Tuapae Cabins, run by Carlos and his lovely family, were quite simply fantastic. Carlos was an excellent host, making us feel at home instantly, and offering assistance whenever he could. In the end he probably helped organise most of our excursions on the island - which is normally something we'd do ourselves.
The cabins, situated next to his family home, were extremely clean and very comfortable. At the time he'd installed two of the cabins with air-con (I believe the other was in the process of being installed) and had plans on installing WI-FI. The bathroom had constant hot water and was cleaned everyday.
The open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area was equally well maintained. With an excellent kitchen area, fully stocked with equipment. Making it a lot easier to make the money-saving lunches and dinners (believe me you'll need it - Rapa Nui is NOT cheap). Whilst the lounge was supplemented with a huge LCD TV and DVD player, and a lovely outside sitting area where you'd meet Toro the dog and his super-friendly cat called... Cat.
Considering Rapa Nui is not a cheap island, and a simple dorm bed in the HI Hostel will cost you a third of what Carlos charges for a cabin, Tuapae Cabins is a gem of a place to stay. We've been travelling in South America for the past 6 months, and this place remains our absolute favourite from the whole trip. If I could give them 6 stars I would.
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- Also Known As:
- Tuapae Cabins Easter Island/Hanga Roa