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. It’s the world’s most exclusive eco-lodge.
“I have been to many places on this Earth and Christmas Island is one of the most fantastic.”
DICK SMITH, Aussie adventurer & entrepreneur
“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. Cole, Swell Lodge Guests - Nov 2018
“We've enjoyed everything about this unique remote paradise!”
B & J Rodgers, Swell Lodge Guests - Sept 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 - Dec 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 - Dec 2018
“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
“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. Senter, Swell Lodge Guest - Nov 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 Family, Swell Lodge Guests - Nov 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 - Dec 2018
Virgin Australia flies to Christmas Island twice a week from Perth (Currently on Tuesdays and Saturdays, $1,100 AUD return) and there’s a weekly charter flight from Jakarta every Saturday (operated by Garuda Airlines, $780 AUD return, book via Indian Ocean Experiences). Obtaining a visa from most countries is now as easy as buying your ticket – your travel agent can assist you. For Australian immigration information, go to: www.immi.gov.au
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. We offer 3, 4 and 7-night, all-inclusive packages which include all meals (some dinners by private chef), drinks, airport transfers, complimentary vehicle, daily guided activities including snorkelling, boardwalks to waterfalls in the jungle and more.
You can do as much or as little as you want. While Swell Lodge will be perfect for relaxing and soaking up the view, Christmas Island is a wonderland of experiences, many of them within easy walking distance from your eco-chalet, through the jungle. There’s amazing wildlife including birds and crabs, there’s boardwalks through RAMSAR wetlands to a waterfall, hiking, snorkeling and diving, cultural experiences and even golf! You can read all about them on our Experiences page.
Why wouldn’t you?! The only luxury and the only eco-friendly accommodation option on Christmas Island, staying at Swell Lodge will not only be supporting the National Park and its conservation efforts, but it will be an experience like none other: Privately nestled into it’s own section of jungle adorned with red and blue crabs, this singular luxury eco-chalet features a ceiling-to-floor, wall-to-wall glass front with a spacious deck and BBQ overlooking sunset over the constantly changing ocean with birds soaring overhead. Here at last you will be able to relax and reconnect with yourself, your partner and with nature. While wi-fi will be available, there is no cellphone service on the west coast, allowing you the peace and quiet you’ve been craving. For now, Christmas Island is a place your friends have probably never been, so visit soon before it becomes the next big thing. Whether you’re a couple wanting a romantic break, a solo traveller or photographer keen on nature, or a celebrity wanting an escape, Christmas Island is a great new destination, and Swell Lodge is the perfect place from which to enjoy it. Where else on Earth can you have an entire wild coastline all to yourself, yet still stay in such luxury?
Founders of Swell Lodge, Chris and Jess Bray are two young Australians who run small-group, luxury photo tours to the world’s most wonderful places. In 2014 they started running tours to Christmas Island, and fell in love with the place, and in 2016, Parks Australia put out a call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ for commercial opportunities ‘such as eco-accommodation’ within Christmas Island National park, and they applied…