My family is staying in Central Okinawa for 6 nights early December and want to take our baby on a ferry ride to a nearby island for a day trip. I am looking for an island that is less than 2 hours ferry ride each way (1 hour by fast ferry), has nice beaches, and easy access around the island by way of rental car or possibly taxi tour.
I looked at Ishigaki but flying will take at least 3 hours each way (transport, checking, flying, pickup bags, etc.), and I already prebooked hotels in Okinawa so I can't change it. Then I looked at Zamami Island in the Keramas which seemed pleasant. Is it worth spending a whole day to visit an island for a little adventure? Can you recommend other nearby islands close to Okinawa main island. We are renting a car while in Okinawa. An alternative is to just drive and spend time on Ikijima island.Edited: 21 November 2017, 01:50