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Explora Rapa Nui

Marooned some 2,300 miles west of Chile, Explora’s Easter Island property is the perfect base from which to explore this mysterious island. The building’s black- and blond-wood exterior follows the folds of the earth, a repeated oval motif riffing on traditional islander design. Large picture windows offer guests broad views of the sea from each of the 30 rooms. Three miles from the town of Hanga Roa, the lodge fronts a broad vista of Pacific surf, uninhabited grassland, and impressive volcanic cones; the nearest of the island’s 887 mysterious moai rock sculptures are within walking distance. A three-night minimum stay is required. Fill your days with guided walks to jagged cliffs, labyrinthine caves, yawning craters, and sandy coves, punctuated by numerous moai.