Neduntivu (Delft Island)
Uncharted beauty on a historic northern islet
Although locally known as Neduntivu, Delft Island is still commonly referred to by the name it inherited from the Dutch in colonial Jaffna. Vast, yet largely uninhabited, Delft Island is known for wild horses that roam its coastal plains. Explored best by tuk-tuk, Delft Island also features remnants of a bygone era such as an ancient Baobab tree, as well as a dilapidated colonial fort constructed mainly out of coral – much like most of the architecture present on the island.
At equal distance between Sri Lanka and India, Delft Island can be reached via a daily ferry that leaves the Kurikkaduwan Jetty, located one hour away from Jetwing Jaffna. The Sri Lanka Navy operates one round-trip service a day – leaving to Delft at 9 AM and returning to Kurikkaduwan at 2:30 PM. Although these ferries are able to hold a maximum of 100 passengers, preference will be given to Delft residents. Schedules may also change, therefore feel free to speak to our Reception should you require any further information.