Eco cottages on the mysterious Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, are a fine way to visit this small island also known as the “bellybutton of the world”. The special cottages are assembled off site and placed carefully in the landscape so as not to disturb the fragile ecosystem. Special attention has been paid to sunlight and cross-ventilation to achieve comfort without the use of harsh mechanical implements and the water is collected from rainfall and heated by solar panels. The cottages are self catering and the main tourist town of the island is a short drive away with a good range of eateries and activities. While you stay there, you must visit the famous Easter Island heads or ‘Maoi’ which are claimed to represent the ancestors of Polynesian inhabitants and were once great status symbols. Take time to explore the fascinating history of this island.