The island of Okinawa is only 70 miles long and 7 miles wide (approx 112km x 11km) so it doesn’t take long to get around. All around the edges, beautiful beaches lure tourists to hotels, hostels and camping sites.
The Intercontinental at Manza Beach combines a classic hotel experience within a unique island location. Water sports and excellent service give this hotel its very good name.
The Ritz-Carlton is another example of international standard luxury and charm. The accommodation is refined and luxurious, and the pool and dining areas are spectacular.
For a less up market hotel right on the beach, but also with a pool and good facilities, have a look at the aptly named Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach.
Traditional Ryokan Stay
The main island of Okinawa Prefecture is not heavily populated by ryokans, so if travellers want to experience this unique traditional type of accommodation, Ishigaki Island is the place to head.
Sorahouse, one minute’s walk from the Miebashi Monorail station, and is a clean, simple guest house in the heart of the city.
A private, capsule hotel close to shopping centres and transport is Abest CUBE Naha Kokusaidori. There are private rooms and standard hostel sharing rooms.
What better place to stay on this island than right in the middle of the natural environment? Bungalows and Camp sites are available at Yagaji Beach, on the northern part of the island towards the Forest Park.