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Upon arrival at the airport we were collected by hotel transfer which took around an hour to reach the resort. We were welcomed at the hotel in the club lounge with a refreshing fruit punch. We were staying 3 nights in a 1 bedroom cottage with partial sea view & plunge pool. To get to & from the cottages you can walk or take a golf buggy. The room was spacious enough for the 3 of us. Nightly the sofa was made into a bed. It was very hot during our stay and we found the air con was rather weak on an evening. Our bathroom was very well stocked with toiletries & additional items,robes & pyjamas. The plunge pool area was a little disappointing as it required some general maintenance but otherwise was pleasant. The general pool area was extremely busy especially the lower pool which had a slide so popular with very young children & inflatables!! The beach is on the doorstep with many water activities, we didn’t take advantage of these. Glass bottom boat & underwater observatory are worth a visit. The resort restaurants are busy so I would recommend booking upon arrival. We ate at the Italian, buffet & teppanyaki all were delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful even though there was a language barrier. There is also a hotel shuttle which runs between other hotels in this chain, check the timetable & book your seats. Overall this was an enjoyable, relaxing couple of days.
I stayed at The Busena Terrace for 3 days. It is a beautiful, polished resort, which spares no expense to make sure your money and time are well-invested. Staff is very friendly, doing right to ensure you experience the luxury and attentiveness of Japanese hospitality and professionalism. You are greeted with a glass of juice upon your arrival, and given thorough explanation to the properties amenities and restaurants, before being set loose to your own shenanigans. I'm not entirely sure if it was off-season, but our stay was from May 30-June 2nd and it was completely empty aside from a few pockets of people here and there. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but was shocked given how massive the resort is to accommodate tourists, there were barely any there. Some key notes: • The beaches are very well-kept. Water is crystal clear blue, coral is everywhere. You're forbidden to swim outside the designated area due to jellyfish. Many water activities such as jet pack, wave runner, water bike, etc. They also offer snorkeling and scuba diving - please be aware that spots book up fast, so buy days ahead of time. The pools were also impeccable in cleanliness, but closed quite early (5:30 PM). • Buffet is delicious! Very clean, serves both modern and traditional options. Food isn't mediocre as what you'd expect from a typical one. I personally only got to sample the breakfast, which was incredible. Fresh juices, rolls, delicious omelettes, etc. Several restaurants to explore that range in cuisine from Italian to Japanese, Chinese, BBQ. Reservations are required except for the buffet. • Housekeeping is thorough; fresh towels and sheets changed every day at 10 AM. Rooms are very attractive and kept up to standards. No issues like mold, insects, etc. • Gift shops everywhere! One catered to foods and beverages, another housed Okinawan trinkets from beautiful lacquer bowls and cups, hand-crafted glass jewelry, t-shirts, etc. There are a few little shops outside the property such as a tiny convenience store if you wanna stock up on booze and salt cookies. It also offers a place to make your own souvenir out of clay. If you're an early-riser, a farmer's market opens up for a couple of hours every morning at 7 AM - 9 AM; a couple of little stands that serve traditional Okinawan snacks and tropical fruit. Overall a delightful experience and one I wish I could have enjoyed longer than 3 days! The thunderstorms are also exhilarating. Having returned home just a few days ago, Okinawa and Busena were some of the highlights of our 18 day journey through Japan. I highly recommend.
My husband and I stayed at the Terrace Club in a ocean view room 12-15 APR 2019. The room was incredibly luxurious; I especially loved the chaise lounge on the terrace and the exposed bathtub. Staying at the Terrace Club comes with several benefits, breakfast is included, cocktail hour every night, tea time in the afternoon, etc — dinner is not included, however. A few things to note — you really must make reservations for dinner every night. The most popular dinner places are the Chinese restaurant and the Main Dining option. If you stay at the Terrace Club, you have access to the bio pool, sauna, and the cocktail hour right there, as well as the Thelasso spa experiences. To get the main hotel, the hotel concierge will take you on a golf cart or other car, or it’s also a pretty short walk. There is also a spa at the main hotel — the masseuses do not really speak English but I highly recommend getting a massage! It rained on and off and was a bit too cold to swim, but the sunrises were beautiful and the ambience was perfect and incredibly romantic. My husband and I especially enjoyed the cocktail hour and the biopool. Do be prepared — there are many people there who want to serve you; for us Americans it was incredibly awkward but we just embraced it and tried to enjoy. Also, we rented a car because we have SOFA licenses, but I imagine it would be somewhat difficult to get to the hotel without one. It’s an hour drive on a toll road just to get here. Overall, I definitely recommend the experience. We look forward to coming back again!
I came on a short stay with my sister and her husband who are visiting Japan. Busena Terrace is an easy 2 hour flight from Tokyo, and a wonderful place to land. The service is wonderful, people go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction. The views of the sea are breathtaking. The rooms are nicely equipped, a bit dated, but with so many wonderful things to see, eat, and do, it is a minor comment. I highly recommend the Teppanyaki restaurant in the hotel. Also the breakfast buffet is top notch. The pools are warm and inviting. I highly recommend this resort.
We came as part of a honeymoon trip visiting and it's paradise. It’s off season so quieter and not all facilities are open but enough is to make our stay wonderful. The room was big and clean. The breakfast buffet at La Tida is really excellent with pancakes, French toast, Goya juice, purple yam bread and purple yam Brulee that is so nice as well as a large selection of breakfast foods. The beach is clean and the water a beautifully clear turquoise. The staff are all so polite, friendly and helpful and speak good English. There is a handy bus stop just outside for further adventures. The Italian restaurant Chula-la was superb and we enjoyed an original awamori cocktail with gyoza, goya chips and brown sugar peanuts at Ku-su bar Dachibin. The “fun pub” Sugar Cane was lovely for sitting outside and smoking with a cocktail or whiskey. It would have been nice if the veranda bar or refreshing square had been open but we will try and return when the sea bed walk is open in summer.
Best hotel I have ever stay! Nothing is too small or too big for the staff. The room, the food, the view, and best is their staff, you can really feel that all of them really serve from their heart! They have a shuttle serve from Busena Terrance to other Terrance hotel, ao although we did not booki Naha Terrance, we took their shuttle service to Naha Terrance from there we took a taxi to our hotel. Really fantastic place to stay!
Pros: Great beach**, although it opens late (you are not allowed in the water before it opens - no morning swim - staff members come and get you out of the water...). The buildings aren't as massive as the marketing photos give the impression, the location is overall very nice. The teppanyaki restaurant is very good, but also overpriced. Cons: Rooms are seriously outdated, esp. the bathroom (not just a question of style, it's more of a 2/3-star hotel bathroom). Service is complicated for Western customers. Food in the buffet restaurant (cafe terrace) is just ok (but tables outside have a great view). No bar where to have a drink before dinner (tried the "fun bar" at 8pm, it was dead). ** note to swimmers: you can only swim in the designated area, while it is approx. 100m long, it still forces you to go in loops... which is frustrating given the beautiful bay, but can be related to dangerous jellyfish etc. outside the area. When the tide is low, it gets a bit trickier.
As a luxury hotel, paying over USD 800 per night, one would expect a certain level of international standards. No one spoke English. Rooms haven’t been renovated and the bathroom was out of 1985. The staff did their best to accommodate me but I was very disappointed. The walls were paper thin and I was woken to the sounds of my neighbors having a good time every night and every morning. The food was average and very expensive. The bars didn’t open until 9p. Dinner was always a very rushed affair. Bottom line: staff did their best. Location while remote is outstanding. Manager was never available. Don’t ever stay here.
Haha, we arrived to stay here in a typhoon. My wife and I looked out our windows into driving rain and wind and every day of our stay we had intermittent showers and strong wind. My brother and sister in-law took us here for a family holiday and we came from Australia and they are Japanese. You can't pick your weather when you book in advance. The travellers’ photos on Tripadvisor are just a dream. Our room was located on the 9th Floor and had great views of the sea and the beach and the hotel. The best bed of our stay in Japan, so far, very comfortable, nice pillows and doona. The pyjamas are also quite comfortable. Our first night revealed noisy neighbours who banged their doors and spoke all night. My brother asked for us to be moved to a quieter room and we were moved to the other end of the hotel on the 8th floor. This is a bigger room and looks straight down on the large swimming pool and has a western aspect. It has a similar bed layout, but now has a hallway and is a bit larger. There are some surprises in the room, like a wardrobe that is restricted inside by a wall, and is virtually useless to hang clothes in. It has an alcove in the room that holds a large case, but nothing else and restricts the use f the balcony. The floor seems like it isn't stuck down and seems to move when you walk on it, it feels strange under bare feet. There is no full length mirror in the room. There is no brown sugar in the room, unusual as Okinawa is famous for it and it is a worldwide trend to reduce white sugar consumption, for health reasons. We were lucky enough to encounter some sun on our third day. The breakfast buffet is a bonus, with an extensive array of western and Asian foods on offer. Two venues are available, though the western breakfast is my choice. My wife, used the Yoga room, but was told she would have to leave 20 minutes before a Pilate Beginners Class commenced. She and others left the room and she had a sauna, instead. Oddly enough, no-one attended the class. Service in the breakfast room is spasmodic, some staff are really focussed and some wander around unsure of their job. Some staff collect plates and some fill empty coffee and tea cups, but it seems they are not watching efficiently. On arrival at our new room, we noticed the supposedly clean room had a bin full of rubbish in the bathroom. Attention to detail is somewhat lacking. The bathroom has a good supply of toiletries and the bath towels are fluffy and clean. Shower water is hot all day and night. We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather. The internet connections are patchy around early afternoon. The shops in the hotel have a nice array of goods and most are high quality items, especially the clothes. This hotel is highly recommended for extended stays.
On the road we saw the sign for this beach, the same sign you find everywhere in Okinawa to indicate a beach. At the entrace we said we were going to the beach asking if the entrance was free. The guy at the gate said us it was free and gave us instructions for parking. Once on the beach, when we had already taken off our shoes and clothes and when we had already positioned our beach towels, a man came to us asking if we wanted to swim. We really didn't get the meaning of such an incomprehensible question and we answered that it was possible we would want to swim. At that moment he started blathering we couldn't stay there cause it was a private beach and if we wanted to swim we have to pay 1000¥ per person. I've never heard something like that, I don't think you can prohibit someone to swim. I don't think the ocean can be private but, anyway, the very thing I don't understand is why they didn't say that the very first time we asked upon our arrival!!
Busena Marine Park is within a 5-minute walk of The Busena Terrace while other popular sites like Mission Beach are within a few miles (5 km). This 410-room, 4.5-star resort has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool.
There are multiple options for onsite dining with 8 restaurants, including Main Dining Fanuan, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All of The Busena Terrace's 410 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, slippers, and bidets. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.
The Busena Terrace features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.