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Anakena Beach

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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“white sand”(38 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(66 reviews)
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All reviews palm trees white sand beautiful beach empanadas tuna real beach warm water best beach on the island calm waters few hours small beach sandy beaches moai statues souvenir stalls sunny day rapa nui thor heyerdahl
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach has a lot going for it. Plenty of free parking, no litter, restaurants and shops, great white sand, gorgeous turquoise water. Just wish it was closer to town - about 30 minute drive. It’s not a big beach, but it wasn’t that crowded...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best of the two beaches on the Island. The other is small and pretty much man built. Anakena beach is natural and has lovely white sand. the water is pristine and though the beach is pretty small it is big enough for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jferg61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little cove tucked into the hills. The water is clear and salty so floating in the sun is easy and relaxing. White sand beaches and easy access.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vee999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great (and only) beach, excellent restored ahu and Moai. Gorgeous hiking trails. Decent amount of parking and small restaurants/food stalls.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank windcall
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is paradise, sandy beach, warm ocean to swim in and views of the Ahu Nau Nau platform as you swim! Also you can see just above the beach the moai that Thor Heyerdahl restored.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sinead W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the few white sand beaches on the island. It seemed like half the island was there when we visited in the afternoon. The ahu backdrop serves to remind you that this is a special place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OwenB130
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the water was cold but the beach itself is beautiful. There a small cafe/bar on the premises. Take a walk to the nearby maoi. This was a special place for the royalty of the island in days gone by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Anakena is a gorgeous swimmable beach with the nearby 7 Moai of Ahu Nau Nau and the unusual solitary Ahu Ature Huki. There is nothing like swimming in the Pacific within sight of the majestic Moai. We went one day to see the Moai,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CARebekah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places I visited on the island when I was there. I didn't go swimming but it was just so beautiful to sit there by the palm trees in the sand and look at the water. I definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one is a must do as the Moai here are exceptional and the beach lovely though the amount of plastic debris littering the sand is truly heartbreaking

Date of experience: December 2018
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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