If I could pick a favorite travel destination of mine so far, I would have to say Okinawa, Japan. My husband and I spent about one week on the magical island and I honestly have only good things to say about it. I'll let the countless Instagram photos and YouTube videos I've posted speak for themselves, but I just wanted to round up all of my outfit details & some things I may not have posted in one place. Enjoy!
Also shoutout to the random rainbow blessing our breakfast view.
I didn't Photoshop the sky in this photo. That sky is 100% real and it is amazing.
Driving in Japan wasn't as scary as we thought it would be (they drive on the opposite side of the road as we do in the US), but I will say that they car rides were LONG. The highest speed limit was around 60km/hr which is about 37mi/hr in the US (much slower than we're used to).
It's a tough call, but I think my absolute favorite place in all of Okinawa, Japan is Mermaid's Grotto. A friend familiar with the area recommended it to us & I have to say - I'm so glad we decided to check it out. If you're into snorkeling & diving, this is the place for you - lots of wildlife & the water is crystal clear.
In case I forgot to mention it - this part of Japan is extremely humid and very hot, so we spent the majority of our time at the beach. Diamond Beach was a place I found stalking though Google Maps, and from what I could tell - it's not a well-known beach = barely any tourists. Very clean, a ton of plant life, and pretty much perfect water for swimming in.
Caught the sunset in time for a little date night at the Okinawa Marriott - note that I changed in order to match the sky.
Our fifth day in Okinawa, we were so stunned by the fact that we were waking up in such a gorgeous hotel room, we didn't feel like leaving (other than to go to the beach). Not even a little bit mad at this view:
Top: PJ Salvage
Our room also had a jacuzzi on the balcony - to say I took advantage would be an understatement.
I give a detailed hotel room tour in my vlog, but other than the view, the entryway was my favorite part of our room.
They fed us everything I never knew I wanted including quiche, pumpkin mousse, shikwasa (which is the word for a lime that grows in Okinawa) eclairs, purple yam cakes, passionfruit chocolate ganache, madeleines and more.
But my favorite thing was definitely the flowering teas we were served - a Hong Mei Lei and Ryukyu Tropical tea (I can't for the life of me remember which was which - but still, incredibly beautiful.
The day before we left, there was so much we wanted to see, so we checked out of our hotel pretty early and headed to Hiji Falls. If you're looking for one of the most serene & peaceful hikes of your life, this place is for you.
Dress: Indah Clothing // Sandals: Earth Brands (sold out)
Since the hike pretty much left me feeling sweatier than I've ever been in my life, I changed into a dress I had worn a couple days earlier (#noshame) and we drove up to the northernmost part of the island to see Cape Hedo. The view was so insane, I don't think I was able to do it justice.
Dress: XIX Palms
We were pretty bummed to be leaving Okinawa our last day, so we didn't get too much footage or too many photos since we just wanted to be present and enjoy. However, we did get a few moments to share of our time on Kokusai Street.
I'll let my travel diary speak for itself, but I will say that I can't wait to go back someday.