Luxurious four-star Hoshino Resort RISONARE Kohamajima has opened in Okinawa, Japan’s subtropical southern prefecture, just three hours by air from Tokyo. Situated on the beach-lovers’ paradise of Kohamajima in the YaeYama Islands, the stylish and newly built property offers 60 modern and spacious private suites built around a pristine lagoon. All suites have their own terrace and daybed and some offer private pools and jacuzzi-style outdoor bathtubs.
First opened in April 2020, the resort closed shortly after welcoming its first guests due to the global pandemic, however it has now reopened its doors and offers guests a rural coastal retreat in an idyllic island setting. What’s more, with Okinawa boasting a year-round warm climate comparable to Hawaii and Cancun, the property is a great option for winter-sun breaks or travel in early 2021.
With an 18-hole golf course, two large outdoor swimming pools and a beach-front location, the resort is perfect for those wanting a sense of escape and seclusion. Embracing the natural healing properties of the sea and therapeutic traditions from Okinawa’s Ryukyu heritage, the resort’s spa also offers guests a range of treatments to enrich the body and soul. Other facilities include waterfront restaurant Ooli Ooli and a beach book cafe with a library to enjoy by the ocean.
For those that want to explore the resort’s beautiful surroundings and discover more of Okinawa, there are a selection of activities and excursions to choose from including; snorkelling at a local ‘mythical island’, a calming evening SUP by sunset, moon beach yoga below the stars, sea canyoning, jet blading, stargazing and local craft classes.
Hoshino Resort RISONARE Kohamajima has reopened with enhanced hygiene management in place including social distancing measures, temperature checks for all guests on arrival, additional sanitisation of guest rooms and public spaces and a ‘take out’ style food service for guests that prefer to dine in their suites. Full details can be found on the resort’s website.
For more information visit: https://risonare.com/kohamajima/en/
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Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, comprises 160 subtropical islands boasting a year-round warm climate comparable to Hawaii, Miami and Cancun. Just 3 hours by air from Tokyo and blessed with incredible natural beauty, from lush forests to crystal blue waters with abundant coral and golden sands, Okinawa is perfect for beach lovers and sport enthusiasts alike whilst still appealing to culture seekers thanks to its unique history and heritage.
Using the bountiful fresh produce its natural environment produces, Okinawa’s culinary culture is also unique and is believed to be a key factor in Okinawa’s status as one of five longevity hotspots in the world.
For further information on Okinawa, visit: www.visitokinawa.jp