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This beach is simply outstanding in every single way. Breathtaking beauty, incredible colors, warm... read more

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Milan, Italy
The best beach of the whole Okinawa

If you lucky to get there on sunny day, you will find the most amazing turquoise clear water beach... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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2 weeks ago
22 Aug 2018
“The best beach of the whole Okinawa”
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Hateruma, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1751, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is simply outstanding in every single way. Breathtaking beauty, incredible colors, warm water, fine sand, everything here is heavenly. From Ishigaki it will cost around 7000 yen for the round trip via fast ferry so, while the ride is quite enjoyable in itself,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

If you lucky to get there on sunny day, you will find the most amazing turquoise clear water beach on earth!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RomanDonskov
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It was the most beautiful ocean I had ever seen. It is a little far from Okinawa island and we had to use plane to go, but it is worthwhile to visit there. It had been chosen "japan's most beautiful sea'" In addition to that,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
10  Thank nkoga1
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Best beach I have been to in Okinawa so far. White sand, clear water like in many other places but what was surpsising is the amount and variety of fish you could see even a few meters in. Facilities are minimal though. Hot and humid...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank Endre1234
Reviewed 27 November 2016

breathtaking beach. snorkeling was great, water was perfect and coral reef was pretty close to shore so you don't have to swim far to see marine life. short bike ride from the ferry. watch out for the birds and shut your bags tight because they...More

Date of experience: November 2016
7  Thank IamToony
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This beach is THE REASON for taking the 1 hour ferry ride to Hateruma and staying a night or two. Yes, there is possibly equal or even better snorkeling in other parts of Okinawa if you take a boat to the perfect spot, but the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
14  Thank Bryan I
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Hateruma Blue is just stunning. Coral and fish can be found within a few meters. There is washing facilities. The only drawback is that it is really too hot and shinny.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Anthony_Chow
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

it was truly breathtaking! miraculously fine weather in the rainy season. the ferry from ishigaki was packed with serious visitors.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Hajime K
Reviewed 23 March 2016

All photos you see from this beach do not need any filter. The color of the water is exactly that. There are different layers of "blue colors" due to the reef, depth and sand amount. You don't need to rent a bike to walk there....More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank 731heldern
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This beach and Kondoi beach in Taketomi were the highlights of our trip to the Yaeyama islands. It is worth getting to Hateruma just to see this beach, it is breathtaking. The sand and the clear blue water are perfect. You can walk along the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank sirx
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Response from Bryan I | Reviewed this property |
I've only been to Okinawa waters in August when they are hottest, but even in February it's still ~70F (and warmer in shallow waters) so you can definitely still snorkel there, however if you are prone to getting cold, I'd... More