Qeshm Travel Guide | Qeshm Attractions | Things to Do and see in Qeshm
Qeshm/ the island of seven wonders/ the largest non-independent island in the world
Qeshm island is a part of Hormozgan province and it is the largest island in the Persian Gulf with the area of 1491 km. It also has important trade ports. Geographically, from the north, the island leads to Bandar Abbas, Central district of Khamir county, and Bandar Lengeh, from the northeast it leads to Hormoz island, from the east it leads to Larak island, from the south to Hengam island and from the southwest it leads to Tunb-e Kochak,Tunb-e Bozorg and Abu Musa islands. Qeshm is the largest non-independent island in the world that was seized by the Portuguese and it has many mysterious valleys that fossils, vaults and corridors of them are the symbols of the cities related to 1000 years age. During Sasanian Empire administration the island was called “ Abarkawan” and nowadays it is one the important tourist places of Iran.
Where to stay in Qeshm?
There are many good three and four star hotels in Qeshm that most of them are coastal and located in the easternmost part of the island, for example: Plus hotel which is the most beautiful coastal hotel of the island, Golden Beach hotel located in the best part of Simin plage, Park hotel, Soorinet hotel that has very good restaurants. Kimia 3, Kimia 4, Marina, Khalije Fars,and Apadana are other good but less expensive hotels of Qeshm. You can also rent house for staying in the island, (houses are less expensive than the hotels).
What to eat? Where to eat?
Qeshm island has very delicious local foods that you shouldn’t forget to try them. Fish,shrimp, crab, meat, date palm, flour, sugar and legume are the main ingredients of those foods. Zibuni is one of the most popular foods of the island that is usually served in wedding parties. Qeshm has other local foods such as: Fried shrimp, Solen vagina, Ghalieh Mahi, Havari, Pudini, Mahyawa, Kalamba, Moflak, Squid, Dopiyaze Meygu, Katogh or Hala Mahi. You can try thoes delicious foods in good restaurants of the island like: Alvand, City center, Island Nights, Debsh, Khanboom, and Simorgh. If you are interested in eating fast food, Lobster and Seyhoon restaurants can be good choices for you.
Beverages ( Soft Drinks)
Milk tea is the traditional drink of Qeshm island. Milk, black tea, cardamom,clove, cinnamon, water and honey are the ingredients of this traditional drink that you can try it in traditional tea houses or restaurants of the island.
What do we buy from Qeshm?
Qeshm island is one of the best places for shopping of Iran. One of the most popular souvenirs of Qeshm is a kind of handmade brocaded women ‘ dress which is called “ Shak Bafi”. Carpet, Kilim and Mat are other handicrafts of the island that you can buy them from Qeshm ‘s old Bazaar. Qeshm also has good modern shopping centers such as: City center, Pardis, Setareh, and Do Dolphin.
Where to go and visit in Qeshm?
Qeshm island has a lot of attractive, historical places to visit that we introduce the best of them to you: Khourbas castles and caves that were the passageway of the Navigators in the past, Stars valley which is a mysterious place, Hara ( Avicennia marina) forest where the trees grow without fresh water, Chahkooh canyon, Namakdan cave, Laft wells, Ab Anbar-e Bibi, Portuguese castle, and Sacred Fig three. The largest Safari resort of Iran is also in Qeshm island that you can go and enjoy the excitement of Safari.