Best of Easter Island Hotels. Explore Rapa Nui in Depth

Easter Island, Chile

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"Gold List 2018", Condé Nast Traveler.

in the middle of the Pacific

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"Gold List 2018", Condé Nast Traveler.

winning architecture

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"Gold List 2018", Condé Nast Traveler.

Easter Island - Rapa Nui

explora Rapa Nui

Located 8 km (5 miles) away from Hanga Roa, in a privileged location from where to explore Easter Island, explora Rapa Nui is surrounded by trees, prairies and views to the Pacific Ocean. All our programs include accommodations, transfers to and from the airport, meals and drinks, and a selection of more than 30 exploration routes designed by our outdoor team.

Our hikes, bicycle explorations and snorkeling and diving activities are the perfect choice to get to know Rapa Nui’s history, culture and landscapes, visiting both the most iconic and off the beaten track sites.

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Why explora Rapa Nui?

explora’s unique proposal for this destination includes more than 30 explorations to discover the mysteries and particular charm of Easter Island, always accompanied by our local guides. Travelers can go out and explore either hiking or biking; in a van; through the ocean; or combining any of these options.

explora Rapa Nui is located in a quiet and peaceful area of Easter Island, close to the island's main town, Hanga Roa. The hotel has privileged views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding countryside.

Location

At explora Rapa Nui, there are over 30 different guided hike, bike rides, snorkeling and scuba diving explorations to discover Easter Island. All our explorations are made in groups of a maximum of eight travelers, have different difficulty levels ranging from easy to expert, and have different durations, half day or full day.

Explorations

Most of explora Rapa Nui's staff is local, which allows our travelers to interact with authentic Rapa Nui who are extremely knowledgeable and proud about their heritage.

Local staff

explora Rapa Nui has an outdoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

SPA

explora Rapa Nui carries the LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

LEED Certification

Explorations in Easter Island

Our routes include hikes and bicycle explorations among archaeological remains, volcanoes, beaches, prairies and cliffs, as well as snorkeling and diving activities in some of the world’s clearest waters.

Hotel & Services

Hotel & Services

Our hotel’s architecture combines the island’s particular geography with local culture. It was built in 2007 and it has a LEED certification for environmentally friendly construction and efficient energy use. In addition to the rooms and common areas, there is a pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a massage room.

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Our rooms

Rooms at our hotel combine simplicity and comfort to ensure that our travelers get a well-deserved rest after a day of exploration. With views to prairies and the ocean, explora Rapa Nui rooms are a unique place to leave everyday worries behind and enjoy.

Luxury accommodations in Easter Island

Varúa Room

26 Varúa rooms measuring 32m² (345 feet²). View of the sea.

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Easter Island accommodation

Raa Suite

4 Raa suites measuring 44m² (474 feet²) with a view of the[...]

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Reviews

  • coeurs2018
    07/07/2018
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    Learning vacation

    Explora is a journey closer to the history, culture, archeology, joy, and adventure at on Rapa Nui. If TV in the room is a must, don't go. If intelligent, interesting, happy company suits you: take the trip! Oh, and the meals are sublime!

  • bbirdgeneau
    17/05/2018
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    Hiking into History

    explora provided a full experience of Rapa Nui. As we were taken from one site to another by our knowledgeable guides, we learned about the history and meaning of the famous moai. Several of our guides were local Rapa Nui, who gave an authentic view of the land. Seeing the island by hiking was a great way to see lesser known sights that we could only access on foot. The lodge is tastefully designed to blend into the landscape with a cozy lounge to relax and plan our next day's activities. Although I would have liked to see more local food on the menu, we enjoyed the meals and especially the local appetizers served at a traditional dance demonstration and a local style barbeque dinner.

  • Ketilostern
    06/04/2018
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    Going to Rapa Nui was a dream come true

    Initially, we had an issue with the internet situation, but after a while, we liked the fact that we only had connection in the main area. We also got used to not having a TV (why shouldn't’ we?)

  • Lisa C
    22/03/2018
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    Dream trip, dream location

    Rapa Nui has been on my bucket list for years and my dream came true at explora. Every detail is considered at this wonderful hotel: quiet location with gorgeous views, friendly & attentive staff, comfortable rooms, delicious food (especially any lamb dish) and outstanding excursions. We spent time each day with a guide planning the next day's excursions, making sure we saw the highlights and beyond. Our priority was to hike rather than spend all of our time in a van and to see as much as possible without being in large crowds. I think our largest group was six people and in addition to the main destinations, our guides took us to places that I doubt most visitors see: into tiny mountain-top caves with moai and petroglyphs that are hundreds of years old, down cliff-side paths with stunning sea views. Our guides were one of the highlights of this trip, with their passion for the island's history & culture, and boundless curiosity. The staff, in general, was fantastic, from bartenders who remembered our names to the hotel hostess (Paulina) who arranged a wonderful lunch for us in Valparaiso following our stay (and a stargazing session on the hotel property. And contacted our previous hotel to get a copy of the immigration paper I lost). There is no other place like this on the island, and it's worth every penny. If you're going to one of the most remote places on earth and you want the best experience, stay at explora.

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