Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai

I loved everything about Rapa Nui (ok, maybe not the rain), but what I loved most was watching the sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai. We were lucky to catch amazing sunsets all four nights we stayed on Easter Island. Tahai is the well-known spot to catch the sun’s last rays of the day – and it was just a short walk from our cabana at Keu Henua Hostel.

There are three platforms of moai: Ahu Vai Uri, Ahu Tahai and Ahu Ko Te Riku, as well as remains of boat houses (named for their shape), chicken coop caves and the grave of archeologist Mulloy, who is credited for much of the restoration on the island.

But the evening’s main feature is watching the sunset. Much like a movie or play, people begin to gather on the sloping hill about a half hour before the sun sets. All attention is focused toward the platforms, moai and beyond.

It’s a spectacular scene to watch the sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai. The moai stand boldly in place while the sky puts on a dramatic show in the background. The clouds and the light and the vibrant colors of blue, gold and pink change every second that the sun inches closer toward the horizon, and long after it slips below.

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai – Day 1

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai; waiting for sunset

Sitting on the hill at Tahai, waiting for sunset – Day 1

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai; A spectacular first sunset on Easter Isalnd

A spectacular first sunset on Easter Island at Tahai

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai – Day 2

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai; Long shadows as the sun begins to set

Long shadows as the sun begins to set – Day 2

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai

Our second sunset on Easter Island

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai – Day 3

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai; The sky filled with color

The sky filled with color for our Day 3 sunset, making it look like a painting

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai – Day 4

Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai; the entire sky glowed with colors

For our fourth and final sunset, the entire sky glowed with colors

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2 thoughts on “Sunsets on Easter Island at Tahai

  1. Esther Miller

    Hi guys! I’m so enjoying your travels. You have seen some beautiful places and it’s almost like I’m there with you. Can’t wait to read about your next adventure. Phil is really missing you Chris. I think the commuting is getting to him. Take care and be safe.

    • JetSetting Fools

      Hi Esther! Good to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying ‘traveling’ with us 🙂 Hi to Phil from us! 🙂

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