This small remnant of volcanic rock just 15 miles across and 2,500 miles from the coast of Chile was once one of the most isolated places on Earth. Originally named "Te Pito O Te Henua" (Navel of The World), it is now also called Rapa Nui. Today Easter Island has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and it has a unique Polynesian culture that manifests in its art, archaeology, and traditions and a wonderful raw, unspoilt beauty of windswept coastlines, gentle, treeless hills, and a verdant interior. An agreeable climate year round allows travelers to walk along its coastline and visit the numerous ahus that contain the gigantic moais sculptures.
Try to pick up at least a few basic greetings, directional questions, and common curiosities in the native language(s) before you leave for your trip.