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Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan

Discover an incredibly serene, comfortable, and traditional Japanese hotel that offers breath-taking ocean views and a perfect vantage point to watch the summertime fireworks shows.

Just a 15-minute boat ride from the Ishigaki ferry terminal will carry you to Taketomi Island. The hotel’s shuttle will greet you from the moment you step off the ship.

Taketomi Island in Okinawa Prefecture is an unspoilt place, preserved by building no new homes in the past fifty years. Only existing houses remain and are preserved in the local tradition: built of wood with large bay windows and the thick red roof tiles that are so characteristic of the island.

You will first be impressed by the tranquillity and authenticity of this village of 48 villas that are built just like the typical houses on the island.

While the villas are identical, you will have a choice between two styles of interior design. The first is traditional, in the style of ryokans, with their tatami-covered floors and futon beds, whereas the second is more Western with a shower, bathtub, modern beds, and tatamis only in the bedrooms. Regardless of your choice, each villa is decorated with the sophistication and clean lines characteristic of Japanese style, with dark wood furniture and couches inviting you to total relaxation.

Wander the small winding alleys of this charming village, breathe in the pure air and absorb its unique atmosphere.
BREEZY PAVILION ZUKI

A three-person pavilion, perfect for families traveling

Maximum guests per room: 3
Total area : 200 – 300 sqm
Floor area : About 59 – 65 sqm

BREEZY PAVILION TONACHI

This convenient two-person guest room located near all major facilities is furnished with handrails and generous bathroom space.

Maximum guests per room: 2
Total area : 200 – 300sqm
Floor area : About 59sqm

BREEZY PAVILION with TATAMI MATTING KYANGI

A two-person pavilion lined with soft tatami straw matting and furnished with a sofa long enough for lying down.

Maximum guests per room: 2
Total area: 200 – 300sqm
Floor area: About 53sqm

BREEZY PAVILION GAJONI

A pavilion for two people, featuring one king-size bed, a large living area, comfortable sofa, and large bathtub.

Maximum guests per room: 2
Total area: 200 – 300sqm
Floor area: About 59sqm

The viewing point on the heights of the Resort is the perfect place for summer traditional fireworks contemplation. You will be surrounded by the village on one side and the ocean on the other.

You can swim laps or splash around with your children in the huge swimming pool that is almost as large as an Olympic pool, or simply lie down and relax in one of its shallow ends as the water caresses your skin. You will also appreciate the privacy afforded by the pretty blooming bushes surrounding the pool.

You can relax in the lounge next to the swimming pool, which offers hot drinks, refreshments and all kinds of snacks around the clock. This living space also offers a variety of workshops and entertainment. The Resort takes pride in supporting local craftsmanship.

dining

Hoshinoya Taketomi Island offers a wide variety of activities to make your stay a rich and fulfilling one.

At the end of the day, you can watch the sunset on the eastern coast of the island, which magically transforms the beach into an otherworldly landscape. Afterwards, savour your dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

The chef, Tatsuo Nakasu is prodigious, creating dishes à la française from local products. His bamboo shoots dish with abalones and garlic butter is an homage to Burgundy cuisine. Each of his dishes, from appetizers to dessert artfully combines finesse and balance.

Scuba diving

Ready for a face-to-face encounter with a manta ray? Take the plunge in the warm waters of Okinawa and discover the delights of scuba diving in Japan.

While the whole Okinawa area is reputed for its coral reef, the southern Yaeyama archipelago is particularly prized among divers because of the high chances of seeing manta ray.

Conditions for scuba diving are first-rate thanks to clear, shallow waters that offer exceptional visibility. As soon as you near the ocean floor, you’ll be able to admire shoals of colourful fish swimming around the majestic coral reef – and there’s a good chance of spotting a manta ray.

Snorkelling

You can also sign up for a half-day of snorkelling, offering you an alternative activity to admire the exceptional beauty of this underwater universe.

Craft

Guests can try their hand at artisanal crafts such as wickerwork.

Places like Taketomi island are still rare. This preserved island in the South of Japan gathers craftsmen with exceptional skill. It should be said that the local flora is generous here, providing them with everything they need – such as the abundance of pandanus trees growing along the coastline, producing leaves used in these basket making.

Enjoy a private lesson in the lounge and build your own basket.

Music

Enjoy a daily music and song show during which a local musician will introduce you to the traditional instrument from Okinawa, the sanshin, which resembles a 3-string banjo.

History let us know that the sanshin appeared about 600 years ago. This traditional string instrument can be found in the Ryukyu islands, an archipelago near Taiwan in the Okinawa prefecture. Its name may derive from the Chinese “sanxian”, a similar instrument brought over by immigrants in the second half of the 14th century. However, sanshin was originally reserved for entertaining the royal court. The instrument was eventually taken up by the general public, and remains very popular to this day.

Features
  • JAPANESE BATH/ONSEN
  • KIDS' BEDROOM
  • ON THE BEACH

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$600 $570/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
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