Best All-inclusive Beach Resort in Okinawa: The Shigira
25 July 2017
The Shigira
Known for their dazzling ocean views, abundance of nature, and exquisite design, the ten spectacularly appointed villa suites of The Shigira offer visitors to the Okinawan island of Miyakojima the perfect combination of unmatched service and unparalleled luxury. With numerous amenities and all-inclusive packages ranging from unlimited golf to in-room beauty treatments, the experience can be tailored to the needs of discerning visitors. Blooming with tropical flowers and perched atop one of Miyakojima’s few natural hot springs, The Shigira is the very pinnacle of opulence and grandeur. From sumptuous meals to luxurious indoor amenities and adventurous outdoor fun, we’ll show you why it’s one of the best all-inclusive beach resorts in Okinawa.


This All-inclusive Okinawa Resort has all the Amenities

Besides its prized location and world-class décor, one aspect of The Shigira that sets it apart from other all-inclusive Okinawa beach resorts is the sheer range of services and amenities on offer.



While there is no shortage of exciting or relaxing activities to enjoy on Miyakojima, guests staying at one of the famed villas have the option of having everything they need brought right to their own rooms. Besides packages focused golf and beauty, visitors can select packages inclusive of breakfast and/or dinner.

Guest room

In Room

Visitors in the mood for a refreshing snack can call and have fresh fruit and cocktails delivered directly to their villas. Those who like to mix their own drinks have access to a free in-room minibar, stocked with the finest brands of alcoholic beverages.  When hunger strikes, room service will be thrilled to bring more substantial fare.


Breakfast Brought by Butler

In the morning, after awakening to the melodies of songbirds crooning in the trees, guests can select their breakfast from among the delicacies on the menu of The Shigira’s outstanding restaurant and savor breakfast in their rooms, not merely delivered by room service, but served by their very own butler. Of course, if guests prefer to partake in the breakfast buffet, the restaurant staff would be only too happy to accommodate them.



While there are numerous restaurants to choose from at lunch time, all serving a broad selection of Okinawan and other cuisine, dinner is the meal for which the restaurants around Shigira Resort are renowned. Guests of the restaurant Maralunga will be treated to the finest teppanyaki the island has to offer, skillfully prepared by expert chefs right at the table. Served along with freshly caught seafood barbecued to perfection, meals at this restaurant are considered by more than a few travelers to be the high point of their vacations. Not far from Maralunga is another famed restaurant called Ryuguen. The restaurant’s specialty is Miyakojima beef, a rare delicacy prized for its tenderness and gentle medley of flavors. Raised with pride to exacting standards by Miyakojima farmers, Miyakojima beef is produced in limited quantities and is often hard to source even by locals, making meals at Ryuguen truly unique.



While these awesome restaurants offer unmatched dining experiences, there is far more to The Shigira than excellent cuisine. In fact, Whether it's a day at the spa, a jaunt around Shigira Resort’s picturesque grounds or an excursion out on the island’s many coral reefs, visitors can always find something to do.

In-Room Beauty Treatments

In-Room Beauty Treatments

Visitors need not even leave their rooms to experience some of the best of what the island can provide. One of the services for which The Shigira is known is its in-room beauty treatment option.  Perhaps the most popular is the famed “Swiss Perfection” beauty regime, which makes use of a unique blend of indigenous ingredients to soothe the skin. With Okinawan limes, peaches, herbs and shell-flower oil, the mix is sure to relax both the mind and the body after a long day out exploring. While visitors are welcome to visit the Shigira Resort Spa, treatments are available right in the comfort and privacy or your own villa.

Hotel Grounds

Guests who want to explore the grounds are certainly welcome to do so on foot or by bicycle. However, many prefer to take advantage of the Segways available at no extra charge to guests of the villas. Those who desire a more conventional form of transportation can sign out golf carts to take them around the grounds (guests renting golf carts must provide their driver’s licenses).  Some of the most popular spots to visit are the luxurious cabanas located on the beach, reserved for the exclusive use of guests staying at The Shigira.



If you’re worried about finding an all-inclusive Okinawa resort where you can take a swing or two, you’re in luck. Guests who have purchased the Resort Golf Inclusive Package can play to their heart’s content at the Shigira Bay Country Club, considered by those who have been there as one of the most beautiful courses in Japan. Offering unrivalled ocean views from every hole, the course is challenging enough to satisfy seasoned golfers, yet gentle enough that golfers with less experience can play with enjoyment. Golfers must reserve a tee time to access the course.

Shigira ougon onsen

Shigira Ougon Onsen

One of the most recommended outdoor activities for guests of The Shigira is a visit to the Shigira Ougon Onsen, a natural hot spring that oozes out of the ground under pressure from more than 1,200 meters below.  Most popular in the winter, the onsen offers open-air baths set amid gardens of tropical flowers and trees, as well as an expansive jungle pool that brings visitors closer to nature. While the spectacular views from the facility are no small part of the hot springs’ appeal, guests staying in special rooms can enjoy the waters of the onsen right in their own rooms—of course there are also private onsen rooms available. Unlike many onsen throughout Japan, swimsuits are required, making it perfect for the whole family.

Sunset Cruising

As the sun makes its way through the western sky, guests can head to the local seaport for a sunset cruise. With shuttles from the resort and drink service available on board at no extra cost to guests of The Shigira, there is no better way to wind down after a long day of adventure. Just bear in mind that cruises might be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.


There is so much to see and do at The Shigira.  One thing that distinguishes it from other all-inclusive beach resorts in Okinawa is the very fact of being on Miyakojima, considered one of the gems of the southern archipelago. Miyakojima offers a whole range of exciting experiences to visitors, including sightseeing, kayaking, snorkeling and even scuba diving.

Places of Scenic Beauty

Guests can stroll along one of the natural beaches for which the island is famous, or visit one of the Miyakojima’s Places of Scenic Beauty, such as Higashi Henna Zaki, a long, thin outcropping from the islands southeast shore.  To get there, visitors may want to rent a car from Shigira Field House Rental, where they’ll be able to find a vehicle seating up to five people, equipped with child car seats if desired. Rentals can be arranged for anywhere between three and 24 hours, but for guests of The Shigira, a car is only required when going off the resort, since the villas come with access to a chauffeur who will drive you in comfort and convenience to all the resort’s restaurants, the onsen and other places within the resort.


The Shigira Stands out Among All-inclusive Resorts in Okinawa

While the Shigira is without a doubt the finest accommodation available on Miyakojima and one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Okinawa, visitors who want to expand their excursions to some of the surrounding islands such as Ishigakijima and Iriomitejima would do well to look at some of our other resorts. The Okinawan archipelago has much to offer, and we can help make your stay everything you are hoping for.


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