Sonadia Island is one of the alluring tourist places in Cox’s Bazar District. The most beautiful tourist place of the Cox’s Bazar district is a secluded Sonadia island in the Kutubjom Union in Maheshkhali Upazila. The island has an area of about 9 sq km. Sonadia Island is located about 15 km north-west of Cox’s Bazar District and south of Maheshkhali Island. A canal separates Sonadia Island from Maheshkhali. From this side of the island, there are beaches, biodiversity-rich water bodies, dense sand dunes in the ocean and aquatic species of aquatic species.
Pollution and noise-free beaches, red crabs fairs, marine tortoises of different species, the shrine and its ancient history of Hazrat Marha Auliya on the eastern shores, fishing off the sea of fishermen, views of the sunset, boat trips on the Small river, these all could be the best experienced to your life.
Fishing and drying of fish, catching shrimp are the main occupations of the island’s people. Some people also earn a living by running engine-powered boats and ordinary wooden boats. Because of the saltwater that surrounds it, no food crop can be produced on the island. The daily necessities have to be purchased from all the Maheshkhali.
This is an ideal place for camping in Sonadia, friends can visit the Sonadia Island for days with a tent. Especially on a moonlit night on this beach in Sonadia, you can have a night camping and a bar BBQ party. This tour could be the best tour of your life. There are two lakes on Sonadia Island. Eastside and Westside. Westside is completely safe for walking and camping.
The island, known as the paradise of the passing bird, many guest birds come to this place from all over the world. During the dry season, a lot of fish are dried here. Which is known all over the country as the dry or dry fish place.
How To Go Sonadia Island
There is also a speedboat reservation directly to Cox’s Bazar and to Sonadia Island. Those who love to make travel adventurous, you can go directly from Cox’s Bazar on a speedboat to Sonadia Island.
To reach Sonadia Island, you must first come to Cox’s Bazar. From Cox’s Bazar Kasturi Ghat, you will get a speed boat by paying 80 Taka to Maheshkhali. It will take 20 minutes to reach Mahashkhali. From Maheshkhali Ghat, you need to go to Gorkhaghata Market at Rickshaw for rent from Tk 20 to 30 and from there you will have to go to Ghatibhanga. From Ghatibhanga to Sonadia Island, you have to take an engine-driven boat. Sonadia island only if the boat crosses the Sonadia Channel from Ghativhanga.
Where to eat and stay in Sonadia Island
In Sonadia Island there is no organized place to eat and stay. If you want to stay there, you have to make a camp, but In exchange for money, local residents provide food and accommodation on the island. In addition, if you want to stay in the forest department office, the staff will have to get permission.
The sunset here is even more remarkable. In the evening, the white egret flies to its address. Who gives the red tip on the skull of the blue sky. Slowly when the sun is lost at the base of the ocean, an enchanting atmosphere is created. And to visit a night on this Island can be one of the best nights of your life.