:: St. Martins Island
Martins Island is the most beautiful Coral Island where
you will find live corals. Its only 30 km from Teknaf
and you can go there by local motorboat, tourist boats,
or sea truck.
[Coral Beach at St. Martins
small coral island about 10km (6mi) southwest
of the southern tip of the mainland is a tropical
cliché, with beaches fringed with coconut
palms and bountiful marine life. Theres
nothing more strenuous to do here than soak up
the rays, but its a clean and peaceful place
without even a mosquito to disrupt your serenity.
possible to walk around the island in a day because
it measures only 8 sq km (3 sq mi), shrinking to about
5 sq km (2 sq mi) during high tide. Most of islands
5500 inhabitants live primarily from fishing, and between
October and April fisher people from neighboring areas
bring their catch to the islands temporary wholesale
this Island, you will find the beautiful Coral
reef and long Coral beach and lots of coconut
trees. The local name of the coconut is Narikel
and the original name of this Island is Narikel
Jinjira is derived from that. Accommodation in
St. Martins Island is limited, so it is advisable
to book accommodation before you plan to go to
this Island. Motel Nijhum is one of the best hotels
in St. Martins Island. To book in Motel Nijhum,
confirm you reservation from Dhaka. You will hardly
get a chance to stay in this hotel if you are
a sudden visitor of St. Martins Island. The other
good hotels are Prashad Paradise & Sraboni
[Wild Orchides in the coconut
Garden at St. Martins Island]
of these hotels are also possible from Dhaka. All these
three hotels are situated adjacent to Seashore. From
these hotels lobby or veranda, you can enjoy the Sea.
There are some other motels and hotels established in
St. Martins Island.
staying in St. Martins Island is really an exotic feeling
where you will feel and listen the sound of Sea. If
you are lucky enough then you can spend the exotic moonlit
night at St. Martins Island. The beauty of Full moon
in St. Martins Island cannot be expressed, if you are
not there at that time.
Cheera-dwip is a part of St. Martins Island but
divided during tides. You can go to Cheera-dwip by walking.
About two and a half hours walk from St. Martins Island
or you can go there also by local motorboat or tourist
boat. In that Island you will find the Corals - living
and dead all over the Island. A small bush is there
which in the only green part of Cheera-dwip, enhancing
the beauty of this island. People do not live in this
Island, so advisable for the tourists to go there early
and come back by afternoon.
Island could be the next prime tourist spot after St.
Martins Island. Its a natural beauty of mangrove
forests where you will find Dears of specific species
and Monkeys. A huge numbers of migrated birds come in
this Island in winter season, enhancing the beauty of
this Island. The communication is not excellent but
if some one wishes to bear the trouble to go to this
Island, he will be enchant to see the beauty of this
Island. You can go to this Island either from Dhaka
or from Chittagong.
From Chittagong first you will to go Hatia Island by
Motor boat or Ship and from there you can go to Nijhum
Island by local motor boat. From Dhaka you can go Tomzuddion
by launch from Sadarghat launch terminal. From there
you can go to Nijhum Island by local motorboat.
Accommodation is very limited for the tourists in this
Island. You can take foods from local restaurants but
be careful about the quality of foods. If you can take
prior permission for forest department then you can
stay in forest rest house in Nijhum Island. Another
possibility for accommodation is in District Parishod
Guest house. If you take the permission from Thana administration
(TNO) of Hatia you can also stay in the District Parishod
Guest house. For the adventure seekers Nijhum Island
could be one of the greatest experience of journey and
it will be a memorable enjoyment to stay and pass some
days in this isolated Island.