|The view of Ishigaki Island from Taketomi Island|
We had absolutely ZERO plans for our time on the island. Gene just got back from two weeks off island and I kind of thought that if nothing else, we would hang out in the hotel and enjoy just hanging out with one another! Speaking of the hotel- I considered that a part of the bucket list item of planning an off island trip by ourselves! We stayed at Hotel Patina. It was about a 25 minute ride or so from the airport. We just took a cab to get there and walked around during our stay since we were located in Ishigaki City, close to the action, restaurants, and the ferry terminal!
|This is us on the floor. I know you can't really tell, but trust me.|
It was only about a 15 minute ferry ride on a very fast moving boat! Once we got to Taketomi, there was a shuttle ready to pick us up and take us to the center of the island where the village was. We didn't have to wait too long to take a cart ride. Afterwards we explored the island a little on foot, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and did a glass bottom boat coral exploring ride before heading back in a super fancy ferry!
|Selfie on the super fancy ferry! Like, fanciest travel method I've ever been on!|