Last Updated on September 7, 2019 by Aminul Haque Shahin
The Saint Martin’s Island is a small island situated in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf point, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. The nickname of this island is Narikel Jinjira. It is one of the most beautiful islands of Bangladesh and enrich with different biological resources. Beautiful landscapes, clear blue sea water, Coral Colony, and unique environment attracts the visitors and thousands of visitors’ visit the island every year.
Overview of Saint Martin’s Island
Saint Martin’s Island is a coral island, and it is the only coral island of Bangladesh. The island was first named ‘Jazeera’ by an Arabian sailor, 250 years ago. During British occupation the island was named after the then Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Mr. Martin as St. Martin Island. The island has 9 para/villages. They are:
- Paschim Para
- Deil Para
- Uttar Para
- Majher Para
- Dakshin Para
- Purba Para
- Konar Para
- Nazrul Para
There are about 4200 people live on this island. The main livelihood of this island is fishing. Inhabitance of this island is very hospitable. The weather of this island is subtropical monsoonal climate. During the rainy season transportation between island and the mainland (Teknaf) become impossible because of the dangerous conditions on the Bay of Bengal. So from June to September the island remain closed for the tourists. From October to February, the weather remains calm, and it is the perfect time to visit the island.
Travel Guideline for Saint Martin’s Island
Saint Martin’s Island is very popular among the tourists because of its natural resource, coral reef, transparent water, rocks, floras, faunas, etc. Tourists can enjoy both sunset and sunrise from this island. Here we share some information and resources to help you plan and make a successful Saint Martin’s trip.
How to Travel Saint Martin’s Island
There is no direct transportation available to go Saint Martin’s island. First, you have to go Teknaf. Several bus services like Hanif, Shayamoli, Unique, Saint Martin Paribahan, etc. are available to take you Teknaf. These buses leave from Dhaka to Teknaf around 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Once you reach Teknaf there are ships available to take you to Saint Martin’s island. These ships leave Teknaf for Saint Martin’s island at 9.30 am. During the rainy seasons the ships are not available, troller is the only medium of transport available then.
Hotels of Saint Martin’s Island
The number of hotels in Saint Martin’s island is less compared to the hotels of Cox’s Bazar. Here are the details of some of the best hotels in Saint Martin’s.
Blue Marine Resort, Saint Martin
Blue Marine Resort is one of the best hotel and resorts in Saint Martin Islands. Facilities like Fishing, Balcony, and Oceanview make it unique from other resorts. There are 32 Guest rooms and Suits available in this resort for the tourists. 24 hours Room Services, Restaurant, Laundry Facilities are available in this hotel. The front side of this resort is decorated with coral stones, and a small canal is located behind the hotel.
Hotel Prince Heaven St. Martin
This hotel is located in the deil para of St. Martin Island Bangladesh. You can enjoy the Sea Beach and ocean view from this hotel. There are 24 different types of rooms available in this hotel. This hotel is managed by the “Pristine Security service ltd.”
Ratnodeep Resort St. Martin’s Island
This resort is best for family tours and group tours. The price range of this resort is very reasonable. The rooms and Balcony of this hotel is made of bamboo, tent and it will add different flavor to your journey.
CTB Resorts Saint Martin
This resort is situated in the West Beach of Saint Martin Bangladesh. One can easily view the natural beauty of Beach as well as Coconut Tree from every room of this resort. This Resort provides different facilities like Room Services, Restaurant, and Laundry for the tourists. This resort is located near Jetty and 16 different types of rooms are available in this resort.
Shemana Pereye Resort St. Martin’s Island
It is one of the best Eco resort in Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh. The resort is located walking distance from the Jetty. This is a tourist friendly resort. The price of this resort is very reasonable compared to other resorts. This Resort provides different facilities like Room Services, Restaurant, and Laundry for the tourists.
Hotel Price of Saint Martin’s Island
The price of most of the hotels in Saint Martin’s island is reasonable. However, the price varies from pick season to off pick season, location of the hotel, facilities of the hotel, etc. Here are some of the details:
- Blue Marine Resorts: 2200 – 3500 BDT
- Hotel Prince Heaven: 2800 – 3500 BDT
- Ratnodeep Resort: 1500 – 3500 BDT
- CTB Resorts: 1800 – 2500 BDT
- Shemana Pereye Resort: 1500 – 3000 BDT
Prohibition of Saint Martin’s Island
There are some prohibitions for tourists to keep the ecological balance of this Island. They are:
- Tourists are not allowed to catch fish from the sea
- It is forbidden to hunt birds and wildlife
- Tourists are not allowed to collect wild plants
- Campfires and loud noise are not allowed in Sea beach
- Tourists are not allowed to collect or purchase corals, shells, or sea urchins
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