Imagine the springtime with all the cherry trees in blossom. We're at the extreme tip of Japan, on the Ishigaki peninsula in the Okinawa archipelago. Voted the country's best hotel by the readers of four Japanese magazines, the Club Med's Kabira Resort boasts elegant red roofed bungalows stretching along a magnificent white sand beach. Lying beside the transparent waters of the Pacific Ocean, Kabira is a Scuba diver's paradise. Its underwater life is the most fascinating of the entire Japanese coastline, and it is home to one of the ocean's most curious celebrities, the manta ray.