Top-quality rooms, food, facilities and excursions at the Explora Posada de Mike Rapu make it the best place to stay on Easter Island.
Hotel Otai, Easter Island, Chile
Hotel Otai was founded in 1968 by Nicholas Haoa and Rosita Cardinali. At first there were only four rooms but in 1986 was expanded and renamed the Hotel Otai. Today it has 40 rooms set in various buildings within its tropical gardens, each with a small terrace and private bathroom. There is an outdoor pool in the gardens, a small restaurant serving breakfast, and some common areas, both inside and out for guests to relax in.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Hare Uta is a fantastic option on Easter Island, mixing traditional Polynesian design with modernist touches.
Hotel Puku Vai is one the newest hotels on the island. Located only a ten minute walk from the town centre in Hanga Roa, it has 13 simply furnished spacious rooms.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This half day excursion takes you to visit a site with 3 Tahai ceremonial platforms, all of which were restored in 1974.
Visit Ahus Vaihu and the unrestored Akahanga on the south coast of the island. Continue on towards Rano Raraku, a quarry where almost all 900 existing statued were carved, 397 still standing or lying on the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake.
This half day excursion will take you to visit the extinct volcano, Rano Kau.