November 19, 2012

Okuma Resort and Beach

skimboarding Okuma Beach Okinawa
Okuma Beach Okinawa

Okuma - A Perfect Summer Vacation Destination

If you're looking for a summer vacation beach, look no further than Okuma Recreation Facility on the northern end of Okinawa.

Okuma provides military service members, retirees and dependents with a beautiful tropical island vacation resort on a small peninsula jetting out into the East China Sea.

The purpose of Okuma is to provide recreation and relaxation for the US military stationed on Okinawa.

Brief History of Okuma

Okuma resort comes from a very humble beginning when it was first envisioned in 1947. After a few years, and significant help from the local Okinawan Farmers, the resort was finished using mostly second hand construction materials.

More on the History of Okuma Here

Today, the Okuma Peninsula contains not only the Military Okuma Resort, but also a Japanese Okuma Resort.

Okuma Jet ski rental
Jet Ski Rental at Okuma

All the Activities You Could Want!

Okuma provides all the water and vacation related actives one could want. Here is a list of the water activities available at Okuma. Note, activities do change based on the season and availability of boats.

Water Activities:

  • Jet Ski
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Ski Tubing - 1, 2, 3 or 4 people at a time!
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Paddle Boat
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Coral Connection Snorkel Trip
  • Scuba Diving Boat Trip
  • Kayaks
  • Skimboards
  • Snorkeling, Scuba gear rentals
For Prices, visit the Official Okuma Recreation Page

There are also plenty land activities for those who don't like the water, or want to try something different. Most activities have a small rental fee, but some are also free!

Sunset okuma beach okinawa
Sunset on Okuma Beach 
Land Activities:
  • Bikes
  • Buggy Bikes
  • Pedal Cars
  • Habu Links 9-hole Golf Course
  • Putt-Putt Golf Course
  • Go-Kart Race Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • DVD Movie and Video Game rentals
  • Kids Game Room with Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Board Games, and Video Games
  • Batting Cages
  • Basketball Court
  • Garden Maze
  • Volleyball Court
  • SurfSide Restaurant, Cafe, and Waverunner Lounge 

With this huge list of activities, a full week can blow by in no time! Other activities in the Area include hiking Hiji Falls, Traveling to Hedo Point, and exploring the tiny Okinawan villages in the area.

Accommodations at Okuma Resort

Okuma Offers three basic options for accommodations: Camping, Cabins and Suites.

There are plenty of camping places just a few steps away from the beach that have picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a Bathroom/shower building.

The Log Cabins offer Air Conditioning a refrigerator and three beds all tucked into a small log cabin. Parking, fire pit and picnic table are also just outside the cabin.

The Suites at Okuma are best for those planning to stay more than a quick weekend, and would prefer a relaxing environment. Complete with TV's, Queen size beds, bathroom/shower and all the furnishings of a regular hotel.

skimboarding okuma beach
A local Skimboarder at Okuma Beach

Okuma Beach - Perfect Sandy Beach!

Okuma boasts two beautiful beaches on each side of the peninsula. Each offers water activities, while the North Beach is best for swimming, and has a roped swimming area with lifeguards.

So whether you want a quick weekend taste of a tropical island resort, or are looking for a full week getaway, Okuma has almost anything one could want in a tropical vacation.

Got questions or thoughts? Leave them in the comments below.

Check out more Beach Reviews or other Things to do on Okinawa


  1. I googled Okuma and when I saw the image I thought, "I know that dude and probably the guy who took the picture." :-)