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Explora Rapa Nui

Easter Island, Chile

Explora Rapa Nui, owned by the prestigious Explora group, is Easter Island's premier luxury hotel. Guests at Explora Rapa Nui (formerly Posada de Mike Rapu) can enjoy a wide range of excursions to discover the many wonders of this mythical Pacific island.

At a Glance

  • All guest rooms have amazing views

  • Great variety of excursions, lead by mainly native Rapa Nui guides

  • Outdoor pool and open-air Jacuzzis

  • First class accommodation and fine food

  • Choose from a wide range of explorations - on foot or by bicycle; a couple of hours or a full day

Off the beaten track, Adventure, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Try some Mahina (the first local beer from Easter Island) at the hotel bar.

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Explora Rapa Nui or take a look at our itineraries to Easter Island


Set on a hill overlooking the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Explora Rapa Nui 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, hydro massage bath and plush beds to sink into at the end of the day.

The main lodge at Explora Rapa Nui 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 Rapa Nui has 26 Varúa rooms and four 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 Rapa Nui 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 Rapa Nui 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 the Rapa Nui hotel 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, snorkeling and fishing can all be arranged, plus scuba diving through a local dive center.

Location & 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.

When to go

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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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Explora Rapa Nui or take a look at our itineraries to Easter Island

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