White sand beaches, clear waters: swimming on Yoron’s Udonosu Beach. Photo: Lucy Dayman
White sand beaches, clear waters: swimming on Yoron’s Udonosu Beach. Photo: Lucy Dayman
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White sand beaches, clear waters: this Japanese island is a tropical paradise that tourism forgot

  • Yoron, part of the Amami Islands archipelago just north of Okinawa, is easy to overlook, but is perfect for those looking for an impromptu tropical escape
  • The island has 60 beaches – including one described as “phantasmal” – as well as great snorkelling, friendly locals and a sprinkling of culture

White sand beaches, clear waters: swimming on Yoron’s Udonosu Beach. Photo: Lucy Dayman
White sand beaches, clear waters: swimming on Yoron’s Udonosu Beach. Photo: Lucy Dayman
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