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Easter Island Travel Guide

Southwest Coast
The rugged southwest coast near Hotel Iorana.

Easter Island Accommodations

US$150 and up

The Hotel Iorana, on Policarpo Toro south of town, has 52 rooms with minifridge and cable TV. Some of the rooms are roasted by the afternoon sun and have weak air-conditioning. The bar next to the triangular swimming pool is worth a visit if you're returning from Orongo on foot, and the coastal views are fine.

The Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa, formerly known as Hotel Hanga Roa, overlooks the bay at the west end of Ave. Pont although a busy road separates it from the coast. Between 2009 and 2011 the Eco Village was completely rebuilt with 75 deluxe rooms and all the facilities of a luxury resort. Rapanui land claims to the hotel site have delayed the reopening.

The Hotel Taha Tai, off Policarpo Toro and Ave. Apina, opened in 2001. Owned by Kia-Koe Tour, the Taha Tai has 30 rooms with no view in a main building, plus 10 cabañas in rows behind. The small pool is often dry. Like most of the upscale hotels, it's overpriced.

Hotel Manutara, on Hotu Matu'a east of the airport, has 25 rooms in an L-shaped building facing the pool. The main problem here is the heavy disco beat from nearby PiRiti Disco, which continues all night on Fridays and Saturdays (don't allow your agent to book you here those nights). It's owned by Aku Aku Tourismo.

The island's most expensive lodgings are at the 30-room Posada de Mike Rapu on a hill between Vaitea and the south coast, 5.6 km from Hanga Roa. It's part of the Chilean Explora hotel chain and a three-night package costs thousands of dollars!

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