Nestled at the southernmost point of Japan’s Okinawa region, Ishigaki is the gateway to the 21 islands making up the Yaeyama archipelago. ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort guests are treated to endless horizons of azure water and direct access to picturesque Maesato Beach. Ishigaki is home to the rare blue coral reef of Shiraho, one of the world’s biggest and oldest blue coral reefs. Known as one of the best diving spots in Japan, the island is also celebrated for its arts, handicrafts and starry skies. Submerge yourself in clear blue water full of colourful marine life at Kabira Bay. Only a short plane ride from major Japanese cities and Hong Kong; it is a destination where guests from around the world keep returning to. “Ōritōri”, or “Welcome” to Ishigaki.
Set to open in 2020, ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort’s Club InterContinental will bring a new level of luxury to Ishigaki Island. A luxury haven, set in its own private enclave, Club InterContinental offers discerning travellers privacy and sophisticated luxury. You will be inspired from the moment you step inside. Begin your Club InterContinental journey with private check-in and a refreshing welcome drink. Relax by the exclusive Club InterContinental pool and gardens or retreat to the Club InterContinental Lounge where you can enjoy breakfast, refreshments, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and 24-hour butler service.
Ishigaki is a cultural haven for the Okinawan way of life, celebrated for its nature, handicrafts, arts, festivals, and of course, people. Each and every island has its own soul, and hidden secrets are waiting to be discovered. Discover unspoilt corners of the Yaeyama Islands, places where time simply stops.
Blue sky, crystal clear water and white sand beaches
With direct access to Maesato Beach from the resort, guests are spoilt with an extensive range of beach and marine activities. Try your hand at diving, snorkeling, spend some time at the Ocean Park, a floating playground or simply enjoy nature at its best.
Discover the natural beauty of Ishigaki Island
Kabira Bay is one of the most famous and scenic areas on Ishigaki Island. Enjoy the contrast between the white sandy beach and beautiful emerald green sea, with superb views of the lush Yaeyama.
Yaeyama Minsah weaving workshop
Yaeyama Minsah weaving is a traditional craft that has been handed down to Ishigaki families from generation to generation. The beautiful colours of Yaeyama have been reflected in the weaving’s bright and beautiful colour palette.
Immerse yourself in Okinawan traditions
Visit the beautiful Yaeyama Islands, only a short trip from Ishigaki. Explore Taketomi Island at your own pace on a buffalo car. Escape to a place where time simply stands still.
Sunset Cruising Plan
We offer a wide range of activities for all ages, including beach activities, swimming, sea kayaking, diving, and cruises. We also have a range of field activities including golf, tennis, and Island Excursions.
High quality, seasonal ingredients from Ishigaki, Japan and abroad combined to create a variety of cuisines at our renowned restaurants and bars.