Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa: An unforgettable, beachside getaway

Aerial view of hotel (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)
Aerial view of hotel (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa: An unforgettable, beachside getaway

by Farah Bassyouni
Japan Travel

If you’re looking for a curated and unforgettable experience in Nago, Okinawa, look no further than the Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa.

This luxurious hotel will cater to your every need and provide you with local experiences to make your time in Okinawa incredibly memorable.

Lobby (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

Recently, the hotel underwent some changes that have positively contributed to the environmental and local community. In its lobby, the facility has an area dedicated to the Yambaru National Park in Okinawa, which was recently named a UNESCO natural heritage site. The entire lobby area is forest-themed, with unique Okinawa trees and plants that you can learn about during a tour of the hotel.

You may also notice some beautiful star-shaped, fluorescent lanterns around the lobby. These light fixtures are made by local artists and customers during the Yambaru Art Festival when the hotel hosts an exhibition onsite.

Lobby Lounge (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

The lobby’s food and drink bar has afternoon tea, a matcha chocolate fountain, the hotel’s famous brand donuts, and much more. At night, visitors can enjoy the hotel’s cocktail bar with a variety of fun and creative drinks.

Aerial view of hotel (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

While the hotel has an abundance of facilities, some of the most notable ones are the Spa, with a variety of different sentos, and the outdoor pool area, with jacuzzis and hammocks. The outdoor pools are open later than any other place in the city and have a poolside BBQ and bar for those looking to have some fun in the water.

Garden Pool (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

The hotel also has a sauna and seating area dedicated to watching the sunset. This hotel has thought of everything to make your experience as intimate and relaxing as possible.

Buggy adventure (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

Even with all its nightlife activities, the hotel is also incredibly family-friendly and has lots of play areas for children with educational toys from its partner companies. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities, including access to Kariyushi Beach, a glass boat ride where you can admire the bottom of the sea (and feed fish or even see turtles if you’re lucky!), and other water sport adventures.

Coffee & Island Sake Meet (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

Perhaps the most unique feature of this hotel is its connection to the local community. Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa partners with a number of small local businesses, and visitors can enjoy the benefits of these partnerships through activities such as visiting the Nakayama Coffee Farm house and learning about authentic Okinawa coffee (includes roasting your own coffee beans!) or riding a Doronko buggy through the deep forests of Nago for a more thrilling adventure.

Visitors can also take advantage of the hotel’s yoga classes, fishing experiences, and snorkeling and diving activities. Whether it's a girl’s trip, family vacation or some much-needed solo relaxing time, this hotel has something for everyone.

Club Room (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)

All of the rooms have beautiful ocean views, and the club rooms—located on the highest floors—are most popular for their breathtaking views. The hotel also offers free transportation to the beach, which is about five minutes away. Of course, if you’re looking for some special souvenirs, there is a shop where you can purchase everything you need to remember what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime.

Kariyushi Beach (Photo: Oriental Hotel Okinawa Resort & Spa)



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