Easter Island's Posada de Mike Rapu was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.
The lodge, which opened in December 2007, was built on 23.7 acres of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, overlooking the ocean. This is in south-eastern Rapa Nui, 4.9 miles from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island. The design is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings. The lodge is built on a site which is inappropriate for agricultural use and has no archaeological remains. The flora surrounding the lodge has been maintained intact.
A few meters from the lodge you will find an open area with swimming pool, solar-heated jacuzzi and bar. To one side and connected with this area by a walkway is Hare Taheta, a place where you can enjoy various types of massage, such as relaxation and therapeutic, using different essential oils. All this in addition to fantastic views of the expansive Pacific Ocean. In the lodge shop you can purchase a variety of products, special clothing and gear for exploring as well as books, handicrafts and jewelry.
Dining at Posada de Mike Rapu
Luxury of the essential is the concept behind the food prepared at Posada de Mike Rapu. Chefs here seek to enhance the original flavors of selected ingredients, avoiding excess and alteration. The resulting cuisine offers pure flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. It is healthy and well-balanced, ideal for people going trekking or on explorations by bicycle or at sea.
Accommodations at Posada de Mike Rapu
Posada de Mike Rapu has 30 comfortable rooms, all of them designed to maximize silence and privacy. The sophisticated design uses pine wood and earth-colored concrete for the floor. Each room has a small living area, hydromassage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Finally, we provide you with a unique treat: the rooms are television-free.
4 suites measuring 44 meters² (474 feet²), all with views of the sea.
26 rooms measuring 32 meters² (345 feet²), all with views of the sea.