Near the border with Myanmar this town is noted for one of the worlds longest and least-crowded beachesan incredible 121 km in length! The setting for this beach with its silvery gold sand is tropical-forested hills. The best time to go there is at sunrise and sunset when the sand changes colors. Enjoy water-related activities, shop for handmade clothes, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Cox’s bazar is very quickly becoming a well visited tourist spot for Bangladesh and during the months of September and October the beach can get very crowded. Usually hotel walk-ins are almost hard to find, specially the ones which are closest to the beach.
Further down south from the town are other parts of the beaches which are not well known to tourists. Here you can go early in the morning and see the fishermen coming back with her morning catch as the sun rises by the horizon.
Despite its increasing commercialization, Cox’s Bazar is a great place to visit. If you are a foreigner, everyone will want to talk to you and have their picture taken with you, which is a bit annoying, but at least it is a way to get to talk to people and meet local people.
Prefer the hotels away from the town, southwards, which although more ‘touristy’ are quieter and nearer to the emptier parts of the beach.
A favorite activity in CXB is watching the sun set; everyone watches it and it is lovely. Good for photos.