Carving out a moment of peace in the frenzy of everyday life is fundamental for one's physical and mental well-being. Do you have the opportunity to get on a plane and reach more distant destinations? Okinawa will not disappoint your expectations of unconditional relaxation.
Okinawa is a veritable corner of Polynesia in southern Japan. A destination to be discovered, far from the mad crowd of tourists that can generally be found in the most popular destinations. And if the beach and the blue sea were not enough to convince you, in Okinawa hotels and resorts with a pool are a standard. However, there has been a trend towards smaller and cosier types of accommodation. If you are looking for a quiet private cottage, surrounded by nature and in touch with the welcoming warmth of the locals, here are a few recommendations.
Tinto + Tinto
It is located about 1.5 hour from Naha Airport by Okinawa Expressway. This snug, small hotel is blessed with the breath-taking view of the emerald green sea andKouri Island. It is the ideal base for visits to theOkinawa Churaumi Aquariumand Nakijin Castle. Last but not least, Uppama Beach is only a 5-minute walk away.
Kaiza is an exclusive retreat that can accommodate up to four couples. It can be accessed very easily travelling about 30-40 minutes from Naha Airport or about 1 hour from Naha Bus Terminal. It is only at a 10-minute walk away from Hyakuna Beach. At the edge of the forest, with birds tweeting and butterfly fluttering all around, there is a wooden terrace overlooking Ōjima Island, Mabuni Hill and Itoman’s windmills.