Mauri and Welcome!

Owned by the Government of Kiribati, the Captain Cook Hotel has played host to countless travelers and fishermen visiting Christmas Island. Apart from its ideal location on the beach and away from the hustle and bustle of town, the hotel boasts an extensive array of facilities, including a private bathing lagoon located a few minutes' drive from the property. The bathing lagoon is very popular with guests of the hotel and also caters for parties and special functions.

The Captain Cook Hotel was named after the famous explorer who discovered Christmas Island in 1777, and formerly served as the Base Camp for the British Army. It was the first hotel established on the island and the largest, with 20 Standard rooms in the main wing and 20 thatched Duplex Bungalows. All rooms and bungalows are air conditioned and have double or twin bed configurations, a fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and private bathrooms.

The on-site Captain Cook Restaurant offers an extensive menu of both local and western dishes with freshly caught seafood, especially lobster as a speciality. Room service and laundry are also available. Contact us to learn more!

Facilities & Services

- Banquet/function facilities
- Fully equipped conference room
- Restaurant & Bar
- Car parking
- Disco/night club & Karaoke
- Internet/wireless
- Laundry facilities
- Safe at reception
- Souvenir/gift shop
- Recreational bathing lagoon
- Outdoor seating and meeting area
- TV lounge

- Catering for weddings and functions
- Courtesy arrival/departure point transfers (no extra charge)
- Babysitting - paid
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry/ironing service
- Orientation
- Room service
- 24-hour security guard
- Vehicle/car rental arranged
- Back-up power generator
- First aid kit


Every Friday evening, enjoy a buffet at the lauau with us! We serve local fresh seafood, hearty portions of a variety of meals and local dishes. And of course the bar on property offers beer, wine, and spirits.

The Recreational and Bathing Lagoon is located a short drive from the hotel. It is an ideal spot for guests to relax and have swim and is also a favourite location for parties and special functions. Facilities include 2 maneabas and bwias, a barbeque, showers and toilets. Check out more tours and activities here!


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Address: Main Camp, Kiritimati, Kiribati

Phone: +686 91061