Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
92% recommend this hotel
  • For stays longer than 90 days, please call 866-539-3446.
  • You can only book 550 days in advance.
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Meaning “rope in the sea,” Okinawa is Japan’s fifth-largest island and is situated in its southernmost prefecture. Overlooking the sea and a sprawling white-sand beach, the Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort is located in Onna-son. Naha Airport (OKA) can be reached by car in approximately one hour.

Relax in the sun, swim in the clear blue-green sea, and stroll along isolated beaches. Home to one of the world’s largest coral reefs, Okinawa is famous for its diving, especially around the Kerama Islands. Featuring more than 200 coral reefs, its diverse diving sites offer the chance to spot hundreds of types of corals, sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, and tropical reef fish. From January to April, visitors should not miss the chance to see the dynamic humpback whales that breed nearby each year. Popular watersports include big-game fishing, sailing, surfing, parasailing, sea kayaking, wake boarding, windsurfing, banana boat rides, and bumper tube rides. On land, play a round of golf, or head to the northern part of the island to trek through mangroves and mountainous subtropical forests full of flora and fauna.

Steeped in history, Okinawa’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the Seifa-utaki Shrine, Katsuren Castle, Shuri Castle, Tamaudun, Shikinaen Royal Garden, Nakagusuku Castle, and Nakijin Castle. Admire the rich marine life at the world’s largest aquarium, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, located in Ocean Expo Park.

Attend an uplifting Okinawan music performance played on a three-stringed banjo-like instrument, known as a sanshin, and taiko drums. Browse shops for red and black Ryukyuan lacquerware, Tsuboya pottery, dyed and woven Bingata textiles, colorful glassware, and other traditional handicrafts. Wander around the food and general merchandise stalls at the Makishi Public Market in Naha. After a fun day of activities, recharge with tasty Okinawan pork, bitter melon, and tofu dishes, and try sweet pastries and candy made with dark cane sugar.