It may not be pretty, but the rapid (over)development in the Kolatoli area means you can find better hotel and tourist facilities in Cox’s Bazar than in any other place in Bangladesh outside Dhaka. Expect spotless rooms and bathrooms (with hot-water showers), free wi-fi in some places, good hotel restaurants, decent English-language skills, and swimming pools in the more expensive hotels. A Radisson is due to open in 2014, further expanding the top end of the market. Budget hotels are tough to find, although there are a few in Laldighi, but if you’re looking for a clean, comfortable, midrange hotel, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are literally dozens.