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Shigira
Miyakojima

This property is located on Miyakojima, a far-flung jewel of an island in the tropics at the southern end of the Okinawa chain. 86 of its deluxe suites have their own private pools, all encompassed by beautifully landscaped grounds with stunning Pacific Ocean views. Sea turtles swim in the lagoon below the suites, and tucked away under that are the Royal Villas, accessed by self-drive gold buggies on a panoramic ocean view private road. The pinnacle of luxury at the Shigira is the far-flung Private Villas, a few minutes' buggy ride from the main buildings. These may be the ultimate in honeymoon luxury in Japan, with ocean views from the king beds, baths, private pools and even private sauna steam rooms. The island itself has several excellent beaches all an easy short taxi ride away, including the seven-mile white sand stretch of Yonehara. For such a beautiful beach it is refreshingly undeveloped, and it invariably comes in the very top ranks of Asia's best beaches. On the opposite side of the island, Yoshino beach with its coral reef and myriad shoals of fish is a paradise for snorkellers and scuba divers. For such a beautiful island it is remarkable that most of the visitors are the Japanese themselves along with neighbouring Taiwanese, and the Shigira is perhaps Japan's finest beach property.

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Client Testimonials

Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
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- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
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