Things to do

DELF ISLAND BOAT TOUR

Location

Jaffna

What you can do

Delft is a flat island surrounded by shallow waters and beaches of coral chunks and sand and it spans across 4,700 hectares and is home to about 1,800 families. This charming island has narrow roadways lined with small village homes fenced with coral stones piled one on top of another; a couple of old churches, the Delft post office, a hospital, schools and a few wayside shops selling the bare essentials. The limestone terrain here is scattered with Palmyra palm, coconut trees and extensive plains where wild horses graze. You can explore the ruins of the 17C Portuguese Fort, the Baobab tree with its massive trunk which are native to Ethiopia and introduced to the island by Arab traders here. Head to the grassy plains and watch herds of wild horses as they graze and even strut on the beach where is a truly memorable site.