Set on a hill overlooking the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Explora Easter Island-Posada de Mike Rapu acts as the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and mysterious island, the most remote inhabited island in the world and home to a culture whose origins and evolution remain unexplained.
The hotel has been carefully designed and constructed to fit with the geography of the island and to create minimal impact on the environment. Volcanic rock, native to the island and pine wood from the mainland are the principal materials used in the construction. The hotel has 30 very comfortable guest rooms and suites, all with a small living area, hydromassage bath and plush beds to sink into at the end of the day.
The main lodge at Explora Easter Island-Posada de Mike Rapu houses relaxing living areas and a dining area, whilst just a few steps away one finds the pool, heated open-air jacuzzis, bar and the Hare Taheta massage room, where guests can indulge in a relaxing and therapeutic massage whilst contemplating the ocean views.
Explora guests have the opportunity to participate in fantastic and diverse daily explorations run by the lodge to experience first hand the fascinating culture, flora and fauna of the island. The excursions and activities range from gentle to more demanding, to suit all levels of ability and taste, and are accompanied by expert bilingual guides, the majority of whom are native Rapa Nui.
Explora Easter Island-Posada de Mike Rapu has 26 Varúa rooms and 4 Raa Suites, all with ocean views. All rooms and suites feature a small living area and bathroom with hydromassage bath. There are no televisions in the rooms, in keeping with the hotel's ethos to ensure maximum tranquility and calm.
Children are more than welcome at Explora Easter Island-Posada de Mike Rapu and special Family Plan rates are available. Children will enjoy the variety of activities on offer and are sure to find their stay on Easter Island both an exciting and educational experience.
Explora Easter Island-Posada de Mike Rapu has an indoor dining area, bar area, outdoor swimming pool, heated outdoor jacuzzis and a massage room.
Explora is known for the quality of its explorations and Posada Mike Rapu is no exception. There are more than 15 different explorations on offer, some on foot, others by bicycle, some taking a few hours, others a full day. The explorations are led by expert bilingual guides, fully versed in the local history and environment. Easter Island has a huge variety of marine life and boat trips, snorkelling and fishing can all be arranged, plus scuba diving through a local dive centre.
When to travel
The weather's pleasant on Easter Island year-round. The peak tourist season runs from January to March. Prices are highest and accommodations scarcest during this period, especially during the Tapati Rapa Nui festival. The rest of the year is less crowded and at times you'll have the whole island to yourself. July and August might be a bit chilly for some tastes but it's ideal for hiking.
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Location and directions
Easter Island, Chile
Explora Easter Island is located in the southwestern zone of the island, 5.6 km from Hanga Roa – the only town on the island.
How to get there
17-hour flight from London to Santiago, via Madrid or Buenos Aires, followed by a 5.5-hour domestic flight to Easter Island.