7 Luxury Hotels in Okinawa for a Lavish Trip
Okinawa has abundant nature and history and culture rich in tradition. The islands also have a great selection of high class hotels with comfortable rooms, exclusive views, and top-notch restaurants, spas, and other facilities.
In this article we will introduce our recommendations for luxury hotels in Okinawa.
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- Halekulani Okinawa in Onna Village
- Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in Onna Village
- The Busena Terrace in Nago City
- Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa in Naha City
- Ala Mahaina Condo Hotel in Motobu Town
- Iraph SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa Miyako in Miyako Island
- Grandvrio Resort Ishigakijima Villa Garden in Ishigaki Island
Halekulani Okinawa in Onna Village
Halekulani Okinawa is located on the coastline of Onna Village. Originally from Hawai’i, Halekulani is a hotel with a history of over 100 years. The name “Halekulani”, means “a house befitting heaven” in Hawaiian language, and as its name indicates, you will certainly have a first-rate experience at this hotel.
There are 3 types of rooms: guest rooms, suite rooms, and villas. All rooms have an ocean view. We recommend the villa rooms, which include a private pool and natural hot spring, for those who want to enjoy a relaxing, luxurious time all to themselves.
There are 4 hotel restaurants, where you can experience Michelin 2-star restaurants and the highest quality meat.
See the following link for more information on Halekulani Okinawa (Japanese only):
Address：1967-1 Nakama, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in Onna Village
Located on Seragaki Island, an island that is connected to Okinawa Island by bridge, is Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa. The entire island is part of the hotel premises and is surrounded by the blue sea on all sides.
There are a total of 343 guest rooms, out of which we recommend the Seragaki Island Suite rooms. The rooms are some of the largest hotel rooms in Okinawa Prefecture and you can admire the varying ocean views from 3 sides of the room.
There is a Gusuku Pool in the hotel that was modeled after the castle walls of traditional Okinawa castles (gusuku), as well as a Lagoon pool, which is a saltwater pool. There are several restaurants serving everything from Okinawan local cuisine to Italian, so guests can enjoy a variety of foods during their stay.
See the following link for more information on Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa (Japanese only):
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa
Address：1108 Seragaki, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
The Busena Terrace in Nago City
The Busena Terrace is a resort hotel located at Cape Busena in Nago City. The resort has a very relaxing ambience that you will feel as soon as you step into the spacious ocean view lobby.
There are a plethora of services to ensure guests have a luxurious stay, such as the 24-hour butler service. Guests who stay in the Club Cottage rooms have access to an exclusive lounge.
As there are shuttle buses to take guests around the huge resort, access to the Underwater Observatory Tower and glass-bottom boat rides is convenient. There is a wide array of restaurants, including restaurants with dress codes, which are recommended for couples celebrating a special occasion.
See the following link for more information on The Busena Terrace (Japanese only):
The Busena Terracne
Address：1808 Kise, Nago-shi, Okinawa
Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa in Naha City
Rihga Royal Grand Okinawa is connected to Yui Rail Asahibashi Station, making it a convenient hotel to stay at for those who want to sightsee in Naha. The top floor has a view of the Kerama Islands.
All of the guest rooms have an area of 35 square meters. Guests are sure to get a good night’s sleep, as the mattresses were specially developed by Sealy and Simmons. Guests staying on the Premier Floors (high level floors) have access to the bar on the top floor, where they can get ‘welcome drinks’ and other exclusive services.
Each floor features the artwork of local Okinawan artists for guests to enjoy. Also, guests won’t want to miss out on the specialty roast beef served in the restaurant.
See the following link for more information on Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa (Japanese only):
Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
Address：1-9 Asahimachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Ala Mahaina Condo Hotel in Motobu Town
We recommend Ala Mahaina Condo Hotel for those who plan to have an extended stay in Okinawa. The hotel is located in the Yambaru area in Motobu Town, and is conveniently located near many popular tourist attractions, such as Churaumi Aquarium.
All the guests rooms have ocean views and are suite type rooms with separate bedrooms and living rooms. The rooms are perfect for families and groups. With an infinity pool and a public bath with a view of the ocean, there are many on-site facilities to experience the charms of the Yambaru area. It is the perfect place to stay for those who want to make the most of their long-term stay in Okinawa.
We also recommend having Okinawan cuisine or go to a café at the Okinawa Hanasaki Marche, located on the hotel grounds.
See the following link for more information on Ala Mahaina Condo Hotel (Japanese only):
Ala Mahaina Condo Hotel
Address：Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Iraph SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa Miyako in Miyako Island
Iraph SUI a Luxury Collection Hotel Okinawa Miyako is located along the southern coastline of Irabu Island, and can be reached by car from Miyako Island. At this hotel you can experience the essence of Irabu Island through all 5 senses.
There are 58 guest rooms, with white-based interior designs, based on the concept of a white sandy beach. Enjoy the fresh island air and utilize the wide outdoor balcony, garden, and private pool. There are many ways to refresh your mind, body and soul in the hotel. We recommend the spa that utilizes kucha (sea mud) derived from the seafloor of Okinawa’s ocean and the herbal tea making experience.
Convertible rental cars are available for those who want to take a drive around the island while enjoying the refreshing island breeze.
See the following link for more information on Iraph SUI a Luxury Collection Hotel Okinawa Miyako (Japanese only):
Iraph SUI a Luxury Collection Hotel Okinawa Miyako
Address：818-5 Irabu-Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa
Grandvrio Resort Ishigakijima Villa Garden in Ishigaki Island
With its cottage-type rooms, guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in privacy at Granvrio Resort Ishigakijima Villa Garden. The cottages with red tiled roofs resemble a traditional Okinawan village, and exude an Okinawan feel.
There are 5 types of guest rooms, some of which include private pools and swings. We recommend enjoying a carefree time at the communal outdoor pool or soothing your body and mind at the salt spa, Bian. Guests also have access to the facilities at the adjacent hotel, Ocean’s Wing.
Enjoy live performances of eisa and sanshin or stargaze at the starry sky observation terrace on the roof.
See the following link for more information on Granvrio Resort Ishigakijima Villa Garden (Japanese only):
Grandvrio Resort Ishigakijima Villa Garden
Address：2471-1 Arakawa-Funakura, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa