Swell Lodge Packages
From the moment you step off the plane and meet one of our guides at the airport, all your island needs will be taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your 'once-in-a-lifetime' stay at Swell Lodge on Christmas Island. Our guide will drive you through the beautiful rainforest, around the red crabs, to your private oceanfront eco-chalet and present you with your personalised itinerary, complimentary snorkelling gear and leave you to enjoy sunset drinks on the deck with a cheese platter and a bottle of bubbles. All our stays are all-inclusive, and you will enjoy our airport pick-up and drop-offs, unique daily-guided activities as well as all meals and drinks - even some dinners cooked just for you on your secluded oceanfront balcony by our private chef, as seabirds soar past and the swell rolls in.
Our nightly rates are fixed, regardless of the package: $690/guest per night, $1,035/night for a single and $345/night for a third guest.
Our 'Ultimate Wilderness' package is our most popular choice for guests who want to make the most of their time on Christmas Island. This all-inclusive package includes airport pick ups and drop offs, all meals and drinks, private chef and daily activities including a boat trip out to the best snorkel spots, guided walks to Hughs Dale Waterfall, Dolly Beach, the Blowholes, Infinity Spa Rockpool, Margaret Knoll, The Grotto, Lily & Ethel Beaches, Anderson’s Dale, and Merriel Beach, as well as visiting Park's research centre and helping their staff feed rehabilitating birds, tickets to the outdoor movies, a free game of golf and so much more!
($4,830/guest, $7,245/single, $2,415/third guest, $AUD)
Rainforest to Reef Explorer
Our all-inclusive 'Rainforest to Reef Explorer' package is for those who arrive on a Friday and leave on the Tuesday (these are the only days with scheduled flights) and includes airport pick ups and drop offs, all meals and drinks, private chef and daily activities including a boat trip out to the best snorkel spots, guided walks to Hughs Dale Waterfall, the Blowholes, Margaret Knoll and The Grotto as well as helping Parks staff feed rehabilitating birds, tickets to the outdoor movies, a free game of golf and more!
($2,760/guest, $4,140/single, $1,380/third guest, $AUD)
Christmas Island Express
Our all-inclusive 'Christmas Island Express' package is for guests who just wish to experience a couple of nights of luxury in the wilderness and is best suited to those arriving on the Tuesday and flying out on the Friday flights. This package includes airport pick ups and drop offs, all meals and drinks, private chef and daily guided activities including walks to Hughes Dale Waterfall, the Blowholes, Margaret Knoll, The Grotto and more!
($2,070/guest, $3,105/single, $1,035/third guest, $AUD)
Booking Terms & Conditions
Deposit & Payment:
A 20% non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is required at the time of booking and must be paid within 7 days. Payment of your deposit indicates your acceptance of our booking terms and conditions. The remainder is required two months prior to arrival or at time of booking if less than two months away. If you cancel within two months of arrival, 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded unless you cancel within one month of your planned arrival date, in which case 100% of amount paid is forfeit.
No refund will be given for events beyond our control, such as non-arrival, unused services, unused nights, or additional expenses incurred as a result of airline or weather disruption. Therefore, strongly recommend that you have comprehensive travel insurance when travelling to Christmas Island to cover contingencies.
Flights to Christmas Island & Travel Insurance:
Christmas Island is currently serviced by three flights a week, 2 from Perth and 1 from Jakarta. It’s not uncommon to experience flight disruptions due to operational requirements by the airline or weather (especially during the wet season between November and April). Unforeseen circumstances like this may result in you having to change your plans or even cancel at the last moment. To protect non-refundable deposits and payments you absolutely should purchase comprehensive travel insurance. Travel insurance is available from most travel agents, some health care and credit card companies and various websites. We recommend ensuring your policy includes trip cancellation and emergency medical care cover.
Our nightly rates are fixed, regardless of the package: $690/guest per night, $1,035/night for a single and $345/night for a third guest. All rates are in Australian dollars (AUD) and do not include GST (nor is GST payable by you, as Christmas Island is GST-free).
Pet and Wildlife Policy:
Parks Australia and quarantine limitations do not permit pets anywhere in the National Park or at Swell Lodge. Guests are also not permitted to feed the wildlife.
The exact itinerary may be shuffled around or tweaked according to weather, tides, track-work, tree-falls, road closures, crab migration or other factors outside our control which will ultimately just add to your island adventure, but rest assured that we’ll always be working flat-out to get you to all the best places at the best times of day for the best possible Christmas Island experience! No refunds will be given for experiences missed due to factors outside our control. With sufficient notice, we may also be able to adjust itineraries to suit any special interests, however this may not always be possible.
Red Crab Migration:
Christmas Island is full of red crabs, every day of every year. While more prolific after rain, even in the dry season you will still find plenty of them, whenever you want, so don't feel that you have to come 'during migration' to see these famous crabs out and about. Please keep in mind that if you are visiting during the crab migration which can fall anywhere between October and January (and can last for up to 6 weeks), many of the roads will be closed to allow the crabs safe passage. We will keep you informed of any closures and work with Parks to ensure you have the best possible experience while also minimising any impact on the crabs.
With the use of our special crab-safe vehicle attachments we can get you in and out of the lodge even if the road in is closed due to migration, however we may not be able to drive you to some of the other destinations included in your scheduled itinerary, however, we will still create a full program for you. The upside of having the crabs migrate during your stay is that you’ll get to walk along jungle tracks carpeted in a sea of red crabs!