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Halekulani Okinawa's legacy is rooted in the Hawaiian word "Halekulani," meaning "house befitting heaven. " With over a century of unwavering elegance, Halekulani continues to welcome guests from all over the world. The healing quality of Waikiki Beach, where the original Halekulani is located, reflects the early Hawaiian sentiment that Waikiki is a place of hospitality and restoration. That same gracious Hawaiian hospitality echoes through Halekulani Okinawa.


Halekulani Okinawa, the award-winning luxury resort located in the Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park in Onna Village, a region known for its abundant nature,
strives to maintain the beauty and rich environment of the island and make lasting contributions to the local community to ensure a sustainable future.


Halekulani Okinawa embraces the spirit of "Ohana" (meaning family in Hawaiian), a cherished Halekulani value from Hawaii, respecting and valuing everyone—guests, staff,
partner companies and the community alike—as family. With the spirit of "Ohana," Halekulani Okinawa aims to foster an environment where guests can take pride in their green contributions to the local community.


Halekulani Okinawa is constantly implementing new practices to preserve
Okinawa’s lush environment. It’s essential for guests of all ages to engage
with the world around them and create meaningful contributions towards
a more sustainable future.


From coral preservation and recycling to the efficient use of limited energy and sustainable sourcing, all facilities at Halekulani Okinawa employ environmentally
conscious practices with the goal of maintaining the beautiful sea that surrounds the property.


Halekulani Okinawa contributes to environmental conservation while also partnering with the local community on special initiatives such as the "AO AKUA" project.
This project gives children the opportunity to participate in programs centered around food education and gaining job experience.
*"AO AKUA" means "rainbow" in Hawaiian.



In support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Halekulani Okinawa collaborated with Onna Village, which declared itself a “Coral Village” in 2018,
to earn the community designation as a “Future City” for a superior approach to sustainability, which includes working to improve marine environments,including
coral reef areas. Over half of the world’s coral species inhabit the Okinawa region. Based on survey results from the University of the Ryukyus Tropical Biosphere Research
Center,numerous corals are found in the area surrounding Halekulani Okinawa, making it one of the leading coral reef areas on the island.

Coral reefs are a treasure trove of biodiversity, occupying only 0.2% of the ocean's area but home to 25% of marine life. Traditionally, coral reefs in Okinawa have protected islands as natural breakwaters, sustaining people's lives with abundant marine resources. However, in recent years, global climate change, marine plastics and pollution from land have
led to the deterioration of marine environments, adversely affecting coral reefs and posing a crisis to their ecosystems.

Through Halekulani Okinawa’s partnership with Dr. Shunichi Takahashi, guests can take part in classes and hands-on activities that promote coral reef preservation.
Takashi is known for his cutting-edge research on environmentally adaptive coral cultivation and transplantation technology at the University of the Ryukyus.


Halekulani Okinawa participates in the "Honey & Coral Project" in Onna Village, engaging in beekeeping on property. Beekeeping, which helps promote coral conservation,
is conducted in consultation with beekeepers, nurturing bees in the hotel's garden. The harvested honey is offered during afternoon tea on special occasions.

In Okinawa, runoff prevention of red soil is a significant challenge affecting coral cultivation and the scenic beauty of the sea. In this project undertaken by Onna Village,
a green belt is created using plants like Vetiver around fallow fields to prevent red soil runoff. Additionally, during the agricultural off-season, sunflowers and other flowering green manure crops are planted to cover the red soil. Simultaneously, these flowers serve as a nectar source for honey production, generating additional income for farmers.
The income is then used for sustaining red soil prevention measures in the following years.


Fruit used in fresh orange juice and lemon sours served at House Without A Key, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, are reused in other areas of the hotel. Some drinks offered in
SpaHalekulani's waiting room include flavored water made from fruit extracts obtained from fruits used in the restaurant. The Food & Beverage team consistently develops creative and sustainable practices.


Corks from wines enjoyed in the restaurants and guest rooms are collected for upcycled craft workshops.Guests enjoy wine cork crafting while bringing their creative ideas
to life. During the festive season, workshops are held to create Christmas trees from corks.


Explore more of Halekulani Okinawa's sustainability initiatives.