Distance from Jaffna – 27.4 km (44 minutes)
Karaitivu is an island which is situated off the coast of the Jaffna peninsula. This island has an area of 22.95 square km and has a population of about 10,000. Karainagar is the main settlement in Karaitivu Island which is connected to the Jaffna peninsula. The popular Casuarina Beach is also situated here and is one reason people come to visit this island.
Getting to Karaitivu
From Jaffna travel approximately 27 km along the Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts Road and Valukkairaru-Punkudutivu-Kurikadduwan Road passing Kayts up to Karaitivu.