Why did you enjoy traveling to this destination?
It was a long journey to get to Easter Island, so arriving felt extra special and rewarding. There is really a magic feeling on this tiny island…and a genuine sense of community that I’ve never experienced anywhere else before. My favorite part was seeing the quarry where all of the moai statues are made!
Best time of year to travel here:
Anytime! Easter Island is like Hawaii in that it’s a tropical climate that doesn’t see much fluctuation in their weather systems.
What tips can you offer someone interested in traveling to this destination?
Come prepared for an adventure. You will need to take a flight from a South American airport (such as Santiago) over to Rapa Nui, so it’s not for those that can’t handle a lot of flight time. I would also recommend picking one of the great local hotels that are close to the town, Hanga Roa, so you can walk right over and enjoy the local scene.
Is this destination best for families, couples, etc?
I would say that this is a destination for just about anyone – excluding those that may not be able to comfortably handle the long travel time (small children, the elderly, etc.).