Historically isolated, Captain William Mynors of the East India
Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary, named the island when he
arrived on Christmas Day, 25th December, 1643.
Christmas Island has a rich and diverse culture from her
inhabitants who came to settle here for its phosphate mining
To have a glimpse of the different South and South
East Asian festival, a visit to this Australian administered
Island would be ideal.
Christmas Island also has a well developed Scuba Diving and
Water Sports Centers. The Islands are famed for its warm clear
water, untouched coral and exotic marine life.