Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa
TE PITO O TE HENUA or MATA KI TE RANGI were the names given by the ancient Rapa Nui to their island. At this far end of the ocean, one of the inhabited locations furthest from any continent, the Rapa Nui gave life to a unique culture and fiercely defended the values of their native land... their KAINGA.
The philosophy of Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is grounded on the KAINGA concept that entails a profound respect for the Rapa Nui motherland, which physically and spiritually nourishes the world that comes in contact with it. That respect moves us to care for its natural and cultural resources in order to contribute to their preservation and development for all future generations.
The architecture of Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa pays homage to the Village of Orongo. Vestiges of that village can still be found on the western summit of the Rano Kau volcano. That is where the TANGATA MANU was chosen, the most important ceremony in the second period of the island.
The village concept promotes a harmonic interrelationship between spaces, interwoven by a landscape design of native species where nature and architecture blend to become one. The rooms are made of natural materials such as cypress trunks, clay and volcanic rock. Guests can immerse themselves in a Rapa Nui habitat. Inspired from the idea of “a cave,” spaces are curvy, insular and organic. State-of the-art technology has been installed to control water and electricity consumption, minimize noise and electromagnetic fields, and heat or cool the environment as each guest prefers.
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is an invitation to renew the soul and, at the same time, to respect the nature and culture that surrounds us. This is an invitation to be a protagonist and at the same time, the spectator of a thousand year-old culture that continues to thrive.