Christmas IslandChristmas all year round!
This is a truly exciting destination! Christmas Island is known as ‘the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ and is one of nature’s most impressive achievements. The island is full of natural wonders from the unique annual red crab migration to rare birds and deserted beaches where turtles nest. Yet it also displays a curious amalgam of cultures, history and industry, emerging as a place where all these elements create a truly unusual travel experience. 63% is tropical rainforest making it an Australian National Park.
At just 19 km in length, you can dive pristine reefs and drop-offs or take some time topside and marvel at the bird life. Diving is possible all year round and whale sharks can be spotted most of the time but especially during the wet season from November to May.
You’ll want to know…
- See the legendary annual red crab migration
- Rare birds, turtle nesting, pristine reefs
- Year-round diving; reef sharks all year, whale sharks from November to May
- Extensive wall diving and caverns
- Excellent visibility
- Good flight access, with direct weekly charter flight from Jakarta
- Away from the crowd – small dive groups and guest houses, no mass tourism
- Pristine on land too – 63% of the island is a national park, lots of nature and birds, walks, drives (car hire available), coves, beaches and waterfalls
- Great value for money
Flights and Transfers
The most direct route is via Doha on Qatar Airways to Jakarta. From Jakarta there’s a one-hour direct charter flight every Saturday to Christmas Island on Garuda Indonesia Airways returning to Jakarta one week later with an overnight in an airport hotel in Jakarta before catching your UK flight (or more likely combine the Christmas Island week with another Indonesian destination such as North Sulawesi, Bali, Raja Ampat, Komodo etc).
On Christmas Island the transfer time from the airport to your accommodation in Flying Fish Cove is just ten minutes.