Time in Kenya
Diani Beach Holidays
Diani is Kenya's best beach holiday destination with powdery white sands and clear turquoise waters. It is located just 21 miles South of Mombasa and 40 minutes from the wildlife of Shimba Hills. National Parks of Kenya are in easy reach, making Diani the ideal spot for beach enthusiasts and wildlife lover’s alike. With no shortage of activities and amenities, it is the perfect place for a luxury vacation.
Diani Beach has 25km of exotic Indian Ocean coastline. Its sugary sands, shallow seas and luscious vegetation make it one of Africa’s most scenic beach escapes. You can lie on the soft sands under tropical palm trees that gently sway in the breeze. The crystal-clear, warm waters are home to a 22 km long coral reef. Take a short swim off-shore and see dazzling displays of corals and colourful fish.
Many visitors come to Diani for its rich and diverse wildlife. In the ocean, divers and snorkelers can see over 30 species of marine mammals including whales, dolphins and turtles. And the peaceful Dugong: a giant mammal of the Sirenia (sea cow) family that inhabits the coastal waters. You don’t need to travel far to see bush babies, vervets, sykes, baboons and Columbus monkeys…they love to steal the delicious papayas from the trees in the grounds of our Diani villas.
Go on a jeep safari to explore Kenya’s wildlife and come face to face with the big 5. Trek the tropical rainforest at Shimba Hills to encounter elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, heeartbeasts and rare leopards. Go for a relaxing game of golf at the Diani Beach golf club, which boasts an 18-hole course with stunning views of the sea from every hole.
In the warm seas, you can water-ski, wind surf, kite board or kite-surf. The conditions make it perfect for both novices and pros. Fishing is especially popular; you’ll find a diverse selection of species to choose from, both close to shore, and in deep-sea.
World-class beach resort
The fashionable town of Diani is just as appealing as its pristine tropical beaches. The lively coastal village has all modern amenities including shopping centres, banks, cafes, restaurants, sport bars, boutiques, pharmacies and medical facilities. You’ll also find exclusive spa and wellness centres for treatments and pampering.
At nightfall Diani comes to life. Hotels, bars and discos all offer live music, drinks and fun for the party-seeking tourist. A lively selection of beach bars offer up tasty cocktails and cool Tusker beer. Restaurants in Diani serve exquisite Kenyan and European cuisine to suit all tastes.