Naz Islands in Qeshm are considered one of the 14 large and small islands located in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. In addition to being a tourist attraction, the Naz Islands hold special economic significance. They are known as one of the seven wonders of Qeshm. In this article from Eligasht, we intend to provide more information about this island for those interested in traveling. Therefore, if you have considered Qeshm Island as your travel destination, we suggest you stay with us until the end.
Naz Islands from Past to Present
From the past to the present, Naz Islands have been known as a place for fishermen to rest. However, with the increasing development of recreational and tourist facilities on the island, it is primarily recognized as a tourist attraction. Every year, many travelers visit Naz Islands to explore the existing attractions and enjoy various recreational activities available on the island.
Among the collection of tourist attractions on Qeshm Island, Naz Islands are located on the eastern shores of the island, at a distance of about one kilometer from the surrounding coast. Naz Islands cover an area of approximately three hectares, surrounded by rocks ranging from 5 to 10 meters in height, resembling attractive cartoon landscapes. It feels like a region separate from any kind of air and noise pollution.
Interestingly, the Naz Islands consist of two small rocky islands. You won’t find sandy beaches on these islands, and on the other hand, the terrain is flat without any slopes.
Naz Islands as a member of Qeshm Global Geopark
Qeshm Global Geopark is one of the natural geoparks in the world, which international organizations make efforts to preserve. Naz Islands are a member of the Qeshm Global Geopark family and are considered one of its tourist attractions.
In this section, we would like to introduce some of the attractions and activities that you can enjoy on Naz Islands during your visit to this island.
Walking on Water
One of the most unique activities you can experience on Naz Islands is walking on water! Yes, you read it correctly. During low tide, a natural phenomenon occurs on Naz Islands that allows visitors to walk approximately one kilometer in the sea and explore the Naz Islands without getting wet. You can also visit the rocky platform on Naz Islands to enjoy a different view of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, Lark Island, and Qeshm’s coastline. It’s important to note that you should visit the platform during low tide.
No Recreational Facilities on the Naz Islands
One of the important points to consider when traveling to Naz Islands is that this island does not have any shops or specific recreational facilities except for vendors. It is recommended to bring your necessary supplies with you. Basic facilities for visitors are available near the parking area on the island, but you should not expect a high level of quality or extensive amenities.
If you are interested in off-roading and driving in nature, we recommend not to miss off-roading on Naz Islands. It can be an enjoyable experience to travel with the latest and most luxurious off-road vehicles available only in Qeshm. The more thrilling aspect of off-roading on these islands is that you have the opportunity to rent these luxury and up-to-date vehicles for a day or more and enjoy driving in Qeshm’s nature with your family.
Horse and Camel Riding
Horseback riding is another activity that has its own enthusiasts in Qeshm. Near the beach, some individuals can provide horse and camel riding experiences for you through rentals. We recommend not to miss the enjoyment of horseback riding if you visit Naz Islands.
If you can spend a relatively higher amount on your entertainment, you can try air activities on this Islands, where various air sports such as paragliding, kiteboarding, paramotoring, paragliding, and windsurfing are available. Rest assured that when you are flying over the skies of Naz Island, you will have a dreamlike experience that will elevate you to new heights, and fatigue will have no meaning there. Even if you don’t have prior experience with flying or using this equipment, there’s no need to worry because there are tents set up on the beach of Naz Island for renting this equipment and receiving on-site training from experienced instructors, enabling you to continue your leisure activities and enjoy yourself.
Water activities on this Islands are among the types of entertainment that few can resist experiencing. Jet skiing, boating, and diving are some of the most popular water activities that you can enjoy on these islands.
Best Time to Visit
Considering the geographical location of Naz Island, this island experiences extremely hot and humid weather during the summer, making it unsuitable for travel. The best time to visit is during the autumn and winter seasons when the weather is moderate, allowing you to explore the island without worrying about sunburn or heat exhaustion.
There are various ways to reach Naz Islands. Due to its proximity of 32 kilometers from Qeshm Island, many people choose the route from Qeshm to reach this island. To reach this island from Qeshm, you need to first travel to Qeshm Island. Then, head south from Azadegan Boulevard, and at the end of the boulevard, enter the coastal road, which is well-known as the “Darya Road.” After passing the oil pier structure and the golden beach, you will see the parking lot of Naz Beach, which is the first sign of your arrival.
You can also reach Naz Islands from the city of Dargahan. There are two routes from Dargahan to Naz Islands, one of which takes you from the village of Ramchah to the coastal road, and the other passes through the villages of Giahdan, Ramkan, and Zirang.
There are hidden tourist attractions near Naz Island, among which we can mention Star Valley, Karbes Cave, and the oil platform. After visiting Naz Island, you will have the opportunity to spend some time visiting other tourist attractions in the vicinity of Qeshm Island.
The Naz Islands in Qeshm are a true testament to the natural wonders that Iran has to offer. Naz Island are unique compared to other beaches, and this is what makes them distinctive. A narrow strip of shimmering sand connects a rocky formation that emerges from the water to Qeshm Island. During low tide, when the sea recedes completely, a narrow stretch of dry land connects Naz Island to the shores of Qeshm for a short period. With their pristine beaches, unique rock formations, and diverse ecosystems, these islands provide an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking tranquility and adventure.
1- What is the best time to visit the Naz Islands?
The best time to visit the Naz Islands is during the spring and autumn seasons, from March to May and September to November. The weather during these months is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from mild to warm, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploring the islands’ natural beauty.
2- How do I get to Naz Islands in Qeshm?
To reach Naz Islands, you can travel to Qeshm Island first. From there, head south on Azadegan Boulevard and continue onto the coastal road known as “Darya Road.” After passing the oil pier structure and the golden beach, you will find the parking lot of Naz Beach, marking your arrival.
3- What are the popular activities to do on the Naz Island?
Naz Islands offer a wide range of activities for visitors. You can indulge in thrilling air sports like paragliding, kiteboarding, and paramotoring. Water activities such as boating, and diving are also popular. Additionally, you can explore the stunning beaches, enjoy picnics, and witness the mesmerizing sunset views.