Last Updated on 17/01/2022 by Alfred
Beach, sand, tidal waves and water sports – who doesn’t like them? There is a small country in Asia named Bangladesh that has a gorgeous beach similar to none other on earth.
Talking about Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach, it first came to mind as it is the most extensive beach globally and the most popular tourist destination in Bangladesh. The 120 km long unbroken beach enclosed domestic foreign tourists’ with waves and the magical spell of charming sunset.
Let’s know how to travel to Cox’s Bazar, how to go, where to stay, where to eat, things to do, and all the tips to visit Cox’s Bazar.
The Amazing Ultimate Cox’s Bazar Travel Guide of 2022
When is the perfect time to visit Cox’s Bazar?
Usually, everyone chooses winter to travel to Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar is one of those places you can visit anytime. From time to time, nature changes, that form of nature impacts Cox’s Bazar.
If you go for a time other than winter, you will get a benefit. From hotel rentals to almost everything, you will get in low cost.
How to go to Cox’s Bazar?
From Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar you can go by bus, rail, and air.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Bus:
Among the buses from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar are Saudia, S Alam Mercedes-Benz, Green Line, Hanif Enterprise, Shyamoli Transport, Sohag Transport, S.Alam Transport, Modern Line, etc. are known ones.
The fare per seat for buses ranges from Rs 800 (9.43$) to Rs 2000 (23.59$) per class. Here is the list of some of the major bus services from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar.
|Bus Operator||Coach Type||Ticket Price (Taka)||USD|
|Green Line||Sleeper Bus||2500 TK||29.48$|
|President Travels||Double Deck AC||2500 TK||29.48$|
|Tuba Line||AC Bus||2000 TK||23.58$|
|Silk Line||AC Bus||2000 TK||23.58$|
|Saint Martin Paribahan||AC Bus||2000 TK||23.58$|
|Hanif Enterprise||AC Bus||2000 TK||23.58$|
|Green Line||AC Bus||1800 TK||21.22$|
|Desh Travels||AC Bus||1800 TK||21.22$|
|Relax Transport||AC Bus||1800 TK||21.22$|
|Shohag Paribahan||AC Bus||1700 TK||20.04$|
|Ena Transport||AC Bus||1600 TK||18.86$|
|NR Travels||AC Bus||1600 TK||18.86$|
|Year 71||AC Bus||1600 TK||18.86$|
|Saint Martin Paribahan||AC Bus||1500 TK||17.68$|
|Royal Coach||AC Bus||1500 TK||17.68$|
|Green Saint Martin||AC Bus||1450 TK||17.10$|
|Ena Transport||AC Bus||1200 TK||14.15$|
|Shanti Paribahan||AC Bus||1000 TK||11.79$|
|Ena Transprot||Non AC||1000 TK||11.79$|
|Saint Martin Paribahan||Non AC||900 TK||10.61$|
|Hanif Enterprise||Non AC||800 TK||9.43$|
|Shyamoli SP||Non AC||800 TK||9.43$|
|Year 71||Non AC||800 TK||9.43$|
|NR Travels||Non AC||800 TK||9.43$|
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Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Train:
Suppose you want to travel from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by train. In that case, you can travel from Kamalapur or Airport Railway Station to Cox’s Bazar by Sonar Bangla, Suborn Express, Tunra-Nishitha, Mahanagar Prabhati/Godhuli, Chittagong Mail.
Then you will get different buses from the new bridge area of Chittagong or Dampara bus stand to reach your desired destination. The fare is about Rs 280 (3.30$) to Rs 550 (6.49$) per person.
Here is the list of Trains that go for Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka –
|Name||Departure||Arrival||Ticket Price in Taka||Ticket Price in USD|
|Mohanogor Provati Express||7:40||15:15||125-756 TK||1.47-8.91$|
|Mohanogor Godhuli Express||16:40||23:20||320-731 TK||3.77-8.62$|
|Shuborno Express||15:00||21:45||355-673 TK||4.19-7.93$|
|Turna Nishitha||23:00||6:35||320-1093 TK||3.77-12.89$|
|Chattala Express||11:00||19:35||265-425 TK||3.12-5.01$|
Note: It's always best to check in official railway website the latest ticket price and schedule.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Air:
Besides, several aircraft, including Bangladesh Aircraft, NovoAir, US Bangla, operate direct flights from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. Again, you can come to Chittagong by air and go to Cox’s Bazar by road in the way mentioned above.
|Flight Name||Flights Per Day||Flight Cost in Taka||Flight Cost in USD|
|Biman Bangladesh||2 flights per day||3900-9000 TK||45.98-106.11$|
|Novo Air||5 flights per day||4000-8000 TK||47.16-94.32$|
|US Bangla Airlines||2 flights per day||4000-8000 TK||47.16-94.32$|
|Regent Airways||2 flights per day||4000-9800 TK||47.16-115.54$|
What fun things to do in Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach?
The raging waters of the sea, the rows of Zhoubons, or the hot sand will draw you closer to the attraction of the natural fantasy. The hot, sunny baths in the seawater and the eye-catching scenes of sunset will give peace of mind every moment.
Of course, be careful before entering the sea and find out when the tide swells. If you have time, you can buy souvenir gifts for loved ones from the beachside Burmese market.
1.Lose yourself on the horizon
Cox’s Bazar As I mentioned, the longest sea beach on the earth. It is longer than you can imagine. Once you face the ocean from your left to your right, you can see the long beach.
If you want to enjoy the sea’s complete form, you must spend sunrise and sunset on the beach. You will indeed be fascinated by the different forms of the beach in the dim morning light. You can spend the next time of the evening on the beach when the full moon bloom in the sky.
If you plan to walk from one part of the beach to another, you will surely be exhausted. So, my tip would be not to do so xd.
2.Talk to the ocean
There is nothing more mesmerizing than the Cox’s Bazar sea beach when there is no light in the sky, only bright stars and the ocean in front of you.
You will feel like you should lose yourself to the waves. It’s like they’re talking to you, trying to tell you a story.
3.Chase a crab
Chasing a crab may sound funny and childish, but fun things to do in Cox’s Bazar sea beach. There is a place full of crabs running here and there along the coast in Cox’s Bazar.
You will see crabs coming out of everywhere in the sand, these tiny creatures with white eyes and a very bright red color. You will love chasing one, I’m sure.
4.Ride right through the sea and hills
Cox’s Bazar also has the longest marine drive in the world. There is the roaring ocean on one side of the road, and on another side, there are beautiful hills and waterfalls.
Take a motorbike or jeep and enjoy the marine drive with a couple of friends to get the most fantastic vibe. You will be amazed, no doubt by that, and this drive has lots of natural beauties to offer. Anyone must get this remarkable experience in their lifetime.
5.Devour mouthwatering seafood
Since Cox’s Bazar is located right beside the bay of Bengal, undoubtedly, there will be seafood. And the kinds of seafood that are available in Cox’s Bazar are quite spicy as people around here like spicy foods.
It’s so good that tasting seafood in Cox’s Bazar is the must thing to do. Could you put it on your list as a top priority?
6.Freshen up yourself with natural refreshment
Cox’s Bazar is one of the prime spots where you will get to see many coconut trees. The coconut here is so delicious, sweet, and cheap you will love it. It’s a natural refreshment along with the ocean wind will heal your mind, body, everything.
7.Buy some handicrafts
The tribal people who live in Cox’s Bazar mainly live their livelihood by making various ornaments. They have this amazing unique skill to make wonderful ornaments using seashells collected from the sea.
In the local market, you will see so many shops and you will get amazed. Buy wonderful crafts, ornaments, slipper and various kind of pickles from the Burmese market in Cox’s Bazar.
8.Surf in the endless tides
Cox’s Bazar sea beach also has the facility for you to surf at the surf port. I highly recommend you take an expert with you while you are going to surf, or unless you aren’t an expert in serving, it’s better not to do it alone.
The tides are high enough for you to enjoy peaceful adventurous surfing in Cox’s Bazar.
9.Parasailing: Most amazing things to do in Cox’s Bazar
Ask the local where exactly you can do it, and they will show you the place. Once you get to the point, you will be able to parasail to the humongous horizon in front of you.
You can go on a speedboat ride with the waves of the raging sea for TK 100 (1.18$) to TK 250 (2.95$). One piece of advice makes pretty sure that all the safety requirements are met.
10.Hike till sunset
Starting from Himchori to Inani Beach, there is a huge opportunity to explore the jungle and hills.
You can start up from Pechar Dwip and end at Himchori. While you are at the peak of Himchori hill, don’t miss to enjoy the stunning sunset view from there. It’s so amazing that you won’t forget it your entire life.
You can come out of Inani Beach or Himchhari Waterfall to get fresh in the afternoon. You can also visit Maheshkhali, Qutubdia, Ramu’s Bodh Temple, Teknaf, or St. Martin as you can.
11.Go speed boating
From the north part of the Cox’s Bazar jetty, you will get a speed boat that will take you to this beautiful island named Moheshkhali.
The speed boat runs along the coast and takes you to the wild ocean waves. It’s a small ride in less than half an hour, but you will enjoy the ride, thrill, and beautiful scenic beauty all around you.
12.Explore sweetness in a leaf
Moheshkhali, apart from its natural beauty, is famous for its sweet betel leaf. It is popular all over the country.
And people who ever visit this place sometimes come only to taste the betel leaf. Try one; it’s something that you will remember along with the seafood here.
13.Spend unforgettable time with your dear ones
The ocean waves and the beautiful sunset in front of you together have a special appeal for romance. Cox’s Bazar is one of the great romantic destinations for couples in Bangladesh. It will be one of the exceptional memories that you two will cherish all your life.
Where to stay in Cox’s Bazar?
The hotels in Cox’s Bazar have a current capacity of about 150,000 people. You’re guaranteed a room in the hotel even if you don’t book during the off-season, but it’s best to go through a booking for December 15 to January 15. Cox’s Bazar Hotels/Motels/Resorts can usually be divided into three parts.
|Hotels||Price Range in Taka||Price Range in USD||Cost and Facility Type|
|Mermaid Beach Resort|
Simon Beach Resort
|Hotel Sea Crown|
Islandia Beach View
|3000-6000 TK||35.38-70.76$||Less than High more than Normal|
|Urmi Guest House|
IQR Beach Resort
St. Martin Resort
I understand most of you would like to have some more details about the hotels and resorts in Cox's Bazar. Many of you don't prefer going online and search. Beside sometime internet issue occurs and yeah as well as language barrier (if international tourist). So I have tried MY best to format it to make easy for you to find a budget friendly hotel.
List of Best Hotels and Resorts in Cox’s Bazar:
|Hotel/Resort||Price Range in Taka||Price Range in USD||Address||Contact|
|Mermaid Beach Resort||12000-36000 TK||Mobile: +(88) 018 41-416468-69|
|Hotel Sea Palace||3000-17000 TK||Mobile: 01714-652227-8, 01709-934732|
|Hotel The Cox Today||7500-80000 TK||Plot-7, Road-02, Hotel Motel Zone, Kolatoly Road||Mobile: +8801755598449, +8801755598450, +88-0341 52410-22|
|Seagull Hotel||5500-40000 TK||Hot Line: +88 0341 62480-90, +88 0341 64436, +88 01766-666530, +88 01766666531-34|
|Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort||8000-17000 TK||28-29, Hotel Motel Zone, Kolatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar 4700||Mobile: 01938-846761|
|Long Beach Hotel||6500-40000 TK||14 Kalatoli, Hotel-Motel Zone, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh||Phone: +88 0341 51843-6 | FAX: +880 341 51062|
Hunting no.: +880 1755-660 051
|Sayeman Beach Resort||10500-44000 TK||Sayeman Beach Resort, Marine Drive Road, Kolatali, Coxs Bazar||RESERVATIONS: +88 09610 777 888 Hotline: 01755691917|
|Royal Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa||12000-118000 TK||Mobile: +88-01970660066, +88-029140454|
|Motel Upal||1500-2000 TK||Tel: 0341-64258|
|Motel Probal||500-2500 TK||Phone: 0341-6211|
|Motel Laboni||Couple Room (AC) – 2000 TK|
Couple Room (Non-AC) – 1400 TK
|Hotel Water Orchid||2000-5000 TK||Mobile: +8801831-649434|
|Hotel Marine Plaza||2000-5000 TK||Mobile: 01716-742464, 01704-555666|
|Albatross Resort||2200-4000 TK||Tel : 0341-64684, 62889|
Mob : +880 1818-540177, 01816-033445, 01818-596173
|Ocean Palace Hotel||2000-4500 TK||Mobile: +88 01841-122447, +88 01841-122448, +88 01841-122449|
|Nilima Beach Resort||2500-5000 TK||Mobile: +880 1831-878833, +88 01912-240588|
|Hotel Coastal Peace||3000-4000 TK||Hot Line: +88 0341-51288, +88 01755-521726, +88 01755-521797-98|
|Hotel Beach Way||3000-4000 TK||Phone: 0341-64858, 0341-64464|
Mobile: 01777-909595, 01617-909595, 01849-900000, 01967-122422
|Resort Beach View||3000-6000 TK||Phone: +88 0341-51281-5|
Mobile: +88 01709-956522, +88 01709-956523
|Hotel Cox’s Hilton||3500-5000 TK||Hot Line: +88 0341-52504-5, +88 01817-380399|
|Iqra Beach Hotel||3500-7000 TK||Tel.: +88 0341-25441, 52442,|
|Allegro Suites||4500-8000 TK||Phone: +88 0341-51389-91|
Mobile: 01618-000700, 01713-185422, 01713-185426, 01618-000701
|Hotel Hyperion Sea World||4500-5500 TK||Phone: +88 09614801045|
|Saint Martin Resort||2500-8000 TK||Mobile: +8800 1819-809 057|
|Hotel Media International Ltd||2500-15000 TK||Mobile: 01710-303090, 01711-341164|
|Hotel Sea Cox||3000-8000 TK||Mobile: 01840-477707, 01843-631077|
|White Orchid Hotel||3000 TK||Mobile: +88 01839-658743, +88 01777-155157|
Telephone: +88 0341-63656, 63657
|Hill Tower Hotel and Resort||3200-13250 TK||Phone: +88 0341-62335, +88 01761-492313|
|Hotel Elaf International||4000-6000 TK||Hot Line: +0341-62266, +880 1726-000 077|
|Fu-Wang Dominous Resort||5200-7200 TK||Mobile: 01619-717279, 01616-096280|
|Hotel Sea Alif||5000-6000 TK||Contact: +88-0341-51253 +88-0341-52033|
Hot Line No: +88-01715-755112
|Lighthouse Family Retreat||3000-6000 TK||Hot Line: 0341-64662, 01787-664866, 0341-64662|
|Hotel The Cox Beach Resort||Mobile: 01840-477978, 01996-260298|
|Hotel Regal Palace||3000-5000 TK||Phone: 0341-52053, +8801885-978251-55, +8801712-012208|
|Royal Beach Resort||4000-6000 TK||Hot Line: +8801708-777-772, +8801708-777-773, +8801708-777-774,|
+8801708-777-775, +880341-52557, +880341-52558
|Inani Royal Resort Limited||4700-5500 TK||Marine Drive Road|
Inani Beach, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar
|Phone: +88 01952-227740-41|
|Surf Club Resort||6000 TK||Mobile 01777-786232, 01777-786274|
|Windy Terrace||7000 TK||Plot # 40,Block – C, Kolatoli||Hot Line: +88 02-8881214, +88 01936-444777|
|Hotel Shaibal||2500-8000 TK||Parjatan Holiday Complex Bangladesh|
Motel Road, Cox’s Bazar
|Tel No.: 880-341-63274, 63275, 0341-63211|
|The Sea Princess Hotel||7000-10000 TK||Mobile: 01613-822522, 01977-767688|
|Hotel Sea World||2500-16000 TK||Hot Line No: 01938-81 75 01-12, 01746-825250|
Phone Contact: +88-0341-52226, +88-0341-51625
|Divine Eco Resort||4000-16000 TK||Mobile: +880 1972-090 950, +880 1972-090 952|
|Hotel Sea Crown||4000-40000 TK||Hotel Sea Crown, Marine Drive, Kola Toli New Beach||Hotline: +88 01833-331703-07|
|Praasad Paradise||Mobile: 01556-347711, 01511-994477|
|Hotel Sea Uttara||5000-10000 TK||Hot Line: +880341-52664-5, +8801878-556335, +8801875-000010, +8801875-000040|
|Heritage||6500-25000 TK||For Booking: +8801777-744034, +8801777-744030.|
Tel: +88 0341 52611-18.
|Neeshorgo Hotel And Resort Ltd.||5500-30000 TK||Hot Line: +88-0341 64927, +88-01617-834400, +88-01617-834401|
|Hotel Coral Reef||Phone – 0341-64469, 01779-803971|
|Prime Park Hotel||3650-10000 TK||Phone: +880341-62311|
|Exotica Sampan Hotel & Resort||Phone: 0341-63998|
Hotel costs are usually less than half in the off-season. If you have time, it’s better to get down to Cox’s Bazar and find a hotel with a little bargain.
If you want to stay in a hotel or resort for a lower price, you can search hotels around the corner at the Long Beach Hotel, which is not too far from Kalatli Beach.
The furthers the hotel from Beach and Main Road usually has lower accommodation cost. If you want to know more, you can check out the hotel’s Facebook page or website.
You can rent a flat if you want to travel with your family a little more comfortably. Ac/Non-AC 2/3/4 bedroom and kitchen flat can be rented from TK 2,000 (23.59$) to TK 15,000 (176.90$) per day.
Beach View / Sea View Hotel :
From some hotels and resorts, you can see beautiful beaches from the room. Many people search for hotels from where the sea is very close. But the rent for such beach view hotel rooms is relatively high. You can go off-season if you want to stay at a lower price.
What to eat in Cox’s Bazar:
Cox’s Bazar has restaurants of all its type and quality. The medium-quality budget restaurants include Rodela, Zhouban, Dhansiri, Paushi, Niribili, etc. Like many other things, food prices here may be lower/higher according to the season.
|Food||Price in Taka||Price in USD|
|Mixed Load (8-10 items)||Tk. 75/150/300||0.88$/1.77$/3.53$|
|Lita Fry (6-10 pieces per plate)||Tk. 100-120||1.18$-1.41$|
|Coral/Vetki (per piece)||Tk. 150||1.77$|
|Meat (2 people can share)||Tk. 150-200||1.77$-2.35$|
|Rupchanda Fry/Cooked (big in size – 2 people can share)||Tk. 300-400||3.53$-4.71$|
|Hyderabadi Biryani||Tk. 200-250||2.35$-2.94$|
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What best places to visit in Cox’s Bazar?
Visiting Cox’s Bazar will see not only the beach visit the beach and some other places to stay in the vicinity. You can plan where to travel according to your time and convenience in the first place. Among the places to visit in the area are:
- Inani Beach
- Ramu Buddhist Bihar
- Radiant Fish World
- St. Martin
Alerts & Travel Tips
- Take the help of tourist police in any problem. Hotline +088017 6969 0740
- Go for an off-season trip to Cox’s Bazar at a low cost
- Bargain properly for anything you can and travel fare
- Ask the price before some food at a restaurant
- Find out more about the hotel before you fix the hotel.
- Get down to the sea at the time of tide.