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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful beach on the northeast of Easter Island, where the original settler landed hundreds of years ago to settle the island. It is a nice sandy beach with palm trees, just what one would expect in the South Pacific, but it is the only...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 1 week ago

drove there in a rental car. Easy to get to. Enjoyed it so much, we went back the next day. Water is very warm.

Thank XYZ123LouiseG
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive along the coast to get to this white sandy beach with 2 ahus, 1 with one moai and 1 with 5 moai. This is now the only public access beach on the island and is like a bit of Tahiti. On a...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach has a restored Moai platform and nice clean sand. The ocean while cold (it is winter) is agreeable with some waves but without current

Thank Henri_R_F
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Anakena is one of the few (but most practical..) places on the island where you can swim without rocks, beautiful white beach, and without those huge waves , cause is well covered on both sides, and there you can still enjoy one of the "...More

1  Thank Bucefalo_Simi
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Difícilmente puedes ver montañas, palmeras, arena playa y Moai en un mismo lugar... Pues Anakena tiene todo esto y más. It is not easy to see mountains, palms, sand, beach and Moai in the same place... Well, Anakena has got it, and more...

Thank Andrés Felipe V
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Anakena Beach is a must visit on Easter Island and not just for Ahu-Ature and Ahu Nao-Nao! If you have a free afternoon on a sunny day it will be an afternoon well spent on the white sands and a swim in the ocean.

Thank lszuma
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Not everyday that you go to the beach with rich archeological history. There is a Moai platform with some Moai. Beach offers place to buy and change clothes. Ample parking.

Thank Globaltrotter74
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Here you can see an ahu with moai standing on top of it and experience a beautiful white sand beach. Anakena Beach is the only beach open to the public as Ovahe Beach is no longer publicly accessible. We spent a beautiful afternoon here. Yes...More

Thank JoeTraveler18
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This site and beach (one of the sandy ones) sits on the north east of the island and is quite impressive. As you leave the car park/site entrance yo immediately see a plinth with 7 Moai - 4 of them have their hats on, one...More

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Alicia B
12 April 2018|
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Response from daina767 | Reviewed this property |
Anakena is the only real protected beach. I would allow 2-3 hours at least. You may want to stay even longer. As for outside the basin, it just depends on the weather. Note there is no rescue service or lifeguards so if you... More
Teza L
18 December 2016|
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Response from Colleen587 | Reviewed this property |
I took a cab for $20 from the main town square and arranged to be picked up 4 hours later and dropped off at my Hotel - I'd think you could stay longer if you wished. The food, water, and souvenirs are crazy expensive so... More