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June 29, 2012updated Feb 11, 2013

Fully Sustainable Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa Opens on Chile’s Easter Island

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Easter Island, Chile – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, the newest hotel property on Easter Island and the island’s first fully sustainable hotel, formally opens September 1, 2012, with a soft opening until August 31. The Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is the fulfillment of an ambitious and idealistic project created by a group of developers and designers seeking to create an integral tourism property based on sustainability, Easter Island’s rich culture and the local Rapa Nui community. Easter Island is one of the most mysterious destinations on Earth, well known for its iconic stone moai statues. It is also the most remote inhabited island in the world, located in the center of the Pacific Ocean, or in Rapa Nui, Te Pito o Te Henua, translated as the “Navel of the World,” or “Land’s End.”

The Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa features 75 elegant and uniquely decorated rooms, the Poerava and Kaloa restaurants, the deluxe Manavai Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and its Vaikoa bar, a reading room and excursion center, a 75-person auditorium featuring cultural and art films and a 200-person conference space for cultural seminars, dance and music presentations and corporate meetings. The Hangaroa Eco Village’s Manavai Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, with holistic and high-tech, transformational treatments that take into consideration ancestral techniques of the Rapa Nui. In addition to a menu of massage, body treatments and facials, the Manavai Spa offers a sand sauna that mimics an ancestral technique traditionally used for spiritual cleansing. There is also a Kneipp pool and two outdoor Jacuzzis. The Hangaroa also has an outdoor swimming pool. The Hangaroa sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and all guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces with sea views. The Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa offers “B&B” rates for lodging and breakfast only, and premium packages that include lodging, excursions and all meals and beverages. B&B rates start at $275 per person on double-occupancy basis; a three-night Premium (all-inclusive) package starts at $1,632 per person.

As a promotional offer for the Hangaroa’s soft opening, travelers receive 30 percent off nightly and package stays until August 31, 2012.

To make a reservation, contact the hotel in Santiago, Chile, at 562-957-0300, or email the reservations desk at

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