With different ages and attention spans to cater for, competing interests and the seemingly elusive pursuit of some peace and relaxation for Mum and Dad, finding a holiday destination to suit the whole family can be a challenge.
That’s why The Sands at Nomad is the perfect place for your next family holiday.
Nomad’s sublime beach frontage is hard to beat and will captivate even hard-to-impress teens. Unlike many beach locations, it’s permanently chilled, never too crowded and always Instagramable.
Little ones will bask in the timeless childhood idylls of building sandcastles, splashing at the water’s edge, hunting for crabs and starfish and burning off excess toddler energy with a run around at low tide. They can even create their own masterpieces in the sand with help from a local sand artist. There’s also regular entertainment from a talented group of acrobats who enthral our lunchtime diners with their impressive skills – you may find your young ones dangling in the air if they’ve decided to join in!
The whole family can enjoy a leisurely camel ride along Diani Beach and a fun-filled game of beach volleyball. Dolphin spotting and deep-sea fishing excursions can be arranged while the Nomad watersports center offers something for everyone with a variety of ocean-bound pursuits. Kayak to a stunning sand island, explore Kenya’s mesmerising marine life with a snorkelling session, try out windsurfing or stand-up paddleboarding and embrace the thrill of chasing the waves with our surfing and boogie boards.
If you’re keen to explore the depths of our beautiful ocean, head over to Diving the Crab, Kenya’s premier diving school based at Nomad. Diving the Crab offers an extensive range of PADI scuba diving courses for both beginner and experienced divers as well as exciting kids’ courses. Not sure if breathing underwater is for you? Sign-up for a free scuba diving trial in the Nomad pool, led by Diving the Crab’s expert instructors.
If you can peel yourself away from the beach and endless water-based activities, take a tour of the neighbouring Marine Education Center. With interactive displays, an onsite marine biologist and a host of hands-on activities to occupy the kids, it’s a great way to learn more about the world’s oceans, the perils facing our marine life and to pick up a few conservation and recycling tips.
Nomad is home to a dedicated sea turtle hatchery as part of a community-driven effort to protect endangered sea animals, so there’s a chance to witness tiny hatchlings as they embark on a frenzied dash for the sea.
If the kids don’t get the memo that you’d like a lie-in, why not make the most of an early morning guided forest walk? Nomad sits within 26 acres of lush coastal forest which is a haven for bird, insect and primate life. One of Diani’s most famous residents, the striking, black and white Colobus monkey, can often be found relaxing in the trees.
With all this activity, you’ll need to stop and replenish at one of our first-class restaurants. The Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant offers a mouth-watering selection of international cuisine from an a la carte menu and has a dedicated children’s menu; not forgetting the tantalising ice-cream parlour, which is the ultimate holiday pit-stop for guests of all ages. The Riva’s Pool Bar and Restaurant offers delicious lunches and afternoon snacks without having to pack up the kids and leave the pool area.
Riva’s Bar hosts a Friday night snake show with a professional snake handler, allowing you to mingle at our manager’s cocktail evening while the rest of the family acquaint themselves with the reptilian world. Even a romantic dinner for two is possible. Guests can avail of our baby-sitting service for a child-free evening.
If there’s one image to leave you with, it’s this: you, reclining on a sunbed, sipping an ice-cold beverage and catching the cool sea breeze as the kids play on sandy white shores.