Highly Rated! 5 Select Hotels You Should Stay in on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa
Ishigaki Island is an outlying island that is located about 400km southwest of Naha City on the main island of Okinawa. It is a tropical paradise surrounded by beautiful ocean and blessed with rich nature and a temperate climate all year round. Here is a selection of five hotels on Ishigaki Island that are highly rated on online travel sites.
1. Grandvrio Resort Ishigakijima Grandvrio Garden
Grandvrio Resort Ishigakijima offers a quality resort experience amidst the beautiful nature. There are two facilities to choose from, among which Grandvrio Garden is recommended for those focused on sightseeing. There are fantastic views of the majestic Ishigaki Island from the rooms. There are two buildings on the grounds. The Tingara Building consists of West Court that faces the blue ocean on which the sun sets beautifully, and East Court which has a view of the blue sea and southern islands. It has a rooftop terrace from which to enjoy the beautiful stars at night. The Tumoru Building, which is by the ocean, has rooms with private gardens and large terraces. There are large shared baths including open-air baths as well as indoor and outdoor pools. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and staff who speak English, Chinese and Korean.
2. Art Hotel Ishigakijima
This is a hotel on a hill in Ishigaki City and has a view of the blue ocean and Yaeyama Islands to the south, and Mt. Banna, richly endowed with nature, to the north. The Ocean View Deluxe Queen on the top (12th) floor is the most luxurious room in the hotel. The hotel has a total of ten different types of rooms, ranging from twin to quadruple rooms - all of which are designed in the hotel's theme of urban resort - so you can select the room that suits your purpose. The breakfast buffet that focuses on local flavors made with ingredients of the island is popular. There are also large shared baths and an outdoor pool for guests to enjoy. The hotel has a selection of amenities for babies so it is recommended for families as well. There is access to free Wi-Fi in the common areas.
3. Ishigaki Seaside Hotel
This is a hotel that is in a fantastic location right on a beach by the emerald green ocean. The guest rooms in the Tumoru Building and Ti-da Building all have views of the sea. In particular, the Deluxe Rooms on the top floor of the Ti-da Building are luxurious spaces with panoramic views of a coral cove. The Kabira Village, which is surrounded by a seaside forest, consists of Polynesian style thatched roof structures, offering private cottage-style accommodations for guests. Each cottage has a private jacuzzi on the terrace. The hotel has an outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property.
4. Alaise De Bale Ishigaki
This hotel is just one minute on foot from the beach that spreads out right in front of it. It is a place where you can enjoy a special time with a view of the beautiful ocean. All rooms are suites that are more than 45 sq.m. each. There are nine rooms with different designs to select from. The hotel has a bathroom with a view that you can book for private use where you can enjoy the sublime experience of soaking in a bath while gazing at the fabulous scenery. There is an outdoor pool with equipment for a poolside barbeque. There is free Wi-Fi access in some of the rooms.
5. Hotel WBF Ishigakijima
This hotel is located around a 8-minute walk away from the Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal where ferries to the Yaeyama Islands depart. It is in a perfect location as a base for seeing Ishigaki Island, as well as the surrounding islands. There are double and twin rooms, all of which are designed stylishly. Each room has a mini-kitchen with cookware, tableware and a microwave so you can make your own meals. There is also a laundry room, so the hotel is appropriate for longer stays. There are bicycles that can be rented for free. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hotel, and there is free Wi-Fi access in the common areas.
With direct flights not only from the main island of Okinawa, but also from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and other cities, Ishigaki Island is a tropical paradise that is easy to get to. Enjoy a stay there to thoroughly experience the appeal of this beautiful island.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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