Swell Lodge

Nestled in the jungle in the Christmas Island National Park, surrounded by wildlife and overlooking the ever-changing ocean, Swell Lodge is a single, glass-fronted, solar-powered, luxury eco-chalet offering all-inclusive stays with daily guided activities and even a private chef. Swell Lodge is like nothing else on Earth, and with currently only one eco-chalet on this whole wild coastline, it's the world's most exclusive eco-lodge and the ultimate escape.


Your luxury in the wilderness

The first of eventually eight independent eco-chalets opened in July 2018. Featuring a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass front opening to an expansive deck overlooking the ocean, luxurious tiled ensuite bathroom with hot shower and modern odourless composting toilet, satellite wi-fi, a ceiling fan, canvas side-walls, a king size bed, stone bench tops and more... Every piece of this remarkable wilderness escape has been carefully carried in and assembled by hand.

Embrace the Eco

Swell Lodge is incredibly privileged to exist inside a National Park and beside a RAMSAR-listed wetland. We're governed by strict environmental regulations and use the latest technology to ensure that while surrounded by luxury and modern conveniences, your stay in the wilderness still has minimal impact on this pristine environment. Each of our 100% solar-powered eco-chalets has a 1.4KW solar array which alone saves over 750kgs of CO2 entering the atmosphere every year and our energy efficient, high-output ceiling fan removes the need for air conditioning, which saves an additional 1,500kgs of CO2 annually, compared to staying in a regular hotel room. We're also proud to feature purely solar-heated hot water, a modern odourless composting toilet, crab-safe vehicle attachments and a carbon-offset program realised through 'Greenfeet' with 58 native trees planted to offset the CO2 emissions from our lodge vehicles. Swell Lodge has been awarded Ecotourism Australia's highest level of certification 'Advanced Ecotourism' as well as a 'Climate Action Business' reserved for exemplary operators in terms of our ecological sustainability, natural area management and provision of authentic cultural experiences, a recognition also approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Sweet dreams.

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Solar Powered

Completely off-grid & lithium storage, with app to track your power usage.



Relax, unwind and reconnect with nature, and with yourselves.

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Crab Safe Vehicle

During crab-migration, we fit our vehicles with crab-safe attachments.

Rave reviews from the start!

“Wow! So much more than just a once in a lifetime destination. It was wonderful to immerse myself in such an unique and exclusive retreat with exceptional service, amazing cuisine, personalised guided walks from the rainforest to the beaches and abundance of magnificent birdlife. 5 Stars to the entire Swell Lodge team. Thank you! ☆☆☆☆☆

Lorraine Lovatt ~ Swell Lodge Guest, July 2018.


“We've enjoyed everything about this unique remote paradise: the refuge of the lodge & the view; the creative cuisine; the fabulous snorkelling; and observing the wildlife with the expert and personable guides - has been excellent!” 

B & J RogersSwell Lodge Guest, August 2018.


“Life is too short to miss Swell Lodge. Falling asleep with the stars, sleeping to the ocean, delicious meals, amazing tours and the most knowledgeable of staff made it beyond brilliant. Thank you for the adventure:) Our souls are richer for our visit to Christmas Island.”

M. ColeSwell Lodge Guest, November 2018.


“Christmas Island is Australia’s best kept secret and Swell Lodge is the jewel in the crown, an absolutely fabulous place to stay and experience the Island's treasures.”

P. PerrettSwell Lodge Guest, December 2018.


“Thanks to the friendly and kind Team of Swell Lodge for this awesome experience, showing us secret places and cooking delicious meals. The swell is relaxing and the view is priceless. We were lucky to hit the right time for the red crab migration!”

A. SenterSwell Lodge Guest, November 2018.


“What a wonderful experience for our kids - and ourselves! The birds, crabs, lizards and plants are amazing. The Swell Lodge team took such good care of us!”

Cole FamilySwell Lodge Guest, November 2018.


“Thanks to all the team for a truly unique and amazing experience. Great accommodation and activities - and the food!”

J & R deFranckSwell Lodge Guest, September 2018.


“Christmas Island is Australia’s best kept secret and Swell Lodge is the jewel in the crown, an absolutely fabulous place to stay and experience the Island's treasures.”

P. Perrett ~ Swell Lodge Guest, December 2018.


“The attention to detail and quality of every aspect of our week was exceptional and gave us the best experience of this Australian treasure that we could have ever dreamt of, in the comfort of true seclusion. When you visit Swell Lodge it is just you and your guide on beautiful deserted beaches, peaceful forest tracks amongst the crabs and a personal chef preparing you beautiful meals cooked in front of you in the isolated peace of Swell Lodge. Words cannot truly give justice to this experience!”

R. Jaques ~ Swell Lodge Guest, December 2018.


“We initially came to see the red crab migration but have gained so much more than we hoped for thanks to Swell Lodge! Words like amazing and incredible are not enough to express what this entire experience has given to us! Thank you again, we absolutely loved being here!”

Lindsay & Jana ~ Swell Lodge Guests, December 2018.