Okinawa: Aka Island
Aka is the third largest of the inhabited islands in the Kerama grouping. Blessed with crystal-clear waters, Aka is an ideal destination for snorkelling and diving, with its calm conditions also being perfect for kayaking and SUP (stand-up paddling). Nishibama is the most popular beach on the island while a bridge connects the island to nearby Geruma Island and Fukaji Island. Only 50 minutes by high-speed boat from Naha, Aka is a great option for visitors looking for the full island experience with easy reach of the Okinawan main island.
Aka Island offers only a limited number of accommodation choices almost all of which are located nearby the Aka Port Terminal from where ferries operate to nearby Zamami and the main island of Okinawan Honto. Options include mid-sized hotels, small guesthouses and self-contained accommodation offering easy access to popular Maehama Beach.