Eight things to do in a coastal town with swimming not on the list, anyone? We went to Diani a while ago with EveJ. This was a random out of the blues trip. Diani is amazing with beautiful white sand, clear skies and the gorgeous Indian ocean. Check out a pictorial post Diani here. Here goes 8 things to do in this beautiful Kenyan coastal town.
Live In A Beach House:
We stayed by the beach in a beautiful beach house about 10 minutes from the town and a 20 minutes from Ukunda airstrip and right on the beach.
Ride A Camel
If you are riding a camel for the first time like I was. This can be scary. Camels are not crazy animals though, the ride should be smooth and you can ask the camel guide to stop when you have had enough.
Soak In Some Vitamin Sea
Splash in the water, splashing is fun too. The Indian Ocean is salty, your skin might have an itch but ocean water is generally good for skin.
Go On A Boat Ride
Boat rides calm your soul. There are dhows and speed boats. If you cannot swim, you will be terrified but it gets better after a few minutes. Also the boat guys are very friendly and they will reassure you that if anything happens they will rescue you in a jiffy.
Eat In A Cave
Yes we said cave. Ali Barbour’s cave to be precise. To dine at Ali Barbour’s you make a reservation ahead of time. They have a free pick up and drop off service. Their kitchen closes at 10 p.m Getting chauffered after a great meal in a cave is how to live life!
Dine By The Ocean
On one of the nights a friend hosted us to dinner by the beach at Diani Blue Restaurant. The moon was out, the sky was dark and the ocean breeze whispered quietly as we chowed down seafood. We recommend this place for an early breakfast
Make Your Own Meals
I know people do RnR on vacation but just how fun is it to make a meal in a new place? Living in a vacation house gives you options to cook whenever you want to. On other days and nights and for breakfast we made our own food and gulped wine. We made this tumbukiza. A throw down of onions,tomatoes, herbs, spices with meat all boiled then simmered slowly till the meat falls off the bone.
We went dancing at Disco Shakatak. You can also go to Tandoori.
Having explored Diani twice on a budget I would like to have a luxury experience the next time. I am eyeing:
A stay at the Sands at The Sands At Nomad or The Almanara The Almanara Resort ( this is where some world class soccer stars stay, not that I love soccer or I would lose my mind if I saw one of the said stars)
Swimming with dolphins..
Diani airspace tour….
Thank you for reading. Have you been to Diani yet?