Planning a trip to Okinawa and don’t know where to stay yet? We’ve got you covered! Okinawa is home to gorgeous resorts with amazing views and beautiful beaches. We selected here a list of what we consider the 15 best luxury hotels in Okinawa.
Have a look and book your favorite for an unforgettable trip in this tropical paradise! Make sure to reserve in advance as these hotels are quite popular and they get full pretty fast, specially in high season.
1. Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa
The Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa is a true gem among the island’s top accommodations. This elegant hotel offers a blend of contemporary luxury and traditional Okinawan charm, creating a unique and welcoming ambiance. The spacious guest rooms and suites are designed with comfort in mind and offer stunning views of the emerald green ocean and lush greenery of the surrounding hills.
The hotel’s serene location provides the perfect setting for indulging in the spa’s rejuvenating treatments or enjoying a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. You’ll also find plenty of dining options, ranging from local specialties to international cuisine, all prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
With its sophisticated style, exceptional service, and idyllic setting, the Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa promises to be a memorable stay for any traveler.
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2. Hyakuna Garan
Often described as a luxury hideaway, Hyakuna Garan is an amazing luxury ryokan in Okinawa. The architecture is modern while offering a Japanese-style interior. With only 18 rooms, guests are ensured the ultimate privacy. Other than the Garan Annex, rooms have an age requirement of 13.
On the fifth floor, there are 6 private family outdoor baths that guests can use for free, but be sure to book them in advance. The water is not hot springs, but the place offers amazing views of the ocean. There is also a Zen meditation room on the second floor for those wanting to try.
Guests Tips: During low tide, visit the private beach and you might be able to discover unique creatures!
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3. The Ritz Carlton Okinawa
The Ritz Carlton Okinawa lives up to its branding of being a 5-star luxury resort hotel. It is the ultimate luxury resort experience and it is well worth it. Some even opt for this location for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. On top of that, this resort is extremely kid-friendly, offering babysitting services, Ritz Kids programs and kids’ facilities.
The Gabana room is a great choice for this resort, as it has a private outdoor jacuzzi on the terrace on the first floor. There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools, with the indoor one being open all year round.
Shuttle services are offered to Kise Beach which is just five minutes away. You can also enjoy a nice complimentary yoga class in the morning, but be sure to book it by 17:00 the day before.
Guests Tips: Get a Ritz Nic from the reception in advance to enjoy a nice picnic on the beach
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4. Okinawa Spa Resort Exes
A relaxed resort you should consider as well is Okinawa Spa Resort Exes. This property has great cost performance with some rooms offering large private swimming pools on the top floor. This place is great for couples and families.
There are also indoor and outdoor public swimming pools, as well as communal hot baths, jacuzzis and dry saunas. One of the best spa shops in Okinawa is located in this resort, and the “spa treatment” is highly recommended.
Guests Tips: The breakfast buffet is excellent, so be sure to pop down every morning from 7:00 to 10:00.
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5. Umino Ryotei Okinawa Nakamasou
Umino Ryotei Okinawa Nakamasou opened in December 2016 and is a small modern ryokan in Okinawa. There are only 25 rooms available, offering the best, exclusive service. This hotel is also known for its seafood, so those who love a good shrimp or two should really consider this location. The Japanese Kaisei seafood for breakfast and dinner is highly recommended, offering the best quality seafood from Hokkaido.
Rooms are spacious with unique views, but the best ones are the ones with an ocean view. Request for those ones if you have the option. There are no swimming pools on-site, however, there are communal indoor baths that are great for relaxation.
Guests Tips: This is a great stay for those wanting a luxury ryokan experience.
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6. Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa
Recently opened in 2018, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island has a sophisticated ambiance and interior, perfect for family vacations as they offer services like babysitting and rental of strollers and cribs. The hotel offers concierge services that are top-rated as well.
Some rooms offer great Lagoon views with a balcony looking out onto the beautiful blue ocean. Amenities include yukata, bathrobes, skincare products on request, complimentary tea and coffee bags and even a tea set.
The facilities at this hotel are top-notch, with indoor and outdoor pools as well as two private small beaches to yourself.
Guests Tips: There are rooms near lifts, so request in advance if you’d like a more wheelchair-friendly room.
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Jusandi is located on Ishigaki Island, and offers the luxury modern resort experience surrounded by pristine nature. This hotel is great for couples and friends, but families with kids should take note that there is a minimum age requirement of 12.
There are only 5 villas on this property, offering the most private experience and attentive service. Each villa has its own private outdoor swimming pool using spring water, a private garden and a private terrace that has amazing ocean views. Stroll on the private beach to discover tropical fish, coral reefs and other creatures.
Guests Tips: From the private beach, you can go to a blue cave nearby and snorkel in that area — snorkelling gear is available for free at reception.
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8. The Uza Terrace Beach Club Villas
Just 20 minutes north of Okinawa’s main city Naha, the Uza Terrace Beach Club Villas offer a great luxury hotel experience conveniently located in the pottery village of Yomitan. As the villa is perched above the East China Sea, all guests of the 48 villas get great stunning views.
Every room comes with a private pool, and there is also a public pool on the premises. The interiors are decorated minimally and are a great place for relaxation.
Guests Tips: Visit the hotel’s farm to see how much they grow their own products!
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9. The Atta Terrace Club Towers
With only 78 rooms, the Atta Terrace Club Towers is perfect for those looking for a more exclusive stay. There is an age limit of 16 years old, so families with children need to be mindful of that. The South Wing on a high floor is highly recommended for rooms as they offer great views of the sunset. If possible, avoid the North Wing as there don’t offer as great of a view there.
There is an outdoor swimming pool on the property. While they don’t have an indoor swimming pool, gym, hot bath or sauna, guests can go to the sister inn that’s located 15 mins away, The Busena Terrace, and use them for free there.
Guests Tips: Lounge at the library lounge and bar between 17:00 and 19:00 for complimentary alcoholic drinks.
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10. Halekulani Okinawa
Stretching nearly a mile down the coast of central Okinawa is Halekulani Okinawa. This is the second outpost of Hawaii’s Halekulani brand. The location of this resort is great, with easy access to tourist attractions while still being able to escape.
Opened in July 2019, all rooms offer great views of the East China Sea. There are five outdoor pools along with natural hot springs for guests to enjoy. Three out of the five pools are infinity pools. All 308 standard rooms, 47 suits and 5 villas have private balconies overlooking the sea.
Guests Tips: Catch the sunset from the Bar Spectra with one of Halekulani’s potent signature mai tai’s for a romantic evening.
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11. Hoshinoya Taketomi Island
Located on Taketomi Island, Hoshinoya Taketomi Island is like a small village. It is a great escape from city life and the perfect place to experience a more laid-back atmosphere on a remote island.
Each villa has its own private garden, offering the best privacy and a luxurious experience for guests. The swimming pool in the garden is open 24 hours, and you can even borrow bicycles to explore the island.
Guests Tips: Book the bicycles in advance so you can get them for your trip.
Read More: Things To Do In Taketomi Island
12. Sesoko Sansui
On the west side of Okinawa is the island of Sesoko. Sesoko Sansui is located on this island, and offers a tranquil paradise experience for families and couples. There is a gorgeous infinity pool looking out onto the ocean, and it has great sunset views from here too.
The hotel is located close to a lot of beaches, so be sure to stroll around and discover the area on your own.
Guests Tips: Take a dip in the jacuzzi for some extra hydrotherapy!
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13. Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima is located on Yakushima Island which is technically not in Okinawa but in Kagoshima prefecture. But it was worth listing it here as you can see in the pictures. The hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by forests, waterfalls and mountains.
There are only 24 rooms here. The most luxurious one is the Sankara Suite, with its own outdoor bath and spa room. Sankara’s spa is top-notch and is highly recommended to guests. There is an extensive range of options including the Algologie seaweed facials and Eastern massages.
Guests Tips: There is free pickup and drop-off service for both the ferry port at Anbo and Yakushima Airport, but be sure to book in advance.
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14. The Terrace Club at Busena
Great for a luxury vacation for adults, the Terrace Club at Busena is a great choice and is also rated as one of the best on thalassotherapy. There are various facilities on site and makes a great venue for special occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays. The Club Deluxe Ocean room is highly recommended, as it opens out onto the ocean.
One of the facilities offered is a library lounge, with complimentary drinks available from 7:00 to 24:00. As for alcoholic drinks, complimentary wine, champagne, beer, whiskey and Okinawan liquor are available from 17:00 to 19:00.
The outdoor swimming pool is fantastic, as well as the Thalassotherapy Pool which is the highlight of the resort. On top of that, there is a small gym, a dry sauna and an exercise studio.
Guests Tips: There is a minimum age requirement of 13, so families with small kids need to take note.
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15. Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort
Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort is a great European-style luxury resort hotel in Okinawa. It opened in 2013 and is extremely family-friendly with an outdoor kids’ pool, kids’ playroom and a kids’ park.
Request for a room that’s on a higher floor to enjoy the best views of the ocean. Rooms facing south can enjoy great sunsets over the sea. Some rooms are facing the car park which is not the most ideal, so be sure to check with the staff.
This hotel offers arrangements of activities including water sports. The outdoor swimming pools are open between April and October, but there are also indoor swimming pools, hot springs, mist saunas, a yoga studio and a gym on the 2nd floor. Rooms like “Ocean Bath Rooms”, “Corner Rooms” or “Rooms on the Club Floor” can use the facilities on the 2nd floor for free.
Guests Tips: Enjoy complimentary drinks from 10:00 to 22:00 at the cafe called TEA Lounge.
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I hope you enjoyed this list of the best luxury hotels in Okinawa! Which one is your favorite?
As you can see, there are a lot of options to pick from in just Okinawa alone. Be sure to keep these 15 luxury hotels in mind before booking your next holiday to Okinawa, Japan’s own unique version of Hawaii.
If you are looking for some tips about visiting Okinawa, feel free to check out our Tokashiki Island travel guide.