Okuma Beach

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Detailed map of the entire Okuma Private Beach & Resort.

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This is the Garden Villa where we stayed the night which is roomy enough for 4 pax. The villas are  nicely spaced out & are encircled by greenery.

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Bougainvillea spectabilis also known as Great Bougainvillea is a flowering species of shrub that originated from South America. The heart shaped leaves are thorny & the white flowers small & inconspicuous but are highlighted by modified leaves called bracts. This fuchsia pink bract is very vibrant & attractive but the colours can vary from white, pink, mauve, purple-red to orange.

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The Garden Villa has an adjoining verandah & it feels comfortable here just like home away from home.

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This is the Grand Cottage section which features Asian-style rooms with a luxurious atmosphere &  a sense of privacy. 

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Grand Cottages illuminated at night.  Guests staying at the Grand Cottage, Grand Cottage Maisonnette 64 & Grand Cottage Masionnette 125 enjoy the use of the Exclusive lounge at Club Shiokaze during meal times & to hang out,  practically all day.

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The Palm Cottages are closest to the Carpark (at the back) & the Beach. It makes a great base for going to the sea, enjoying Yanbaru’s natural environment & the various marine activities at Okuma Beach. Even the colourful buildings seem to hint at the more active guests’ preferences.

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Reflections on the moat surrounding the frontage of the Palm Cottages.

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We  enjoyed the sumptuous buffet breakfast spread at the Surfside Cafe situated on the left side in this photo. There are 7 different food & beverage outlets at the resort to relax & enjoy your meals.

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Bashful Water Lilies just unfurling.

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Surfside Cafe on the left where we had buffet breakfast  & Iju Restaurant right in front of the lily pond that serves Japanese & Okinawan local Cuisine.

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This is the pier where the Boats are moored for boarding & disembarkation. The resort has recently been renamed Okuma Private Beach & Resort under the Nikko Hotels International group.

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It is lit up & shines like a gem in the night. The bell was very inviting & I could not resist ringing it gently just once.

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The main entrance to the reception area of Okuma Private Beach & Resort.

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Walking towards the Shopping area – Plumeria

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The Marine House is where the Beach Information Desk is located & honestly the activities available on any good day is truly amazing. The Oasis is a beach cafe with the seating capacity of 65 & you can enjoy lunch & the bar from 4pm to 11pm daily.

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View of the pier from the deck of the Marine House.

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Entering the fountain courtyard of the Okuma Felicia Church.

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Inside the modern chapel that has glass panels & furnishing that gives an airy & feeling of lightness with a good view of the sea. It is a perfect  venue for a romantic, quiet & intimate wedding.

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Rentals of Yacht, Canoe, Marine Walker, Windsurf Board, U Tube Giant Float & Stand Up Paddlers are available for your picking.

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Lazing by the poolside is not a bad idea,  to catch up on your reading or have a drink at the bar of Club Shiokaze right beside you.

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A  5min Banana Boat or Rocket Board Ski Biscuit costs ¥1,000 a pop. Or how about a Glass-bottom Boat Tour to get out there & see the exotic fish in the ocean.

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This resort is comfortable & set in a secluded private beach making it a sub-tropical paradise.

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The luxurious guest cottages & apartments are scattered throughout the spacious area, a stone’s throw from the beautiful white sandy beach.

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The swim bay is cordoned off & the beach patrolled by lifeguards to ensure the safety of the swimmers & those enjoying recreational water activities.

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In the cool of the morning, when the sun is just rising from the east.

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It is about 6am now & the beach is quiet but in about an hour’s time, people will come out to play. In the summer, this beach would be bustling with activity.

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A simple yet sweet declaration of love fashioned out of seashells & corals found on Okuma Beach.

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The first family to hit the beach this morning & the boy is picking seashells by the seashore. 

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Okuma Beach faces the East China Sea & is part of Kunigami Village in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Never a dull moment, as this guy gamely allows his buddies to bury him in the sand.

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 In the distance northwest of Okuma is Akamaku Misaki (Akamaku Cape) which has an elevation of 22m. Can you spot a tilted face in the rocks? As the sunshine got stronger, the sand started drying out & looked  whiter in appearance. 

Okuma Beach is surrounded by beautiful views of the East China Sea & there are different facilities from camping to luxurious resort to enjoy the great outdoors & a wide array of land & water recreation. It is a great place to relax & get away from the hustle & bustle of city life & to…… simply chill!

 

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