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St. Martin's Island

St. Martin's Island is a small island in the North-east part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km to the south of Cox's Bazar, Teknaf peninsula. The local name of the coral island is 'Narikel Jinjira' (Coconut Island) and named after a British provincial gover­nor. St. Martin's Island is the most popular tourist spot for the sea lover.

Country's only coral island, and one of its highlights. Between 1890 and 1900, about 60 people settled on the island, which has now grown to a population of around 7000. The majority of the island's inhabitants are Islamic, and live primarily off fishing.

This island has an area of about 8 sq km, which reduces to about 5 sq km during high tide. The main island to the north, Uttar Para, gradually narrows several kilometres south­ward, to a point where it's roughly 100m wide. Three smaller islands, Zinjira, Gala­chira and Ciradia are located just south of the main island. At low tide they're es­sentially one body of land, connected to the main island by a narrow strip of land.

There is an Another island nearer to the St. Martin's island named by Chhera Dwip. The most of the local people are Fisherman. So, visiting the St. Martin's island is an excursion and as well as healthy too.
How To Go
From teknaf : A ferry is supposed to leave the island at l0am, but get there at 9am and be prepared to wait until 11 am. Keari Sindbad runs an efficient service between St Martin's and Teknaf (October to March). Its boats leave Teknaf at 9.30am and St Martin's at 3.30pm.
(1 st class returns Tk 350 ; 2 nd class returns Tk 300)

From Cox's Bazar : The Green Abakash (0341-647445) arranges boats from Cox's Bazar for its large numbers of guests. You could try to hitch a ride through it.
Bus
Service Provider Departure Destination Contact
Shohag Paribahan Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 9334152, 8316766 Details
Green Line Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 9339623, 9342580 Details
Train
Service Provider Departure Destination Contact
Bangladesh Railway Dhaka Chittagong 02-9358634, 8315857 Details
Air-Transport
Service Provider Departure Destination Contact
Biman Bangladesh Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 8917400-19 (HO) Details
GMG Airlines Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 8825845-9 Details
United Airways Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 8963191 (Air. Office) Details
Air Parabat Dhaka Cox's Bazar 02 - 9567056 Details
For Foreigner
At first arrive Bangladesh and then pick one way for your destination
Accommodation
Hotel of Cox's Bazar
Service Provider Address
Seagul Hotel Hotel Motel Zone, Cox's Bazar Banglaesh Details
Motel Shoibal Motel Road Cox's Bazar Details
Motel Probal Bangladesh Porjatan Corporation, Cox's Bazar Details
Hotel Sea Crown Marine Drive Road, Kolatoli New Beach, Kolatoli Cox's Bazar Details
Nitol Bay Resort Kolatoli Beach Road, Cox's Bazar Details
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