Yes, it's a long way from anywhere... and yes, it's worth the journey. From the amazing Moai shifted and raised by the Rapa Nuians, to the quarry at volcano Ranu Raraku, to the single but exceptionally beautiful beach, Easter Island rewards every traveler who manages to make it that far.
No top-flight hotels on the island, but two adequate ones. Lots of cheap souvenirs, and some nice t-shirts. Horseback riding, so-so scuba diving.