Shima Kanko Hotel The Bay Suites
Shima Kanko Hotel: the Bay Suites has many strings to its bow: a duo of celebrated restaurants, Japan’s first Clarins spa and a water-side setting that inspires instant calm. It also has a place in world history as the 2016 G7 Summit venue. But perhaps the biggest draw are the rooms. Every guest is treated to a suite with space to work, rest and play – and to breathe in the postcard-worthy peacefulness of Ise-Shima National Park.
The views share the spotlight with the food in each of Shima Kanko Hotel’s restaurants, too. In Michelin-starred La Mer, wall-length windows let guests enjoy sunsets with their seafood. Meanwhile Hamayu invites diners on a culinary voyage with kaiseki-ryori, an intricately prepared Japanese tasting menu – with spectacular vistas on the side.
The shore inspires every element of Shima Kanko Hotel, including the landmark spa. From the luxury treatments right down to its name, Eau Spa by Clarins draws on the energising water of Ago-Wan Bay and Clarins’ signature plant-powered aromatic oils. Ease into the warm tepidarium and dry sauna. Or call into the boutique to take home Clarins products, as well as Mikimoto Pearls. For those wanting to expand their horizons, Shima Nature School could take you kayaking – or aboard a replica Spanish galleon for a more leisurely way to see the Bay. Bring your camera to Daiozaki Lighthouse and nearby Yokoyama Observatory, and your swimsuit to Tomoyama Park and Jiro-Rokuro for the best beaches in the region.