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
We rode camels. 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 was smooth.
Soak In Some Vitamin Sea
We splashed in the water. Swimming lessons are in the pipeline but splashing is fun too. Also why don’t I know how to swim?
Go on a boat ride
Boat rides calm your soul. There are dhows and speed boats. The non swimmer in me was terrified the entire time.I was expecting the worst but the boat guys reassured us that we would be fine.
Eat In A Cave
We had dinner in a cave. Ali Barbour’s cave . To dine at Ali Barbour’s you make a reservation ahead of time. They have a free pick up and drop off service. 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 Diani Blue Restaurant. The moon was out, the sky was dark and the ocean breeze whispered quietly as we chowed down seafood.
Make Your Own Meals
I know people do RnR on vacation but just how fun is it to make a meal in a strange 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 throwdown 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?