Okinawa offers a very different experience of Japan—tropical vibes, white sand beaches and South Pacific influences. Famous for open hearts and easy smiles, these islands are something special. Hoshinoya Taketomi Island is an excellent base for exploration. The spacious, light-filled villas of this resort village draw inspiration from local architecture and island nature. Tradition and modernity mix well here, with coral-walled entrances blended with modern materials and furnishings. Windows open to the sea breeze, and villas sit in their own private gardens. Chefs explore Okinawan flavors at every meal: fish from the surrounding sea, traditional herbs and spices, and tropical fruits grown all across Okinawa. Spa treatments incorporate herbs grown in the kitchen gardens, oils from avocado and tropical woods, and salt from the sea.
Beyond the hotel, guests embrace island life with a tour of the village on water buffalo-drawn carts and diving or snorkeling in the clear waters. Evenings unwind with remarkable sunsets from a white sand beach, before falling asleep to the sounds of waves crashing. Experience Okinawa as a local at Hoshinoya Taketomi Island.