The Saint Martin’sIsland is a small island situated in the northeastern part of the Bay ofBengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf point, andforming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. The nickname of this island is NarikelJinjira. It is one of the most beautiful islands of Bangladesh and enrich withdifferent biological resources. Beautiful landscapes, clear blue sea water,Coral Colony, and unique environment attracts the visitors and thousands ofvisitors’ visit the island every year.
Overview of Saint Martin’s Island
Saint Martin’sIsland is a coral island, and it is the only coral island of Bangladesh. Theisland was first named ‘Jazeera’ by an Arabian sailor, 250 years ago. DuringBritish occupation the island was named after the then Deputy Commissioner ofChittagong 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 about4200 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 subtropicalmonsoonal climate. During the rainy season transportation between island andthe mainland (Teknaf) become impossible because of the dangerous conditions onthe Bay of Bengal. So from June to September the island remain closed for thetourists. From October to February, the weather remains calm, and it is theperfect time to visit the island.
Travel Guideline for Saint Martin’s Island
Saint Martin’sIsland is very popular among the tourists because of its natural resource,coral reef, transparent water, rocks, floras, faunas, etc. Tourists can enjoyboth sunset and sunrise from this island. Here we share some information andresources to help you plan and make a successful Saint Martin’s trip.
How to Travel Saint Martin’s Island
There is nodirect transportation available to go Saint Martin’s island. First, you have togo 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 around7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Once you reach Teknaf there are ships available to take youto Saint Martin’s island. These ships leave Teknaf for Saint Martin’s island at9.30 am. During the rainy seasons the ships are not available, troller is theonly medium of transport available then.
Hotels of Saint Martin’s Island
The number ofhotels 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 MarineResort is one of the best hotel and resorts in Saint Martin Islands. Facilitieslike Fishing, Balcony, and Oceanview make it unique from other resorts. Thereare 32 Guest rooms and Suits available in this resort for the tourists. 24hours Room Services, Restaurant, Laundry Facilities are available in this hotel.The front side of this resort is decorated with coral stones, and a small canalis located behind the hotel.
Hotel Prince Heaven St. Martin
This hotel islocated in the deil para of St. Martin Island Bangladesh. You can enjoy the SeaBeach and ocean view from this hotel. There are 24 different types of rooms availablein this hotel. This hotel is managed by the “Pristine Security service ltd.”
Ratnodeep Resort St. Martin’s Island
This resort isbest 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 adddifferent flavor to your journey.
CTB Resorts Saint Martin
This resort issituated in the West Beach of Saint Martin Bangladesh. One can easily view thenatural beauty of Beach as well as Coconut Tree from every room of this resort.This Resort provides different facilities like Room Services, Restaurant, andLaundry for the tourists. This resort is located near Jetty and 16 different typesof rooms are available in this resort.
Shemana Pereye Resort St. Martin’s Island
It is one of thebest Eco resort in Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh. The resort is locatedwalking distance from the Jetty. This is a tourist friendly resort. The price ofthis resort is very reasonable compared to other resorts. This Resort providesdifferent facilities like Room Services, Restaurant, and Laundry for thetourists.
Hotel Price of Saint Martin’s Island
The price ofmost of the hotels in Saint Martin’s island is reasonable. However, the pricevaries from pick season to off pick season, location of the hotel, facilitiesof the hotel, etc. Here are some of the details:
- Blue Marine Resorts: 2200 –3500 BDT
- Hotel Prince Heaven: 2800 –3500 BDT
- Ratnodeep Resort: 1500 – 3500BDT
- CTB Resorts: 1800 – 2500 BDT
- Shemana Pereye Resort: 1500 –3000 BDT
Prohibition of Saint Martin’s Island
There are someprohibitions for tourists to keep the ecological balance of this Island. Theyare:
- Tourists are not allowed tocatch fish from the sea
- It is forbidden to hunt birdsand wildlife
- Tourists are not allowed tocollect wild plants
- Campfires and loud noise arenot allowed in Sea beach
- Tourists are not allowed tocollect or purchase corals, shells, or sea urchins
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