Sonadia Island is about 15 kilometers away from Cox’s Bazar. There is a canal between the Sonadia Island and the Moheshkhali Island. There are sea beaches on three sides of the island. It makes the island a very attractive site for the beach lovers. You will be able to various kinds of exotic birds in this area throughout the year. There are many small canals in the island. In the both sides of the canals, there are hills. The combination of canals and hills will certainly fascinate you. There are about 2,000 residents on the island. The primary occupation of the people in the area is to catch fishes. They are also amicable. Not many crops grow on this island. The residents have to go to Moheshkhali to purchase rice and vegetables.
The traveler has to reach Coxbazar at first to go to the site. There is an area named Kasturi Ghat in Cox Bazar. You will find both launches and speedboats in Kasturi Ghat. Get into one of the vehicles to reach Moheshkhali. From there, take a baby taxi to reach Ghatiavanga. Take a launch from Ghatiavanga to reach Sonadia. If you have sufficient money, you can hire a speedboat to go to Sonadia directly.
Area: 9 square km.
Location: 7-km north-west of Cox's Bazar.
∗ The sight of game birds migrating Sonadia Island in huge numbers through the winter seasons.
∗ Turtle nests.
∗ Various bird species (More than 52 bird species including resident and migratory).
∗ Live fishing and fishermen lifestyle.
∗ Shrimp Farm
Distance between Cox's Bazar and Sonadia Island is 24.9 kms or 15.5 miles or 13.5 n miles
|Origin||Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Destination||Sonadia Island, Kutubjom Union, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Driving Distance||24.9 kms or 15.5 miles or 13.5 n miles|
|Driving Time||1 hours, 58 minutes|
The history of human habitation of Sonadia Island is no more than 100-125 years. The island is divided into two neighborhoods or Para- East and West neighborhood. There live at around 2000 people in Sonadia Dwip. Most of the people live in Eastern side. Main occupations of the Islander are catching fish, collection of shrimp and other minnow etc.During winter, fishermen set up temporary camps on the island and dry sea fishes, which they catch from the sea. Every winter thousands of fishermen camp there and make large hauls.