We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour
More Info
and up
Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip
More Info
and up
Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights North and West
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“facing the sea” (14 reviews)
“sacred place” (3 reviews)
Easter Island, Chile
Write a ReviewReviews (405)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

their awesomeness never diminishes. If you go see as many as you can - they're all different, all interesting and all worth seeing. The theories about their purpose, how they were transported, whether there are female moia - all of it is fascinating.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others pointed out these Maoi face the sea which other ones on the island do not. It is a must-see place and easy to reach. Definitely include it on your touring. Having a guide is not necessary but is best if you wish to...More

Thank Monty1424
Reviewed 4 November 2017

You are here so go and see this site but not as awe inspiring as our top 3. Easy parking etc and an easy de tour on route to other sites.

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The seven Moai here face towards the sea and, it has also been proven, that they face towards sunrise at the summer solstice. They were re erected in the 1960's by William Mulloy, who's monument can be seen between the cemetery and Ahu Tahai at...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This display of Moai is in a beach area, not far from Hanga Roa, and are set facing the sea, unlike most of the other Moai installations. Hope someone will unlock the secrets of the Moai before I'm gone!

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is pretty far from town, and we were interested to see it because we ready that this is the only set of Moai that face the water instead of inland. Except it’s not near the water, it’s just facing that direction. Despite that, we...More

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 13 September 2017

To travel there,is recommended to everyone,who want to feel the vibe of the ancestors..The huge sculptures are awesome.

Thank puncspogacsa
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Ahu Akivi is the moai platform that is inland and faces the ocean, unlike most other moai who face inland from the ocean perimeter. Ahu Akivi is definitely worth a visit and a unique moai site. Try to go there early morning or late afternoon,...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Ahu Akivi provides one of the most breathtaking examples of the Moai on Easter Island. It is told that they are representative of the seven explorers who came to the island to make way for the King Hotu Matu’a. Unlike the other Moai on the...More

1  Thank Dani S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The seven Moai here are the only ones on the island facing the sea. It is thought that they may commemorate the Polynesian explorers of kings who first came to the island. They stand looking back toward the Marquesas from which they came. Excellent and...More

Thank Arthur C
Nearby Restaurants
Te Moana
1,315 reviews
4.92 km away
Haka Honu
694 reviews
5.16 km away
La Kaleta
623 reviews
4.96 km away
Club Sandwich
526 reviews
5.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ballet Kari Kari
881 reviews
5.28 km away
Puna Pau
595 reviews
3.68 km away
Cementerio de Isla de Pascua
219 reviews
4.41 km away
Ahu Tahai
658 reviews
4.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
2 November 2015|
Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend for you to do this. If you're looking for a nice sunset setting, I'd rather recommend Atahai, just (south) outside Hanga Roa, close to the cemetery. In fact, many say this is the best place to watch a... More
Google Translation