I love to travel and visited almost all the beautiful places of
. Because I believe we are living in a wonderful world that is full of
beauty, happiness, charm and adventure. There is no end to the beauty and
adventures of the world, we can observe it only if we seek them with our eyes
|Beautiful view of St. Martin's |
Though there are lots of beautiful places in the country but in my eye St. Martin's
Island is the most beautiful place among all
of them. This Island also known as Narikel Jinjira ( Coconut Island)
by the locals. It is situated forty-eight kilometers from Teknaf Thana of Cox’s
Bazar District. St. Martin's is the only coral island of . It's a clean and peaceful place of Bangladesh with nothing more strenuous to do than
soak up the rays even mosquitoes are a rarity. The Bangladesh St. Martin’s island is all about sun, sea and
palm trees. At the day time, the island comes alive with water and beach
sports, with beach parties and bonfires lighting up the twilight skies.
Total area of this beautiful coral Island has been changed two times in a
day during high tide. The dumbbell shaped St.Martin's Island has an average area of only 8 sq. km.
which reduces to about 5 sq. km. during high tide.
There are near about
7000 inhabitants in the
Island. Most of them are depended
on fishing for their livelihood. Between October and April, the fishermen from
neighboring areas bring their caught fishes to the island's provisional
wholesale market. There are also few crops like rice and coconut. People of
Island also collect Algae from the sea and after drying it they export it to
the . Most of the strenuous
things are around the far north of the island because the centre and the south
are mainly farmland and makeshift huts. Myanmar
|A beautiful scenery of coconut island - ST. Martin's|
Chera Dwip is situated in the southern side of the island. A small shrub is there, which is the only green part of Chera Dwip, enhancing the beauty of this coral island. You can walk the beach to the southern
on foot along a narrow strip of land at the time of low tide, or you can go
there via a boat shuttle at the time of high tide. Be careful of very sharp
rocks if wading through the water; sandals are ideal for walking. People do not
live on this part of the island, so it is advisable for the tourists to go
there early and come back by afternoon. Walking the length of the island takes
around 1.5 hours. Take some sunscreen (for protect your skin from the Sun) and
water. You can also drink green coconut water. You will find it all around the
island. island of Chera Dwip
I can’t described the amazing beauty of the St. Martin's
Island in this few sentence. Calm, cool and
blue water all around the island, looks like a piece of heaven in the Earth.
You can't imagine the beauty of this wonderful island without go there.
|Hotel Blue Marine, St. Martine's Island|
How to go: In order to reach the
St. Martin’s island, you have to go
Cox’s Bazar or reach Teknaf Ghat. To reach Teknaf from the capital of , you can take a
night coach bus. There are both AC and NON-AC bus. The bus starts from Bangladesh Dhaka at night and it will reach in the
morning. After reaching Teknaf you have to take a ship from Teknaf Ghat. The
ship starts from 9 AM, so one should reach the ghat before 9 AM in order avoid
missing the ship. Currently, five shipping liners run daily trips to the
island, including Shahid Sher Niabat, L T Kutubdia, Eagle, Keary Cruise &
Dine and Keary-Sindbad.
Where to stay: There are lots of hotel and motels in the island. All these hotels are situated near the seashore. A few of these are Abokash, Ratnodeep Resort, Nil Diganta, Hotel Blue Marine, Prashad Paradise, Sraboni Bilash, and Motel Nijhum etc. You can also visit this island without staying there.