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Martin Point, Christmas Island 6798 Australia
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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Christmas Island
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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 floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass front opening to an expansive deck that gazes out to sunset over the ocean where seabirds soar past at eye-level, a luxurious Italian-tiled ensuite bathroom and hot shower with a view into the jungle greenery, king size bed, stone bench tops, glass sculptures, canvas-side walls with expansive zip-down meshed windows, ceiling fan and more... Every piece of this remarkable, solar-powered wilderness escape has been carefully carried in and assembled by hand in the middle of one of Australia’s most amazing National Parks. 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.
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Sebastian B wrote a review Sept 2021
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Amazing location with delicious food by the cook (Nathan) and brilliant tours by Nina, and Tayla. They organised a snorkel tour where we swam with Giant Trevallies, white tip reef sharks and beautifully colourful fish and coral.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Brett A wrote a review Aug 2021
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A truly unique holiday in the sprawling National Park, overlooking the ocean. Nina and her staff provided every need in a most gracious manner. Daily excursions that worked with my needs. And can you believe it? My personal chef, Patrice Ulbrecht created amazing dishes. Dinner was served in my echo chalet. Patrice even cooked in my room. Bucket list holiday. You'll regret it if you don't experience Swell Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ruth Karajas wrote a review Aug 2021
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We agree with all the endorsements in previous reviews: stunning location, challenging and interesting day trips, sublime swimming and snorkelling opportunities, beautifully prepared food from wonderful, often local ingredients, and more. In addition, the personal touches added by super informative guides Nina and Holly and master chef Patrice made this a truly memorable experience. A few tips for new players though: make sure your device has a good Wifi connection or make sure you are shown how to connect with management via the phone in the chalet just in case the water pump or generator fail temporarily. Management resides off-site and the drive from base to the lodge takes about 1/2 hour, partly through the rainforest. So you are on your own out there which is both wonderful as well as possibly troubling! Housekeeping is only 2x per week which we felt should be increased to 3x, even though we appreciate that labour costs are high on the island. This is surely off-set by the high daily rate. All in all. a thoroughly worthwhile experience which we would recommend to the reasonably fit, particularly in these troubled Covid times. You are overseas, yet still in Oz and since you're outside the Oz customs zone you can pick up some low-cost booze at the main super market too.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: There are only 2 chalets, both in the rainforest close to a cliff. Superb location. seabirds can...
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Henry D wrote a review Aug 2021
Geraldton, Australia573 contributions154 helpful votes
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What a beautiful experience , to come and enjoy the coast from this eco suite with everything supplied , the staff from Nina down have done and are doing a wonderful job of creating.our experience cheers , and the beers keep coming lol. To be this close and surrounded by unique wildlife
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Done bring too many clothes
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scjhwill2018 wrote a review Aug 2021
Perth, Australia249 contributions66 helpful votes
The location is breathtaking (but be warned, a long way away from anything apart from the chalet next door and the noise of the waves crashing on the rocks just a few meters away from your window can be somewhat insistent) and the whole concept truly remarkable. The jungle, the crabs, bird life, fish and turtles are amazing. The guides (Nina) and the chef (Patrice) are so friendly and informative. The food (there’s a lot of it) is delicious. We couldn’t recommend it more highly. We had a great time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Some of the walks could be challenging if you have mobility issues. Buy your duty free on island,...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swell Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Swell Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Dales Hiking Trail (1.6 km), West White Beach (2.8 km), and Anderson Dale Walk (1.4 km).
Does Swell Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Swell Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.