Scuba and snorkel central. A solid compromise for those who want peace and quiet without going to the true boonies. Ishigaki caters to families via numerous resorts and beaches, and to scuba divers with sites such as the legendary “Manta Scramble,” where giant manta rays gather. We highly recommend staying in or around Kabira Bay, which features beautiful beaches and tropical vistas. Once twilight falls, watch for the colonies of giant flying foxes the size of lap dogs.
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