Miyako Island in Okinawa is popular for its beautiful ocean and marine activities. Below are five guest houses that are highly rated on online reservation sites.
1. Guesthouse Ayaguya
This is a guest house in Irabu Island, which is across Irabu Bridge from Miyako Island. Rooms consists of a mixed-gender dormitory, women's dormitory, and private rooms. The entire guest house can be rented as well. There is a shared kitchen (with a refrigerator, microwave, rice cooker, toaster, cookware, and so on), showers, and washing machine. There are also bicycles available to rent for a fee. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the building and staff who can speak English.
Sample rates: 2,500 JPY/night per person in the mixed-gender dormitory (to be paid in advance)
2. Pension Ntsunaka
This popular accommodation is about 10 minutes by car from Miyako Airport and about 15 minutes from the city center. A beach popular for snorkeling and Higashi Hennazaki, which is one of Miyako Island’s top scenic spots, are both about five minutes away by car. There are six guest rooms, all of which are private rooms. In addition, there is a shared living room, kitchen (with a refrigerator, stove, rice cooker, toaster, and so on), shower room, washer, and dryer. There is also an airy courtyard where you can enjoy a barbeque. There is free Wi-Fi access in all of the guest rooms.
Sample rates: 5,310 JPY (incl. tax) per person per night during off-season (October 1 – April 15)
*There is a minimum stay of two nights
3. Guest House Albatoross
This guest house is conveniently located along Shimozato Odori in the center of the city, which is just three minutes on foot from the commercial district. It is particularly popular among golfers, as it offers assistance with booking tee times, provides transportation to golf courses, and rents out golf clubs for a fee. That said, it is a great place for non-golfers as well. There are both dormitory rooms and private rooms, as well as a shared kitchen (with a microwave and other equipment) and shower room. Many like that they can get free drinks, such as coffee, at any time. There is free Wi-Fi access in all of the guest rooms.
Sample rates: 2,000 JPY per person per night for a Western-style room
4. Minshuku Shimanchu
Located on a hill, this accommodation offers great views. It is about 5 minutes by car to the city, 12 – 13 minutes by car to the airport, and a short walk from a fishing port. All the rooms are private rooms with their own bath and toilet. They have both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms. There is a shared living room to meet other guests in, as well as a shared kitchen with all the basic necessities. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire building.
Sample rates: 3,700 JPY (incl. tax) per person per night
5. Lily Villa
This accommodation is conveniently located just 2km from Miyako Airport and 6km from Maehama Beach. They have free parking, making it great for those renting a car. The guest rooms have flat screen TVs and private bathrooms with bathtubs. There is also a shared kitchen with equipment like refrigerators and microwaves. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire building.
The appeal of guest houses is that they are comfortable to stay at, whether alone or in groups, and are great places to meet other travelers. If you are going to Miyako Island, why not consider these guest houses for your accommodation?
*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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