Five New Villa-Type Luxury Resorts in Okinawa

Villa-type resorts are best suited for travelers who want to enjoy Okinawa in private luxury. The following five are carefully selected among the new alternatives that have opened within the last three years. They all offer a resort retreat with the finest facilities to pamper the demanding customer both physically and mentally and feature Okinawa’s uniqueness at its best.

Hoshino Resort RESONALE Kohama Island

Resonale Kohama Island operated by Hoshino Resorts, a master brand known for its high service quality in Japan, opened in 2020 in Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park on Kohama Island. The site is certified by the “International Dark Sky Places (IDSP)” program. All guest rooms are villa-type suites, and the resort features a floating lounge with access limited to one group per day and a “Phantom Island” that appears only at low tide. Plenty of nature tours and a first-class golf course are also at guests’ disposal.

Hoshino Resort RESONALE Kohama Island
2954, Kohama Taketomi-Cho,Yaeyama-Gun, Okinawa, 907-1221, Japan
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Halekulani Okinawa

With a history of over 100 years in Hawaii, the luxury resort Halekulani opened its first overseas hotel in Japan in Onna Village, Okinawa. All rooms, including villas with private pools and natural hot springs, have ocean views. A stay in the resort is a dream come true, as it’s in an area protected as a Quasi-National Park . The originally planned meals are prepared with carefully selected ingredients from Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan. The “HALEKULANI OKINAWA ESCAPES” program offers guests a unique Okinawa experience with the theme of longevity and nature.

Halekulani Okinawa
1967-1 Nakama, Onna, Kunigami District, Okinawa, 904-0401, Japan
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the rescape

The hideaway resort blends into Miyako Island unspoiled east coast nature nestling along a long natural white beach. The resort has 40 guest rooms of nine different types, all with a superb view of the famous Miyako-blue ocean, in private villas from 40 to 112 square meters. You sure will enjoy a hands-on spear-fishing tour, starry sky observation, sharpening your five senses in the wilderness surrounded by virgin forest, and the “luxury doing nothing.”

the rescape
1901-1 Nagama Gusukube, Miyakojima, Okinawa, 906-0000, Japan
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THE HIRAMATSU HOTELS & RESORTS Ginoza

A hideaway resort located on the east coast of the northern part of the main island has only 19 guest rooms, all with a whirlpool bath on the terrace. The resort stands on a gentle slope on a land of about 5.7 acres. A real thrill of the resort is the meals by “Hiramatsu” who is known as Japan’s leading luxury restaurant group. Their chef carefully selects delicious seasonal ingredients from the land and every part of the country for dishes exquisitely matched with the local atmosphere.

THE HIRAMATSU HOTELS & RESORTS GINOZA
1425 Matsuda, Ginoza-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, 904-1301, Japan
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LE CANA MOTOBU

An inn in a Quasi-National Park in the northern part of the main island offers absolute privacy. A group of guests can have a private space entirely for themselves, as the whole resort is reserved for only one group at a time. Guests will enjoy a panoramic view from all three rooms, an ocean view from the observation deck at their disposal for BBQ and other parties. A personal chef prepares a creative French full-course meal in front of you using Okinawan ingredients for the ultimate highlight of your trip.

LE CANA MOTOBU
1426-30 Yamasato, Motobu- cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, 905-0219, Japan
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Posted on September 30th, 2020
Text by Kari Valtaoja
Kari Valtaoja is a native of Finland who has made Okinawa his home for the last 40 years. He has experience working as a writer, editor, and publisher for nearly 50 years.

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