Easter Island

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About Easter Island

Easter Island, traditionally called Rapa Nui, in the south eastern Pacific Ocean is one of the most remote islands in the world and home to the iconic moai statues. The best places to stay on Easter island provide perfect bases for enjoying and exploring this most unusual of locations and many are situated in and around Hanga Roa, from where there is easy access to the island's highlights. These hotels and lodges, due to the remote location, are not cheap, but then Easter Island is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime destination.

Easter Island was ‘discovered’ by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday of 1722. It has a rich past, and was once home to a thriving Polynesian culture who constructed the 887 monumental statues. By the time of the Europeans' arrival the population had declined drastically, and by the late nineteenth century there were barely more than 100 indigenous inhabitants. Multiple theories speculate on the reasons for the demise of the island’s prosperity. Things are now much improved, the general population has recovered and the island is a highly sought after visitor destination.

Easter Island is not as inaccessible as you may think, with regular flights from Chile and Tahiti. There is also a great transport system on the island, and much to see and do, whether it's exploring the national park and the Rano Kau volcano, the antiquities and the archaeology, or simply enjoying the local culture. Easter Island is also known for its great diving and snorkeling, as well as wind surfing. For those who want nothing more than to kick back and relax, it boasts some wonderful stretches of white sandy beaches - all you need is a lounger and a good book!

The best places to stay on Easter Island are very popular, so do plan ahead and book as early as you can.

The best places to stay on Easter Island

For a beautiful location

  • Situated just outside Hanga Roa, Hotel Hare Uta enjoys a sublime location with gorgeous views. The rooms are inspired by the style of the first inhabitants and the restaurant serves international cuisine. There is great walking around the Rano Kau volcano and lots of fishing nearby.

For the beach

  • La Perouse Rapa Nui is a beachfront guest house less than one mile from the Tahai. The rooms are smart and unfussy and all ensuite. This is a simple and friendly refuge, and good value considering the hotel rates on Easter Island.

For a clifftop setting

  • Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa is Easter island’s newest hotel, set dramatically on top of cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It lies five minutes from Hanga Roa. Rooms are chic and spacious, plus there are two restaurants and a luxury spa. This is an ideal place to escape and relax, and consistently gets rave reviews.

For something special

  • Explora Rapa Nui is a super luxury property, with prices to match. The rooms are of a simple design with large windows framing the scenery and view. The hotel organises curated tours and hikes which are all inclusive. The restaurant offers the very best of Chilean food and wine. If you can afford it, this place is spectacular.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you've decided that a self catering property would be more suitable for your holiday, then we recommend you visit our online booking partner Booking.com where they have a wide selection for all tastes and budgets.

Travel Information

  • The only way to get to Easter Island is by flying through the Chilean capital Santiago, which has direct flights in to Easter Island.
  • Easter Island is fairly consistent weatherwise all year round, expect some rain at times while temperatures vary from 20 to 26 degrees.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best prices.

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Best Hotels in Easter Island

  • Hotel Hare Uta Easter Island 9 rooms from £251

    Great walks  -  Go trekking to the top of Rano Kau volcano and walk around the perimeter to enjoy the incredible views!
    Fishing  -  Try your hand at using the ancestral form of fishing that the natives have used for centuries
    Spa  -  offering a natural volcanic stone solarium
    Restaurant  -  International cuisine
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Hare Uta is located a few miles outside of Hanga Roa. The rooms are inspired by the style of the island's first inhabitants and the on site restaurant serves up wonderful international cuisine. Unwind with a trip to the spa or book yourself a massage! Lovely accommodation in a sublime location. See More

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  • La Pérouse Rapa Nui Easter Island 3 rooms from £279

    Fishing  -  If you're looking to unwind then head out for a spot of fishing
    Sights nearby  -  Rapa Nui National Park is 5 miles away.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyViews

    This guest house enjoys a beachfront location on Easter Island less than a mile from Tahai. It offers three rooms designed in a smart, unfussy manner and each come with a private bathroom. Be sure to explore the entire island and learn all about its historic past! A simple and friendly refuge. See More

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  • Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa Isla de Pascua, Easter Island 75 rooms from £468

    Beach Life  -  This property is just ten minutes away from the beach so you can easily wander over and spend your days lounging by the seaside
    Total relaxation  -  Sunbathe by the pool before treating yourself to a spa or massage session
    Sights nearby  -  The spectacular Tahai Ceremonial Complex archeological site is only a mile away and is a must visit!
    Great walks  -  Go for long walks along the coast to fully appreciate Easter Island's beauty

    Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island's newest hotel, sits high up on a dramatic cliff facing the Pacific Ocean and is 5 minutes from Hanga Roa itself. It features chic and spacious rooms, two restaurants and extensive spa facilities. Forget about all your worries at this peaceful coastal spot. See More

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  • Explora Rapa Nui Hanga Roa, Easter Island 30 rooms from £1219

    Sights nearby  -  Explora Rapa Nui offers all-inclusive packages to explore Easter Island.
    Active Holiday  -  A secluded property offering numerous outdoor activities.
    Great walks  -  Take any number of the curated guided hikes on offer.
    Restaurant  -  A la carte.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsNo pets

    A luxury property on the most remote inhabited island in the world. Simply designed rooms lay focus on the views with large windows framing the scenery. Curated tours allow for real island exploration. On site it's pure luxury with a gorgeous pool, superb Chilean cuisine and wine list. Fabulous. See More

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