September 1, 2017
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in Ishigaki-jima Island, Okinawa
People visit Ishigaki island for sightseeing, food and diving. How do you choose hotel to stay when you go on a trip? It depends on what you want, like if you want it to close to terminal or downtown, or if they have a bus from and to the airport, or it is easy to go diving. Today we would like to introduce hotels that match the reasons of your trip.
1. Hotel east China sea
If you want to visit other islands not only Ishigaki island, we suggest this hotel. It is close to ship terminal and also close to downtown.
Also they have good view from rooms. All guest rooms are ocean view, if you go to balcony, you can see Taketomi island. Regular guest room is twin room but they also have Japanese room too.
Our suggestion is superior twin that they have only two rooms on the top floor. You can see blue sky and ocean in day time and stars in the sky at night on the balcony.
For breakfast, they serve Japanese and Western buffet. There is open deck at restaurant so you can enjoy your meal looking at sky and ocean and ships that goes to Yaeyama islands.
Name: Hotel east China sea
Address: 2-8 Misaki, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Hotel east China sea
2. Fusaki Resort Village
If you want to feel you are in Southern island, we suggest this hotel. All guest room are made by local tile that makes you feel you are in Southern island. Each room is different. The rooms are good for family with baby.
Other than cottages, they also have “garden terrace” that is hotel type and opened in 2016. Those rooms have living with Tatami. In the resort, there are lots of plants, you can enjoy colorful flowers. It is fun to walk in the resort.
Name: Fusaki Resort Village
Address: 1625 Niikawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Fusaki Resort Village
3. ANA Inter Continental Ishigaki Resort
If you visit Ishigaki island with small kids for the first time, this hotel is the best. They have kids club that kids can try craft with shells or make “seasar” with clay.
They also have sea watching or swim in the pool or beach. From April to October, they open “Maesato ocean park” on Maesato beach that kids can play trampoline or seesaw.
Adults can enjoy too. They have kayak, pedal boat, snorkel and star tour, you won’t get bored if you stay here. They have two types of guest room. One is tower wing and the other is coral wing. They both are large rooms and have big beds so you can relax. You can see kids smile at this hotel.
Name: ANA Inter Continental Ishigaki Resort
Address: 354-1, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to ANA Inter Continental Ishigaki Resort
4. Guest House Chura Cucule Ishigaki island
If you want to stay with cheap price, how about staying guest house? The name Chura Cucule, Chura means beautiful, Cucule means heart in local language. Guest room, furniture and meeting space are all hand made.
They god good design awards in 2016. You feel the warms in the guest house and make you feel comfortable.
They have private room and family room for guest room. They also have shower room and coin laundry so it shouldn’t be a problem for long term stay. They have library that has 1000 manga, so you can relax all day long. You may want to extend your stay as you get too comfortable.
Name: Guest House Chura Cucule Ishigaki island
Address: 23 Niikawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Guest House Chura Cucule Ishigaki island
5. Ishigaki Resort Grounvirio Hotel
If you want to enjoy beach in Ishigaki island, we suggest this hotel. The beach in front of hotel, you can try more than 18 kinds of activities like snorkel, kayak, wake board, and banana boat.
There are lots of activities for beginner, and also for kids, so it is good for family too. After playing on the beach, get warm in hot spring. They have outside bath that you can look ocean.
They have more than 200 guest rooms. The rooms are mainly twin but also have double and family rooms too. They have a restaurant that you can have buffet and Okinawa food but our suggestion is “Ryuka” that you can eat Ishigaki beef. They have lunch and dinner and they have steak and Agu pork other than barbeque.
Name: Ishigaki Resort Grounvirio Hotel
Address: 2481-1 Arakawa funakawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Ishigaki Resort Grounvirio Hotel
6. Hotel Royal Marine Palace Ishigaki island
If you want to have long term stay to enjoy island life, this hotel is the best. It is condominium but comfortable like hotel. All guest rooms are ocean view.
Also all guest rooms are 51 to 80square meter so even when you want to stay in the room all day, you can relax. They have only breakfast but they have buffet restaurant. For breakfast, they serve fresh bread and local food.
They also have kitchen in the rooms, so it is possible to enjoy cooking after buying food at local market. You can rent cooking stuff. If you want to go eat out, use rental bike that is free during your stay. Parking is free so it is also good to rent a car.
Name: Hotel Royal Marine Palace Ishigaki island
Address: 2459-1 Arakawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Hotel Royal Marine Palace Ishigaki island
7. Pension Three Heart
If you want to spend time in silent, how about staying “pension Three heart”? It is a little far from downtown. They have twin and Western for guest room. You can see the ocean from balcony. You also can see Taketomi island, Kohama island and Iriomote island too.
The sunset is breath taking. If it is sunny, you can enjoy beautiful sky with stars. You can see the ocean from private outside bath too. They have only breakfast. You can eat at wooden deck looking the view.
They also have garden that has lots of colorful Southern flowers. Also there is golf practice area, so if you like golf, this hotel is good for you.
Name: Pension Three Heart
Address: 1577-3 Arakawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Pension Three Heart
8. Vessel Hotel Ishigaki island
If you want to enjoy diving in Ishigaki island, this hotel is the best. This hotel has service to keep stuff for diving. Kids under 18 can share a bed for free, also breakfast buffet is free too.
All guest room has 150cm long queen size bed. Compare to regular business hotel, this hotel is 1.5 times bigger. Even if you come back tired, you can relax at hotel.
It is close to pier and downtown, so it is no problem to go on island tour or to go eat out. You don’t see any other hotels that has everything like this hotel!
Name: Vessel Hotel Ishigaki island
Address: 1-2-7 Hamasaki, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Vessel Hotel Ishigaki island
9. Ishigaki Seaside Hotel
In this hotel, they have “Two mall building” and “Teeda building” that have ocean view and “Kabira village” that is Polynesian cottage. Kabira village is a cottage that each room is separated. The Jacuzzi bath on terrace is enjoyable.
At the restaurant, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can have local Okinawa food. In summer, they open garden restaurant, so you can enjoy barbecue at pool side.
Also the beach in front of hotel, you can enjoy marine activities such as jet cruse and banana boat. You can enjoy reading on the beach, renting beach chair or umbrella. If you want to enjoy both food and the beach, this hotel is the best.
Name: Ishigaki Seaside Hotel
Address: 154-12, Kawahira, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to Ishigaki Seaside Hotel
If you visit Ishigaki island to do nothing, please stay at this hotel. It is built on top of the hill that you can look down Kawahira bay. The guest room has 3 meter high ceiling and uses nature wood that makes you relax.
They have only two guest rooms, and you can see Kawahira bay and East China sea from both rooms. They serve only breakfast.
Downtown or restaurants are little too far to walk, so it’s better to rent a car. If you want to spend relaxing holiday, this hotel is the best.
Address: 1218-464 Kawahira, Ishigaki, Okinawa
Map: Map to nico-stay
Let’s stay in Ishigaki island!
People visit Ishigaki island for different reasons. Choosing a hotel depends on who you go with or the reason of your visit. If you can find the hotel that matches your stay, it would be more enjoyable. We hope you will find a hotel you like!