Located well away from the urban sprawl of Naha city on the main island of Okinawa, the Busena Terrace is a fairly large but nonetheless characterful hotel. Stunning panoramic ocean views can be admired from the spacious atrium as well as the private balconies of the rooms.
Situated on a narrow peninsula, both sides offer aquamarine ocean views, but it is the west-facing deluxe rooms and maisonettes which provide the best panoramas. There are also a select number of private villas situated in their own nook a couple of minutes' buggy ride away from the main hotel, which are perfect for honeymooners and those looking for complete seclusion. The interior design is clean and bright with a strong emphasis on neutral colours. This tasteful palette successfully brings out the vibrant colour of the surrounding nature outside and provides a calm atmosphere in which to unwind on the tropical island.
The hotel’s beautiful private beach is a real slice of paradise and makes for the ideal spot in which to enjoy snorkelling among the exotic fish and coral found here. Another plus of this hotel is its impressive range and organisation of watersports, as well as its large sculpted swimming pools, which are relaxing even in high season as Japanese children are generally very well behaved. Tennis courts and a mini golf course are also nearby for sporty guests and for those in need of a more relaxing activity, choose between yoga or indulging in a treatment in their spa, such as a ryukyu herbal detox.
The range and quality of restaurants also stands out from the crowd, with a vast lunchtime buffet selection from across the spectrum of international cuisine, and a charming French restaurant on the terrace. If one is not temped by French cuisine for dinner, there are a wealth of other options – a main restaurant ‘Fanuan’, a teppanyaki restaurant, a traditional Japanese restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a seafood restaurant and a beach side barbecue restaurant, where one can watch the sunset.
Couples may prefer to stay in the Club Suites also featured here on our website, but the Busena Terrace main hotel is better suited for families and those who like to mingle with the other (mostly Far Eastern) guests.
Features in the following itineraries
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India