Exclusively breaking the news for readers of Forbes, Rosewood has revealed plans to open Rosewood Miyakojima in Okinawa, Japan.
The white sand shores of Miyako Island in Okinawa, Japan
Joining a series of luxury brands making an entry to the subtropical Okinawan islands, Rosewood is putting plans in motion to open the all-villa resort, Rosewood Miyakojima, in 2024.
Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa comprises over 160 islands—47 of which are inhabited—in the East China Sea. A subtropical climate and environment made up of white sand beach, turquoise sea, subtropical forest and thriving coral characterize these islands, which are also home to a distinct fusion culture with roots in its time in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Miyako is the fourth largest island in the Okinawa prefecture, located around 300km south of Okinawa’s main island, and an isolated spot that draws travelers in for its idyllic beaches and opportunities for snorkeling and diving. Other attractions here include the southeastern cape Higashi-Hennazaki, the sprawling Miyakojima City Botanical Garden and the three bridges connecting Miyako to its smaller neighboring isles…