Qeshm Island attractions

Top Choice Village in Qeshm Island


This fishing village on the northern coast of Qeshm Island is the best place in Iran to encounter the fast-disappearing traditional culture of the Persian Gulf. Perched on a rocky slope overlooking the Khoran Strait…
Canyon in Qeshm Island

Chahkooh Canyon

In the island's northwest lies this sinuous canyon seemingly carved into the earth by a master builder. The exposed rock and lack of plant life are quite startling and invoke a quiet sense of awe. The canyon's round…
Island in Qeshm Island

Hengam Island

This lovely island off the southern coast of Qeshm is surrounded by impressive soft-coral reefs that offer great diving. Hengam is also known for its wildlife, including birds, gazelles and dolphins. The beaches are…
Canyon in Qeshm Island

Valley of Stars

One of the most spectacular natural sites on Qeshm Island, the Valley of Stars features a series of majestic gorges and canyons that were formed over centuries by erosion. Wandering amid the valley is a magical expe…
Village in Qeshm Island

Qeshm Town

Qeshm’s main settlement, Qeshm Town lies on the far-eastern tip of the island. Many Iranians come here to shop in one of the numerous duty-free malls dotted around the centre. The main attractions include the crumbl…
Village in Qeshm Island


This picturesque village enjoys a long beach where hawksbill and green turtles lay their eggs between April and July. Residents of Shibderaz work in shifts to protect the eggs from predators, and you’ll be able to w…
Nature Reserve in Qeshm Island

Harra Sea Forest

In the local dialect, harra is the word for grey mangrove, and this protected area is the Persian Gulf’s largest mangrove forest – a definite must-see for nature-lovers. During spring, more than 150 species of migra…
Beach in Qeshm Island

Naz Islands Beach

This 3km-long golden strand caressed by clear, shallow and mostly calm waters is easily the most popular beach on Qeshm Island. In high season it's full of holidaying Iranian families. There are no amenities, but yo…
Nature Reserve in Qeshm Island

Qeshm Island Geopark Headquarters

Head here if you're after information about the island's Unesco-listed geopark.
Castle in Qeshm Island

Ghal’e-ye Portoghaliha

This crumbling edifice is Qeshm Town’s best-known sight. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.