Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a paradise brimming with unique wildlife amongst jungles and surrounded by pristine reefs. Known best for the unique annual red crab migration, when millions of crabs make their way down from the jungle to the ocean to spawn. It is an island that many have heard of but few have visited.

The dates of the red crab migration vary yearly with the moon and tide cycles but it generally occurs around the months of October to January. However you will still be able to spot them along with the giant robber crabs year round.

Whale sharks are often spotted from November to April when diving or snorkelling the waters of Christmas Island. With year round water temperatures of 27⁰c it is perfect to snorkel and dive all year. The reefs and corals are in a great condition, brightly coloured marine fish are in abundance, large pods of spinner dolphins are often seen by snorkelers and divers year round along with some of the bigger pelagics.

There is plenty to see on land, with winding trails through the rainforest and lookouts which are perfect for spotting birds such as frigatebirds, boobies and the golden bosun. There are caves to explore on the island, some with easier access than others. The island attracts keen photographers with bright colours and rugged coastline and wildlife. There is also a golf course with special Christmas Island rules about red crabs blocking the holes.

Head to Dolly Beach, which made #7 in 101 Best Australian Beaches. You’ll need to hire a 4WD or join a tour to get there, but it’s well worth it with jungle lining the sand, rock pools to explore and robber crabs and nesting turtles to spot.

We have a wide range of accommodation on Christmas Island to suit all requirements and would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Taking tours is a great way to become familiar with the Island. We would recommend pre booking tours due to the small tour sizes to keep the tours more personalised and informative.

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VQ3 Lodge

Located in the heart of The Settlement area, the VQ3 Lodge is surrounded by lush gardens and is in walking distance to Taverns, Cafes, Supermarkets and the main shopping area.
From $145 per room per night

Indian Ocean Experiences

  Lisa Preston of Indian Ocean Experiences is a local resident of Christmas Island with a vast knowledge of the Island and its inhabitants. Her tours are a must do while on the Island so you can learn about the ...
From $75 per person

The Sunset

Our superb accommodation is located along the waterfront in the heart of the Settlement district, most rooms offering unobstructed views of the ocean and magnificent sunsets. Easy walking distance to taverns and shops
From $165 per room per night

Extra Divers CI 1 day

Christmas Island should be high on the wish list for all divers. With great drift dives along walls covered in large Gorgonian fan corals teaming with fish both large and small. The Extra Divers boat can take up to 16 divers ...
From $195 per person

Extra Divers CI 5 day diving package

Take a 5 day package with Extra Divers to make a saving on your diving as well as having more time to spend in the amazing underwater world of Christmas Island. With many diverse dive sites to visit including wall dives, ...

Kiat Car Rental RAV4

  A car is essential for getting around on Christmas Island as there is no public transport and only one taxi for the whole island that only operates for limited hours. The island is too vast to walk to places ...
From $63 per day

The Captain’s Lookout

Situated in a quiet location with ocean frontage. in easy strolling distance from restaurants, cafes and a tavern, this is the perfect place to relax and take in all that this tropical island has to offer. This self contained unit ...
From $148 per room per night

The Captain’s Retreat

The Retreat is a fully self contained three bedroom unit perfect for the family or up to three couples. This comfortable unit provides a full kitchen, two queen bedrooms, one double bedroom with two single beds, loungeroom, bathroom, laundry, parking ...
From $240 per room per night

Captains Last Resort

A self contained unit on the cliff edge with great views accross the ocean. A fantastic place for a sundowner to watch the sun setting over the ocean. In the settlement area close to shops and Taverns.
From $200 per room per night

The Captain’s Cabin

The Cabin is a self contained unit with a queensize bed and a double sofa bed, suitable for a couple or a small family. Private yet close to the centre of town, you have the advantage of being able to ...
From $180 per room per night
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