by Michael J. Shapiro | August 22, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa officially opened today on a private island in the southernmost region of Japan. The 344-room hotel, Hyatt's first beach resort in the country, provides memorable views of the East China Sea from every guest room. Seragaki Island is linked by a bridge to the main island of Okinawa.
The destination is off the west coast of Okinawa, about an hour's drive from Naha Airport, and is in the popular beach destination of Onna. It sits between the rugged scenery of Yanbaru to the north and the a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the central and southern parts of Okinawa. Among the nearby attractions are the Bios no Oka subtropical forest, Okashi Goten sweets factory, Ryuku Mura theme park and the coral cliff of Cape Manzamo.
"The hotel welcomes domestic and international visitors alike to enjoy Okinawa's vibrant beach scene, breathtaking nature and colourful culture," said Hiroko Noguchi, the property's general manager. "Here guests will find a revitalizing retreat for couples, families and friends, and an upscale locale for special occasions and destination weddings."
The hotel actually consists of two buildings - a seven-story tower that houses 320 guest rooms, including 71 Regency Club rooms and 16 suites, and a three-story building that features 24 larger Beach House rooms, complete with full kitchens or kitchenettes. The 1,948-square-foot Seragaki Island Suite, in the main tower, is available for small gatherings and includes a 1,689-square-foot terrace.
There are six food-and-beverage outlets on-site [], including Japanese restaurant Shirakachi, the Italian Cucina Serale, the general all-day eatery Serale, and the Beach Bar and Poolside Bar. For events, six banquet veneus offer ocean views and outdoor terraces. Beachfront weddings for up to 40 guests can be accommodated at the Seragaki Island Chapel.
The Spa Hanari offers a cabana and treatment rooms, as well as steam saunas, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, and an oceanside lagoon. Among the many on-site activities available are diving, yoga, karate, and walking and cycling tours.