It is a very large lagoon on the west coast, measuring about 6 km at two entrances, one at the west and the other at the northernmost point. The lagoon area is 30.60 sq km.
The island is about 2 meters above mean sea level on the west coast and 3 to 4 meters on the eastern side, and is 11 km long.
Tourists can take a long drive through the villages, tuna canning factory, lighthouse, and dense coconut trees and through long village roads.
The shores have bathing huts and changing rooms. You can swim and beach walk, pedal boat, kayak.
Minicoy has a tropical savanna climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. Precipitation falls during most of the year; only January to March is relatively dry. The best season is from November to April.
Minicoy Island is well-connected with the mainland by sea and air from Cochin. Cochin Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep. Helicopter services are also available. Four passenger ships operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep.