SAINT MARTIN ISLAND


SAINT MARTIN ISLAND:

St. Martin is called the daughter of the sea. It’s the only coral Island of Bangladesh situated in the south-east of the country. It’s the most attractive place to the tourists at home and abroad. The distance is 38km from the mainland Teknaf and area is 3.34 Sq. km. In the island there are many coconut grooves. So the other name of the island is ‘Narical Jinjira’. Different types of stone are found in the island. Among them white stones & corals are eye catching. Living corals are also found here. About 6000 people live here. The main occupation of the inhabitants is fishing. Transport System: Three way to travel St. Martin. 1. Trawler Tk. (150-200) per person. 2. Ship Tk (350-400) per person. (up down) 3. Sea truck Tk. (1000-1200) per person. (up-down) Sea truck has speed like speed boat. The journey will be most enjoyable and less time consuming. Transport inside the island is van and the alternative is walking. There is a naval base and a nice rest house ‘Koral View’ run by the Navy. In the private sector hotels and cottages are available. Lying in the cottage you can hear the sea roaring. At night you will see the stars have come down and singing around very close to you. Be careful at the beach, Coral Stones spreading all over. You can hurt yourself. So you use Burmese or sponge sandal while walking. You can safely dive and bath at Humayun’s point, where stands “Somudro Bilash”-the house of great novelist Humayun Ahamed.


SHERA DIP:

Very close to St.Martin Island, a tiny Island. Beautiful indeed. You can travel from St. Martin to Shera dip by trawler. Rent Tk. 2000- 2500/ per trawler’s- up-down. Adventurist can walk to the island from St. martin though it’s very toilsome. You can enjoy An open sea – wild waves- roaring and what not! Coral & keya bush are main attractions here. Drinks from green coconut will give you much comfort. You can have tea from one or two tea stall. But price is very high. Don’t forget to take sufficient drinking water as you are under the scorching sun.