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Sapunaya

314 Taketomi, Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Okinawa Prefecture
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Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was unexpectedly large – more of a suite – with a raised bedroom area, sitting room area, large bathroom (with bath and shower), and private courtyard garden with its own bathtub! The breakfasts were very good, with lots of fresh fruit. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and although they said they spoke very little English, they spoke... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The pictures on this site are of 2 different guest homes currently known as Sapunaya and Cago, Sapunaya moved to a new location and only has one guestroom, Cago (the original Sapunaya) I believe has 4 rooms. The original owners sold to friends so I'm sure where-ever you go they both will be great. We stayed with the original owners... More 

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さぷな家, オーナー at Sapunaya, responded to this review

Thank you for giving stay. The stone of the yard was visible to zen. That is a pebble of coral. It is on the seashore of an island in large numbers. Moreover, please come for stopping. More 

NYC
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We learned that this inn had been sold when we tried to book it for a stay in April 2014. The good news is that Sapunaya's reputation for excellence lives on with the new owners. The inn is now called Guesthouse Cago (in English) and Chiisana Shimayado Cago (in Japanese). I will post our review under the new names.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing, we definitely recomend it! The couple who runs the place are very serviceminded, helpful and sweet. The cottages are beautiful with tasteful decoration. Breakfast is delicious with lots of fruit. There is a small pool outside which is awsome on a warm day. Strongly recomend Sapunaya and Taketomi Island.

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Niseko-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

After looking around for places to stay in Taketomi we came across Sapunaya and it was the best choice we could have made. We'd just spent 3 weeks around Okinawa and this was our last stop before home. What a perfect way to end the trip! Fantastic room, dip pool, amazing breakfasts and out hosts could not have been more... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I was very pleased to have found this minshuku (guest house) on Trip Advisor and immediately knew I wanted to stay there. I was there for three nights and it was wonderful! The hosts could not have been kinder, the breakfasts more delicious and the accomodations more comfortable. There is nothing to do on the island but everyday was filled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Sapunaya is a beautiful, tiny B&B, with 3 rooms around a small central courtyard, with a little plunge pool. The decor is very luxurious - we were in the deluxe room - and the room was large with good aircon and a big bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub! Spotlessly clean and a comfy western bed; only slightly weird thing was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

For the hotel itself I can just confirm the mostly positive feedback of the other reviewers. But...we found a kitten literally starving and asked some milk or anything similar to feed him. The answer by Sapunaya staff and owner was "we do not like cats, there are too many of them on the island, so we won't provide you with... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stop searching: you cannot find a better place in Taketomi (and in all the Okinawa islands...)! I love everything there: rooms (just three + one in a separate house) are spotless and well designed, breakfast amazing with fresh tropical juice and fruits every day, the garden perfect for relaxation (they even have a small swimming pool where you can cool... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

Sapunaya is an excellent, luxurious but affordable little B&B on the beautiful, quiet remote island of Taketomi in Okinawa prefecture. Taketomi is the perfect getaway destination from the crowd, noise and rush of everyday life, and staying at Sapunaya has made our trip extra rewarding. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast - assortment of fresh fruit, delicious scrambled eggs with bread... More 

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