Explora Rapa Nui is located on a tranquil spot from which the island’s mysteries and dramatic isolation are in full view.
Its award-winning architecture blends the Easter island’s unique geography and heritage, with its vibrant present.
The mysterious, monolithic Moai may be what draw you to Easter Island, but Explora Rapa Nui ensures you won’t want to leave.
The undulating exterior sits on 23 acres of unspoilt land, a rare patch of the island free from archaeological remains. The Pacific is king, with ocean views in every room and everything angled to best admire it.
Days are spent out in the World Heritage Site with knowledgeable local guides; by nightfall, return to this cosy basecamp, for a glass or two of Chilean wine and some freshly caught seafood.
The single-storey rounded structures that make up this futuristic-like property take their inspiration from the sensuous forms of the moai statues and the low-lying, rock-strewn geography.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified design has made extensive use of recycled pine wood and maximises the natural air flow of the surrounding enviroment, eliminating the need for air-conditioning.
On foot, bicycle or at the sea, over 30 explorations unveil the Easter island’s unique history and charm.
Explora Rapa Nui mixes local guides, local understanding and explorations to discover the mysteries and unique charm of Easter Island.
The details, the simplicity and the real joys of life, are central elements to Explora.
To travel is to spend time, to arrive and to live. Architecture is permanence, freedom and safety. Explora actively introduces travelers to the great scenery of South America, through a well prepared exploration program.
The base is a hotel built for linking man to temporary space -present and past- and the mysteries of nature.
Located 8 km from Hanga Roa, on a 9.6 km2 plot of land, unsuitable for agriculture and containing no archaeological remains, Explora Rapa Nui is located in a privileged location from which to explore the island.
The 30 rooms of Explora Rapa Nui are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a day of exploration in Easter Island.
All dishes have been designed to enable guests to perform various explorations and still feel light, agile, and healthy. Dishes are always accompanied by a superb Chilean wine, including a menu of Premium wines for those that would like to try other alternatives.
EXPLORATIONS IN RAPA NUI
Rapa Nui, the most remote inhabited island in our planet, is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It has been the home for an enigmatic civilization whose traditions have charmed travelers for over 200 years.
Located 3,700 km ( 2,300 miles) from the continent, surrounded by the intense blue sea and under the watch of its gigantic Moai, Easter Island is a place that contains mysteries that are waiting to be revealed by explorers of all times, and where we take our travelers to discover all its corners. With over 30 explorations, either on foot, bike riding or on a boat, all travelers are been offered a deep exploration experience that includes visiting places that are even unknown to some locals and feeling the history of the Rapa Nui culture with its landscape and archeological remains.
All explorations in Easter Island have cultural shades, are always led by a local guide trained at our School of Guides, and are made in groups of a maximum of eight travelers. They include hikes and bike explorations among archaeological remains, volcanoes, beaches, prairies, and cliffs as well as snorkeling and scuba diving explorations where we explore under the world’s most pristine sea waters.
EASTER ISLAND, CHILE
Few areas in the world possess a more mystical pull than this tiny speck of land, one of the most isolated places on Earth. It’s hard to feel connected to Chile, over 3700km to the east, let alone the wider world. Endowed with the most logic-defying statues in the world – the strikingly familiar moai – Easter Island (Rapa Nui to its native Polynesian inhabitants) emanates a magnetic, mysterious vibe.
But Easter Island is much more than an open-air museum. Diving, snorkeling and surfing are fabulous. On land, there’s no better ecofriendly way to experience the island’s savage beauty than on foot, from a bike saddle or on horseback. But if all you want to do is recharge the batteries, a couple of superb expanses of white sand beckon.
Although Easter Island is world famous and visitors are on the increase, everything remains small and personable – it’s all about eco-travel.