EASTER ISLAND - RAPA NUI
The beauty is on the island
Anakena - Natural Cosmetics is not just a brand, it is a philosophy that celebrates the natural beauty and cultural richness of Easter Island. Our brand was born on the beautiful island, with the aim of bringing to your home all the aroma and magic of the island and the South Seas.
Easter Island, called Rapa Nui in the native language, is one of the most remote inhabited places in the world. Although it is part of Chilean territory, it is located at the eastern end of the Polynesian Triangle (formed by Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island), in the middle of the South Pacific.
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At the end of the world...
Rapa Nui is literally in the middle of the ocean. The nearest inhabited island is Pitcairn, about 2,000 kilometers away, and mainland Chile is about 3,700 kilometers away. It was precisely this tremendous isolation from the rest of the world that gave rise to such a special culture and mentality.
The island has an area of 170 km2 approximately, with a population of about 7,700 inhabitants, who live mainly in its capital and only population center called Hanga Roa.
Most of the territory is protected and forms the Rapa Nui National Park where important archaeological remains can be found.
The best environment
Easter Island is known worldwide for its gigantic sculptures carved in volcanic stone called Moai, which represent and pay homage to the ancestors.
Remains of more than 1,000 of these gigantic statues still remain on the island, and in some places they still stand as guardians and protectors of its inhabitants.
The location of these ceremonial platforms (Ahu) and their moais continues to fascinate and amaze those who are fortunate enough to contemplate them.
Anakena - Haŋa Rau o te Ariki
Anakena - Natural Cosmetics takes its name from Anakena beach, located in the bay called Haŋa Rau, in the Rapa Nui language. This is the place where it all began, since according to legend it was here that the first settlers of the island disembarked. It is a mystical ceremonial place, with a special energy thanks to its Ahu Nau Nau and its wonderful moais.
A possible origin of the word Anakena may lie in the union of the terms "ana", which means cave in the Rapanui language, and "kena", the native name by which the booby (Sula dactylatra), a seabird that still nests on the island today, is known.
Life is better in a Bikini
Anakena, the main beach of Easter Island, represents the typical idea we all have in mind when we think of a paradisiacal beach. The fine white coral sand, crystal clear turquoise sea, calm waves and coconut trees make it an ideal place for relaxation.
Any day is the best day if you can spend it in a bikini and enjoying a beach as special and unique as Anakena.
According to legend the first king of the island, the Ariki Hotu Matu'a, and his family, first landed in Anakena Bay more than 1300 years ago.
The first settlers established themselves on this remote island, separated from other lands by the great Pacific Ocean and gave rise to a unique culture, with its own myths, customs, language and writing.
In addition, the ancient Rapa Nui carved enormous moais that they transported all over the island without it being very clear to this day how they did it. Perhaps precisely because so many questions remain unanswered, the Rapa Nui culture continues to captivate the world.