Swell Lodge

Like nothing else on Earth: Perched on the sea cliff on the far, uninhabited side of one of Australia's most remote and fascinating islands is hidden a jaw-dropping new eco-lodge.

Featuring a glass front opening to an expansive ocean-sunset deck where seabirds soar past at eye-level; a luxurious Italian-tiled ensuite bathroom with views into the jungle from your hot shower; king size bed; stone bench tops; glass sculptures; canvas-side walls with massive zip-down meshed windows; Haiku ceiling fan and more... Every piece of this remarkable, 100% 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' as well as a 'Climate Action Business' reserved for exemplary operators for our ecological sustainability, natural area management and provision of authentic experiences, which, together with our included carbon-offset program allows you to fall sleep to the peaceful sound of the swell, completely guilt-free.

Swell Lodge Guest:

"Life is too short to miss Swell Lodge. Our souls are richer for our visit to Christmas Island."

Swell Lodge Guest:

"So much more than a once in a lifetime destination. Exceptional service, amazing cuisine, guided walks from rainforest to beaches and magnificent birdlife."

Swell Lodge Guest:

"Christmas Island is Australia’s best kept secret and Swell Lodge is an absolutely fabulous place to stay and experience the Island!"

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 a 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.


“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.


“Wonderful to return and enjoy this island in the wet season. You have excelled again! Thank you! Swell Lodge is the perfect Getaway!”

Lorraine Lovatt ~ Swell Lodge Repeat Guest, March 2019.


“Sitting on the deck watching the sun set over the ocean we really felt like we were the only people on the planet! We feel so very fortunate to have experienced the magic of Swell Lodge. You had a vision and you've absolutely nailed it! We'll be back!”

Dan & Jahna ~ Swell Lodge Guests, March 2019.