Okinawa: Tokashiki Island
Tokashiki is the largest island in the Kerama grouping, offering visitors some of Okinawa most beautiful beaches and fantastic snorkelling, diving, whale-watching and a heavily-forested interior dissected by hiking trails. Aharen Beach is the largest on the island, located around 4.5 kilometres from the island port on the west side of the island. Kayaking from Tokashiki to the nearby uninhabited islands is another popular activity, offering escape from other travellers and a great way to access snorkelling points where you can encounter sea turtles and a wealth of coral and sea life.
Accommodation on the island is mostly limited to comfortable, family-run guesthouses along with mid-range hotels and a couple of high-end resorts. The largest concentration of hotels and guesthouses are located around Tokashiki Port on the east coast and popular beaches on the west coast.