If you’re looking for a beautiful hotel in Okinawa, Japan with a focus on wellness, great food and excellent service, try Mahaina Resort in Motobu.
After two days of glamping at Nanma Mui, we checked in to Mahaina Wellness Resort in Motobu, Okinawa. Mahaina has something for everyone. You’ll find amazing food with multiple restaurants offering different dining options, spacious rooms, scenic views and even a traditional Japanese spa.
Read on for my review and my Okinawa travel video:
The rooms are very large, clean and comfortable, with plain decor. My bed was absolutely massive (two queens pushed together) and very comfortable. The bathrooms are very modern and include a fancy Japanese-style toilet. It had more buttons that I knew what to do with!
Many hotels in Okinawa do not have information in English, but Mahaina had an excellent information sheet that explained all the available amenities. The staff also spoke English and were very helpful.
All of the rooms look out over the courtyard and pool. If possible, I would recommend upgrading to a room in a higher floor. The ocean view in the background is absolutely worth it!
One of the highlights of Mahaina is their food. They have multiple restaurants, including an amazing buffet breakfast in Marsen restaurant. It has everything from traditional Japanese foods to Western favorites like eggs and french fries.
For dinner, check out Shinka restaurant. You can try my favorite Japanese meal – hotpot, as well as many other Okinawan and Japanese dishes. Our meal was one of the highlights of the trip.
They also have a macrobiotic menu that is the trifecta of delicious, healthy and unique.
As a part of their approach to wellness, Mahaina also offers activities like Nordic walking. I took their intro class, which was pretty fun. Here we are learning about the importance of stretching:
Once you have the technique down, there is a 3.5 or 6 kilometer course at Bise-Fukigi Tree Road. It’s an absolutely stunning place with a combination of leafy green treetops and ocean views. This is definitely worth a visit even if you don’t stay at Mahaina Hotel.
Mahaina Wellness Resort has a traditional Japanese bathhouse (onsen). Use is included in your stay. Other amenities include a free shuttle to the ocean park, snorkeling tours, a library and a small gift shop. I loved that if you forego cleaning for your room, you get a $10 coupon to use in the gift shop. I’m always grateful when hotels do small things to help the environment.
Mahaina Wellness Resort
905-0205 Okinawa, Motobu
Yamakawa 1456, Japan
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