Rapa Nui. Easter Island. The highlight of my Bucket List. An island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and a part of Chile.
Easter Island. Home of the Moai. Giant statues with their heads aboveground and bodies below. A mystery.
Rapa Nui may be a tiny island stranded in the infinite Pacific Ocean, yet it’s safe to say that never has a single place puzzled the world as much as this one. A miniscule triangle born from the eruption of three volcanoes, the outmost border of the Polynesian triangle sits 2,180 miles off the South American continent and is surrounded by the clearest waters on the planet – the very definition of ‘remote’.
Rapa Nui was once the cradle of a unique and enigmatic culture that continues to endure today. The island’s language, music, and countless traditions are kept alive by its proud inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone Moai are tangible testimonies of its enigmatic past.
I will be falling asleep and waking up to this view of the ocean at Explora Rapa Nui in a Varúa Room. Bucket List Heaven!