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Christmas Island (Kiritimati)

Getting there & away

Transport to Christmas Island can be erratic at best, and months can go by with no regular air service. The airport is a 15-minute drive from the Captain Cook Hotel and a 45-minute drive from London.

In 2005 Air Pacific (www.airpacific.com) began a much-needed weekly flight from Nadi, Fiji, to Christmas Island and on to Honolulu. The return fare from Nadi to Christmas Island is around A$1500, and from Honolulu to Christmas Island around US$1100.

Kiribati Shipping Services Ltd (KSSL; 26 195; kssl@tskl.net.ki; Betio) sends a supply and passenger ship from Tarawa to Christmas Island at roughly monthly intervals.

Yachties pay a A$10 customs fee, but there are no other official fees if moored off the jetty; email chuck@fanning-island.com for current information.