Where to stay on Easter Island?

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Would you like to visit the wonderful Easter Island off the coast of Chile? Then find out where to stay on Easter Island!

Known for its giant stone statues called Moai, Easter Island lies over 3,500 km off the coast of Chile. Halfway between the South American continent and Tahiti, this island of Rapa Nui is the furthest from any inhabited land, along with Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic Ocean! It takes just four hours by plane from Santiago, the Chilean capital, to reach this Unesco World Heritage island. At just 161.8 km long and with a population of just 6,000, it’s not a very big island, but paradoxically it’s a world-famous one. For, in addition to its unique, enigmatic-looking volcanic stone statues, Easter Island is surrounded by mysteries and legends that add to the magic and power of the place. For this is not a paradise island awaiting you, but a world where your curiosity will be titillated at every turn, like that of the many archaeologists, explorers and anthropologists who tried to unravel the mysteries of Easter Island!

If you, too, are keen to immerse yourself in the world of this ancient civilization and its enigmas, choosing the right accommodation on Easter Island is essential for a spellbinding stay. So where to stay on Easter Island? To help you plan your trip, we’ve listed the best places to stay on Easter Island:

Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa is a charming Polynesian town, capital of Easter Island, part of Chile. It is the island’s point of departure and arrival, as the Mataveri International Airport, the only one on the island, is located near this small town. Hanga Roa is almost like a village, since although it is home to more than half the island’s inhabitants, only 3,300 people live in this picturesque little island town! So if you don’t know where to stay on Easter Island, we can only recommend Hanga Roa.

Firstly, you’ll have no trouble getting to your accommodation on Easter Island from the airport. Secondly, Hanga Road concentrates the majority of the island’s hotel supply: you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect accommodation for you. Numerous bed & breakfasts and homestays are also available in town, notably on the Airbnb platform. A hotel reservation or an invitation from an Easter Islander, as well as a return flight ticket, are now required for access to Easter Island. Thirdly, the town of Hanga Road, as well as being the perfect place to find accommodation on Easter Island, is home to many tourist and cultural attractions and events to discover during your stay. In particular, the craft market is a must, with farmers and fishermen selling vegetables and fish, while musicians strum their ukuleles, accompanied by the songs of the vahines.

In addition to this picturesque experience, you can visit the island’s only museum, the Musée anthropologique Père Sébastien Englert, or go diving from the small port of Hanga Roa: you’ll enjoy visibility that’s unique in the world, as the water can be as clear as 60 meters deep! For accommodation on Easter Island, Hanga Roa is undoubtedly the best place to stay on this wonderful and intriguing Pacific island.

Find a hotel in Hanga Roa

Find an Airbnb in Hanga Roa

In the center of Easter Island

It’s also possible to find accommodation on Easter Island inland, away from the main town of Hanga Roa. A number of hotels and bed & breakfasts have taken up residence in the center of Rapa Nui Island. For a wilder, more authentic experience, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, accommodation on Easter Island outside Hanga Roa is definitely an excellent idea.

For the more adventurous, it’s even possible to find accommodation on Easter Island in Rapa Nui National Park! You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the mysterious world of the island, and discover the way of life of the local communities, while enjoying Rapa Nui’s only two sandy beaches if you stay in the northeast of the island!

Find a hotel in the center of the island

Find an Airbnb in the center of the island