Okinawa is the most ideal destination in Japan for summer time and there are numbers of luxurious and high-end resort hotels spread Okinawa’s main island and remote islands. Here, I’ve picked top 10 resort hotels in Okinawa islands, all set by beautiful beaches and providing luxury accommodations and great service.
Have a pleasant summer holiday at world’s top class beach resorts!
1. ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort
ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort (ANAインターコンチネンタル万座ビーチリゾート) is located in Onna village in the main island of Okinawa, approx 1 hour away from Naha airport.
The resort is situated on the small cape, surrounded by the beautiful ocean. Great numbers of beach activities are offered to guests in their private beach, such as snorkeling, diving and water park. Suitable for couples, groups and families.
Hyakuna Garan (百名伽藍) is located in the southern part of Okinawa’s main island, Nanjo city, which is approx 20 km away from Naha Airport.
The resort sets in front of the beach in a quiet area surrounded by the cape, and guests can feel the private atmosphere. Luxury Japanese style rooms are offered and guests are free to use their private open air bathes with great ocean views. It’s a perfect resort for those who look for spending time in peace and sophisticated space.
The Terrace Club at BUSENA (ザ・テラスクラブ アット ブセナ) is located in Nago city on the main island of Okinawa, which is approx 50 km away from Naha airport.
The resort offers luxury accommodation and top notch service, yet focuses on wellness and healthy lifestyle. The guests are treated with the hotel’s wellness facilities, such as swimming pool, gym, spa and balanced food. All the rooms at the resort is ocean front and amazing views can be enjoyed.
The Uza Terrace Beach Club Villas (ジ・ウザテラス ビーチクラブヴィラズ) is a private villa style resort launched in 2016 by The Terrace Hotels who runs several luxury resorts in Okinawa Prefecture.
The resort is situated on the East China Sea 30 kilometers north of Naha, the village of Yomitan surrounded by rich nature. The traditional Okinawan village themed resort holds 48 private villas all come with private pools. The perfect hideout for families, groups and couples. The resort’s excellent service and superior facilities includes fine dining restaurant, cafe, bar, spa and shops as well as special tours and activities with Okinawa’s culture, history and beautiful nature.
Hoshinoya Taketomijima (星のや竹富島) is a resort hotel located in Taketomi island, which is approx 400 km away from the main island of Okinawa and can be accessed by ferry from Ishigaki island within 15 mins.
Hoshinoya is luxury yet very traditional. The resort is built with Okinawa’s traditional style architecture surrounded by nature, which feels like staying at an Okinawan village. Yet the quality of service, facilities and food are just exceptional.
Hotel Nirakanai Iriomotejima (ホテルニラカナイ西表島) is a resort located at northern Iriomote Island (Iriomotejima). Approx 430 km away from Okinawa’s main island, Iriomote Island is prefecture’s second largest island, and the major part of the island is covered by unspoilt nature such as dense jungle and mangrove forests. The island is also home to a large number of wild species including Iriomote Yamaneko, the wild cat found only on Iriomote Island. Iriomote Island can be reached in 40 mins from Ishigaki Island by ferry.
The luxurious resort is surrounded by island’s rich nature and offers a peaceful atmosphere and spectacular views. The hotel facilities include outdoor pool, spa, restaurants and shops. The stunning Todumari Beach/Tsukigahama Beach are situated right in front.
Haimurubushi (はいむるぶし) is located in the small remote island called Kohama Island (小浜島) and it can be accessed by ferry from Ishigaki island. Haimurubushi is a long establish resort known as “the southernmost resort of Japan”.
The resort is set next to the beautiful beach and offers numbers of beach activities including snorkeling, diving and sea kayaking. There are various kinds of rooms suitable for groups, couples and families.
Hotel Allamanda Kohamajima (ホテルアラマンダ小浜島) is a luxurious resort on Kohama Island (Kohamajima), which is situated between Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands. The island is small and serene, yet a popular beach getaway famous for sandy white beaches with crystal clear water. Some of Okinawa’s top diving and snorkeling spots are located around the island.
The resort consists of villa style all-suite accommodations which lies by the lagoon, and the stunning private beach can be accessed within a few minutes walk, and also the resort houses 3 outdoor ocean-view swimming pools. Snorkeling, diving, island hopping, golf, star gazing, etc, numbers of activities are offered to guests as well as relaxation facilities such as spa, and restaurants and bars.
Feliz Villa Suite Miyakojima Ueno (フェリスヴィラスイート宮古島・上野) is located on Miyako Island (Miyakojima) is located 300 kilometers south of Okinawa Main Island, and it’s Okinawa’s most popular island for diving and snorkelling as there are numbers of spots to enjoy stunning coral reef around the island.
There are 12 private villas which are all ocean view and come with a terrace with own heated outdoor swimming pool. It’s suitable for 1–7 guests, and each villa is well equipped with all the essential amenities. Guests can enjoy exclusive and relaxing moment while staying. The villa is within a short distance from the stunning Wai wai beach and a popular site for wild turtle watching.
Private Villa Jusandi (プライベートヴィラ ユサンディ) is located on northern Ishigaki Island (Ishigakijima), the main island of the Yaeyama Islands and the region’s transportation hub as well as Okinawa’s top tourist destinations. The island owns numbers of stunning beaches and the rich subtropical nature.
The resort consists of 5 private villas which are all clean, stylish and modern, and surrounded by the seaside forest of Ishigaki Island. Each 5 suite villas owns spacious garden with outdoor swimming pool. Two types of villa are available : 1 bedroom for 2 guests and 2 bedrooms for 4 guests. The resort is accessible from the airport and several tourist attractions including the Blue Cave and coral reef points.