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Minna-jima Island

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Address: Minna, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0200, Okinawa Prefecture
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Amazing sea life there!!! Snorkeling lovers must go!!

Went there with a friend, didn't expect a lot since we asked some people how long we should be there for, many of them say 1 hour is good... So we got there and at first we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
sing kan h
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with a friend, didn't expect a lot since we asked some people how long we should be there for, many of them say 1 hour is good... So we got there and at first we stayed away from the only crowd right near the pier, we walked further to the right of the pier and tried snorkeling, there... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This island has a great beach & coast line which is suitable for different types of water games. We have joined the local tour and has taken 20 mins of fast boat from the coast of Main Island to the Minna Island. The water quality is so good/clear which is the best that i have never seen in other areas... More 

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Thank Fan1296
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This island is a short 15min boat ride from Toguchi port. The port itself is a good 2Hr drive from Naha. Recommend going early if you want to avoid the crowd during high season. We took the 8AM ferry and were among the first to setup tent on the beach. By noon the beach was super crowded with tents on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

if you don't have time and want to go to an outer island of Okinawa, this is the solution. Minna Island is only 15 minutes by boat and it's a pretty island! You can swim, snorkel, do water sports or just sunbathe. I enjoyed so much my time in Minna Island! :)

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Thank mayellow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We got the 1.30pm ferry from Toguchi port (easy to find using google maps) and got the last ferry back (4pm). Depending on the time of year , there are between 2 and 8 ferries a day. The main swimming area was relatively busy (around 50 or so people). Parasols, chairs and other beach stuff is available to hire. We... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Only 15 mins from main island by ferry, this very sunny spot has amazing snorkeling and shelling. There is no shade, you either rent an umbrella and stick with the main crowd or bring your own and go left as you get off the ferry. The beach is pristine, clean and the water is crystal clear which makes for superlative... More 

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Onna-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I came here to go diving, not with the big ferry but with a charter boat, first time I brought divers here and everyone loved it, awesome visibility and a huge amount of healthy, colorful hard corals and plenty of fish, we had a surface interval on Island and since it is march it look pretty deserted, which I liked... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Went this beach in May. Took a ship for 30mins. It's ideal time to for boarding with kids since they cannot stay too long in a ship or stay still. anyway had fun in a ship and got out of ship, the beach was exactly what i wanted and imagine. so nice. Small but beautiful. not much ppl around, nice... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Visited Minna island after a snorkeling trip with the Ocean Island Crew. The island is small with a nice white sand beach. The population of the island is a whopping 30 people and services are limited. There is a ferry dock, with a sheltered waiting area if the weather turns ugly.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

It was breathtaking. i highly recommend snorkeling, i cannot describe in words how beautiful and pristine the water was, and it's like a dream on earth. The fish are absolutely beautiful, so many different colours, a true definition of earthly beauty was on this island.

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