Odenza Reviews: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Known for its amazing safari tours, Zanzibar is a city that will leave travelers breathless. From watching beautiful sunsets on the finest beaches to views of some of the most amazing coral gardens, Zanzibar is a popular tourist destination for so many reasons.

Famous for scuba diving, Zanzibar is a tropical archipelago and can be easily accessible by ferry departing from Dar Salam. Once you arrive in Zanzibar, roaming around Stone Town, an ancient city that is regarded as a cultural heritage site, is an absolute must.  Stone Town became a UNESCO World Heritage site in the early 2000s and is the oldest part of Zanzibar. Due to its rich cultural fusion of Arab, Indian, Persian and European cultural elements, Stone Town will leave tourists in awe of the food and the interesting narrow alleys with small and quaint markets.

For tourists seeking out serene beaches with turquoise waters, both Paje and Kendwa are hot spots for relaxing and scuba diving. For full moon parties, Kendwa is a great choice for those looking for a night out.

Overall, Zanzibar is a beautiful city with lots to offer on both the scenic and historical aspects. Because of its rich and unique cultural elements, Zanzibar has the best spice tours for foodies and the maze-like structure of the town will leave an imprint on travelers. Famous for its turquoise waters and white sand, the beaches in Zanzibar are out of this world and should be enough of a reason to travel to Zanzibar!

Odenza Reviews The Galápagos Islands

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The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for unique wildlife exploring. Located approx. 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, the remote terrain is home to a variety of plant and animal species, many of which cannot be found elsewhere. Activities available within the iconic tourist destination include guided excursions, trekking, snorkeling, kayaking scuba diving, or enjoying the amazing beaches.

Odenza Reviews Barbados Island, The Caribbean

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The vibrant island of Barbados is and rich with history, hospitality and natural beauty. Some attractions to check-out around the island include: Harrison’s cave of crystallized limestone cave with deep pools of crystal-clear water, flowing streams and towering cave columns. Carlisle Bay, a natural harbor with a crescent shaped bay perfect for swimming and scuba diving. Hunte’s botanical Gardens, lush and beautifully landscaped where you can stroll through exotic plants, unique statues and antiques.

Odenza Reviews Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean

Lively Antigua and Barbuda move to the music of steel drums. You can visit a different beach each day and not repeat yourself for a full year—and that’s why tourists and celebrities alike flock to this sun-soaked Caribbean island. Take a day cruise, rent some diving gear or cruise up the beach on a Segway for a real adventure, island-style.

Visitors love its warm waters which are an endless hue of blues, and the long stretches of sparkling sand sprinkled across both Antigua and its little sister island Barbuda are so stunning that celebrities including Oprah have ended up buying homes here.

Thanks for reading our review of Antigua and Barbuda!

Odenza Reviews Portofino, Italy

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One of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera, little Portofino has just over 500 permanent residents. But that all changes on summer days when the sun is shining and the yachting set drops anchor in the harbor to wander about. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets. Diving, hiking and beach-going are popular local pastimes, and there are even some historic sights like the Church of St. Martin and the Castello Brown hilltop fortress.

Hopefully this review of Portofino, Italy will inspire you to take a trip soon!

Odenza Reviews Cairns, Queensland

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The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.

Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don’t miss the great things to do in and around town. You’ll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring this tropical oasis.

I hope this review of Cairns, Queensland will encourage you to visit soon!

Makena Cove, Maui

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White sand, black lava rock and bright-green palm trees make Makena Cove, also known as Secret Beach, a special place for weddings. This popular location is sure to leave you and your loved ones with lasting memories and spectacular photographs. You access this tiny beach through a stone wall between homes in Makena. The lava rock, color of the water, sunset view, light sands, and palm trees make it a favorite wedding location for Maui brides.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora  is Tahiti`s most famous island. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. At the island’s center rises Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano.

Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatchedroof villas, and fabled ambience.

 

Isla Harbour, Bahamas

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Harbour Island is most renowned for its pale pink sand beaches which are considered some of the very in the world. It’s located northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

The west coast also has beaches and several marinas. Outlying coral reefs like the Devil’s Backbone are home to marine life such as stingrays and turtles. The main hub, Dunmore Town, features pastel houses like the 1797 Loyalist Cottage.

Harbour Island features one of the top dive sites in the world known as “Current Cut Dive”.  Other amenities of Harbour Island include fine cuisine to family style restaurants, deep sea fishing, surf fishing, day trips to Eleuthera,and shopping for souvenirs from the sidewalk vendors in Dunmore Town.

Siesta Key, Florida

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Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. It’s known for its sandy beaches. Siesta Beach, near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village, has shallow waters, a playground and tennis courts. Crescent Beach offers access to Point of Rocks, limestone outcroppings that surround tidal pools and coral reefs. To the south, Turtle Beach has boat ramps and picnic areas.