Kadmat Island, also known as Cardamom island, is a beautiful coral island which is a part of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. The island is known for its marine wealth. A large lagoon, 1.5 km in width, stretches along its length. The blue lagoon is lined with coral reef, seagrass and marine turtles which inhabit the water body.
Kadmat's colourful corals and virgin beaches are a treat to the eye. The coral reefs have been damaged up to 10 % due to the adverse effects of climate change. This led to The Ministry of Environment and Forests notifying the island as a marine protected area. Kadmat Village is the only inhabited village in the island. Far away from the urban landscape, located in the midst of the Arabian Sea, the island is a perfect holiday destination.
The island offers a host of interesting tourist activities for its visitors. Some of them are kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Water sports are hugely popular. The island's coral reef banks and coral sand beaches are beautiful for sunbathing. The sunsets of Lakshadweep are known to be unforgettable as well.