Resort Life Kabira is just amazing, look no further! This family-run hotel consists of a few rooms with Japanese style tatami floors and futon beds (although this not a real ryokan) located moments away from Kabira bay (whose beauty is... jaw dropping, probably the most beautiful place in Ishigaki). It is a very cosy, personal place (the opposite of impersonal huge resorts that you can find in the Okinawan archipelaga).
The owner can speak only little English (his wife is fluent but she was absent most of the time we were there). However, despite some language difficulties, he was extremely helpful and accepted us with a little kitten that we had rescued from the road. He also took us by car (for free) to a place with internet connection, cooked a great breakfast, suggested the best restaurants, organised our airport transfer and was a super kind in many other ways. In addition, Resort Life Kabira is pristine clean as the owner personally takes care of cleaning, laundry, etc... Beatiful Sukuji beach (where you can sunbathe, swim, do snorkeling, rent sunloungers, eat, etc etc...) is a 20 min walk from the hotel. Prices are absolutely reasonable for all the personal care you get and the beauty of the place (around 10/15 k Yen per room with breakfast for 2).More
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