Nestled in the jungle in the National Park, surrounded by wildlife and overlooking the ever-changing ocean, Swell Lodge is a single, glass-fronted, solar-powered, luxury eco-chalet offering guided activities, daily servicing and even a private chef.
“I have been to many places on this Earth and Christmas Island is one of the most fantastic.”
Aussie adventurer & entrepreneur
“This eco accommodation allows travellers to immerse themselves in one of Australia’s most extraordinary national parks.”
Acting Director Parks Australia
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
We have finished the first eco-chalet, ready for our first guests late June 2018. We are already sold-out for the rest of June and have bookings pouring in for the rest of the year, so be quick and contact us to enquire or make a reservation so you don’t miss out! In 2019 we’ll add a second eco-chalet to the lodge.
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…