppy, you’ll need to stick to the closer dive sites. Sunsets are brilliant in the monsoon, with the sun peeping out of dramatic clouds. Instagram away!
Closest airport: Port Blair, Andaman Islands