Posada de Mike Rapu

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Posada de Mike Rapu

Our lodge was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Our lodge, which opened in December 2007, was built on 9.6 hectares (23.7 acres) of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, overlooking the ocean. This is in south-eastern Rapa Nui, 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island.

All of the 30 rooms, which extend to the north and south from a central building, have excellent ocean views. The lodge has welcoming indoor spaces which integrate aspects of the local culture.

The design is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings. The lodge is built on a site which is inappropriate for agricultural use and has no archaeological remains. The flora surrounding the lodge has been maintained intact.

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MIKE RAPU, our partner on Rapa Nui

Our lodge on Rapa Nui is named Posada de Mike Rapu, in honor of explora’s partner in this great island project.

Mike was born and raised on Rapa Nui, where he became a skilled diver. In 1989, he set up his own diving center at the Hanga Roa Otai fishing cove, one of the most important on the island.

In 2000, he beat the South American record for free diving (apnea), managing to dive to a depth of 71 meters (233 feet) and staying underwater for 3 minutes, 48 seconds. A year later, he broke his own record, descending to 79 meters (259 feet) while training.

He is also a great cook. In fact, in his book “La receta de Mike” (Mike's Recipe) he presents his own gastronomic ideas for rescuing the culinary tradition of Rapa Nui.

Luxury of the essential

Each of our lodges is designed around the concept of luxury of the essential.

To be in a very remote area - even if it is just for a few days - is an unusual experience. Our goal is to identify the essence of each moment of your stay so that we can offer you exactly what you need to make your travel experience more pleasurable and memorable.

Our lodges are welcoming and invite you to be in touch with your surroundings rather than isolating you from them. By doing so, you can enjoy more profoundly the different facets of being in a remote area. We always favor balance and originality in both our lodge facilities and our cuisine. Meals are made with the best-quality ingredients, many of them locally produced.

For us, luxury is in the simple details, which are never superfluous. Stay with Explora at this amazing Easter Island hotel.