FAQs about traveling St. Martin Island in Bangladesh

St. Martin island is one of the most beautiful place in Bangladesh. It is the most attractive tourist spot for local and foreign tourists. People want to know many things about traveling St. Martin Island, which is difficult to find. In this post, we try to answer the most frequently asked questions about traveling St. Martin Island.

Going to St. Martin island

Q. How to go to the St. Martin Island?
A. 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.

Q. From where to ride bus in Dhaka?
A. Buses goes to Teknaf from Saydabad & Fakirapul bus station. There are many bus service to Teknaf – Eagle, Modern Line, S. Alam, Shyamoli, and St. Martin.

Q. Any contact no?
A.

Eagle Bus Service: +88-01713-145584, +88-01190-124127
St. Martin Service: +880-1732-406352, +88-01711-321143

Q. How much is the fare from Dhaka to Teknaf?
A. A/C bus – 1,100 Tk, Non-A/C bus – 560 Tk.

Q. When does the last bast goes from Dhaka?
A. 10.00 pm. Reaches Teknaf about 8.00 am.

Q. Where to get-down at Teknaf?
A. Teknaf Ship Station. You have to tell the bus stuffs before to let you down at the Ship station.

Q. How to go to Teknaf from Cox’s Bazar?
A. Micro buses goes from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf. You can reserve one or can ride in person basis. Also can take a bus from Cox’s Bazar bus station. Fare is 80 Tk.

Q. How much is the fare of micro bus to Teknaf from Cox’s Bazar?
A. About 1,500 Tk.

Q. How to go to Teknaf from Chittagong?
A. Buses goes to Teknaf from Chittagong regularly. Fare is about 220 Tk.

Q. How to go to St. Martin from Teknaf?
A. Ships, Sea trucks, and Shallow engine boats goes to St. Martin Island and Teknaf everyday. Among them, sea trucks are the safest and the most comfortable.

Q. How much is the fare in sea trucks?
A. 550 Tk. in the economy class with return ticket.

Q. How long it takes from Teknaf to St. Martin island?
A. About 3 hours.

Q. Which one is the best sea truck?
A. Carie Sindbad. It is the most comfort and the fastest. You can book ticket advance: +88-02-8125881, +88-02-8156296, +88-02-8156297, +88-01817-210427

Q. What is the time table for sea trucks?
A. Sea trucks leaves Teknaf every morning at 9.00 am, and return from St. Martin island in the same day at 3.00 pm.

In the St. Martin island

Q. What transport is available in the island?
A. Only rickshaw van.

Q. How much is the fare for these rickshaw vans?
A. In the pick hour (the time between arriving the ships and leave) they demand 100 Tk+ for a van. But in the off-pick hour, the fare is normally about 20 Tk. per van.

Q. Where to stay in the island?
A. There are many hotel and motel in the island. Some of them are listed here:

Blue Marine:+88-01819-063418, +88-01722-473613, +88-01819-063425
Abakash: +88-02-8358485, +88-02-9342351, +88-02-9359230 (Have to book from Dhaka.)
Pacific Resort: +88-01732-434264 (St. Martin), +88-01712-643694, +88-01720-939090 (Dhaka)
Shoibal: +88-01815-014664
Swapno Probal: +88-01814-274409, +88-01722-545872 (St. Martin), +88-02-861-1428, +88-01711-110919 (Dhaka)
Simana Periye: +88-02-883-5831, +88-01911-121292

Q. Does mobile phone network available in the island?
A. Yes. Grameen Phone and Robi network is available.

Q. How much is the price of coconut?
A. Normally 15-20 Tk. per piece. But in the season, they can demand more.

Q. Is there electricity in the island?
A. Electricity is supplied in the whole island with generators from the evening till 12 am midnight only.

Q. Is there grocery shops or market in the island?
A. Yes. You can find your everyday requirements in the island. But being an island, some things are regularly short.

Q. What about drinking water?
A. Drinking water is available in the island. It is supplied from the underground of the island.

Q. I’ve heard there is scuba diving facilities in the island?
A. Yes. A small company gives the facility of scuba diving during the tourist season. You can contact:

Oceanic Scuba Diving Center
Phone: +88-01711-867991

Q. How much they charge?
A. 2,000 Tk for every hour. Also provide training. 4 days course is 15,000 Tk. every person.

Chhera Dip

A. How to go to the Chhera Dip?
Q. Speed boats and shallow engine boats goes to the Chhera Dip every morning around 8-9 am. Or you can track if you wish.

A. How much is the fare?
Q. Speed boats take about 100 Tk. per person.

A. How long it takes?
Q. About 15-20 minutes in speed boat, and 50 minutes in the shallow engine boats.

A. What about tracking?
Q. Chhera Dip is about 4-5 k.m. from the main island. In the morning, a small way comes out, but it goes down during the tide. So you have to be careful about tide.

Have any other question? Feel free to ask.

Take our 4 Days 5 Nights St Martin Island Tour to enjoy holiday on this beautiful island, only for 11,000 BDT per person, including bus and sea-truck tickets.

68 Replies to “FAQs about traveling St. Martin Island in Bangladesh”

  1. Please inform me how much cost it will to visit cheradip from St. Martin by shallow engine boats? When I have to start and when I have to come back that means how long I can stay there?

    Regards

    1. Shallow engine boats could be reserved around 800 tk, or 100 tk. per passenger basis. Boats goes to the Chheradip all days long, but it is better to go there around 8 in the morning or 3 at afternoon because of the sun heat.

  2. Hello,

    I’ll be working in Dhaka from 15-18 March. I plan to fly to Cox’s Bazaar on Saturday, 19 March, then take a bus to Teknaf, then a ferry to St. Martin’s Island. I have to fly home from Dhaka on Thursday, 24 March. Is this enough time to enjoy St. Martin’s? I’ve heard Blue Marine Hotel is the nicest. Do you agree?

    Thank you!

    Kim

    1. Yes, it is enough time. You can stay 2 nights at the beautiful island and return to Dhaka. 2 nights will be enough for staying at the St. Martin’s Island.

      Simana Periye is the nicest place at the island to stay. Blue Marine could be the second.

  3. Hi,
    Lots of important information. Planning to go to saint martin’s island next week. I heard that tourists are not allowed to stay overnight in the island now. Is it true? Sea truck/ferry is in operation in this season now?
    waiting for your reply.
    Thanks
    Joe

    1. This is not true. No problem with the staying overnight in the island. And sea truck is operating all the time. So you are welcome to enjoy the island.

      Happy travel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks for lots of information. How much I have to pay for going Saint Martin from Teknaf by Ship for me & my wife? Please give the reply as early as possible. I need it within very short time. Thanks.

  5. Total How much time need to go, visit & back to himchori from Cox’s Bazar? Also tell the cheapest way to go there. Thank you for your support. Please reply as early as possible.

  6. Thanks bro for your reply. Please help me giving some more informations. Please tell how can I go to Inani beach from Cox’s bazar & how much time will take to reach? Please give reply soon. I am waiting. Thanks.

  7. If I go to Teknaf from Chittagong, what is better time to start and how much time it takes to go from chittagong to teknaf by bus? Plaease reply as soon as possible. Thank you.

  8. Thank you for this informative website. Can you clarify, if it is possible to book hotel in Saint martin without going in a package? If it is possible then which hotel?

  9. There is a building named ‘Laal Bhaban’ on the right hand side of the eastern entrance of Bangabandhu Stadium. Tickets of the Ship LCT Kutubdia & Room reservation for Blue Marine hotel is available there. Even bus tickets of Dhaka to Teknaf service can be purchased.

    Cheers all.

  10. 1. How much it will take time to go from Teknaf to St. Martin if i prefer to go by Caire Sindbad?
    2. How much it will take time to go from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Is ships are available round the year???? Is it possible to visit Saint Martin in any time of the year?? Which time is the perfect for visit this island??

    1. Yes, it is possible to visit the island round the year. And winter season is the best time to visit. Don’t forget to book your hotel before you go there.

  12. can I get some contract numbers to book my room in Saint Martin island? How much it will cost to book a normal double bed room of saint martin island?? What about the cost of the ticket of ship to go Saint martin from Teknaf??

  13. What is the lowest cost (including the return ticket) on the sea trucks from Teknaf to St. Martin? Are there any resort or cottage at the west side of the island? Is it difficult to buy tickets of the ship from Teknaf after arriving there by bus in the morning? How many ships leave Teknaf for St. Martin at a time? Do they leave at the same time (9 am) ?

  14. can I get some contract numbers to book my room in Saint Martin island? LAST FEB 2012. How much it will cost to book a normal double bed room of saint martin island?? SEND Number of hotel name and rate.

      1. SIR
        U told numbers of some hotels in the post? But where,
        i can’t found any ifo
        Plz SEND Number of hotel name and rate.
        Thanks

  15. Hi , I am planning on going to bangladesh in May 2012 for my vacation with my hubby. I heard its not the best time to go in cox’s bazar. Is that true? How bad the weather is that time of the year also it is very quiet and only few people in May or i am wrong? Thanks

    1. You can go any time to Cox’s Bazar. It is always full of tourists. So no chance of you being alone there. In that season, there might be heavy rain and wind. But it’s nothing dangerous most of the time. Hotels there are pretty safe. So you don’t have anything to fear.

      Also can check our guided tours if you’d like to visit other places in Bangladesh.

  16. Thank you for your informative posts. I am now planning to go st martin mid March. My question is whether it is safe to go st. martin this time.

  17. Hello there,
    At first take my gratitude n best wishes for this very helpful and informative thread… Now come to business.. I’m planning to go in Saint Martin in this month after 20th.. so i have a few queries…
    1. I heard Chera Dip is no more available for tourist spot, is it true?
    2. Can u give me some assumption of the hotel fares?

  18. Great Website you have here…..
    Very Informative….
    I am planning to visit my in laws in Dhaka during Eid Holidays with my family. i.e.: from 18-08-2012 till 08-09-2012.
    Can you kindly advise me if it is a good time to visit Cox Bazar and Saint Martin’s Island during Eid holidays as I have heard that everything in Bangldesh is closed for 10 days and a public holiday is announced from 15-08-2012 till 25-08-2012.
    Thank you,
    Regards,
    Jauhar Nagani.
    Karachi – Pakistan.

    1. All the tourist sites are open during this period, and there will be heavy rush on these places because of the holiday. You need to make prior booking to the hotels if you visit Cox’s Bazar or St. Martin island.

      1. Dear Raw Hasan,
        Thanks for info. I was really confused earlier.
        Can you please inform me as to what will be the entire approximate expense if I plan to go to Cox Bazar from Dhaka by car and stay for 3 days at Cox Bazar at Hotel Ocean Paradise (3 Rooms).
        Regards,
        Jauhar.

  19. Hi I am from Chittagong. 1st Thank you very much for ur precious Information . But i need more, because we are some of my frnds Planning to go Cox’s Bazar & Saint martin for 3 days in Octobar last. So would you plz give me some information such as : cost per head to go SAINT MARTIN, hotel cost & must b the transportation cost.. I will be much regretful to you if You Provide me those Information…
    THANK YOU…
    Regards,
    FAGUN

  20. Thanks for your Helpful Website. Please tell after visiting saint martin arround evening 6pm the Ship will leave us to Tecnaf then “What is the best way to return from tecnaf to Cox’z Bazar? Please reply me urgent. Thank you in advance

  21. Thanks a lot for ur info. And i am probably gonna ask the same question already asked. But is it possible to go to saint martins in may/june? I heard march-july is tourist off season.

    1. Really thats not the suitable time bcoz in that time Sea is always bad, On the other hand Its the time of kalboisakhi. And yes, thats the tourist off season. Nov-Feb are the tourist season…..

  22. Hi,
    This is a good informative site to visit to St Martin.

    Is there any cruise service to go to St Martin directly from Coax Bazar (not from Teknaf) ?

    it is heard that some months back one cruise service launched directly from Coax bazar to St Martin. it that service running now?

    i am going to travel tonight.

  23. have any problem to go saint martin after eid? rainy season is time to go there? have any problem to see natural beauty during rainy season?

  24. This website is very informative for traveling information on Bangladesh. It has helped me a lot to compile some information on St. Martins island and i would be very greateful to the admin and Mr. Raw Hasan. I will be in touch with him in the future. Many Thanks…

  25. I am a solo traveller …
    I will be in BD in November..
    I am very much curious to know what to see in Chheradip … i searched a lot but not a single site provided me the correct result…

  26. Hi,i and my husband wish to visit st. Martin and Cox’ Bazar at one trip on 14-17 March. can you advise where should i go first, and why? What is the average hotel cost in St. Martin. Can i book hotel after reach St. Martin?Is there enough hotel to stay if i not booked from Dhaka?

  27. Hi, i want go St. Martin middle of April. Know weather is hot that time but wish to go. Is it a good timing go there ?

  28. Thank you very much for your informative post. I would like to visit the island next month of May with my wife. Is the weather is safe enough to go there during month of May? And how about the sea truck? Will it be available at that time? Please, help me by providing the information. Thanks in advance.

  29. Hello! Thanks for your very informative post, I need to know one thing, is it possible to return from St. Martin in the morning?
    Thanks in advance,
    Regards

  30. Thank you for the useful info you share with us. Im trying to find the bus schedule from Teknaf to Dhaka. What time is the first one, and if it is possible to catch the Rocket from Dhaka to Khulna the same day.

    Thanks in advance

  31. Hi,
    Realy your all information are very helpfully.
    I want to visit st martin island in end of july, can you infirm me please what is the condition in there, thank you in advance.

  32. Is it possible to get keari Sindabad in April? I heard that there is no ship in April and March for going to Saint Martin? Is it true?

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