Where to stay

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Hyatt Re­gency Naha Just what you’d ex­pect from a global chain that keeps its stan­dards high. Its lo­ca­tion – close to the mar­ket and Naha’s main shop­ping hub, Koku­sai Street – is ideal. The loos are high-tech, equipped with dig­i­tal ex­tras such as spray, and the cot­ton py­ja­mas good enough to nick. Dou­bles from £155. 3-6-20 Mak­ishi, Naha,

00 81 98 866 8888, naha.re­gency.hyatt.com

Ok­i­nawa Dai­ichi Ho­tel Sand­wiched be­tween of­fice blocks, this won­der­ful five-room ho­tel serves up a break­fast that’s prob­a­bly un­equalled any­where. It’s cen­tred on the is­lands’ pro­duce and served in care­fully cho­sen ce­ram­ics from Pot­tery Street and art glass. At £25, it’s a snip. You can book break­fast here with­out stay­ing overnight. Rooms are exclusive and equipped with hot tubs. Prices on re­quest. 1-1-2 Mak­ishi, Naha, 00 81 98 867 3116, ok­i­nawadai­ichi­ho­tel.ti-da.net RIHGA Royal Gran Ok­i­nawa Over­look­ing the port, this is a pol­ished, al­most lux­u­ri­ous ho­tel. Check-in on the 14th floor gives a panoramic view. The bed­rooms on lower floors are large and equipped with all the niceties of a mod­ern Ja­panese ho­tel, in­clud­ing bath bub­bles the colour of Ok­i­nawa’s iconic purple potato. Dou­bles from £125. 1-9 Asahi­machi, Naha, 00 81 98 867 3331, ri­h­garoy­al­gran-ok­i­nawa.co.jp

Ryukyu Onsen Sene­ga­jima Un­der ten min­utes from the air­port, this coastal ho­tel on a pa­per-hand­ker­chief is­land has its own hot springs open for use of guests and the lo­cal pop­u­lace. It’s a great place for a last-night stay be­fore an early flight out. Clothes to wear when bathing are pro­vided, but most peo­ple en­joy the seg­re­gated springs ex­pe­ri­ence in the buff. Dou­bles from £150. 174-5 Se­na­ga­jima, Tomi­gusuku, 00 81 98 851 7077, hotel­wbf.com/senaga/en

Sher­a­ton Ok­i­nawa Sun­ma­rina Re­sort One of sev­eral re­sorts in Onna. It’s qui­eter than most – more Mar­bella than Tor­re­moli­nos – and geared to­wards wa­ter­sports en­thu­si­asts and fam­i­lies with well-be­haved chil­dren. Dou­bles from £150. 66-1 Fuchaku, Onna, 00 81 98 965 2222, sher­atonok­i­nawa­sun­ma­rina.com

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