Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island

Our All-Inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island

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Easter Island is a territory of Chile, South America which is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and at the southeastern-most point of the Polynesian Triangle. It is also known as one of the most remote islands in the world and listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

As a World Heritage Site, there as plenty of reasons to visit Easter Island. Here, you get to see the famous Moais (long – faced structures, which represented the Polynesian ancestors) and appreciate the simple yet interesting lives of the locals. And I have to say, the scenery and landscapes in Easter Island are just outstanding! Trust me, you don’t need to have expensive or top-of-the-line cameras to get the perfect shot here. The raw beauty of the island can be captured easily, by even a non-pro photographer like me!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

I’m so glad that Jon and I were able to have a unique cultural experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa. It was one of the best ways to explore Easter Island’s natural beauty. The hotel is true to its commitment that they want their guests to feel the gift of life after staying in their property. And what a way to spend the holidays as they arranged private tours with our personal driver, a local Rapa Nui, who was hugely knowledgeable and passionate about Easter Island’s rich history and culture.

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Why would we recommend staying at Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa? Here are some of our observations during our stay

The People 

What made our stay even more enjoyable, was how the people from Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa treated their guests. It was nothing short of great, gentle and genuine. I have all praises to the staff of the property. They are accommodating and passionate about their work. It actually completes the whole ‘relaxing and refreshing’ vacation we all deserve.

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

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Room & Facilities

When we were shown to our sea-view room at Hotel Hangaroa I was amazed at how much natural light flooded in through the full-height sliding doors, which led out to our own private patio. The first thing I had to do was jump straight onto the kind size bed with my favourite white bed sheets and duvet!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Kainga Room – The rooms range from 484 to 527 sq. ft. and have an overlooking view of the sea. They have loads of facilities such as a sofa bed, handmade clay bath tub, shower, telephone, internet connection, safe and minibar. Interestingly, there is no television in the room, but that’s deliberately done by the property so the guests can temporarily disconnect from their ‘usual’ world and experience the true tranquility of Eastern Island.

Maunga Room – If you want more space, opt for Maunga Room where you also get the same amazing view of the sea. The living area is also massive should you want to entertain your guests. And as always, no television in the room. Well, who would need one when you have an amazing view like that?

Vaitea Pool – This is the largest pool in Eastern Island where guests can enjoy the facility whole year round.

Spa Manavai – Apart from the therapies that can awaken your senses, the view of the Pacific Ocean makes the experience unforgettable. I’m pretty sure you would fall asleep with relaxation instantly!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Events Room

Konamana Event Room – If you want to fit in more or less 340 people for conferences or seminars, Konamana Event room might just be perfect for you. You can even transform it into a room where you can have social and cultural performances.

Mana’u Event Room –This one would be the best choice for smaller groups as it can house up to 70 people.

Nuna’a Meeting Room – Ideal for conferences and small group discussions – this room can fit 12 people.

Food

Our stay included the breakfast, lunch and dinner. And I have to tell you, we couldn’t get enough of it! I’m glad that the food was fresh and healthy as well as delicious, or else I could really have gained some weight here!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Here are the in-house restaurants which I am sure you’d find irresistible.

Poerava – The main restaurant of the hotel where you can watch culinary live shows for huge groups. They work with a daily menu.

Kaloa – If you want to relax and enjoy, you can have a meal at Kaloa and even read worldwide magazines while you wait for your satisfying food.

Bar Vaikoa – This bar is located by the pool where you have a wide selection of cold dishes and cocktails.

The Tours & Activities  Area Guide

Apart from seeing Moais, there is so much to do on Eastern Island. Some say that it is enough to stay on the island for 3 days but we recommend 5 to 7 days vacation to fully appreciate the place. Choose from the activities below and satisfy your thirst for adventure.

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Diving 

If you want to see marine species in one of the most spectacular dive spots in the world, then get a diving tour and experience something magical.

Horseback Riding

See the archaeological sites while riding a horse around the island, like a trues adventurer!

Trekking

With the trekking adventure, you can witness the sunset at Ahu Tahai, or the sunrise at Ahu Tongakiri. Or maybe you can find caves at Los Dos Ventanas (The Two Windows)!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

Boat Rides

See Eastern Island from a whole different perspective, by taking a boat tour around the island.

Boat Fishing

Fishing is one of the main sources of living in Eastern Island. You can even learn a few tricks from the real local fishermen. Remember not to try fishing on your own though, as the whole island and its waters are protected and strictly regulated. Only the local Rapa Nui have permission to fish from the rocks and the shores.

4×4 Adventures

Jon and I rented a big motocross bike to do a big loop around the whole island. While we were at it, we went to the white sand beach and it was one of the best things that we did. It was USD 50 per day and I honestly felt it was quite hefty. However, it was worth it for the experience. The alternative option is to rent a car, or organise a guided jeep tour with a company like Mahinatur, who have a travel desk inside the Hangaroa Hotel!

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

If you are going there, expect to find a real life paradise, fiercely protected by its people to preserve it for future generations. It’s definitely a must-visit place and an escape from a very ‘commercialized’ civilization. All I could truly say was that, ‘I feel like I belong here.’ In fact, I’m starting to think that Filipinos are more Polynesian than Asian.  What do you think? 🙂

Our All-inclusive Cultural Experience with Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter IslandHotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa – Easter Island

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Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

1. How much? How do I book and reserve a room?

To inquire about rates, availability or promo:

Own website | Booking.com | AgodaExpedia | Tripadvisor

2. What are the ages considered for children prices?

Infant 0-4 years – no cost.
Children 5-11 years – child rate.
Adults: 12 years and more.

3. What is the capacity of the rooms? 

Kainga King or Twin: 02 adults + 01 child
Kainga Family: 02 Adult + 02 children (2 rooms)
Maunga Suite and Family suite: 02 adults + 02 children

4. How is the view from the rooms?

The rooms on the front row have full ocean view, rooms on the second row have partial ocean view.

5. Do they have handicap rooms? 

Yes, they have one room.

6. Is there air conditioning in the rooms?

Yes, all rooms have air conditioning.

7. Are pets allowed?

No, only service pets.

8. Is there a gym?

Yes. It has an elliptical, treadmill, weight machines and a free weights section.

9. What are the check in – check out hours?

Check in: 16:00hrs
Check Out: 11:00hrs

10. What are the hours of the restaurants and bars?

Vaikoa

(Bar Piscina):
10:00 to 18:00

Poerava:
Breaskfast: 07:30 am to 10:30 am
Lunch: 13:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs

Kaloa:
Dinner: 18:00 hrs to 22:30 hrs
Bar: 18:00 hrs to 23:30 hrs

11.What are the pool hours? 

09:00 am to 19:00

12. What are the spa hours? 

09:00 am to 20:00 hrs.

13. What are the hours and costs of the activities?

They offer additional activities such as bike rentals, horseback riding, diving, trekking and rental motorcycles. To access these programs you must book them at the reception.

14. Where do I buy the ticket to the National Park?

Tickets are not included in the rate, you can request to include then in your reservation, buy them previously at the airport or directly at CONAF.
(It is advisable to buy them in advance or at the airport, for easier to access).

15. How long does the ticket to the park last?

The ticket lasts your whole stay in the island and you must always carry it, since it will be required in every touristic site.

16. Distances

Hotel to downtown; 10 minutes walking, 3 minutes by car.
Hotel to airport; 5 min by car. (less than 1 mile).

17. How is the weather?

Easter Island has a rainy tropical climate with an average temperature that exceeds 23°C in summer and 18ºC in winter. The warmest month is February and the coldest August. It has high humidity throughout the year, with values that do not drop below 77%.

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Note: We stayed as guests at Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa. All opinions are based on our own observation and experience.

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