Not only is Diani Beach one of Africa’s best beaches, but we would even go one step further and claim it’s one of the top beach destinations in the world! Voted as one of the top beaches in Africa by CNN, Diani Beach offers an expansive 20km of powder white sand which meets the Indian Ocean on Kenya’s south coastline.
It’s not just the breathtaking location and scenery of Diani Beach that impress, an extensive range of experiences are on offer, for both adults and families to enjoy:
1. Boutique accommodation
The Sands at Nomad boutique hotel offers an individualistic selection of 9 comfortable room types, including exclusive beach cottages and luxurious suites, many with private jacuzzies, panoramic terraces and spacious sitting rooms.
All the rooms are individually interior designed and furnished with an inspired combination of Swahili objects d’art furniture and the finest mahogany woodwork.
2. Fine food and drink options
Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant is located at the ‘best spot on the beach’ and offers an extensive menu of fresh, organic and healthy home made dishes together with the best wine collection on the south coast. The resident sommelier is available to help pair wine with your choice of cuisine, whether it be fresh seafood, prime cuts of locally sourced meat, organic vegetarian dishes straight from the Nomad farm, fresh home made pasta and sushi, as well as the metre long pizzas straight from the wood fired oven. The owner’s wine cellar offers a fine dining experience in a relaxed and intimate setting for those looking for a more private dining experience.
This is also the perfect place to simply sit with your favourite cocktail or beer, and watch the world go by.
3. Family friendly
Families will love the long and wide stretch of beach, perfect for frolicking in the sand with the younger travellers. The coral reef that runs parrallel to Diani Beach acts as a wave breaker, meaning the shallow protected ocean is perfect for more fun and adventure. Trips to the sandbank for snorkelling and exploration are a must-do for all families visiting Diani Beach.
4. Underwater wonders
Scuba dive or snorkel some of the country’s top dive sites and explore the pristine coral reefs along Diani Beach coast.
This area is home to a unique community of sea turtles, that divers can swim with all year round, and the ocean’s largest fish, the majestic whaleshark, migrates through these waters from November to February.
Learning to dive with Diving the Crab, Kenya’s leading scuba diving centre, is another bucketlist worthy experience.
For adventurer seekers, Diani Beach is one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Africa, and is host to the annual Kenya Kite Cup which is hosted by Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant every year in January.
We might be a little biased in our opinion, but we do believe that Diani Beach is a prime contender to be ranked as the best beach in the world!