Welcome to Zamami-jima
Not to be confused with Zamami-mura, the village on Aka-jima, Zamami-jima (座間味島), just across the bay, is only slightly more developed. The island has its own share of lovely beaches, with great diving and snorkelling in the surrounding waters including a handful of delightful, even smaller offshore islands, which are accessible with the help of local guides. Plentiful tour options are available.
From January to March migrating humpback whales can be observed in these tropical waters, and Zamami is a popular spot for whale-watching expeditions.