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A complimentary cheese platter & chilled bottle of bubbles on arrival to enjoy on your ocean deck, as a thank you for booking direct!

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RED dates are fully booked-out.

All other dates have one or more eco-chalet available. Bookings are not confirmed until deposit has been received. To book, scroll down and fill in the Online Reservation form.

2020 prices shown above. 2021 pricing has increased by 20%.

covid-free travel

We’re Open!

Coronavirus has paused our international and some inter-state guests, but if  you’re allowed into Western Australia without quarantining (currently TAS, NT, ACT, QLD) or have been in WA for 14 days, then you can now enjoy a covid-free tropical holiday on Christmas Island! Travel permission is easy, online and usually takes less than 3 days. We’re happy to help if you’d like a hand.

We’ve made our bookings 100% refundable and transferable up to 14 days of arrival if you have to delay your stay due to Coronavirus, so get in now and reserve your spot, even if it’s for 2021!

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Online Reservation

Please fill in the booking form below and we’ll be in touch.

Your Details:

Name (required)

Email (required)

State & country of residence

Your Stay:

NOTE: Arrival / departure must be on 'flight days',
currently Tues & Fri and some Sundays)
Desired arrival date

How many nights? (Min:3, Recommended:7)

How many guests (including yourself)?

How many eco-chalets (max 2)?
Just oneBoth eco-chalets

What bed configuration would you like?
(3rd bed, if required, is a fold-out futon)
1x King Double Bed2x Long Singles

Do you or your guests have any dietary needs or preferences (ie Gluten Free, or prefer more fish than meat)?

Do you or your guests have any injury or illness that may affect your physical activity? Please let us know so we can plan your activities accordingly.

Your Interests:

4+ night bookings only: Would you be interested in a boat snorkelling trip? (Please note this is not exclusive - other divers and snorkelers may be present)
Yes a boat snorkel would be great.No thanks.

Would you be interested in a guided snorkel in the cove? (Weather dependant and would replace one regular land-based activity)
Yes a cove snorkel would be great.No thanks.

Your days will be quite full and we'll take you everywhere worth going, however for an optional extra fee, if you really want to, we can deliver you a hire 4WD for you to explore the island on your own in any free time if you would like? This is not possible during crab migration (6-8 weeks somewhere between October and Feb)
Yes hire me a 4wd.No thanks.

Please tick any optional extras you'd like:

Other Information:

How did you hear about Swell Lodge?

Any extra comments / questions:

Booking for Red Crab Migration?

Just so you know… Christmas Island is full of red crabs, every day of every year. While more prolific in the wet season, even during the dry season you will still see plenty of them, so you don’t have to come ‘during crab migration’ just to see our famous crabs. While a spectacular event to witness, it is hard to predict when the migration will occur (sometime between October and January, lasting for about 6 weeks), and there are drawbacks like road closures, rain etc which may effect your stay during this time. Read our ‘Booking during Red Crab migration‘ sheet for more info.

Booking Deposit

A 10% deposit is required to confirm your booking and must be paid within 7 days otherwise your dates will be released. Payment indicates your acceptance of our booking terms and conditions. The remaining amount is due two months prior to arrival. We’ve made our bookings 100% refundable and transferable up to 14 days of arrival if you have to delay your stay due to Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Booking Terms & Conditions

We understand that coronavirus can make you a little uneasy about booking travel, so we’ve made our bookings 100% refundable and transferable up to 14 days of arrival if you have to delay your stay due to Coronavirus.

Travellers still need ‘approval’ to travel here from our local administration and to return to WA without having to quarantine, but it’s an easy, online form and usually takes less than 3 days to gain approval. Download our WA traveller information sheet.

Christmas Island is coronavirus-free, and we have a strict Covid-19 safety plan in place at Swell Lodge, as well as heightened disinfection cleaning, hand sanitisers in all vehicles and eco-chalets etc.

No refund will be given for events beyond our control, such as non-arrival, unused services, unused nights, itinerary changes, 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.


Guest Reviews

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

M. Cole

“So much more than a once in a lifetime destination. Exceptional service, amazing cuisine, guided walks from rainforest to beaches and magnificent birdlife. 5 Stars to the entire Swell Lodge team. Thank you!”

Lorraine Lovatt

“We’ve enjoyed everything about this unique remote paradise: the lodge & view; the creative cuisine; the fabulous snorkelling; the wildlife; the expert, personable guides. It has been excellent!”

SB & J Rogers

“The attention to detail and quality of every aspect of our week was exceptional and gave us the best experience of this Australian treasure imaginable. Words cannot truly give justice to this experience!”

R. Jaques

“One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. Unforgettable! Thank you!”

A. Opris

“Sitting on the deck watching the sun set over the ocean we felt like we were the only people on the planet! We are so fortunate to have experienced the magic of Swell Lodge. We’ll be back!”

Dan & Jahna