The property is located, as the name suggests, in Hanga Roa – the island’s main (only) town and is less than a mile from the airport. Situated off the coastal road, the hotel is ocean-facing and overlooks the rocky west coast of the island. The location is ideal for those who like to potter into town and explore the local shops & market, being just a few blocks from the action. Although ‘action’ is a relative term, on an island 1,000 miles from an inhabited neighbour!
Nayara Hangaroa is entirely a single-floor property, which works on two levels. Firstly, it is very much in keeping with the area and the ‘shape of the land’. Secondly, despite being a relatively large development, it helps maintain their eco-village feel and character, rather than a built-up resort. The use of tree trucks and curved walls and rooms is very much in keeping with the organic theme here. Although the resort has quite a large footprint, it remains a stress-free exercise to get around your own eco-village.
explora There are 75 rooms in total, consisting of 69 Kainga rooms and 6 Ma’unga Suites, all of which have ocean-views and a terrace. All rooms also feature a hand-made, clay bathtub plus a circular shower. With high ceilings and a distinct lack of edges & corners, the rooms really are very spacious and relaxing. The suites include an additional living space.
Nayara Hangaroa boasts the extensive Manavai Spa, featuring massage & treatment rooms, hot-tubs, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool and a salt sauna. The main swimming pool claims to be the largest on the island! The property also has two restaurants – both offering indoor and al fresco dining - and a poolside bar.
There is a wide range of activities on offer, with inclusions dependent on board basis (everything from B&B through to all-inclusive with private guides is available). Excursions around the island can be done by foot, bike, van, boat and even 4x4 quad bikes.