The Amazing Ultimate Cox’s Bazar Travel Guide of 2021

Cox's Bazar Sea Beach the worlds longest sea beach

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 2021

Cinematography By – Fahad Ahmed

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.

Life of a small fishermen community (village) in Bangladesh. Even if the the sky is dark, they have to head out for their livelihood.

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 LineSleeper Bus2500 TK29.48$
President TravelsDouble Deck AC2500 TK29.48$
Tuba LineAC Bus2000 TK23.58$
Silk LineAC Bus2000 TK23.58$
Saint Martin ParibahanAC Bus2000 TK23.58$
Hanif EnterpriseAC Bus2000 TK23.58$
Green LineAC Bus1800 TK21.22$
Desh TravelsAC Bus1800 TK21.22$
Relax TransportAC Bus1800 TK21.22$
Shohag ParibahanAC Bus1700 TK20.04$
Ena TransportAC Bus1600 TK18.86$
NR TravelsAC Bus1600 TK18.86$
Year 71AC Bus1600 TK18.86$
Saint Martin ParibahanAC Bus1500 TK17.68$
Royal CoachAC Bus1500 TK17.68$
Green Saint MartinAC Bus1450 TK17.10$
Ena TransportAC Bus1200 TK14.15$
Shanti ParibahanAC Bus1000 TK11.79$
Ena TransprotNon AC1000 TK11.79$
Saint Martin ParibahanNon AC900 TK10.61$
Hanif EnterpriseNon AC800 TK9.43$
Shyamoli SPNon AC800 TK9.43$
Year 71Non AC800 TK9.43$
NR TravelsNon AC800 TK9.43$
List of bus services From Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar

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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 –

NameDepartureArrivalTicket Price in TakaTicket Price in USD
Mohanogor Provati Express7:4015:15125-756 TK1.47-8.91$
Mohanogor Godhuli Express16:4023:20320-731 TK3.77-8.62$
Shuborno Express15:0021:45355-673 TK4.19-7.93$
Turna Nishitha23:006:35320-1093 TK3.77-12.89$
Chattala Express11:0019:35265-425 TK3.12-5.01$
Table of schedule and price of Trains of Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar

Note: It's always best to check in official railway website the latest ticket price and schedule.

Insider Info: Railway delays are a common occurrence in Bangladesh.

Cox’s Bazar is a town on the southeast .It’s known for its very long, sandy beachfront, stretching from Sea Beach in the north to Kolatoli Beach in the south.

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 NameFlights Per DayFlight Cost in TakaFlight Cost in USD
Biman Bangladesh2 flights per day3900-9000 TK45.98-106.11$
Novo Air5 flights per day4000-8000 TK47.16-94.32$
US Bangla Airlines2 flights per day4000-8000 TK47.16-94.32$
Regent Airways2 flights per day4000-9800 TK47.16-115.54$
Flight information From Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar

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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.

Beautiful Sunset at Cox's bazar golden hour

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.

HotelsPrice Range in TakaPrice Range in USDCost and Facility Type
Mermaid Beach Resort
Simon Beach Resort
Ocean Paradise
Long Beach
Cox Today
Heritage
6000-10000 TK70.76-117.94$High
Hotel Sea Crown
Sea Palace
Sea Gal
Coral Reef
Nitol Resort
Islandia Beach View
Uni Resort
3000-6000 TK35.38-70.76$Less than High more than Normal
Urmi Guest House
Coral Reef
IQR Beach Resort
Abhisar
Media Inn
Kallol
St. Martin Resort
Honeymoon Resort
Neelima Resort
800-3000 TK9.43-35.38$Normal
Table of some hotels and it’s prices

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/ResortPrice Range in TakaPrice Range in USDAddressContact
Mermaid Beach Resort
12000-36000 TKMobile: +(88) 018 41-416468-69
Web: www.mermaidbeachresort.net
Hotel Sea Palace
3000-17000 TKMobile: 01714-652227-8, 01709-934732
Web: www.hotelseapalacebd.com
Hotel The Cox Today

7500-80000 TKPlot-7, Road-02, Hotel Motel Zone, Kolatoly RoadMobile: +8801755598449, +8801755598450, +88-0341 52410-22
reservation@hotelthecoxtoday.com
Web: www.hotelthecoxtoday.com/
Seagull Hotel
5500-40000 TKHot Line: +88 0341 62480-90, +88 0341 64436, +88 01766-666530, +88 01766666531-34
email: reservations@seagullhotelbd.com
Web: www.seagullhotelbd.com
Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort

8000-17000 TK28-29, Hotel Motel Zone, Kolatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar 4700Mobile: 01938-846761
Web: www.oceanparadisehotel.com
FB: www.facebook.com/oceanparadisehotel
Long Beach Hotel

6500-40000 TK14 Kalatoli, Hotel-Motel Zone, Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshPhone: +88 0341 51843-6 | FAX: +880 341 51062
Hunting no.: +880 1755-660 051
Email: sales@longbeachhotelbd.com
Web: www.longbeachhotelbd.com
Sayeman Beach Resort10500-44000 TKSayeman Beach Resort, Marine Drive Road, Kolatali, Coxs BazarRESERVATIONS: +88 09610 777 888 Hotline: 01755691917
Web: www.sayemanresort.com
Royal Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
12000-118000 TKMobile: +88-01970660066, +88-029140454
Web: www.seapearlbd.com
Motel Upal
1500-2000 TKTel: 0341-64258
Web: parjatan.portal.gov.bd/Upal
Motel Probal
500-2500 TKPhone: 0341-6211
Web: parjatan.portal.gov.bd/probal
Motel Laboni
Couple Room (AC) – 2000 TK

Couple Room (Non-AC) – 1400 TK
Tel: 0341-64703
Mobile: 01312-884420
Web: parjatan.portal.gov.bd/laboni
Hotel Water Orchid
2000-5000 TKMobile: +8801831-649434
Web: hotelwaterorchid.com
Hotel Marine Plaza
2000-5000 TKMobile: 01716-742464, 01704-555666
FB: www.facebook.com/Hotel-Marine-Plaza
Albatross Resort
2200-4000 TKTel : 0341-64684, 62889
Mob : +880 1818-540177, 01816-033445, 01818-596173
Web: www.albatrossresort.com
Ocean Palace Hotel
2000-4500 TKMobile: +88 01841-122447, +88 01841-122448, +88 01841-122449
Web: www.oceanpalacehotel.com
Nilima Beach Resort
2500-5000 TKMobile: +880 1831-878833, +88 01912-240588
Web: nilima.ecoholidaysltd.com
ecoholidaysltd.com
Hotel Coastal Peace
3000-4000 TKHot Line: +88 0341-51288, +88 01755-521726, +88 01755-521797-98
Web: www.hotelcoastalpeace.com
Hotel Beach Way
3000-4000 TKPhone: 0341-64858, 0341-64464
Mobile: 01777-909595, 01617-909595, 01849-900000, 01967-122422
Web: hotelbeachway.com
Resort Beach View
3000-6000 TKPhone: +88 0341-51281-5
Mobile: +88 01709-956522, +88 01709-956523
Web: www.beachviewcoxsbazar.com
Hotel Cox’s Hilton
3500-5000 TKHot Line: +88 0341-52504-5, +88 01817-380399
Web: coxshilton.com
Iqra Beach Hotel
3500-7000 TKTel.: +88 0341-25441, 52442,
Cell: 01732-216677
FB: www.facebook.com/iqrabeachhotel.cox
Web: iqrabeachhotel.com
Allegro Suites
4500-8000 TKPhone: +88 0341-51389-91
Mobile: 01618-000700, 01713-185422, 01713-185426, 01618-000701
Web: www.facebook.com/allegrosuites
Hotel Hyperion Sea World
4500-5500 TKPhone: +88 09614801045
Web: www.hotelhyperionseaworld.com
Saint Martin Resort
2500-8000 TKMobile: +8800 1819-809 057
Web: www.saintmartinresortbd.com
Hotel Media International Ltd
2500-15000 TKMobile: 01710-303090, 01711-341164
FB: www.facebook.com/mediahotelcoxs
Web: hotelmedialimited.business.site
Hotel Sea Cox
3000-8000 TKMobile: 01840-477707, 01843-631077
FB: www.facebook.com/hotelseacoxTM/
White Orchid Hotel
3000 TKMobile: +88 01839-658743, +88 01777-155157
Telephone: +88 0341-63656, 63657
Web: whiteorchidhotelbd.com
FB: www.facebook.com/whiteorchidcoxsbazar
Hill Tower Hotel and Resort
3200-13250 TKPhone: +88 0341-62335, +88 01761-492313
Web: www.hilltowerhotelandresort.com
FB: www.facebook.com/hilltowerhotelandresort
Hotel Elaf International
4000-6000 TKHot Line: +0341-62266, +880 1726-000 077
FB: www.facebook.com/admin.elafinternational/
Web: www.hotelelafinternational.com
Fu-Wang Dominous Resort

5200-7200 TKMobile: 01619-717279, 01616-096280
FB: www.facebook.com/Fu-Wang-Dominous-Resort
Web: www.fu-wangdominousresort.com
fu-wang-dominous-resort.business.site
Hotel Sea Alif
5000-6000 TKContact: +88-0341-51253 +88-0341-52033
Hot Line No: +88-01715-755112
Web: www.hotelseaalif.com
Lighthouse Family Retreat
3000-6000 TKHot Line: 0341-64662, 01787-664866, 0341-64662
Web: www.lighthousefamilyretreat.com
Hotel The Cox Beach Resort
Mobile: 01840-477978, 01996-260298
Hotel Regal Palace
3000-5000 TKPhone: 0341-52053, +8801885-978251-55, +8801712-012208
Web: www.hotelregalpalacebd.com
Royal Beach Resort
4000-6000 TKHot Line: +8801708-777-772, +8801708-777-773, +8801708-777-774,
+8801708-777-775, +880341-52557, +880341-52558
Web: www.royalbeachbd.com
Inani Royal Resort Limited

4700-5500 TKMarine Drive Road
Inani Beach, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: +88 01952-227740-41
E-mail: info@inaniroyalresort.com
inaniroyalresort@gmail.com
Web: inaniroyalresort.com
Surf Club Resort
6000 TKMobile 01777-786232, 01777-786274
FB: www.facebook.com/coxsbazarsurfclub/
Web: www.surfclubbd.com
Windy Terrace

7000 TKPlot # 40,Block – C, KolatoliHot Line: +88 02-8881214, +88 01936-444777
Web: windyterrace.com
Hotel Shaibal

2500-8000 TKParjatan Holiday Complex Bangladesh
Motel Road, Cox’s Bazar
Tel No.: 880-341-63274, 63275, 0341-63211
Web: parjatan.portal.gov.bd/Shaibal
The Sea Princess Hotel
7000-10000 TKMobile: 01613-822522, 01977-767688
Web: theseaprincess.com
Hotel Sea World
2500-16000 TKHot Line No: 01938-81 75 01-12, 01746-825250
Phone Contact: +88-0341-52226, +88-0341-51625
E-mail:-info@hotelseaworld.com
Web: hotelseaworld.com
Divine Eco Resort

4000-16000 TKMobile: +880 1972-090 950, +880 1972-090 952
FB: www.facebook.com/DivineEcoResortOfficial
Web: www.divineecoresort.com
Hotel Sea Crown


4000-40000 TKHotel Sea Crown, Marine Drive, Kola Toli New BeachHotline: +88 01833-331703-07
Web: www.hotelseacrownbd.com
Praasad ParadiseMobile: 01556-347711, 01511-994477
FB: www.facebook.com/Praasad-Paradise-Hotel-Resorts-Ltd/
Hotel Sea Uttara
5000-10000 TKHot Line: +880341-52664-5, +8801878-556335, +8801875-000010, +8801875-000040
Web: www.seauttara.com
Heritage6500-25000 TKFor Booking: +8801777-744034, +8801777-744030.
Tel: +88 0341 52611-18.
Web: www.bwpheritagehotel.com
Neeshorgo Hotel And Resort Ltd.5500-30000 TKHot Line: +88-0341 64927, +88-01617-834400, +88-01617-834401
Web: www.neeshorgo.com
Hotel Coral ReefPhone – 0341-64469, 01779-803971
Prime Park Hotel3650-10000 TKPhone: +880341-62311
Mobile: +8801775-609915,+8801842-609915
Email: info@primeparkbd.com
Web: www.primeparkbd.com
Exotica Sampan Hotel & ResortPhone: 0341-63998
Price, Contact number, and Address of different hotels and resorts in Cox’s Bazar

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.

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The Sampan Boats, a traditional fishing boat in Bangladesh

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.

FoodPrice in TakaPrice in USD
RiceTk. 20-400.24$-0.47$
Mixed Load (8-10 items)Tk. 75/150/3000.88$/1.77$/3.53$
Lita Fry (6-10 pieces per plate)Tk. 100-1201.18$-1.41$
Coral/Vetki (per piece)Tk. 1501.77$
Meat (2 people can share)Tk. 150-2001.77$-2.35$
Rupchanda Fry/Cooked (big in size – 2 people can share)Tk. 300-4003.53$-4.71$
DalTk. 30-600.35$-0.71$
Hyderabadi BiryaniTk. 200-2502.35$-2.94$
Table of Foods to eat in Cox’s Bazar – Price in Taka and USD

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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:

  • Himchori
  • Inani Beach
  • Maheshkhali
  • 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.

FAQ Related to Cox’s Bazar Travel

Cox’s Bazar has many shops selling knickknacks, seashell jewelry & like items, and other souvenirs. Dry fish is one of the local delicacies sold by many sellers. 

Parasailing and jet skiing, you must experience them. An adventurer’s bucket list must include these two items.

It is safe, but you must follow instructions from the authorities. Around 120 kilometers of this beach are at sea, all the areas are not safe, but most popular areas are.

301 km. The distance between Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar is 301 km, and the road distance is 370.6 km.

58 Kilometer. Cox’s Bazar is about 58 kilometers far from Teknaf. It may take around one and a half hour to reach.

Inani beach can be reached by rickshaw or CNG auto rickshaw from Cox’s Bazar. Take a bus to Teknaf and get off at Court Bazar (30 km), a small village 2 km before Ukhia. Rickshaws and tempos can be rented to take you to the beach, 10 kilometers away.

Cox’s Bazar is a great place to spend around three nights, but it completely depends on your taste. Why not stay another couple of nights if you’re eager to explore all that this place has to offer?

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