Travelers flock to Okinawa’s islands for sun, sand and the undersea attractions. Ishigaki has manta ray stations, Yonaguni submerged ancient ruins and hammerheads, while The Keramas are home to everything from sea turtles, stunning reefs and even humpback whales in winter.
Yet perhaps the busiest beaches in this vast chain of islands are on the main island of Okinawa (Okinawa-honto). From Itoman to Motobu, especially along the western shores, and especially on weekends, people snorkel, dive or just cool off in the clear waters of the East China and Philippine seas.
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