St. Martin's Island is a little island in the northeast division of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the angle of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and form the southernmost part of Bangladesh. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast of Myanmar at the mouth of the Naf River. The neighboring name of the island is "Narical Gingira", also spelled "Narikel Janjina/Jinjera", translated from Bangla, meaning 'Coconut Island'.
St. Martin's Island has become a fashionable traveler stain. at present, three transport liners run daily trip to the island, counting Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. tourist can book their journey either from Chittagong or from Cox's Bazar. The close coral reef of the island has an addition named 'Chera Dwip'.
In the history 5 years St. Martin's tourist inhabitants has greater than before severely. whereas this position has proven to be lucrative for the islanders, it is causing the ordinary loveliness of the isle to deteriorate. currently there are many labors being put forth to preserve the several rare species of turtles that case on the atoll, as well as the corals, a numeral of of which are found only on Narikel Jinjera. piece of the coral reef are being removed in order to be sold to tourists. Nesting turtles are sometimes taken for food, and their hatchlings are often distracted by the moment lights along the seaside. type of fish, a few just recently discovered, are being over-fished. Every year the fishermen must project further out to ocean to get their catch. Most of them use motorless boats.
At tall wave the desert island is about 3 miles just about, and tired in the core. The island exist only since of its coral base, so subtraction of that coral risks corrosion of the beaches. St. Martins has lost almost 25% of its coral reef in the past 7 years.