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St Marys Island FAQ

St Mary’s Island, Udupi

St. Mary’s Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar rhyolitic lava.

International travelers can attach in the trail of Goa to Gokarna. Udupi being temple town adds mesmerizing beach, temples and backwater attractions. Udupi is also prime destination of temple circuit trip in Karnataka like Dharmastha- Kukke – Udupi – Kollur and Gokarna – Idagunji – Murudeshwara – Udupi – Kateelu.

Udupi is connected well with road and rail facility. The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 60 kms from Udupi.

Here is a guide to St Mary’s Island where we have answered your questions like if St Mary’s island is open? Do we get food there? Are there any restroom or changing room facilities in St Mary’s Island?

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St Mary’s Island FAQ

Is St Mary's Island open now?

St Mary's Island is open for tourists now. The island opened its door on 19th October.

Validated Date: 20-Oct-2023

What is opening time of St Mary's island?

St Mary's Island is open for tourists now. Attraction will be open between 9 AM to 5:30 PM in non monsoon season. 

Validated Date: 20-Oct-2023

When will St Mary's Island close in 2023?

As of now St Mary's Island is open for tourists. Island will be closed only in case of heavy tides or weather calamities. 

Validated Date: 20-Oct-2023

Is St Mary's Island safe?

St Mary's Island is safe for public. There will be life jacket provided for tourists, once they get into ferry in Malpe, Udupi.

Validated Date: 20-Oct-2023

Is St Mary's Island open for international travelers?

St Mary's Island permits international travelers in all season with no extra security checks. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do international travelers need to take any documents in order to get entry?

Although there is no specific regulation in St Mary's. It is suggested for International travelers entering St Mary's Island to carry there passport.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we need to carry INR? Will USD currency work?

In St Mary's one needs to carry INR and USD are not considered as valid currency for transaction. One can get Forex centers in Udupi, Gokarna and Goa to convert there cash to INR.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Will Amex card work in St Mary's island? Will VISA or MASTERCARD work in St Mary's Island?

There is no ATM facility available in island. Stores and Food stalls in St Mary's prefer INR cash.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have food stalls in St Mary's island?

St Mary's Island has single food stall which one can rely for refreshment. The options are very limited. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have vegetarian or vegan restaurants in St Mary's?

The food stall has very limited options. Hence one need to rely on restaurants back in Malpe or Udupi.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Can we carry home cooked food to island?

Home cooked food are not allowed. Exception will be provided in case of baby foods.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Will we be allowed to drink alcohol in St Mary's island?

Alcohol is banned in St Mary's island.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have rest room facility in St Mary's island?

Yes, St Mary's Island has rest room facilities in place. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have changing room facilities in St Mary's?

Yes, St Mary's Island has changing room facilities in place. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have locker room in St Mary's Island?
Luggage room is at entry of St. Mary's Island. However you are requested to carry light when you are getting into boat in Malpe. 
Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have ATM facility in St Mary's Island?
No, there are no ATM or money tellers in St Mary's Island. One needs to carry Indian rupees to island. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Do we have adventure games  in St Mary's Island?
Yes, St Mary's Island has many adventure games in place like banana boat for instance. 

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

Can we self drive to island?

St Mary's island can be reachable only through boats. Self drive is not possible.

Validated Date: 19-Sep-2023

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22 Replies to “Frequently asked questions on St Mary’s Island Udupi”

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  2. hi. Thanks for the information. What would be a good time to visit St Marys Island? Can we go in the morning between 10 and 1?

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