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Shopping The Big Barge Art Centre & Sula Sula Servery Café 

Step into the hull of a restored barge for one-off art pieces made from local flotsam, beautiful photography and ceramics. Peruse the gallery then find a shady spot underneath the palms right on the ocean with a drink and a homemade sweet treat.

Café open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am – 11am, gallery from 9am – 12pm.

The Big Barge Art Centre (2)

Shopping Visitor’s Centre 

Drop in to book tours, hire snorkel gear or find a special holiday memento from your time in paradise. The Visitor Centre sells everything from water bottles and keep cups to rashies, fishing equipment, postcards and island-style clothing.

There are also a couple of local stores dotted around Home Island for grocery items and souvenirs, and an airport shop called Sandy Feet selling cute take-home gifts.


It is rare, in this day and age, to come upon a place so delightful in both looks and temperament that, on the very first sighting, one’s jaw does genuinely drop.

Georgia Rickard Australian Traveller

If going with the flow is how you roll, you will love the Cocos Keeling Islands. They have a small – very small – country town vibe. Your activities revolve around the exquisite lagoon whether they be snorkelling, diving, fishing, parasailing, or just relaxing under a coconut palm reading a book while inhaling the frangipani infused air

Steve Klein Curious Campers

Scuba diving at Cocos Keeling islands is nothing short of spectacular. Fabulous visibility, pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life and all the trappings of a tropical paradise without the flashy resorts. Yes, it is isolated and it takes some effort to get there, but this is more than offset by the quality of the diving, the friendly locals and the very laid back and relaxing ambience of the entire place. It is quirky, fun and a great place for a holiday. We will return and soon

Phillip Tubb Melbourne

Don’t miss this place. My wife and I recently spent a fantastic week on Cocos Keeling Islands. We took the opportunity to take the twice weekly ferry service from West Island to Direction Island... we loved it so much we came back for a second time.

Mike G Joondalup

Home Island is definitely quieter than West Island with religion a big part of daily life but the locals were so friendly and welcoming. It was so nice to be able to swim straight off the shore in amazing turquoise water while we cooked BBQs at sunset. Highly recommended!