I haven’t been to Diani for years and when we ventured down last Wednesday, I had to ask myself why we don’t pop down to the beach more often? It’s now so simple, fast and cost-effective to fly to Ukunda with Jambo Jet (remember to book early in order to get the lowest fares) or Air Kenya. One hour flight time from Nairobi, only to step off the aircraft and literally be by the pool with friends within 10 minutes. I have to admit, we had some rain while we were down there (this is April) but when the sun came out, it was glorious….
x5 things to do in Diani
2. Buy something from the Beach – We came home with x2 coconut husk bird feeders and the obligatory Maasai bracelets. #cant-ever-resist
3. Dine at Ali Barbour’s Cave – A very evocative restaurant set within natural beach caves. Normally open to the stars but currently featuring a palm leaf (makuti) roof to keep unwanted rain off diners.
4. Take to the Skies – Take a birds-eye scenic tour over the beach in a Coastal Microlight (warning: no safety nets) or alternatively leap through the clouds with Skydive Diani. *Those lacking a stern constitution need not apply.
5. Chill – I always head to the beach with such good intentions to be adventurous but to be honest, the pool and the beach are more than enough – as long as the sun is shining! (NB Wear suncream! I got over excited when the sun came out and am still nursing some sunburn).
*At Diani – expect coconut palms, clear seas and miles of pure white sand.
**There are lots of fab hotels along the Diani strip but also a huge range of great, fully staffed, self-catering houses to choose from.