Eco-Luxe Comes to Easter Island
Be a pampered explorer at Polynesia's new wilderness lodge.
Now it will be home to its first five-star eco retreat — or as explora likes to brazenly claim: “South America’s first green hotel.” Rising from the hillside, La Posada’s 30 eco-fabulous rooms were built on strict ecological guidelines, using only local materials to mirror the volcanic landscape. Inside you can expect a glass-walled kitchen, bespoke Raulí Wood furniture and a swimming pool. Outside, you can hike hidden caves and craters, stroll secret beaches and explore the 900-plus mystifying Moai statues. Just 10 minutes from the island’s only village, La Posada is still a five-hour flight from Santiago. Yet still the hotel — or “revolutionary travel experience,” as they prefer to be known as — say they’re fully booked through March 2008.