Satellite photo of Easter Island

    Easter Island is the easternmost Polynesian island. It is isolated in the Pacific Ocean, 3700 km from Chile and 4000 km from Tahiti. Discovered April 5th, 1722 (Easter-day) by a Dutch navigator, Rapa Nui would have been populated with Polynesian come from Marquesas Islands or Tuamotus. These established there hundreds of basalt statues, the Moais.

Other Oceania islands : Fidji  Hawaii  Cocos Islands  Tonga  Easter Island  Wallis and Futuna  Samoan Islands  Marquesas Islands  New Caledonia  Society Islands