The name of the Christmas Island Resort, built in 1954, was somewhat misleading, as the resort was located not on the island, but on the mainland, opposite the island. In the spring of 2013, the resort closed permanently, after it was sold to a developer with plans to demolish the 45-room property and build 18 luxury townhouses. Before the wrecking balls and bulldozers could roll, on September 28, 2013, the vacant resort burned to the ground.
In this old photo of the Bay View Campground, Christmas Island is on the left. The bridge to the island had not yet been built.