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Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

About Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

Built to minimise environmental impact without sacrificing luxury or authenticity, Explora Rapa Nui was constructed in a spot unfit for agricultural use, with no architectural remains. Rocks were excavated and used as a base and wood was brought over from the mainland, about 3,700km away, over the world’s most transparent waters.

Approachable from any angle, with no front or back, internally it is lit by a series of interlinking skylights that follow the path of the sun, illuminating its guests.

From the outside, the dark stones and woods resemble the black of the nearby stone walls and the red clay tiles reflect the same colours as the hills. 

Explora Rapa Nui Details

Style

Subtly luxurious sleek spaces, a great base for your adventures on Rapa Nui.

Setting

On 9.6 hectares of land, each of the 30 rooms extend north and south from the central lodge, ensuring wonderful ocean views. The lodge is located on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, the centre of the Easter Island.

Accommodation & Facilities

The 30 rooms and suites are sleekly designed to make the most of the space, promoting privacy and peace for some much needed relaxation between activities. Floor is earth coloured concrete and pine, resulting in a sophisticated design, with a small living area and bathroom with hydro-massage, as well as sumptuous bedding. There are 26 Varua Rooms, measuring about 32 metres square and 4 Raa Suites, incorporating a curved design over 44 metres square, with huge panoramic windows.

The pool is close by in an open area with a Jacuzzi and bar, then extending from this via walkway is Hare Taheta where you can enjoy various types of massage. The shop sells a variety of products, from clothing to handicrafts and there is an open bar with extensive wine lists.

Spaces are a mix of indoor and outdoor, sheltered and open, making the most of the natural surroundings, yet welcoming the erratic weather changes. Access to wi-fi is in the bar, shop and living room.

Dining

Pure, sumptuous cuisine is served, made with locally produced ingredients wherever possible, providing a healthy diet, suitable for an active lifestyle.

Activities

Explorations are in groups of up to 8 people with an expert bi-lingual guide to discover the culture and geography of this unique island. There are numerous treks on Rapa Nui, allowing you to obtain a greater understanding of your surroundings and talk to the people of the area more easily. Visit volcanoes, beaches and cliffs, as well as important archaeological heritage sights such as the moai, and the ahus, the ceremonial platforms on which they are situated. The cycling is rewarding, with a range of excursions and a variety of terrains to suit all abilities and ages. You can also head out by yourself for a little exploration. There is a range of activities out to sea, via traditional boats you can snorkel the clear waters, with visibility up to 50 metres, rich with marine life, or try your hand at tuna fishing using traditional methods. Scuba Diving is available through a dive centre at extra cost.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

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