Venerable Manza Beach shines with marine sports
ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort in Onna Village is located on a long, narrow peninsula that sticks out into the East China Sea, and because of its location, the resort is almost completely surrounded by the ocean. The view from the hotel is superb, and its’ location close to the center point of the island makes it easy for visitors to reach various parts of the island, both north and south.
The resort offers a huge variety of beach and marine sports activities, including a novelty attraction called “Ocean Park”, a fun playground for kids through adults. Other marine sports activities include Jet Skis, Dragon Boats, pleasure cruises, offshore fishing, and a semi-submarine moving aquarium called Submarine Jr. II
Submarine Jr. II is a very good experience for kids, and a good study of ocean life. Some activities require advance reservations, and details are posted on the resort website http://www.anaintercontinental-manza.jp/. The website is in Japanese, English and Chinese.
Yoshio Kaneko, the senior marketing manager at the resort says, “We welcome all to enjoy all of our facilities and equipment. Just come and have fun at the beach, pamper your palate with a delicious meal, relax in the spa or just have a good time at the poolside. We are happy to be able to help you relax and have a good time at our resort. I’m looking forward to your visit for a special time with us!” He further explains that the hotel has many packages for special events like weddings, meetings, and parties.
The hotel has 397 rooms, all with an ocean view. The majority of visitors to Manza Beach are couples in their 30’s to 40’s, families and seniors. Many guests of the wedding parties held in the hotel also stay there. The hotel offers plenty of fun activities to local people, too, including the U.S. military and foreign community on the island.
Manza Beach Resort has available a number of overnight or longer-term stay package, and features a variety of restaurants including Salvatore Cuomo & Bar, which serves fresh oven-baked Napoli Pizza, and The Orchid that offers Ryukyu style dining, entertainment and local delicacies. The Urumo Spa is designed for relaxation time, and the beach side Bar Wavy is a popular spot to just slow down and relax.
All menus in the hotel restaurants are bi-lingual, and there is always staff at hand who can speak English or Chinese.
The resort has special package plans for each season of the year. Currently, they are offering a Christmas program called “Manza Blue Xmas.” During the month of December through Christmas, the restaurants have Christmas-themed lunch and dinner specials, illumination and projection mapping shows. On Dec. 23rd, 24th and 25th there are live concerts and fireworks.
Staying at the hotel is great, but just visiting and enjoying the wide range of activities is also fun for Okinawa residents! As a special treat, persons over 65 years of age get a 50% discount on lunch at Restaurant Aqua Belle.
ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort is located at 2260 Seragaki, Onna Village.