Where to stay around Okinawa?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 90 vacation rentals near Okinawa. From 43 apartments to 34 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Okinawa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Okinawa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Okinawa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southeast Botanical Gardens: 95 vacation rentals
  • Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park: 89 vacation rentals
  • Chubunouren Market: 89 vacation rentals
  • Okinawa Zoo: 89 vacation rentals
  • Okinawa World: 54 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Okinawa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Okinawa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 43 apartments in Okinawa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Okinawa include:

  • Houses: 34 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available
  • Condos: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including cottages and more.

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Okinawa?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 34 near the ocean rentals in Okinawa. You have also many other possibilities in Okinawa area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 28 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 7 rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 3 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Okinawa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Okinawa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Going down south to Okinawa

    Okinawa is perhaps best known as one of the most fought-over theaters in the Pacific during WWII. It's Japan's southernmost prefecture, sitting around 640 kilometers from the coast of Kyushu, to the north, and strings out in a medley of coral reefs and sparkling beaches between the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea. Okinawa vacation rentals range from seaside villas to compact bungalows imbued with traditional Japanese architecture. They're your ticket to a subtropical stay that puts snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and sunbathing on the menu, not to mention the enthralling historical relics of the old Ryukyu Kingdom.

    Days on the Okinawa beaches

    Thankfully, the US marines and Japanese imperial forces that once vied for control of Okinawa's beaches are long gone. These days, the shimmering yellow-white stretches that line the island's shores are the province of sunbathers and swimmers. You can even bag Okinawa vacation rentals close to the beach to wake to the sound of rolling Pacific waves. They beckon surfers, with their reef breaks, and scuba aficionados because they hide multi-colored coral gardens. Fishing expeditions and sailing tours are also great ways to explore this island destination.

    Okinawa has traces of history

    While much of the millennium-long history of the Ryukyu Kingdom that once ruled Okinawa was destroyed by bombing in the Second World War, there are still some enthralling spots that remain. The preserved Shuri Castle is a must. Its wide-gabled roofs and weed-sprouting fortification walls will transport you back to the dynastic days of the 13th century. Culture lovers will also be enraptured by Taketomi town. You can clip-clop on carts pulled by water buffalo there, wondering at the dry-stone buildings and clay-roofed homes – all 100s of years old.

    Subtropical seasons in Okinawa

    You'll need to get into the rhythms of the tropics to plan a perfect trip to Okinawa. This southern prefecture has a subtropical climate, with 2 seasons rather than 4. There's the rainy period, when you won't want to come unless you're seeking cheap Okinawa vacation rentals and don't mind skipping the beaches. That runs from June to August, although its storms can creep into October, too. And then there's the dry season, during the rest of the year. It hits its zenith with spring, in March and May, when the sands and seas are at their best.

    Over and under the water in Okinawa

    The island of Okinawa sits amongst the swells where the Philippine Sea joins the East China Sea. It's a great place to be if you like sun-warmed sands and see-through waters. There are 130 demarked beaches in all, including white-hued Busena Beach and the cliff-backed Emerald Beach, both looking positively Hawaiian. Coastal walks and dramatic ocean views also await those who bag their Okinawa vacation rentals in places like Seifa-utaki or Cape Zanpa in the west, while underwater adventures abound – think snorkeling in coral reefs and scuba diving to encounter hammerhead sharks.