Welcome to Miyako-jima
You can happily spend your days here hopping from one great beach to the next, with a spot of snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding or even fly-boarding, if you fancy. If you tire of those, a seaside drive to the various capes and wetlands is a great way to spend a few hours.
If you're visiting another of the bigger islands beyond the pull of Okinawa-hontō, both Miyako-jima and Ishigaki-jima have their own merits. Miyako is a little rougher around the edges than its southern counterpart, but that adds to its charm. You'll feel a bit more like Robinson Crusoe here.