Location: Okinawa | Japan
Hoshinoya Taketomi Island is one of only a handful of true luxury hotels in the Okinawa islands, and sits on the tiny Taketomi Island. It is laid out in village style, with individual villas, or pavilions, with red-roofed buildings, spread throughout the perfectly manicured gardens. Amidst the island's clear blue waters and white sands, this elegant retreat combines centuries of artisan craftsmanship with modern-day luxury.
Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Cultural Immersion, Beach