Diani Beach is a beautiful paradise located on the Indian Ocean coast, just south of Mombasa in Kenya. It’s a beach resort town with white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife and a variety of attractions. The resort town is a popular tourist destination for both locals and tourists, featuring a wide range of activities for everyone.
Wondering what to do during your stay in Diani? Here are some of the top things to do on the beach, and you won’t want to miss any of it!
1. Sky Diving
This is the current craze in Diani! The resort town is considered one of the most spectacular drop zones in the world. Get a bird’s eye view of the unending and breath-taking beach line from say 12,000 feet above the earth. It will give you an adrenaline rush as you experience the thrill of a free fall right above the beach. There are experts and guides every step of the way to make your experience safe and wholesome.
2. Visit Diani Art Gallery
This gallery opened its doors in 2010 and art lovers can stroll in to experience fine contemporary African art. The gallery mainly showcases framed and unframed photography, wooden, bronze, clay sculptures (Other metals too) and paintings from oil acrylic on canvas to mixed media. It’s a fine break from all the beach activity for lovers of art.
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3. Go Snorkelling
Indulge in an underwater experience as you snorkel on the reef of Diani beach. You’ll get to see sea turtles, octopus, thousands of fish, dolphins amongst other underwater species. You are provided with snorkelling gear and a guide to direct you through the reef for the entire period.
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4. Visit the Colobus Conservation
This conservation organization houses a vet clinic, a re-introduction program where they take pet monkeys, rehabilitate them and monitor their release back into the wild. They also have an animal welfare program response team and it would be well worth a visit to learn about the work they do to protect the Colobus monkey.
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5. Experience Kaya Kinondo Forest
Away from the numerous beach activities, a nature lover will feel right at home in Diani’s Kaya Kinondo Forest. A tour of the forest takes you through one of the oldest forests on the Kenyan coast. It is a sacred forest that was home to the Digo community at the Kenyan coast. On the tour, you get to learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of this forest to the Digo people.
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6. Play a game of Golf
There really is something for everyone in the vast and beautiful Diani. A visit to Leisure Golf Club allows you a fun time at their 18-hole golf course. They provide a caddie to assist you and one can rent all the equipment on site so you don’t even have to be a guest at the resort to play. The course is vast, green, well-manicured and surrounded with tropical plants providing the ultimate environment to put your golfing skills to test.
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7. Party at the Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Party lovers can party the night away at this beach club disco in Diani. They have a well-curated disco with live music too. You can shoot some pool after enjoying a nicely done lunch and laze around watching some water sports awaiting your sundowners to be served or refilled.
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8. Go Kite Surfing
For the kite surfers and the more adventure-boned people, Diani is just the place for you to go all out. The weather is almost always best for this activity and there are several places with professional staffers to guide and coach you throughout. Whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate or a full-blown advanced surfer, you’ll have the time of your life surfing the Diani waters. Boards and gear are also available for rent so you only need to show up and show out.
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If you’re not one for water sports or you’d just like to try something fun and easy-going; then you can take a fun bike tour around Diani. It’s a fun way to know your way around the beach town and also see the various attractions it has.
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10. Scuba Diving
There are a number of operators and dive locations in Diani that are best in the scuba diving activity. There are miles of unspoilt coral reefs and numerous and diverse marine life underneath the Indian Ocean that provide an unrivalled spectacle of underwater beauty. Diving gear is provided as well as professional guidance to ensure you enjoy the aquatic life and have the best experience.
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