St. Martin’s Island is a little island (territory just 8 km2) in the northeastern piece of the Bay of Bengal, around 9 km south of the tip of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf promontory, and shaping the southernmost piece of Bangladesh. There is a little connecting island that is isolated at elevated tide, called Chera Dwip. It is around 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of the northwest shoreline of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River.
Saint Martin is a little coral island in the core of Bengal. The island is made out of coral. This is where nature will demonstrate to you the meaning of magnificence. Appreciate a stunning boat venture on the blue Bay of Bengal. We structured the visit to make you feel all aspects of excellence.
- Area: 3.089 mi².
- Location: Bay of Bengal.
- Population: 4000.
- Length: 6 Km (3.7 mi).
- Width: 0.5 Km (0.31 mi).
History: The main settlement began 250 years back by Arabian mariners who named the island ‘Zajira’. During the British occupation the island was named St. Martin Island. During the First Anglo-Burmese War between the British and Burmese domains in 1824–1826, rival cases to the island were the main consideration. The nearby names of the island are “Narical Gingira”, additionally spelled “Narikel Jinjira/Jinjera”, which signifies ‘Coconut Island’ in Bengali, and “Daruchini Dwip”. It is the main coral island in Bangladesh.
Area of Saint Martin Island:
It is around 8 km west of the northwest shoreline of Myanmar at the mouth of the stream Naf. The island lies somewhere in the range of 92°18′ and 92°21’E longitudes and 20°34′ and 20°39’N scopes. The nearby individuals call it Narikel Jinjira. It is practically level and is 3.6m over the mean ocean level. The 9.66 km-wide channel between the terrain and the island is much shallower than the untamed ocean southwest of the island. There are reefs from 10-15 km toward the west-northwest.
The island is 7.315 km long and is lined up with NNW and SSE. Geologically, it is separated into three sections. The northern part is called Narikel Jinjira or Uttarpara and is 2,134m long and 1,402m wide. The southern part is known as Dakshinpara, which is 1,929m long, with a limited tail of 1,890m towards the southeast, and the greatest width of 975m. A restricted focal belt or Maddhyapara associates the two sections. The length and the width of this belt are about 1,524m and 518m individually and the tightest neckline is known as Golachipa. Notwithstanding the principle island, there are various little islets going from 100 to 500 sq m, which are privately known as Chheradia or Siradia, which means an isolated island. There is a shallow tidal pond in Uttarpara and it is associated with the ocean during elevated tide by a restricted channel on the western coast. The topsoil of Uttarpara comprises of alluvial sands blended with shells of mollusks. There are two little dead tidal ponds and a stretch of mucky land in Dakshinpara. Fish landing locales, bazaars, and schools are available just in Uttarpara.
Ticket Price: There is no ticket price.
Opening Hour: It’s always open to all.
Off Day: There is no off day.
Address, Location (How to go): You can go to the St. Martin island from Dhaka, Chittagong, or Cox’s Bazar. First you have to come to Teknaf. From Teknaf you can ride a sea Truck, Ship, or Shallow engine boat to St. Martin Island.
Most attractive Things (What you can see there):
Beachside wooden estate:
The wooden estate is situated on the furthest side of St. Martin. Chera Dwip is only 30 minutes of strolling separation. Thus, you can remain with private seashore, far away from the group. This property likewise furnishes visitors with a café. The visit work area is accessible to help visitors in arranging their outings. On the off chance that you need to remain an occasion far away from the group, this manor is ideal for you.
Inhabitants Saint Martin Island:
The vast majority of the island’s around 3,700 occupants live principally from angling. The other staple harvests are rice and coconut. Being normal on the island, green growth is gathered, dried, and sent out to Myanmar. Among October and April, the anglers from neighboring territories carry their got fishes to the island’s impermanent discount advertise. In any case, imports of chicken, meat and different nourishments roll in from terrain Bangladesh and Myanmar. As the middle and the south are for the most part farmland and alternative cabins, a large portion of the changeless structures are around the far north.
During the rainy season, on account of the risky conditions on the Bay of Bengal, the occupants have no extension to go to the territory (Teknaf) and their life can wind up hazardous. There is an emergency clinic on the island, yet previously, there have regularly been no specialist.
St. Martin’s Island is an exceptionally mainstream place of interest. Presently, 3 (three) shipping liners run Everyday excursions to the island, including Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. On the off chance that you need to visit this land you can book your excursion either from Chittagong or from Cox’s Bazar.
Most recent 5 years St. Martin’s guest populace has expanded significantly. While this circumstance has demonstrated to be worthwhile for the islanders,
It is making the normal magnificence of the island weaken. By and by there are numerous endeavors being advanced to save the few imperiled types of turtles that home on the island, just as the corals, some of which are discovered distinctly on Narikel Jinjera. Bits of the coral reef are being expelled so as to be offered to tourists. Nesting turtles are now and then taken for nourishment, and their hatchlings are regularly occupied by the twinkling lights along the sea shore. Types of fish, a couple of just as of late found, are being overfished. Consistently the anglers must endeavor farther to ocean to get their catch. The vast majority of them utilize motorless pontoons.
At elevated tide the island is around 3 miles around, and squeezed in the center. The island exists simply because of its coral base, so evacuation of that coral dangers disintegration of the sea shores. St. Martins has lost generally 25% of its coral reef in the previous 7 years.
In the event that you are finished celebrating in Cox’s Bazar, St. Martin’s Island is the perfect spot to quiet down your spirit. This coral island is about 10km (6mi) south-west of the southern tip of the territory is a tropical prosaism, with sea shores bordered with coconut palms and plentiful marine life. This island has the most astonishing blue water. A long way from the infuriating group, the tranquility in this island will enable you to think and cleanse your spirit. This air is so crisp and relieving. What’s more, the water is clearer than precious stone. During any evening glow in St. Island, you may wind up choosing to remain on this island for eternity. Furthermore, ocean nourishments here are heavenly as well as plentiful in variety.