Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa Hanga Roa
Of the luxury resort choices in the island, this is one of the very centrally situated, together with Hanga Roa (and the airport) directly on your doorstep. Stroll just 3 blocks and you’ll arrive at the fish restaurants, bars, art galleries and souvenir shops which compose most the town. On the opposite side of the resort, the Pacific moves into the space for 1,194 miles prior to reaching the Pitcairn Islands.
Not all of the Rapa Nui people are delighted with the area of this resort and there were protests and claims that the property wasn’t sold for fair cost generations past — although the present owners purchased the property straight in the Chilean government. Luckily, the owners are still working together with the family members and also have an arrangement in place for possession to be passed over to a local base before 2050.
Style & personality
As you go to the archaeological sites which specify Easter Island, you’ll also find low, grass-covered homes made from stone. These dark, nearly cave-like houses were at which the Rapa Nui dwelt under the watchful gaze of the Moai. The identical design was utilized at the resort, which is placed in a run of one-storey buildings, together with larch wood brought over from the mainland to be utilized as pillars, grasses planted onto the roofs and stone walls, all surrounded by pretty gardens.
Inside you’ll see white walls, high ceilings and contemporary furnishings. The expansive spa can also be Rapa Nui-inspired, decorated with a dry stone wall mimicking the manavai — the rock walls which included little regions used to grow food on the island.
Service & amenities
It’s a slick operation in the Hangaroa, using an trips desk in the foyer run from the ever-helpful Juan, who’ll work together with you so that you see just as much as you can throughout your stay. Remaining within the Discovery or Expertise programmes, you’ll have a half-day group trip daily included in the purchase price, or may elect for bicycle hire or a visit to the shore. Other trips like horse riding and scuba diving cost additional.
Staff are unanimously friendly and possess exceptional levels of English, and also the resort’s sea-facing pool area and gorgeous spa provide lots of chances for correlation between excursions.
Entering your enormous room can feel just a tiny bit like walking on the set of The Flinstones, even thankfully more lavish. A freestanding bathroom tub carved from black rock is your scene-stealer, using a massive bath decorated with mosaic tiles also opening on the primary room.
Larch wood columns and whitewashed walls also form a part of the décor along with a couch, rock flooring and sink region to coordinate with the bathroom. A completely free minibar is hidden from the wardrobe together with a coffee machine (though you may cover almost any refills) and French doors open onto a private patio.
Food & beverage
There are two restaurants and a poolside bar in the resort. Dinner and breakfast are taken at Poerava, which also includes an outdoor patio. There’s an extensive breakfast buffet with eggs made to order and an omelette station. Lunch provides large pieces of meals such as grab of the afternoon, neighborhood tuna ceviche, pastas and assorted meat choices.
Following a free daily cocktail at the foyer, dinner is at Kaloa, a more romantic restaurant serving everything from sashimi and fish soup into beef, Rapa Nui lettuce with octopus and coriander along with an range of pastas and gnocchi. Beer, wine and soft drinks are free with foods, but sodas are billed separately.
Value for cash
Double rooms from US$380 (#312), yearlong. All meals included. Free Wi-Fi. Considering just how much you get involved with your stay, the pricing is reasonable to get a top-end resort on the island.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
One accommodated room.
Kids are welcome and the couch in every room could be turned into a mattress. Additionally, there are two sets of chambers which are not entirely interconnecting, but discuss an enclosed entrance/porch location.
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