Throughout the archipelago of Okinawa you can find beautiful beaches, but the beaches of Miyakojima are supposed to be the best. 300 kilometers south of the main island of Okinawa, this small island is a paradise for snorkelers and divers. The island is green thanks to its many sugar cane plantations. Most importantly, it is surrounded by white-sand beaches and boasts an emerald-colored crystal clear sea. Got enthusiastic? Read this travel guide and book your trip extension to Miyakojima!
Beaches in Miyakojima
Miyako Island’s most famous beach is the 7-kilometer long Yonaha Maehama Beach, and it is especially great for relaxing and swimming. If you want to go snorkeling, Aragusuku Beach would be your best bet. For spotting turtles, Yoshino Beach is the place to go. Please respect the turtles’ space, as they are very sensitive animals. You can see a beautiful sunset from Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach.
For local cuisine, you should try the local-style soba buckwheat noodles and Miyako beef. This is a type of beef that you can only eat on this island as it is rare. Miyakojima is also known for the international triathlon competition that is held there every April.
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