Explora Rapa Nui, 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, overlooking the ocean. This is in southeastern 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.
The Explora lodge was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council. The Hotel was built on 9.6 hectares (23.7 acres) of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, overlooking the ocean. This is in southeastern Rapa Nui, 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island.
Explora hotel has 30 comfortable rooms, all of them designed to maximize silence and privacy. The sophisticated design uses pinewood and earth-colored concrete for the floor. Each room has a small living area, hydro massage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Finally, the hotel provides you with a unique treat: the rooms are television-free.
Swimming pool and Hare Taheta massage room
A few meters from the lodge you will find an open area with swimming pool, solar-heated jacuzzi and bar. To one side and connected with this area by a walkway is Hare Taheta, a place where you can enjoy various types of massage, such as relaxation and therapeutic, using different essential oils. All this in addition to fantastic views of the expansive Pacific Ocean.
In the lodge shop you can purchase a variety of products, special clothing and gear for exploring as well as books, handicrafts and jewelry.
Luxury of the essential is the concept behind the food we prepare. The hotel seeks to enhance the original flavors of selected ingredients, avoiding excess and alteration. The cuisine offers pure flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. It is healthy and well balanced, ideal for people going trekking or on explorations by bicycle or at sea
Explora Rapa Nui offers more than 15 different explorations. On foot or by bicycle, for a couple of hours or a full day, gentle or more physically demanding. The range of explorations enable you to get to know in depth the culture and geography of Rapa Nui with its ancestral, megalithic constructions and the special idiosyncrasies of its people.
More extensive explorations include open-air picnics. The explorations are safe and made up of groups with a maximum of 8 people, accompanied by an expert bilingual guide. All our guides speak excellent Spanish and English and some also speak French and German.
Each afternoon, one of the guides will meet with you in the lodge bar to tell you about the explorations planned for the following day and help you with the challenging task of choosing between different options, all of them exciting. The hotel guides hold substantial knowledge about the area and all have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, which ensures that they have the expertise and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in remote places.
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|Rates (from)||2385 USD|
|Addres||Colina Te Miro Oone|
- All Inclusive
- Available PC
- Central Air Conditioning
- Conference Room
- Gift Shop
- Internet - Wi-Fi
- Living Room
- Massage service
- Non smoking room