Indulge in the sea, sun and slow passing of time.
Iraph Sui on Okinawa’s Irabu Island is blessed with coral reefs, primeval forests and a rich historic culture. You can satisfy your body and soul in the spa, enjoy the swimming pool that seems to melt into the sea and sky, play with your dog in the Dog-friendly Room, or unwind in the lobby lounge with magical sunset view.
The Luxury Collection Debuts IRAPH SUI On Okinawa’s Irabu Island.
Okinawa has been attracting both domestic and international travelers with its distinctive culture and magnificent natural attractions, including some of the finest sand beaches and coral reefs in the world
With an established presence in the bustling Tokyo as well as the majestic, cultural city of Kyoto, The Luxury Collection debuting its third hotel in Japan. The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of the 58-room IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa. The name of the hotel “IRAPH” is believed to be the ancient name for Irabu, meaning “beautifully-colored”.
The new hotel is nestled in natural greenery and lushly landscaped gardens on Irabu Island.
Irabu Island is part of the Miyako Islands, a group of islands in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture known for their beautiful white-sand beaches, clear warm water, and remarkable diving experiences. The Miyako Islands boast several UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions, as well as spectacular natural offerings including unique underwater volcanic rock formations shaped over millions of years, majestic Ryukyu limestone arches, vivid coral reefs and colorful marine life.
Located on the southern part of Irabu Island, the hotel is located 20 minutes by car from Miyako Airport. This year, the new Shimojishima Airport, which will also cater to private jets, is expected to open, making this a convenient gateway for international guests traveling to the island.
The rooms that range from 495 square feet to 1,290 square feet offer a complete set of amenities and private balconies with views of the white sandy beach and azure ocean, with several suites in the hotel also featuring private swimming pools. The clean, crisp interior design of the hotel and guest rooms showcase motifs of island elements, including “Minsah” weaving, the traditional Okinawan textile and crafts inspired by the surrounding coral reefs.
The hotel’s indigenous spa offers a diverse range of treatments that incorporate natural Okinawan products, such as a local salt blended for body scrubs and “Kucha,” a mineral-rich deep sea mud.
Iraph Sui will offer immersive experiences and opportunities to discover the rich traditional culture of Miyako. Guests can enjoy nearby excursions including visiting the unparalleled beaches that the destination has to offer – from Toguchinohama Beach, known for its flour-like sand, to Sawada Beach, famed for its unique landscape with large boulders resulting from a tsunami in 1771 – in addition to the iconic Irabu Bridge, celebrated as the longest free bridge in Japan.
Visitors can also explore the island with a local storyteller or discover the unique underwater scenery of the Okinawan Ocean through luxurious, fully catered dive trips. For those seeking activities a little closer to home, morning yoga sessions in the tranquil surroundings of the property are designed to refresh the mind and restore the soul, while sun seekers can lounge by an infinity pool that seemingly melts into the sea or choose from a selection of beach and sea sports at the nearby beach club.