ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort

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ANA Intercontinental Manza

 

The peninsula that the Manza Beach Resort sits on is  about ½ mile off  the main road, hwy 58, in Onna. I was assured that even in high tourist months  the beaches would have a space for my towel in the sand, however I was warned when reserving a room through the summer to look at least 90 days in advance.This is  especially  the case if you want to secure one of the premium floor rooms with lounge access. The value of “The Lounge” for Premium guests is so amazing that I can’t imagine staying at the Manza Beach Resort in any other style. Endless service,  breakfast buffet, tea time,  evening snacks, cocktails, and late night refreshments.The premium levels are truly a trick of the travel insider. I was tickled to find out that IHG club members received special privileges as well, and in the worst case scenario the resort was full for premium levels, I noticed the buffets and restaurants, were all surprisingly affordable; which is all to often not the case in comparable resorts. I can imagine now that I will spend many days this summer at this quiet resort listening to the waves crash on the rocks as I sit alone or with friends.

 

ANA Intercontinental Manza

 

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As I prepared for my traditional Okinawan dinner buffet with a Ryukyuan music and dance show, I noticed my in room pajamas, sandals, full bathroom amenity kit and goodie bag with a sigh of relief as my haphazard packing had failed to include a few basic hygiene items. They also have four shops within the resort that would have easily outfitted all of my needs. If I ever find myself too lazy to drive home to Chatan from a beach day here I’ll rest comfortably knowing that for an affordable rate I could purchase a stylish outfit, find all of my necessities in room, and eat more than enough just in the premium lounge to not even have to bother with a meal. However, with Orchid the Okinawan buffet, The Oriental Grill by Karin, Champuru Beach Izakaya Pub, Salvatore Cuomo & Bar Manza Beach, Ocean Cafe, Bar Wavy, and a handful of bars I wished I had longer than a one night stay. Affordable everything at the shops, and enough food variety could carelessly turn into a month. So I am grateful for the responsibility of my dogs or I may forget to head home through the summer months.

 

ANA Intercontinental Manza

 

After my husband and I were wowed at the music and dance show, with its small but talented locals displaying enthusiasm and excitement thru the Orchid Dinner buffet, we headed back to “The Lounge” for late night views, drinks, and deserts. Waking the next morning, for a sunrise of glowing pinks, my husband and I opted for a quiet morning at the club with coffee, views, and catching up on conversations too often forgotten in the day to day mundaneness of marriage, work, and our “busy” schedules. As we moved on to lunch, my husband confirmed he too favored the Grill restaurant over the Orchid’s Okinawan fare, but perhaps that was just our western palates speaking as both buffets had ample selection even though he is vegetarian and I am vegan.

 

ANA Intercontinental Manza

 

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Intercontinental and I wholeheartedly recommend a stay here, for a night or a week. It’s completely up to you, but for the money this is one of the more enjoyable resorts I’ve stayed at during my travels around the globe.