Cox's Bazar sea beach is the longest sea beach in the world, 120 km long.
For Bangladeshi's it doesn't get much better than Cox's Bazar, the country's most popular beach resort. Sort of a Cancun of the east, it's choc-a-bloc with massive cement hotels and gaudy over-development catering largely to the country's elite. As a foreigner it likely won't compare to other beach vacations you may have taken, but it's still interesting to see how the Bangladeshi's live it up. The beach is crowded, especially near the Hotel Motel Zone, a large cluster of more upmarket hotels. Expect lots of attention, and expect to stay fully clothed.
30 km south is Inani Beach, the world's longest and widest with over 100 miles of unbroken sand. Things should be quieter here, but still expect to draw some attention.
Non-Stop flights are available from Chittagong and Dhaka on GMG Airlines,  United Airways . Flights tend to be daily during the high season (Oct - Apr) but generally drop back to 3-4 flights per week during the Summer and Monsoon (May - Sept).
The private bus companies have offices near Hotel Sea Queen on the main road, and also down in the Hotel Motel Zone.
Approximate value in US currency:
Tk. 20 = 29 cents, Tk. 15 = 22 cents, Tk. 12 = 17 cents
Miles of golden sand, towering cliffs, surfing waves, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, delightful seafood — this is Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh.
There are also a few very old wooden Buddhist temples at Ramu, a few kilometers from Cox's Bazar, well worth visiting.
A drive to Teknaf, which is the southernmost tip of the mainland of Bangladesh, is a memorable journey. A day trip to either Moheshkhali or Sonadia, the deltaic islands nestled among the gentle waves of the Bay of Bengal, will also be really interesting.
Other attractions for visitors are conch shell market, tribal handicraft, salt and prawn cultivation.
The village has a charm of its own. Weavers ply their trade in open workshops and craftsmen make handmade cigars in their pagoda like houses.
There are lots of shops in the Hotel Motel Zone catering to Bangladeshi tourists. Things made of sea shells are very popular and also sold by vendors on the beach, but think twice about encouraging such a non-eco friendly practice.
You can also check out the Burmese Market. You can try some local beauty products (sandal wood based), hand woven textile and bedsheets among many other things.
There's a ton of restaurants along Sea Beach Rd and in the Hotel Motel Zone, most serving Bangladeshi standards.
Alcohol is available in a few locations in Cox's Bazar. The following hotels have bars which generally open from 7pm: Seagull Hotel, Hotel Sayeman, Hotel Shaibal, Renaissance Hotel. Don't expect much as their ambience leaves much to be desired and there is no guarantee the beer will be cold. Prices are higher than you might expect.
Most of the budget hotels are in the area surrounding Laldighi Lake in the main town area. The massive cement beasts are closer to the beach, getting bigger and grander as you move the 2km south to the Hotel Motel Zone.
Hotel Sea Gull and Hotel Media International are decent choices in the center of town. There are a few hotels/motels such as Hotel Probal and Sikat operated by the Parjatan Corporation, a government tourism organization.
Long Beach Hotel Ltd. Address: 14, Kolatoli Road, Hotel Motel Zone, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Contact: +88034151843-6, +8801730338907-9. HOTLINE: ++880 1730 338 907-9. Email: [email protected] DHAKA RESERVATION OFFICE Alam Tower (6ht floor), 12 DIT Extension Avenue (East) Motijheel C/A, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Ph: +88 02 9557545, Fax: +88 02 7169656. Email: [email protected] This is like a 5-Star standard hotel and very good quality with facilities and services. The lobby, corridor, lift, restaurant, roof-top, rooms, all are very good quality and international standard. This quite expensive but worth of money. The room types are Premier Double/Twin, Superior Deluxe Double/Twin, Executive Floor Double/Twin, Premier Suite Double/Twin, Honeymoon Suite & Presidential Suite. There are also bars and restaurants also like Cozy Restaurant, Sunset Poolside Bar-B-Q, Cafe 14, Club 14 Bar. There are extra facilities available like Swimming pool & Jacuzzi, GYM, Suana and Steam bath. Over all, this is a classy hotel for pass the vacation.
Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort. Address: 28-29, Kolatoli Road, Hotel Motel Zone, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Contact: +8801938846760. DHAKA OFFICE - House: 421, Road: 07, Baridhara DOHS,Dhaka - 1206. Tell: +88028415397. Awaken to a tropical sea view as the light spills into your room and across your bed. Spend the day basking in the sun or exploring other sights and sounds on the mountains, the Buddhist monasteries, or coral reef islands. At Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort, we invite you to start each day immersed in the natural beauty of Cox's Bazar, a fishing port, and the town with the world's longest natural sandy beach.
Situated on one of the best locations near the beach, Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort is the ideal Cox's Bazar vacation spot no matter what you are seeking. With first-class restaurants, affordable luxury accommodation and a spectacular view of the ocean, this tropical resort hotel offers a holiday experience unlike any other. You can indulge in some well-deserved relaxation at the renowned Spa, offering a whole range of spa treatments and massages. If you are a business guest, you can avail of state-of-the-art conference facilities combined with a touch of opulence and comfort.
Whether you are seeking a weekend getaway, a romantic holiday or planning a wedding or business meeting, Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort provides the perfect blend of convenience, style and comfort for your stay in this charming seaside town.
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Room types are, Superior Rooms (Sea View with balcony Mountain View/Pool View), Deluxe Rooms (Deluxe Honeymoon Rooms/Sea View with terrace/Sea View with balcony/Sea View/Children's playground view), Premier Rooms (Premier Deluxe Sea View/Premier Deluxe Mountain View), Suite Rooms (Junior Executive Suite/Honeymoon Suite/Executive Suite/Baywatch Suite/Chairman Suite/Executive Suite Sea View (Deluxe Building)/Executive Suite Sea View with balcony (Deluxe Building)). Each room features: • Air conditioning with individual controls. • Fire Sprinklers and smoke detectors. • LCD TV with Satellite channels. • Broadband internet access. • Personal safe. • Weight scale. • Minibar. • Electric kettle for Tea/Coffee. • Jacuzzi in each bathroom. • Toilet telephone. • Writing table. • Shaver point. • Hairdryer. • Slippers.
Praasad Paradise Hotel & Resorts. Address: Plot-9, Road-1, Hotel Motel Zone, New Beach Road, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Contact: +8801556947711 (Cox's bazar office), +8801556347722 (Dhaka Office). Dhaka Office Address: Road-29, House-2/E, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212. Phone: +88028817400, +88029891922This hotel includes below facilities, - 7 storied tower building along with 84 rooms. - 10 exclusive independent garden cotteges each contains 4 bed-rooms. - Round the clock restaurant - Finest Bar-B-Q in the town. - Authentic Tandoori prepared by world famous chef. - Lavish Swimming pool & green garden. - Doctor on call - Tour Desk