just two luxury eco-chalets
Like nothing else on Earth
You’ll never forget opening the door to your eco-chalet for the first time: The wow-factor of that jaw-dropping, uninterrupted ocean-view, through the ceiling-to-floor, wall-to-wall glass. Inexorably drawn towards it, at first, you’ll scarcely notice the stunning interior, glass sculptures, stone bench tops, luxurious King-sized bed or Italian-tilled ensuite bathroom as you step in awe onto the expansive deck. Nowhere else in the world can you enjoy such luxury and privacy, watching ocean swell roll in and break onto kilometres of wild, uninhabited coastline, with seabirds soaring past at eye-level checking you out. Then comes your private chef, sunset over the ocean and day after magical day of complimentary tours sharing the highlights of this mind-blowing paradise, filled with natural wonders.
Inside the National Park on the far, uninhabited coast of one of Australia’s most facinating islands, even the lush 4WD track to Swell Lodge – passing crabs and beneath natural tree archways – is out of this world. Each eco-chalet is accessed by it’s own private 80m walking trail through the jungle alive with crabs and exotic forest birds, to the sea. Boobies nest on the ledge just out the front, frigatebirds soar majestically past and goshawks even perch on the ocean-deck railing from where you can usually see vibrant blue parrotfish swimming on the reef, through the waves. Pods of dolphins pass by, tuna jump and the hypnotic ocean swell, clouds and light is forever changing…
Our chef Issy Loving will prepare gourmet 3-course meals for you using fresh and locally foraged ingredients usually right on your oceanfront deck as you enjoy sunset over the ocean. Wine, beer and even gin & tonic (with a squeeze of wild jungle lime, perhaps?) is all on the house, as is a self-serve breakfast and the beautiful picnic lunches for your daily guided activities.
Every piece of this astonishing, solar-powered wilderness escape has been carried in and assembled by hand in the middle of one of Australia’s most amazing National Parks, on Christmas Island.
Swell Lodge has been awarded Ecotourism Australia’s highest level of certification ‘Advanced Ecotourism’ and ‘Climate Action Business’ reserved for exemplary operators for our ecological sustainability, natural area management and provision of authentic experiences.
We even have a ‘crab-safe vehicle‘ to use during crab migration!
Your Eco-chalet Includes…
Enjoy satellite broadband internet, or perhaps just stay unplugged.
Enjoy locally roasted eco coffee pods or a selection of the finest teas.
Free wine, beer, cider, gin, soft drinks and more. Enjoy responsibly.
Feeling peckish? There’s tasty snacks and drinks on us!
Enjoy the luxury of a hot water shower while gazing into the jungle greenery.
Loaded with our own app (itineray, info, tides), star-gazing apps etc.
Bluetooth Speaker & Spotify
Chill out to your favorite tunes using our complimentary Spotify account!
Haiku Ceiling Fan
Super-efficient, sleek and sexy, the fan above your bed is next-generation.
Mains Power 240V AC
Sure, go ahead, plug it in. We’ve turned the sunshine into electricity for you.
Even non-yoga masters will enjoy a few morning streches on your ocean deck.
Keep in touch – there’s a free internet phone beside your bed.
Read up on the wildlife, identify some plants or discover the island’s history.
Fridge & Freezer
There’s gin and ice in the freezer, beer, wine, milk etc ready in the fridge.
Get a closer look at those dolphins, birds etc!
Borrow a mask, snorkel and fins if you don’t have your own.
Can swap for 2 single beds. Couch folds out into 3rd bed if required.
With massive, zip-down, meshed windows opening to the jungle.
Wildlife Pocket Guide
Identify & tick off the birds, crabs, fish and more!
We’re OFF-GRID ON A REMOTE ISLAND
Your Eco-chalet DOES NOT Include…
NO Air Conditioning
Your eco-chalet is equipped with a super-modern, high-efficiency Haiku ceiling fan above the bed delivering a strong cooling breeze even if the ocean doesn’t. We’ve never had a guest complain that it’s too hot, and we have had several request thicker blankets! Aircon is not necessary and is impossible to power from solar panels.
NO Daily Service
Your eco-chalet will be beautifully cleaned before and after your stay, and if you’re staying 4 or more nights then you’ll receive a mid-week clean too. The chef and/or guides can replace things every day if need, but we won’t be interrupting your serenity with a full room clean every day.
NO Weather Guarantees
Most of our included guided activities are outdoors, and if you choose to come out on a rainy day, you may get wet – but it’s not cold rain, nor does it last forever. Rough seas may cancel boat trips, fallen trees may block access to some places we wanted to show you, but that’s life on a tropical island, and with the right attitude, you’ll still have a wonderful time!