Van Theevu, Thoothukudi
The Van Theevu is locally called as Church Island. Van Theevu is one of the most popular among all of the islands located in Thoothukudi district. The island is spread over an area of 16 hectares and 56 acres. A lot of people visit the island on a frequent basis in festivals and on weekends and it is a must visit for all of the vacationers of Thoothukudi.
This Island is located at a distance of 12 Kms from Thoothukudi. Van Island is situated at a distance of 6 Kilometers from the Thoothukudi beach shore. Vaan Island, one of the 21 islands located at the southern tip of Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (GOMMNP), is gradually shrinking in area due to erosion over the years.