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The elegant Halekulani Okinawa in Japan has officially opened its doors. Inspired by its sister property, Halekulani Waikiki on Oahu, Halekulani Okinawa offers a beachfront experience set amidst lush Okinawan greenery.

Bird’s-eye view of the resort.

“At Halekulani Okinawa, we have captured the perfect orchestration of top-level hospitality, including flawless experiences, personalized interactions and a sense of welcome that is authentic and distinctive,” said GM Jun Yoshie in a statement. “Our guests will bask in this awe-inspiring environment, which serves as a portal to the best of Okinawa within a one-of-a-kind luxury resort. We look forward to incorporating the culture, resources and philosophy of Okinawa into a magnificent experience for our guests.”

Shiroux features haute cuisine that marries traditional French dishes with innovative Japanese ingredients.

Halekulani Okinawa’s 360 accommodations, inclusive of 47 suites and five cliffside villas, offer unforgettable views of the emerald sea, and feature modern and airy interiors. The resort offers four signature restaurants, as well as a variety of casual dining options. Carefully curated by two Michelin-starred chef Hiroyasu Kawate, Shiroux features haute cuisine that marries traditional French dishes with innovative Japanese ingredients. Aomi, inspired by the surrounding sea and sky, offers a selection of traditional Japanese dishes with a creative twist. For guests seeking an upscale steakhouse, Kingdom provides a finely curated selection of local meat prepared in a show kitchen, paired with a finely curated selection of top international wines. House Without a Key, named after the iconic restaurant at Halekulani Waikiki, is a great spot to take in the Okinawa view and watch the sunset, extending to an outdoor terrace. Situated artfully within a hilltop cove that offers spectacular views, Bar Spectra offers a broad variety of handcrafted cocktails.


Okinawa is located within one of the world’s “Blue Zones,” which are known for the longevity of its inhabitants due to their healthy lifestyle, and as such hotel guests can immerse themselves in leisurely pursuits that enhance their wellbeing, such as soaking in their villa’s personal hot spring, strolling on the beach or relaxing poolside. In addition, they can opt for a restorative spa treatment at SpaHalekulani. For the adventurous, Halekulani Okinawa’s ESCAPES program offers exclusive private excursions throughout Okinawa, including the Firefly Nature DiscoveryFlavors of Okinawa and Introduction to Okinawan Karate, all arranged by the hotel’s concierge team.

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