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Neduntheevu (Delft Island)

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Boat trip to Island

Totally different view of SriLanka. Goats and poverty evident all around, wild horses roam open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilly P
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Almost prehistoric

The journey there on the free Navy boat at 08.00 was a great way to get to the island, but the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
RaySharratt
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Delft island is an Island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. This island is named as Delft in the Admiralty Chart unlike the other islands, whose names are Tamil. The island's area is 50 km² and it is roughly oval-shaped. Its length is 8 km and...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally different view of SriLanka. Goats and poverty evident all around, wild horses roam open space and old buildings falling down but a real opportunity to improve life for warm and welcoming local people. Lovely swim in the ocean but far too much rubbish left...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the island in September. We went on a safari vehicle around the island. This is a must visit during a tour in jaffna. The beach around the island is extremely beautiful with corals,sea birds and blue ocean. A safari tour will be more...More

Thank Malki S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It's almost like stepping into the 1980s again! The boat ride to the island takes around an hour, an you'll be lucky if you get the free Naval boat depending on date and time. Do make sure you get a took took or a jeep...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The journey there on the free Navy boat at 08.00 was a great way to get to the island, but the boat coming back reminded me of something of a different era. The island itself had so many beautiful features and our jeep and driver...More

1  Thank RaySharratt
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The beaches are quiet and idyllic. The landscape is arid and dry and there is coral and limestone everywhere on the island. The fences and walls all made of coral. Such a beautiful sparse landscape. Maybe not for everyone but it exceeded the expectations that...More

1  Thank anadeand
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This island can reach only from boat and there is speacial boat service. people in the island very nice and they have very simple lives. There are things to see and better to stay one night in the island. there are some hotels and guest...More

1  Thank duneehb
Reviewed 31 August 2018

You can see a thick branchy baobab tree, a growing stone, a Dutch fort, as well as wild horses whose ancestors appeared on the island several centuries ago being brought by Portuguese. There is a nice beach with shallow waters, so you can swim there....More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Took 776 from bus station at 7.30. Lively ride. The ferry at 9am was seriously overcrowded and only a handful of lifejsckets. We were very lucky and got on s boat with some kind people who'd chartered. If you can, do this. It's safer and...More

Thank the_finchley_lees
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This became one of my favorite place in Sri Lanka. Isolated, remote island. you can see the beautiful beach almost no one was there and not sure whether it's safe to bath but we enjoyed waiting on the beach very much. Ruins of horse stable...More

1  Thank nuskiya
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Getting there is quite an adventour in an overcrowded 'ferry' or a large open fishing boat. The sights on the island are nice, but not spectalair, you'll have to enjoy the atmosphere more than the beauty of the archeology.

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GDAD G
25 July 2018|
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Response from raveenliyanage | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there are couple of places in Delft. Check with 021 221 5211 - this guest house details were printed behind the ferry ticket. Or else get in touch with our tour guide Kino 077 956 8829 from the island.
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PriyanthiS
31 December 2017|
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Response from Walkley123 | Reviewed this property |
No, in fact, on the return trip is was up on the roof talking to local guys.
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Ishara J
28 August 2017|
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Response from Malith D | Reviewed this property |
hi..itz depends..for us it took approx.2-3 hours (excl. lunch) since we wanted to return via 2.30 boat. we just skiped the sea bath too. if you can spend 4-5 hours i think itz better since you can visit every places n feel... More
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