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Previously, I shared the kids-friendly accommodations in Taiwan I found during my research for our upcoming family trip.  We will be visiting Okinawa as an extension of our Taiwan trip, since it is much nearer to Taiwan than Japan. I’m super SUPER excited about it!  And I’m going to share 5 resorts I found that look amazingly kids-friendly!

PS: Okinawa Prefecture is made up of many islands. This post only focuses on resorts on Okinawa Main Island.  So no, you will not find Club Med Kabira, which is located on Ishigaki Island.

 

#5 The Busena Terrace

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(Image Credit: The Busena Terrace)

 

The Busena Terrace offers snorkeling for kids above 6 and introductory diving for kids above 10.  But what is more interesting is their “Seabed Strolls” (for kids above 10 years old and minimum height / shoulder span of 140 / 38 cm).

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Seabed Strolls for kids (Image Credit: The Busena Terrace)

 

For teenagers aged 13 and above (weight 40-85 kg), check out the “X Jet Pack”!

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X Jet Pack (Image Credit: The Busena Terrace)

 

For younger kids (aged 3 and above), they have activities such as jet skis, two-rider tubes and dragon boats.

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(Image Credit: The Busena Terrace)

 

Under their nature program, they also offer kayaking for children aged 7 and above.

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(Image Credit: The Busena Terrace)

 

For booking, visit The Busena Terrace Official Homepage

 

#4 ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort

 

What first attracted me to look at this resort closely were photos of their ‘Manza Ocean Park’!

 

Marine activities include jet boat and dragon boat (for kids aged 3 and above).

 

More interestingly, they have Para sailing for kids as young as 3! It is bench-type to fit 3 people, so parents and child can go together!

 

They also have a Junior Submarine… Cool!

 

For booking, visit ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort Official Website.

 

#3 Sunmarina Okinawa

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(Image Credit: Agoda)

 

Sunmarina was recommended to me by a friend, and I was immediately intrigued by the photo of their ‘Beach Land’! Unlike ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort’s Ocean Park which is located in the ocean, this one is located on the beach and hence it’s probably safer for young kids.  (And my kids are pretty young.)

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(Image Credit: Agoda)

 

Their pool has a curvy slide which I think my kids would love!

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(Image Credit: Agoda)

 

They have a Waraba Manta Club, which conducts marine activities for kids 4-12 years old.  I am so enrolling my 4 year old in this.

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(Image Credit: Sunmarina)

 

If you follow my blog, you will know that I have an obsession with eateries with play areas.  And this is why I rank Sunmarina #3.  Their Senses Dining Room has a kids play area!

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(Image Credit: Agoda)

 

The resort also rents out strollers, baby cots and bed rails.

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(Image Credit: Agoda)

 

For booking, visit Sunmarina Okinawa’s Official Homepage.

 

#2 Kanucha Resort

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Just like ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort, Kanucha Resort also has its own “Kanucha Ocean Park”.  Doesn’t it look awesome??

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Other than the usual snorkeling, dragon boat, diving and jet ski, they have something called Banana Boat Snorkeling for children aged 5 and above. No idea how one snorkels on a Banana Boat, the picture below looks quite funny actually. I’m guessing they will eventually get into the water and use the snorkeling gear?

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Similar to Busena’s ‘Seabed Stroll’, they have ‘Marine Walk’ here.  And the minimum age is 8 (instead of 10 at Busena)!

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

And remember Busena had that awesome Jet Pack for teens? What they have here is ‘Fly Board’.  And minimum age requirement is only 12 years old!

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Even babies need not be left out of the fun.  They can ride on the glass-bottom boat.

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Hold it there, I have only talked about the marine activities.  At Kanucha Resort, they have their own golf course.  And no, golf is not an activity for adults as far as they are concerned.

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

What if it’s raining outside? No worries, let your kids participate in their cuisine classes!

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

And head to the arcade after the sun goes down.

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

While babies are generally neglected at most resorts, at Kanucha, they welcome families with babies.  The resort rents out strollers, baby cots and baby bath

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

And check out their kawaii welcome pack (I spy an Okinawa Hello Kitty bib!) and specially prepared toddler meals!

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

Last but not least, the main reasons I rank Kanucha Resort #2:  They have a Kids Room with Day Care Service!

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(Image Credit: Kanucha Resort)

 

For booking, visit Kanucha Resort Official Website.

 

#1 Renaissance Okinawa Resort

 

I will not bore your with the run of the mill marine activities like jet ski, snorkeling, diving, dragon boat, seabed walks, glass bottom boats etc anymore.  Yes, Renaissance Okinawa Resort has all that.  But what MORE do they have to put them in top spot? Lots.

Dolphin program.

 

Fish Feeding program. (Fish?? You call those fish??)

 

Flippers School.

 

Reef Garden.

 

Field program.

 

Kids-friendly pool and water play area.

 

Pirate ship treasure hunt.

 

Work Experience Program.

 

Cooking and chef classes.

 

Kids Meals

 

And saving the best for the last…

Flipper’s Connecting Room.

Which can only be booked if your kids are Primary School age. (And my kids are too young! *cries*)

 

For booking, visit Renaissance Okinawa Resort Official Homepage.

 

[warning]This list is not based on my personal experiences but rather what I came across on the internet while doing research for my upcoming Okinawa trip with kids. I am not sure if the hotels will match what is shown in the photos.[/warning]

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  1. salay says:

    Thanks for the great info abt the Okinawa, it was GREAT!
    May I know if you book via their web or other agents like Agoda, Expedia for the Renaissance Okinawa Resort? As I Know if I can be enrolled to Savvy Club if I am not making booking with their official web. Thanks~

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