Christmas & Cocos Islands
We were pretty fortunate and grateful to be able to go to this beautiful Christmas Islands and Cocos Keeling in this uncertain time.
Christmas and Cocos Islands are two of the most beautiful and unique parts of Australia and located near Java Island of Indonesia.
The Christmas Island was used as a detention centre for asylum seekers who fled their troubled homeland to seek a better lives in the dreamland of Australia and the government quarantine them before granting them citizenship.
The Christmas Island also have some unique marine and inland ecological diversity and most well known by its red crab migration season, coconut crab, golden bosun and booby birds, and whale shark diving.
I did the scuba diving and it was great but it wasn’t in the right season with poor visibility and didn’t see something spectacular like big turtles or whale shark as seen on Instagram. Excellent tour operator though 🙌🏽.
We really had a great time enjoying the unique natural attraction on this unique place despite eerie feeling of the history, social life, the limited facilities, lack of good food, which I always value from a good island holidays and internet connection which I see it as a break from the internet and enjoying what’s in front of us. Cigarettes and alcohol are pretty cheap compared to other places in Australia, almost as cheap as in Asian countries 🤔.
Here are some photos of the Christmas and Cocos Island: