Explore Onna with clear views from above and below the colorful sea.
The Onna Coastline stretches nearly 30-kilometers on the west side of Okinawa’s main island facing the East China Sea. Cape Maeda and its Blue Cave attract throngs of snorkelers and divers. The limestone cliffs at Cape Manzamo and the underwater observatory at Busena Marine Park are also popular summer attractions.
There are many beautiful beaches to choose from to get away from the crowds, some free, some requiring a fee: Manza Beach, Moon Beach, Mission Beach and Tiger Beach to name a few.
Tiger Beach connects to Fuchaku Beach and is directly in front of Hotel Monterey Spa & Resort. It’s also the base for the Tiger Beach Resort Club, which offers a variety of marine activities and wellness programs whether you are a guest or day tripper. For easy ocean fun, their Sea Walk is a great way to introduce the underwater world. Anyone 8 years old and up can jump into one of the suits, accompanied by an instructor, and build some confidence exploring Okinawa’s marine life. The Marine Walk Tour is ¥7,000 per person.
If you prefer to stay above the water, but still get a clear view of fish and coral, the clear kayak tours have become very popular. It’s a quick three-minute boat ride from the pier to “Fish Paradise Point” where you jump into the clear kayaks and enjoy unobstructed views of the sea below. The tours are ¥5,500 for adults and ¥4,000 for anyone 13 years old and younger.
Summer evenings in Onna are fun as well. The annual Fireworks Cruise dates are set for July 23, 26 and 30 and August 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 and 20. It’s an unforgettable way to finish the day in Okinawa. To find out about these activities and more, check out Okinawa Tiger Beach Resort Club or call 098-993-710.