COX’S BAZAR

Cox’s Bazar is the prime beach and tourist town in Bangladesh, situated alongside the Sea beach of Blue Sea known as Bay-of-Bengal, beside Indian ocean, having unbroken 120 Kilometers golden sand Sea Beach, reachable through motor transport alongside the wavy water. This town is situated in the Chittagong Division in south-eastern Bangladesh, beside ‘Myanmar (Burma)’.

SITES TO SEE

Cox’s Bazar: The largest sea-beach in the world

Teknaf

Southernmost tip of Bangladesh, Teknaf situated on the Naaf river and just at the end of the hilly regions of the district. Myanmar is on the opposite bank of Naaf river. Wild animals and birds are available but the most interesting thing is a journey on the river. Wide sandy beach in the backdrop of high hills with green forests is an enchanting scene never to be forgotten.

Himchari

It is about 32 km south of Cox’s Bazar along the beach, a nice place for a picnic and photo-shooting. The famous “Broken Hills” and waterfalls here are rare sights.

 

Inani Beach

It is about 32 km south of Cox’s Bazar and just on the beach, with the sea to the west and a background of steep hills to the east. Inani casts a magic spell on those who step into that dreamland. It is only half an hour’s drive from Cox’s Bazar and an ideal place for sea-bathing and a picnic.

 

Maheshkhali

An island off the coast of Cox’s Bazar. It has an area of 268 square kilometers. Through the centre of the island and along the eastern coastline rises a range of low hills, 300 feet high; but the coast to the west and north is a low-lying treat, fringed by mangrove jungle. In the hills on the coast is built the shrine of Adinath, dedicated to Shiva. By its side on the same hill is a Buddhist Pagoda.

 

Ramu

This is a typical Buddhist village, about 16 km from Cox’s Bazar, on the main road to Chittagong. There are monasteries, khyangs and pagodas containing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals inlaid with precious stones.

 

Sonadia Island

It is about seven kilometers from Cox’s Bazar and about nine square kilometers in area. The western side of the island is sandy and different kinds of shells are found on the beach. Off the northern part of the island there are beds of window pane oysters. During winter fisherman set up temporary camps on the island and dry their catches of sea fish.

Saint Martin's Island

Saint Martin’s Island 

This small coral island about 10 km (6 mile) southwest of the southern tip of the mainland (Teknaf) is a tropical cliché, with beaches fringed with coconut palms and bountiful marine life. After Kuakata at Patuakhali, South Western District of Bangladesh, Saint Martin’s Island is the second place in Bangladesh from where you can see both sunrise and sunset. While you stay in the island, you can move around the beaches day and night while you can enjoy the fishing of both fishermen and seagulls.

PLACES TO EAT

There’s a lot of restaurants along Sea Beach Road and in the Hotel Motel Zone, most serving Bangladeshi standards.

Jhawban Restaurant and Poushee Restaurant

Next door to each other on Hotel Sayeman Road just south of Sea Beach Road, they serve similarly excellent Bangladeshi food including fried fish, a Cox’s Bazar speciality. Both restaurants are wildly popular, especially at lunch time – go with the flow. Jhawban has an English menu. Poushee is probably one of the best restaurants in Cox’s Bazar, so don’t miss the chance to try their delicious seafood.

 

Mermaid Café

(Marine Drive Road): This newer cafe is super friendly and laidback and probably one of the coolest place to hang out in the area. With its natural-ish vibe of wood and bamboo, It has several sitting areas and hammocks, and a creative menu including crepes and savory pancakes, and seafood-heavy mains like shrimp salad, pastas and fish pizza.

 

Handi

(Beside Hotel Sea Palace): It is a typical Indian food serving restaurant. Besides, it serves all kinds of Bengali foods. Tourist can test biriyani here.

 

Nilima Cafe Restaurant

Beside the Double giraffe sculpture at the Sughandha point beach, this restaurant has Bangladeshi & Chinese cuisine, Bar-B-Q facility at the rear, fronting the Sea wave with Hammock & beach Chair Facility.

 

Beach Planet Cafe

(Marine drive road, Kolatoli, Cox’s Bazar): This is a wonderful Eco friendly restaurant, excellent interior with wood and bamboo. It has several open air sitting spaces. The main attraction is the two storied hut from where the sea is visible with a panoramic view.