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Christmas Island

Ultimate guide (July 2024)
Christmas Island is an Australian island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia. There are no good beaches, but you may swim in the rocks in a calm weather. The island is famous mainly for the seasonal migration of red crabs: this is a unique phenomenon. Beach and seabed: rocks. [edit]
This island ranks #37 of the "Best islands in the Indian Ocean"
Rating: 7.4 - 1437 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -10.486308, 105.633072
See also: Best beaches in Christmas Island

Hotels [edit]

Most of the hotels are located in the northern settlement called Flying Fish Cove. In general, the island has no many hotels, and these are expensive.

How to get there [edit]

Fly to Christmas Island Airport (XCH). Regular flights are available only from the Australian Perth town. There are also occasional charters from Singapore, Jakarta and other major hubs of Southeast Asia. However, it's hard to find such a flights.

The flight from Perth next follows to the Cocos islands (Keeling), which are a perfect beach destination and even more interesting than Christmas Island.

When to go [edit]

The best time to travel to the Christmas Island is a dry season from July to November. The migration of red crabs usually happens during the period from October to December.

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Useful information [edit]

Attention! There is also another Christmas Island: it's also known as Kiritimati Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Unlike its Australian companion these are really superb islands with perfect beaches, lost at the end of the World.

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See also other islands nearby:

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Location: Indian Ocean
Rating: 9.1 (1357 votes)
Indonesia, Bali, temple on the lake 8.6
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Location: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda
Rating: 8.6 (384 votes)
Indonesia, Gili Islands, water edge 7.9
1170 km to the east
Location: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda
Rating: 7.9 (258 votes)
Indonesia, Lombok island, Tanjung Aan beach 8.3
1190 km to the east
Location: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda
Rating: 8.3 (505 votes)
Singapore, Bintan island, pool 8.5
1290 km to the north
Location: Southeast Asia, Singapore
Rating: 8.5 (835 votes)
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