MAIN ISLAND BEACHES
The main island of Okinawa has some of the most pristine beaches in the
world. While much of the interior of the island is taken up with US military
bases, the coast line is home to some of the clearest waters on the planet.
A stay at a Japanese beach resort is much more than just hanging out at the
beach. In addition to many marine activates on hand, most resorts offer cultural
events, as well are amazing local cuisine.
Most people will fly into the main airport in Naha.
There are 4 main ways to get to the resorts:
1. If your resort has it's own transfer bus, then this is the easiest way to get
there (advanced reservations are required, and the service will not run if there
are not bookings)
2.The Limousine Bus Service, which departs Naha Airport from about 11AM. It runs
along the west coast of the Island, only stopping at the main resorts. Check the
time schedule carefully as some buses only operate in peak season.
3.There is also a fairly extensive network of regular bus services that run up
and down both coasts. Buses run from Naha Airport to Naha Bus Terminal andyou
may have to change buses here.
4. Get us to order you a private transfer to your resort.
Many resorts operate bus services to local attractions. Check with the
Resorts also keep taxis on stand by, which are not too expensive. If you are
concerned, then ask the front desk for an idea of the costs.
Things to See
The resorts are more of a place to relax than to exert energies racing around
trying to see as much as you can. For those that do want to get out and about,
there are several historic sites that date back to the Ryukyu Kingdom. Several
castles (ruins remain) and interesting to visit. There is also a lot of nature
activities, and quite a few walking trails. Pack plenty to water as it can be
quite draining in the jungle areas.