Miyako Island (宮古島), or Miyakojima as the local call it, is located 300 kilometers south of Okinawa Island, and 100 kilometers north of Yaeyama Islands. Miyako is the fourth largest island in the Okinawa Prefecture. The island is known to have some of the best beaches in the region. The main attractions on the island or visiting one of the beaches, snorkeling, and diving. While the beaches on Miyako Island are open all year round, they are best enjoyed from April to November when the air temperature consistently tops 25 degrees and the water is very warm.