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Onna Seaside Park Nabii Beach
Sun Marina Beach
This is hotel is typical of the Okinawan hotels that cater to mainland Japanese. The difference between it and others is that it does most things right. There are 6 restaurants, they give you a brochure that lists the times each is open. (nice) downside is that each has different hours.It always has at least one restaurant with a buffet open. Like most Okinawan buffets, the food is not delicious, just filling, the difference is most is acutally decent instead of awful. It is made for huge numbers of tourists. The staff is friendly and polite, and tries hard to be accomdating. Most do not speak much English, but in a pinch they will find someone who does. The one thing to keep in mind is the way these hotels do business, most everything is an add on. Parking will cost you. Towels for the pool may cost you, or they may give you a voucher as part of your room rate. Use of the Beach is free, white sand and netted, nice -but use of the beach area with cool inflated things for kids and adults to climb on will cost you. (10 bucks a person). They gave us coupons for breakfast, but you had to eat at the restaurants that served Japanese fair. Want a western style breakfast? If so you must go to one of the other restaurants, and have a lunch type meal (spaghetti carbonara for breakfast). Or you can wait until noon; from noon to 4 there is a desert bar with a make your own pancakes section. The area has a lot of nice hotels because is on a really nice stretch of beach. The downside is there are not many restaurants. The Rizzan has several gift shops to tempt you with a better than average selection of foods and island made trinkets. As for the room, ours was great, we travel with 2 kids and rooms that sleep 4 are hard to come by, harder still if they won't share a bed. The Rizzan had a great room with 4 twin beds on the tenth floor with breathtaking views a balcony along its length, so long that it required 2 sliding glass doors and still had room for more glass- one wall is floor to ceiling windows. There is a mixture of outlet styles for electronics, and ample space to walk around. It was immaculate. Only knock is after dark the only lights are lamps- like so many other hotels conserving energy costs- so it is too dark to read and TV is all in Japanese, so bring a board game, and play hard on the beach so you will sleep early. We will go back.
The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything I asked for No