Voted as one of the top 25 beaches in the world in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015, Diani Beach is 10kms of palm fringed, powder-white sandy beach lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Like most of the East African coast, the beach is protected by a coral reef 600m offshore, creating a gentle tide for perfect swimming conditions. Every day when the tide goes out it leaves a shallow wonderland of sandbanks and warm pools, which are nurseries for tropical fish, crabs, eels, octopus and many other creatures.
Diani is on the migratory route for humpback whales, who travel close to shore, heading north to their winter breeding grounds and then south to their Antarctic feeding grounds. Diani Beach is also an important breeding ground for the Green Sea Turtle, which is frequently encountered by divers and snorkellers.
Diani Beach can be a destination of supreme relaxation, or action and adrenaline, depending on what tickles your fancy.
Rise late, and saunter down to the beach for a morning swim followed by brunch, and an afternoon of reading, relaxing and soaking up the sun. Or indulge in one of a myriad of adventures and activities on offer – snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, kite-surfing, whale and dolphin watching, dhow cruises, sailing, sky diving, micro-light flying, quad bike safaris, golf, a visit to Shimba Hills National Park or a day trip to Mombasa to see the historical sites.