Sonadia is a small island in south of Bangladesh. This island is under Cox’s Bazar district. It’s the most famous city for tourists. World longest sea beach is laid in Cox’s Bazar. Sonadia is one of the iconic Island of Cox’s Bazar district. It’s very near from Cox’s Bazar city. Local people called it Sonadia char. It’s approximately 7-9 square kilometers in area. In size Sonadia is tiny but it’s beauty is extraordinary.
Sonadia Island is detected at Kutubjom Union in Maheshkhali Upazila, 15 km north-west of Cox's Bazar District Headquarters. It is located at latitude 21.28˝-21.33˝ and longitude 91.50˝-91.56˝. Sonadia & Maheshkhali are separated from the main island by a canal. The canal name is ghotibhanga. Sonadia Island is one of the unmistakable tourist spot for adventure lovers.
Sonadia Island is surrounded by the sea beach on the three sides. On the other hand, the natural small trees, canals and different types of birds and sea-animals have made the place unique and attractive. In addition, the island is called the heaven of birds. Some of the birds are Petrels, Snipe, Greenshank, Teether and various kinds of duck. Notably, people started to live here only 100-150 years ago. According to the inhabitation, the Dwip is divided into two areas including East and West. Here lives on average only 2,000 people. Comparatively, the east side of the island lives more people than the west. The island consists of 2 mosques, 1 primary school, 1 cyclone center, and nearly 12 deep Tube Well.
Fishing is the most popular profession for the people of this island. Similarly, they also prepare dry fish, collect and produce the Minnow (Shrimps and other fish). Likewise, it is the biggest island for dry fish. In the winter season, the island is full of dry fish activities. We can tell, this is the primary income source of the people on this island. In fact, the land is also eminent for Snails and Oysters. Not to mention, this island was once famous for the pink pearls.
To put it another way, some people work for carrying the people into different places from the island. They use Engine boat or boat made with wood for doing this. Some other local people also work as their assistance. The Island is full of Salt Water. For this reason, it is not possible to grow any crops or vegetables here. With this in mind, all the people go to Maheshkhali to buy their necessary items.
Sonadia Island is an ideal place for camping. So, you can go to the island with your friends and family member to enjoy the solitary of this place. Especially, if you can go to this island in any Moonlit night, you will not forget the night in your lifetime. It will stay in your mind as like heaven. Don’t forget to arrange Bar-B-Q here if you come for camping. The west side of the island is perfect for camping. Yes! Don’t forget to taste the tea here. You can’t believe how beautiful the Nature of Sonadia Island is!