Coral Island Saint Martin’s is the heaven of natural beauty. It is not require explaining about the beauty of Saint Martin’s. It may the best destination for crazy travelers. Any travelers can enjoy blue foamy water at Saint Martin’s beach. To feel the greasiness of Saint Martin’s you must stay at least two (02) nights. The main beach will be closer to you and you will get a quite & calm environment as you stay more distance from Jetty. The best way to get contiguity of beach is move Full Island through bicycle. The Island become more quite from morning to 12:00 PM before anchoring Ship at jetty and after 3:00 PM when ship leave the jetty and this is the right time to feel enormity of Bay of Bengal.
You should keep in mind that, you must always bargain each and every place of Saint Martin’s prior to utilization such as before taking breakfast or meal, residential Hotel and cycling etc.
Dhaka to Saint Martin’s (Bus & Ship): You can collect bus ticket from Saint Martin’s Travels or Eagle, Modern Line, S. Alam, Shyamoli. Buses go to Teknaf from Saydabad & Fakirapul bus station. The bus fare is BDT 1700/- at A/C and BDT 900/- to 1200/- at Non-AC. The bus arrival time is 7:30 am at Teknaf. No need to collect ship ticket but you can collect it from Dhaka. The ship fare is BDT 550/- at MV Parijat and MV Kajal. The price may BDT 400/- at Teknaf. Confirm your return ticket after or before cheek in at hotel.
Cottage / Hotel booking: There are several hotels and cottage at Saint Martin’s but you should reserve it prior several days of tour due to limited availability of hotels or cottage. You can contact with Mr. Osman (+88-01824968924) or Mr. Mong (+88-01813019839) for cottage. The cottage is very near to beach and this cottage is very new. You can also reserve your cottage at “Sopono Bilash” with a budget of BDT 800/- each room. For reservation of “Sopno Bilash” you can contact at +8801912760010. These cottages are safe for male, female or child. You can arrange a Bar-B-Q party there and the person of cottage will provide full support.
Food: You will get quality full breakfast or meal at “ Hasan Restora” located near “Sopno Bilash”. You will get Coral/Sundari/ Flying Fish, mashed, dal, vegetable & rice with only BDT 150/-. At morning you can take egg-hodgepodges as breakfast with BDT 70/- only. The package of BDT 1,000/- includes one (01) fish Bar-B-Q and seven (07) times breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Chhera Island: Go to east beach at second day early morning to view sunrise. After taking breakfast start walking to Chhera Island. It will take about six (06) hours including departure and arrival at Chhera Island. The six (06) hours experience will give you the full satisfaction of your trip. You can go there through trawler, lifeboat, or speed boat. The costing is BDT 150/- at trawler, BDT 200/- at life boat and BDT 300/- at speed boat and you will get only one (01) hour for visit there.
Cycling: You can hire cycle at BDT 50/- per hour. Cycling in the beach is very enjoyable. Most of the people aren’t aware about the beauty of south side of beach.
Availability of network: Only Grameen Phone and Robi network is available.
Caution: Don’t Keep your garbage anywhere, it is harmful for our environment. Keep it at your pocket or travel bag if no garbage bin or specific place available. Happy travelling.