Easter Island, Chile
Our travelers voice
We had a three night stay in a Vanua room and how I wish we had stayed a least an extra day. All staff were so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The guides are informative and knowledgeable about the fascinating history of the island. Service is impeccable in every aspect from reception, the restaurant, house keeping, the guides.View more
Fabulous hotel - I hate that we only got to spend two nights there. The room was very comfortable. As were the public spaces of the hotel. The staff were great and very friendly throughout. The food was delicious. The guides were all fantastic, as were the tour choices. I definitely recommend it as a top choice for staying on Easter Island.View more
The best place to stay on Easter Island is Explora. Excellent food, very delicious wines (all included in the price), comfortable and beautiful rooms. The best part is that they offer all possible excursions with the best guides, always ensuring passenger safety. An amazing Explora experience!!View more
I had pending to rate a wonderful experience on Easter Island, where we went to celebrate our 9th anniversary. It was an exploration without any low points, food at the level of the best Mediterranean restaurant on the continent, a complete bar and an incredible selection of wines, excellent planning and dedication in the tours, very good massages, and especially attention to details. It was worth the higher investment for an experience of getting to know Easter Island in this factory of good experiences. Additionally, the concern and service for our anniversary day made it even more remarkable.View more
We spent just under 48 hours on Rapa Nui and while it was hectic, we had a ton of fun here. The resort was extremely flexible and helped us to see all of the highlights in the short amount of time we had to spend there. The guides were fantastic and shared their culture with us. It was fascinating to learn the history behind the statutes and discover the island.
Explora is an all inclusive work of art. The grounds and facilities are stunning, the staff is fantastic The included excursions are excellent with very good guides and drivers. It is without question the best accommodation on the island.
Tom in Rothbury
Explora Rapa Nui is, without question, the best hotel and best restaurant on Easter Island (Rapa Nui). As with other Explora resorts, the hotel offers a range of hikes and other outdoor activities, using its own staff of guides, all superbly trained; in four days you can fully explore the major sites on the island. The staff can arrange scuba diving, open diving, horse rides, etc.
The hotel itself is luxury class, with beautiful rooms, walk in showers, hot tub, and an incredibly comfortable bed. There is no TV, however, anywhere in the hotel.
Internet is available, but only in the common areas, and even then can be spotty, because the island’s only internet provider needs a serious upgrade.
The meals are exquisite, with fresh, flavor-filled ingredients beautifully presented. The menu features fresh fruits and seafood. The dining room looks out on fields to the south coast, where the breakers provide a lovely seascape.
The bartender, Paulo, is a world-class mixologist—his cocktails are creative and excellent. All the staff are friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. They kept worrying to me that they weren’t doing enough by way of helping me discover the island.
Maybe the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in, and it made for the perfect visit to Easter Island.
Can't imagine a better hotel for exploring Easter Island: everything is just right - wonderful location, really good food, friendly service but above all; unbeatable great hikes and excursions along with explanations of the mysterious culture.View more
We loved our time at Explora!
From first arrival, the staff makes you feel welcomed and comfortable. The attention to detail is great! Yes, it is expensive but you are getting wonderful service and in our opinion was worth every penny.
All of the guides really made this place special, Tabby, Mae Mae, Jorge, and all of the others too! They made the excursions fun and informative. Most were Rapa Nui so it was interesting to learn about their lives on the island. Especially liked the snorkeling and the bird man hike. They meet with you every afternoon to plan the next day and make suggestions. We found most of the adventures fairly easy, but that was okay as we weren’t looking for a crazy physical challenge during this trip. Nice touch of fruit and drinks when you get back to the van after your hike or trip. We felt the guides really knew us and took an interest in making sure we had a good time. (...)
Highly recommend this Rapa Nui resort if you can afford it. The personalized friendly service without being smothering was perfect. It’s a hard balance to hit, but they have absolutely found it.
Explora Rapa Nui is the best place to stay on Easter Island if you’re looking for an inclusive adventure experience, and for many this is the ideal way to savor this unique & elusive place. The lodge is more remotely located -- about 15 to 20 min drive from town -- so you do feel a bit removed from the local culture & vibe of Hanga Roa, but this disadvantage comes at the perk of getting the most beautiful views you’ll find on the island.View more
The island of Eastern Island is just beautiful. Surrounded by beautiful deep blue waters. The hotel is beautifully designed for people who love exploration, And excellent service.
The view from the rooms tempts to stay in and watch, but the Enthusiastic guides and the sites beckon you to go out and explore.
All levels of explorations are available. The lobby, dinning room are inviting and very comfortable.
The chef and the kitchen stuff are very good.
Being a vegetarian they went out of their way to cook for me.