My wife and I decided to take our 11 month old on his first plane ride to Okinawa. A little nervous about the trip itself, we were looking for accommodations that would hopefully make it a little less daunting. This Ritz exceeded all expectations. Upon arrival, our son received an amenities bag with a rubber ducky, baby shampoo, and skin oil. What was most important to his parents was the doorknob sign warning those outside our room of his nap time. Dining at Gusuku (opt in for the breakfast) staff provided children's settings as well as invaluable cleanup service. Staff were always incredibly sweet, friendly, and accommodating. Though the hotel isn't located on a beach, we didn't really find this to be a drawback as we initially thought it would be. All rooms, except the ground floor rooms with private hot tubs, have at least a partial view of the ocean; and truthfully, Okinawa's beaches aren't exceptional relative to tropical beaches in more resorty locations. The resort, however, does provide transportation to a beach (Kise Beach in our case) by means of a private van. Kise Beach is adjacent to Kise Beach Palace, at which you are free to use their facilities: bathroom, outdoor shower, convenience store, inflatable ocean obstacle course, surf and dive shops. The Ritz will provide their own beach chairs, bottled water, towels, and sunscreen. Happily, our trip to Okinawa became a lovely trip to the Ritz.
Traveller from Seoul and San Francisco