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explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Easter Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were not sure we wanted to go to Easter Island, but as our flight from Tahiti to Santiago stopped there it seemed churlish not to get off. I was also rather intimidated by what I had read about the resort as I am not young and sporty, and enthusiastic reviews of long hikes leave those of us with 2 metal hips somewhat cold. However, our stay at Rapa Nui was a highlight of our 4 month Round the World trip. The island is amazing with wonderful scenery, and the Moai, and we had delightful weather. The guides were very good, tailoring trips to our limitations, but also ensuring that we saw all the major sights. Without exception, the guides were also extremely helpful if the walking got difficult.
The resort itself was outside of the main town, surrounded by farming country. As well as beautiful views, one lunchtime we got a display by "gauchos" in the sense that local farmers on horseback rounded up their cattle. There was also an abundance of bird life at the resort.
We were extremely comfortable in our room, the food was surprisingly sophisticated, and the bar produced a good pisco sour! It all added up to a wonderful few days.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very kind and positive review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that in spite of some initial doubts regarding Easter Island and the type of experience offered by explora, you had a great stay with us.

Thank you for highlighting the excursions offered at our explora Rapa Nui lodge and our team of guides. Our activities are designed to cater for all levels of ability. Our highly-trained guides positively encourage our guests to push themselves to new limits, while upholding the respective safety standards. We pride ourselves in making each explora experience active and memorable and our guests are never forced to undertake an activity they are not comfortable with. Our staff is largely composed of local Rapa Nui people and they take a lot of pride on their island, heritage and what they do. I will be sure to pass your kind comments on to our explora Rapa Nui team.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Amazing place with lots of activities to do. Perfect for those who enjoy walking, diving, horse riding, climbing volcanoes. The hotel offers great guides (the best) who accompany all these activities, and gives information about the history of the moai. Great food. For all ages, ideal for a family or group of friends.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay from beginning to end.

Thank you for highlighting the range of activities that we offer at our explora Rapa Nui lodge. We offer 18 different full-day and half-day explorations, perfect for travelers that enjoy being active and exploring unique and new surroundings. Our guides are all highly trained, and many of them are local to the island. I am delighted that you found them “the best” and will be sure to pass your kind comments on.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our journey to Explora was outstanding in every respect! The excursions, the scenery and the food! It was a very restful and special experience in a beautiful isolated setting! I cannot receommend it highly enough!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that your journey to explora was outstanding in all aspects. Our locations are ideal for travelers that wish to experience a vacation that is different to any other in that although our guests participate in daily physical activities, they return home completely rested and revitalized.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great staff, with wonderful guides on two-a-day hikes. The food was quite good and the open bar great. Never feels crowded. Not great if you want to hang out in town, but if you are in Rapa Nui just to take in the wonderful environment with some sense of isolation from the crowd, this is the place.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I agree with your comment that explora Rapa Nui is ideal for travelers wishing to take in the wonderful environment and isolate themselves from large crowds. At explora, we combine nature and local cultures with relatively demanding physical activity, which is necessary if you want to see the best of what Chile has to offer. We are different in that we believe in providing our travelers with luxury in the remote and giving our guests an experience like no other.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

I'm sure Rapa Nui is on most people's bucket list and justifiably. Just as sensational as the island is the Explora lodge. The staff are friendly and efficient and the guides (all locals) are knowledgeable and personable. The highlight would have been the bbq lunch amongst the rocks on the south coast. Very highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that you found the explora Rapa Nui lodge as “sensational” as Easter
Island itself.

Our team of guides are carefully selected and highly trained at our explora School of Guides. As you mentioned yourself, many are locals to the island therefore are able to give travelers valuable information and local knowledge on the culture and the island itself. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a long way to travel, and from the minute we were picked up at the airport, we felt we were in good hands. The entire staff went out of their way to make us comfortable at all times, and the guides were informative, and patient, making sure we saw the sights and knew as much information about them as we wanted. Everyone on the staff added to our positive experience and I would say there is no where better to stay on Easer Island. They even honored my special requests and gave me rides when I wanted to do some independent photography. I felt safe, pampered and definitely well fed! The orientation set the stage for a perfect option of excursions and information, and the guides made sure were were well informed and well equipped. We loved our stay and the experience of Rapa Nui. Thank you!

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean and are quiet in an ideal setting for sunrise.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very kind and positive review on your explora Rapa Nui experience.

Among many aspects, the explora experience centers around a variety of activities and excursions, all of which are designed to give travelers an abundant choice for experiencing a remote destination and its unique culture. This is achieved through daily in-depth explorations and activities with our explora team of bilingual guides. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our explora staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

We strive to make every guests` stay memorable and will do everything that we can to meet any requests they may have. I am therefore delighted that the management was able to cater and organize for you to do some independent photography activities.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a unique ecologically friendly hotel. This was the best choice we could have made while traveling to this beautiful island. The island and the hotel are at the "end of the world" but by far one of the most serene and cultured places that we visited. The people are very knowledgeable and professional and very friendly. This was the best vacation we had. Thank you Explora and Rapa Nui.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your time at explora Rapa Nui. It sounds like the explora experience was just right for you and I was particularly delighted to read that it was “the best vacation” that you have had.

Among many aspects, the explora experience centers around a variety of activities and excursions, all of which are designed to give travelers an abundant choice for experiencing a remote destination and its unique culture. This is achieved through daily in-depth explorations and activities with our explora team of bilingual guides. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our explora staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

Our lodge is eco-friendly and being the first to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in South America, our commitment to the environment is unwavering and remains a huge priority among our business operations.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman

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Additional Information about explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive

Address: Te Miro Oone S/N | S/n, Easter Island 2770000, Chile (Formerly explora Rapa Nui)
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Location: Chile > Easter Island
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Easter Island
Price Range: $874 - $1,593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lodge was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.Our lodge, which opened in December 2007, was built on 9.6 Hectares (23.7 Acres) of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, and overlooks the ocean. This is in south-eastern Rapa Nui, 8 kilometers (4.9 Miles) from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island.All of the 30 rooms, which extend to the north and south from a central building, have excellent ocean views. The lodge has welcoming indoor spaces which integrate aspects of the local culture.The design is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings. The lodge is built on a site which is inappropriate for agricultural use and has no archaeological remains. The flora surrounding the lodge has been maintained intact. ... more   less 
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