Relax in natures' comforting embrace! At the Ritz Carlton Okinawa

Review of The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa | Kise 1343-1
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The Ritz Carlton Okinawa, where you are surrounded by the ocean in Nago Bay and the tropical forest’s beauty. With red tiled roofs distinct to Okinawa, and walls that use Ryukyu lava rocks, water flowing in many places, and paths for gentle breezes, everything makes you want to stay as long as possible. Have some of the best relaxation time here with its gentle breezes and water, in nature’s embrace.

Feel nature's comforting embrace, Ritz Carlton's pool and water courtyard

relax in natures' comforting embrace! at the ritz carlton okinawa | feel nature's comforting embrace, ritz carlton's pool and water courtyard

The Ritz Carlton Okinawa stands in a resort that coexists with nature and culture of the area, and was developed alongside with an illustrious golf course and spa atop a hill in the Kise region. After going through the wall made of Ryukyu Lava Rock, which is supposed to ward off evil spirits in Okinawan lore, you are greeted with a spectacular view in the entrance lobby.

With nothing obstructing the view and the lobby entrance on the 3rd floor of the 7 story building it almost feels like it’s floating in the sky. From the open deck space you are almost overwhelmed by the beauty of the view with an infinity pool that melts into the background of Nago Bay, and the blue skies coupled with the tropical forests.

The warm climate of Okinawa lets guests enjoy the pool here from April to October. In other seasons depending on weather you can still lounge on the poolside chairs while taking in the ocean and sky and being engulfed in this stunning nature.

The Water Courtyard at Ritz Carlton Okinawa, where the view changes with the sun

relax in natures' comforting embrace! at the ritz carlton okinawa | the water courtyard at ritz carlton okinawa, where the view changes with the sun

The first thing that you see when heading to the lodgings, is a calm water courtyard where lilies are adorably growing. When it is sunny and clear you can see the azure waters of Nago Bay meet the equally deep blue of the sky. You forget your busy everyday life as well as the fatigue from travel here with the loving embrace of the Okinawan sea breeze, and the picturesque nature found here in Okinawa.

From morning to night the scenery shows a different face at different times of the day. Even at night the lights from the surrounding areas reflect off the water in the courtyard creating a romantic and magical atmosphere.

Through the wide hallway further down from here, you find yourself surrounded by tropical plants and bamboo chairs that are reminiscent of classic Asian resort images. There are many places that just scream out to you to sit and take it all in! The nature filled Ritz Carlton Okinawa grounds are filled with many ultimate relaxation spots.

Open a window in your room, see the ocean view close enough to touch!

relax in natures' comforting embrace! at the ritz carlton okinawa | open a window in your room, see the ocean view close enough to touch!

If you open a window in your room the ocean is right there! The view from the window in the bathroom in a straight line from the front door is one of beautiful green gradients of the golf course, fantastic blues of the sky and sea, and makes your heart skip a few beats with its glorious splendor! Opposite the bathroom are the bed, sofa, and table, along with a window that goes up to the ceiling with chairs set up on the veranda outside.

Be comforted by Okinawa’s night sky, looking up at the stars while bathing. In the morning have a cup of Nespresso on the balcony with the rising sun. This kind of relaxing stay is only available at the Ritz Carlton Okinawa because of the abundant nature in both land and sea.

Of course the size and view of the room changes with the room type. The balcony of the top floor suite boasts a 280 degree view of natural Okinawa. Rooms on the first floor which are in front of the pool have a hot tub and daybeds outside and you can access the pool directly from your room. The image above is from a standard room on the fifth floor. Pick a room based on your travel style and have fun!

A day bed that makes you want to take a nap while being surrounded by soothing nature

relax in natures' comforting embrace! at the ritz carlton okinawa | a day bed that makes you want to take a nap while being surrounded by soothing nature

The songs of flowing water in the garden warms the heart as you go between the spa building and the indoor pool. Here you find the hot tub and day beds.

Time flows slower here where you are surrounded by greenery, on the other side of the building from the rooms. Each individual day bed is big enough for 3 adults to lay down. Guests of the hotel can use them anytime during the pool hours of 9am to 9pm.

The smells of the forest waft in with the sounds of water while you lay on the day bed, and they take you back to when you were a kid on summer break. The tranquility is so comfortable you nod off into a nap easily. Further down from here is the spa which almost seems like it floats in the woods, and total relaxation is what awaits!

Ritz Carlton Okinawa's breakfast comforts you from within with Okinawan produce

ritz carlton okinawa's breakfast comforts you from within with okinawan produce

From the Teppanyaki, Italian, and Okinawan the restaurants of Ritz Carlton Okinawa all use locally sourced foods and all have seasonal specials uniquely Okinawan.

The breakfast buffet stands out with all the different dishes lined up its fun just looking at the variety. With fresh Goya juice, in season fruits, Taimo grown in the paddy fields of Okinawa pictured above, Yushi Tofu, and bread as well as rice porridge, you experience all that Okinawa offers.

The breakfast here gives you energy from the appealing local flavors and the passion of the chefs, don’t miss out on such an experience.

Be healed by Okinawa's land and sea and its colorful natural beauty

Surrounded by the trees and seas of Okinawa The Ritz Carlton Okinawa isn’t your run of the mill resort, rather it takes culture of the land and is built to coexist with nature from the entrance and food, all of which begs you to stay as long as possible.

Come stay where the sun blends magically with the scenery and the bountiful natural woods that heal a part of you that you didn’t know needed it.

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