1. Sit back by the sea
A mere two minutes walk from the beach, staying in this wooden one-storey house found in Nanjo City will sweep all your worries into the ocean. Spend a lazy afternoon swinging from the hammock on the terrace, or have dinner with friends outdoors while enjoying the sounds of the gentle Okinawan waves.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/6170872 Location: Nanjo City Price per night: $204 SGD
2. House in the forest
You can enjoy being one with nature while living in this beautiful house hidden in the luscious forest. Looking like something out of a Hayao Miyazaki film, the place is fully furnished inside and out so you can order pizza and have a garden party out on the decks.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/7038232 Location: Nanjo City Price per night: $176 SGD
3. A BIG bungalow for BIG groups
Gather your extended family and friends, this three-storey house has five bedrooms and a huge common area and garden to boot! The top floor overlooks the ocean and there is a separate pavilion built specially for BBQs, great for huge parties.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/13520259 Location: Onna, Kunigami District Price per night: $204 SGD
4. Cute & cozy for families
Spacious and modern, this apartment can sleep up to nine and even comes with baby-friendly amenities. There is also a balcony with a grill so you can pop a bottle of champagne and enjoy the view while eating some home-cooked food.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/11467519 Location: Yomitan, Nakagami District Price per night: $108 SGD
5. Laid-back paradise
This three-bedroom apartment has a living space with a first-class ocean view and is a great place to unwind and relax after a day of exploring the nearby attractions. The owners have taken great care to decorate the place, turning it into a warm and welcoming home for all.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/13055848 Nearest station: Yomitan, Nakagami District Price per night: $124 SGD
6. For the avid snorkeler
Located right next to a snorkeling spot and several beaches, this apartment comes with wet-suits and snorkeling equipment. The area is slightly farther from the main road, but for those looking to get away from the bustling city life and enjoy a quiet seaside holiday, this is the place for you.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/8124437 Location: Onna, Kunigami District Price per night: $204 SGD
7. Rooftop luxury
This amazing house doesn’t just overlook the ocean, it comes with a hot tub on the roof so you can soak in bubbling waters while admiring the magnificent scenery. The interior is just as pretty too; the owners have decked out the place with a huge sofa and made it as comfortable as a four-star hotel.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/8276080 Location: Yomitan, Nakagami District Price per night: $273 SGD
8. Beach at your doorstep
This beautifully maintained condominium is just steps away from Blue Cave, a famous diving site in Okinawa. The balcony provides you with a clear view of the shoreline, which is close enough that you feel as if the beach belongs to you and you alone, ahhhh~
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/9083823 Location: Near Cape Maeda, Kunigami District Price per night: $191 SGD
9. Traditional Okinawan house
Sick of modern urban-style apartments? Change it up and experience staying in an authentic Okinawan traditional house, characterized by its tiled roofs (usually red in colour) and the stone wall which surrounds it. Get chummy with the friendly owner, who might just treat you to some Orion beer!
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/12877366 Location: Yomitan, Nakagami District Price per night: $115 SGD
10. Rustic country living
Found in a quiet neighbourhood in Onna Village, this charming two-storey house has little touches of Okinawa in its decor, furniture and even its bed and futon covers. A short walk away from the beach, it is also within driving distance to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/12295161 Location: Onna, Kunigami District Price per night: $187 SGD
BONUS: Pokemon Room
For the budding Pokemon trainer/master-to-be, this is the apartment for you. There are four double beds and a common area peppered with many Pikachu plushies; this is definitely one cheerful room that will be a hit with kids too.
Accommodation: https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/11263633 Location: Chatan, Nakagami District Price per night: $115 SGD
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