On April 5, 1722, Jakob Roggeveen wrote in the logbook, "We gave the land the name Easter Island, because it was discovered by us on Easter Day."
300 years ago, the Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen and his crew "discovered" this island and, because it was Easter Sunday, they named it "Paasch-Eyland", which means Easter Island.
Of course the island already had a name, "Te Pito o te Henua", which translates as "Navel of the World". Today the island is called Rapa Nui, and that same name is given to its indigenous inhabitants and also to their language.
In the foreground of this impressive shot you can see the Rano Kau volcano, whose crater has a diameter of 1.6 kilometers.
The island measures 163 square kilometers and is probably the most isolated inhabited place on the planet.
This is where our cosmetics brand Anakena was born.