Hoshinoya, Okinawa

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Relax on a coastal escape to the ‘Hawaii of Japan’, with a stay at the Hoshinoya hotel in Okinawa.

Spectacular sea views are one of the most alluring features of this unique seaside hotel, which is designed around the concept of the ‘gusuku estate’. The building’s castle-like exterior is certainly impressive, and reflects the Okinawa region’s rich culture and history.

But there’s also a softer side to the Hoshinoya. The hotel makes the most of its breathtaking surroundings with candlelit open-air dining areas, a tranquil swimming pool, plush oceanfront suites and canopied sun terraces. There are beautiful ocean views almost everywhere you look.

When you’re not on floating the day away in the pool, relaxing in the spa or hitting the beach, there are many invigorating walking routes to try out. Head to Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park, Cape Zanpa or Ujaki Park – all under an hour’s walk away. And you can take your pick of activities nearby, including diving, snorkelling, horse riding and local cultural workshops.


Rooms at the Hoshinoya offer all the modern comforts you could want for a beachside escape, including a minibar, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries. Choose the right suite and you can wake up to incredible ocean views, and go to sleep with the sound of waves lapping against the breach.

This laidback resort has its own Sicilian restaurant, plus a simply gorgeous spa and outdoor swimming pool. There’s also a library lounge, pretty gardens and helpful 24-hour front desk staffed by a friendly, multilingual team.

Why we love it

If you want to experience the wild, sun-kissed beauty of Japan’s coastline, the Hoshinoya hotel is the perfect place to do it. Your days here will be spent lazing on the beach, exploring nature on scenic walks or diving in the sparkling sea. Safe to say, you’ll fall asleep with a smile on your face each night.

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