Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, with rocky coastlines that protects a mountainous and often beautiful interior. The coast is dotted with small villages and towns. Qeshm Island is free duty zone.
If you are coming from Bandar Abbas the simplest way is to get on a speedboat at main harbour. There are lots of them departing each few minutes. The ride takes between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the boat. The rate for the big ferry-type was 100,000 IRR in May 2014. A car ferry leaves regurelaly from Bander-e-Pol, about 60km west of Bandar Abbas. Total cost of return ticket for one car and two persons is 180,000 IRR (rates of November 2011). It is allowed to go on the island with a foreign vehicle (they will want to see your Carnet de passage).
If you are traveling from other cities, then it is easier to book a direct bus to Qeshm instead of going to Bandar Abbas and then take the ferry. Note that the buses coming from the west don't take the ferry from Bandar Abbas to Qeshm but cross more west towards Laft. Also, the buses might drop you off near Dargahan from where a shared Taxi to Qeshm shouldn't be more than 40.000 Rials per person. Especially the buses to Qeshm might be means of transport for oil too. Beware that the oil might leak into the luggage room of the bus and get your luggage soaked in. To be on the safe side, get your luggage wrapped in plastic bags or foil before boarding a bus to Qeshm. As of September 2014 a VIP night bus including a chicken kebab with rice from Shiraz to Qeshm Island cost 360.000 Rial and took about 9,5 hours.
Unlike Kish Island you need a visa for Iran if you are arriving from another country, you don't get it on arrival.
There are flights from major cities to Qeshm Island by Qeshm Air.
There is a daily flight from Dubai that costs about US$ 40.
Qeshm Island is very long (approximately 150kms from east to west), and its main attractions are far away from each other, and therefore taxis are strongly recommended. When going outside of Qeshm city it is safest to get yourself a private taxi that drives you around and back later as it might be hard to find a taxi somewhere on the island. Hitchhiking is also quite doable and some locals understand the word hitch (though pronunciations vary from hitch to heetch).
The cheapest and safest way to get a taxi is through a hotel, although hailing them of the streets is easy. Haggling is recommended but some drivers will give quote the exact rate (Be wise and distinguish between these two behaviour): hotel staff cab advise in advance of the legitimate rates to destinations.
With the Saman Taxi company as of September 2014 a Taxi cost 200.000 Rial per hour.
In emergencies wave to any vehicle to attract a lift (but remember, don't show a "thumb up" sign as its considered an obscene gesture. The driver might ask you to pay but you can refuse and just find another car as there is plenty of traffic.
Meet friendly people and listen to the traditional music.
Qeshm is a duty free zone, meaning it is possible to buy things here free of duty. Here there are many bazaars in Qeshm and the near town of Dargahan where shirts cost around $US2 and trousers for $US5.
One of the best restaurants is named "Nights of Island" in pardis junction. This restaurant has a great view to the Hormoz island and the sea.
Like mainland Iran, alcoholic beverages are not served on the Island. The tea is light, good in taste and is kept at every home, shop and other social places.