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.
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