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Muruku Beach: Hidden Paradise on Paradise

CONTRIBUTED BY RYAN P. BURGER Looking for a beach that isn’t Toguchi or White Beach? How about someplace a little less crowded and a little...

Bise Village

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FILLMAN Just north of the aquarium is a quaint little village, hiding under dense foliage, called Bise. Throughout the village you will...

Toguchi Beach & Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINA MEHRIARY The gentle rustling of the sugar cane leaves beckoned us a warm welcome as we made our way down to the gentle...

Turtle Nest Cabins at Okuma

CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O'DRISCOLL My husband and I took a little stay-cation to Okuma. It was a last minute decision, but that's what happens when...

Zamami Island, Take 2

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Zamami Kaminohama Lookout Editor's note:  Steve wrote THIS post a few years back about Zamami Island, Michelle wrote THIS about whale watching...

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

CONTRIBUTED BY MELANIE HAMMONS SUP Logo Snorkeling? SCUBA diving? Surfing? What about Stand Up Paddle boarding? The water activities on Okinawa are pretty much endless. My husband...

Kourijima

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Before I visited Kouri Island, I never really understood the idea of stay-cations. How can you have a vacation at home?...

Komaka Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON I never though I would tell someone “I’d wish the fish would stop following me”, especially since I love snorkeling. This...

Annual Turtle Release

CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA YANKEY Turtle Crate Recently, my family and I attended the annual turtle release by Churaumi Aquarium. We were invited by the local Boy...

Tsuken-jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Tsuken-jima is a nice get away easily seen from White Beach or Katsuren castle. Also known as “carrot island”, this place...

Minna-Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Minna Beach It was finally a nice day in between all of the rain, so I invited a bunch of co-workers and...

CJ’s Sunset Grill

CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE INDYK CJs Exterior When we first arrived to the island a few weeks ago, jetlagged and still scoping out our new surroundings, the...

Happy Surfing Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH HOFFMAN Happy Surfing Exterior I had surfed a bit as a child on the US east coast, and wanted to introduce my children...

Snorkeling Cape Hedo

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Snorkeling Area Snorkeling this area is very rewarding if you use your best judgement. There is plenty of areas to see squid,...

Tanaga-gumui (Aha Falls)

CONTRIBUTED BY CASSANDRA ABEL Tanaga View Tanaga Hike On a trip up to Cape Hedo we found another small wonder of Okinawa called Tanaga-gumui (also called Aha...

Stardust Fantasia at Kanucha Resort

This post was originally published on December 31, 2010.  We're pulling it out of the archives for those of you who are looking for...

Miyako-Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID Miyako View by Stephanie Magid Miyako Beach Mid-October, my little family and I took a much-needed vacation to the small island of Miyako...

Gushikawa Ruins & Cape Kyan

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Kyan View These two sites provide fantastic views of the southern coast as well as secluded snorkeling opportunites (given the sea condtions)....

Snorkeling with Misaki Dive Center

CONTRIBUTED BY EILEEN O'REILLY Snorkeling Thumbs Up Anyone who knows me knows that I am a control freak. I freely admit it. I won’t...

Okinawa Marriot Resort & Spa

Oki Marriot View to Pool CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER Feeling the familiar itch of needing a break from the daily routine, I knew I was getting...

Nishihara Marine Park

Nishihara Beach CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE SANCHEZ When a couple of friends invited me to spend the day at the beach, I was all game. When...

Sea Glassing

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES As a “Florida Girl” I’ve spent much time around the water and in the sand.  I’ve collected pretty shells, an...

Whale Sharks

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Whale sharks and Okinawa. Some things just go together. If the Churaumi Aquarium’s awe-inspiring tank of whale sharks left you wanting an...

Cape Zanpa Lighthouse

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ It was a bright sunny day.  The kids and I were ready for adventure.  We got into daddy’s new car, pulled...

Diving & Snorkeling: Maeda Point & Maeda Flats

 CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE My husband and I knew before we came to Okinawa that we wanted to get scuba dive certified as soon as...

Ikei Island

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE  You know how sometimes you’ll be sitting at your computer, rain pouring down outside (as it has done for days...

Manzamo Point and Toilet Bowl

CONTRIBUTED BY DASHA GARIEPY   A big shout out to  Karen Walzer for this stunning photo of Manzamo Point. If a picture is worth a...

Busena Underwater Observatory

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER NORDELL Every since they saw Finding Nemo both my husband and my oldest daughter have enthralled by the ocean and marine life....

Kinser Pool

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER NORDELL Since arriving on the island in May we have spent most of our free time in the water. So far we...

Snorkeling for the Adventurous

CONTRIBUTED BY DANIELA We were heading towards Cape Zanpa and decided to check out the view from up above. The view was indeed beautiful. As...