Is Easter Island on Your Bucket List?

Easter Island is best known for its 887 mysterious giant stone statues called moai.

You may have wondered how to get there and where to stay. This One Mile at a Time blog post tells one couple’s recent experience.

I visited the island a decade ago, and greatly enjoyed the experience. Rather than selecting a very nice hotel, I waited until I arrived and went with the (almost) cheapest option that was offered by vendors at the airport. It turned out to be single room with private bath.

Easter Island Ana Te Pahu Cave
Easter Island Ana Te Pahu Cave

Hanga Roa (the only town on the island) is walkable, but to see the moai you will need to take a tour or rent a car. I chose the latter, and drove from one end of the island to the other. In retrospect, a narrated tour might have been the better choice so I could gain a better understanding of what I was seeing.

Easter Island Airport
Easter Island Airport

LATAM airline, a OneWorld partner, serves Easter Island from Santiago, Chile.

A recent Newsweek article describes the latest insights into the ancient people who created and moved the moai.