When planning an Easter getaway, you can’t get much further from it all than Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island). It’s one of the most remote places on earth, over 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast in the middle of the South Pacific.
Easter Island's archaeological statues, called 'moai'
Its instantly-recognisable archaeological statues, moai, form mysterious silhouettes along the rocky coastline. These moai are best explored on horseback but hiking across the island’s volcanic landscape is equally arresting.
For the trip of a lifetime, take your pick from Booking.com’s 5 top-rated accommodations on Easter island.*
Kona Koa Lodge, Hanga Roa
At this eco-friendly lodge, timber beams are carved to appear to support the ceiling like the weathered branches of a tree. Most rooms offer sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, while free-standing wooden staircases, polished floorboards, and antique furniture lend a homely feel. And the accommodation can organise guided tours, activities, and add-on services.
Te Ngahu Bungalows, Hanga Roa
These seafront bungalows boast some of the island’s best views of the azure-blue ocean. As well as snorkelling, fishing, and horse riding. The latter is a great way to explore the island, tracing the footsteps of the first recorded European visitor, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who came across its striking shores on Easter Sunday 1722.
Cabañas Moai, Hanga Roa
Cabañas Moai are lovingly-decorated wooden cabins full of lanterns, beads, carvings, and other curiosities. Watching the sunset from the wooden verandah will be any guest’s favourite holiday activity, with the flowerbeds in the foreground enhancing the bright colour palette.
Heva Eco Lodge, Hanga Roa
For travellers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, this environmentally-friendly accommodation is roomy and comfy. It’s also very close to the Tahai Museum and Ceremonial Center, a popular place for photo opportunities with the moai statues.
Hare Natura, Hanga Roa
Partly camouflaged by palms and surrounding by a garden of wild, tropical foliage, you’ll find the eccentric-looking Hare Natura bungalow. Large windows, white walls, and plenty of space make it feel light and airy, while peculiar furnishings add heaps of character.
**These accommodations were Booking.com’s highest-reviewed accommodations on Easter Island, at the time of writing.