Villa Papaya is located in Settlement 100 metres from the Indian Ocean and 50 metres from the Christmas Island National Park. Villa Papaya offers an exclusive tropical retreat and features a stone bath and shower within a private walled garden with courtyards and tropical plantings.VIEW DETAILS
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. There’s nowhere else in the world you can sleep in a wildlife-filled National Park and gaze out over kilometres of uninhabited coastline from your bed, in such complete luxury & privacy. Here at last, you can relax and reconnect. Perched on a sea cliff on the far side of Christmas Island, Swell Lodge is the world’s most exclusive eco-lodge. Just two luxury eco-chalets offering all-inclusive packages with daily guided activities, limitless bar, Wi-Fi and personal chef cresting gourmet cuisine from local produce.
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.
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.
Your daily guided activities will depend on the length of your stay, but may include jungle walks to refreshing waterfalls you can stand under, secluded beaches, lookouts, natural rock pools, blowholes, plenty of red, blue and robber crabs, amazing birdlife, caves you can swim in, Parks bird feeding, cove snorkels – even a boat charter out to look for dolphins, giant trevally (and in the right season, even whale sharks) to snorkel with! Christmas Island is impossibly diverse and you’ll never run out of things to see and do!
During your stay at Swell Lodge our private chef will be looking after your culinary needs. Breakfast is usually a relaxed, self-serve affair with a selection of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit and other treats to start your day. Our chef will prepare a picnic lunch after your morning activity. Dinners vary from having our chef come out and prepare an amazing meal just for you on your balcony using local produce, and to mix it up a little on longer stays, you’ll be visiting some of the best local restaurants on island, with all meals included.
A selection of wine, sparkling wine, beer, cider, gin and tonic (often with fresh island limes) as well as an assortment of soft drinks will be provided for you in your eco-chalet refrigerator, and are all included in your stay.
What To Expect
Your stay at Swell Lodge is all-inclusive, complete with free daily guided activities where our knowledgeable and friendly guides will collect you from your eco-chalet and show you the natural wonders of this unique island. While Swell Lodge is perfect for relaxing, soaking up the view, enjoying a rejuvenating massage or yoga session, Christmas Island is a wonderland of experiences – more than enough to fill a week – and many are within easy walking distance of your eco-chalet – but we can drive you anyway.
Christmas Island is overflowing with rare and unusual birds and incomprehensible numbers of crabs – including the famous red crabs. There are beautiful boardwalks through RAMSAR-listed wetlands to refreshing jungle waterfalls you can stand under and out to a whole coastline of spectacular blowholes. Turtles nest on several secluded sandy beaches you can relax on, there are caves you can swim in, vine-draped rainforest trails to walk through and some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving in the crystal-clear, warm 28°C (82°F) ocean, with a kaleidoscope of coral, fish, dolphins and in the right season even whale sharks.
At Swell Lodge, you will at last be able to relax and reconnect with yourself, your partner and with nature. While free Wi-Fi is available, there’s thankfully no cellphone service, allowing you the peace and quiet we know you’ve been craving
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. Price includes airport pickup and drop-offs, daily guided activities, all meals, drinks and private chef, complimentary snorkel gear and free Wi-Fi.
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