Visiting the coast of Kenya is an entirely different adventure from the usual savannahs and safaris offered inland. Where the land is action-packed and wild, the coast is low-key and serene. Ending your Kenyan trip with a few nights on the Indian Ocean makes for a well-rounded and memorable getaway. The coast offers a “choose your own adventure” itinerary of activities depending on how adventurous you want to be.
If you want to relax on the white sandy beaches and blissfully warm waters of the East African coastline, head to Diani Beach. Sit back to watch traditionally rigged dhow boats quietly sailing along or explore a sandbar in the lagoon. There’s a good mix of places to stay, eat and a few places to find a good cocktail.
Watamu Beach is a low-key peninsula dotted with deep mangroves and small, traditional villages. If you want to check out brightly colored coral, many tour companies offer half-day snorkel and diving excursions in the Arabuko-Sokoke National Park and the ruins of Gedi.
For some of the nicest hotels on the coast, look to Malindi. Malindi has seen rapid growth in recent years, but still retains one of the most appealing town centers in Kenya. You’ll find a blend of happy tourists and locals going about their business.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.