Top things to do in Diani Beach

Top Choice Seafood in Diani Beach

Sails

By far the most stylish place to eat in Diani, Sails is gorgeous: a canopy of billowing white canvas separates the restaurant from the stars, while waiters serve up fine dishes, particularly seafood, including Zanzi…
Top Choice Seafood in Diani Beach

Nomad

One of the best restaurants in Diani, Nomad benefits from stellar sea views from its terrace and a talented chef who cooks up such culinary magic as seared yellowfin tuna with smoked aubergine and ginger and coconut…
Top Choice Forest in Diani Beach

Kaya Kinondo

This forest, sacred to the Digo people, is the only one of the area's sacred forests that's open to visitors. Visiting this small grove is a nature walk, historical journey and cultural experience. As you make your …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Diani Beach

Colobus Conservation Centre

Notice the monkeys clambering on rope ladders over the road? The 'colobridges' are the work of the Colobus Conservation Centre, which aims to protect the Angolan black-and-white colobus monkey, a once-common species…
Top Choice Japanese in Diani Beach

Shanshin-Ka

A spartan aesthetic and a full menu of authentic Japanese dishes are Shanshin-Ka's two distinguishing features. The portions of teriyaki, udon, tempura and yakitori dishes are generous, the sushi rolls are excellent…
Sports in Diani Beach

Diani Rules

This entertaining charity sports tournament, in aid of the Kwale District Eye Centre, is held at Diani Sea Lodge around the first weekend of June. It’s more an expat event than a tourist attraction, but if you’re st…
Kenyan in Diani Beach

Lymington's

Lymington's sits right on the beach, within Kenyaways Kite Village. Lounge on the sofas beneath the magnificent baobab tree or take a breezy table overlooking the gorgeous white sand. The menu is a short and sweet m…
Kenyan in Diani Beach

Swahili Pot/African Pot

This place and its culinary siblings (there are two other branches, one about halfway down the beach access road and another at Ukunda junction) do excellent traditional African and Swahili dishes. The title comes f…
Seafood in Diani Beach

Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

For a theme restaurant set in a coral cave, this is actually quite good and not cheesy at all. The focus is seafood and steak, cooked up poshly and perfect for a special dinner. It’s served under the stars, jagged r…
International in Diani Beach

Kokkos Cafe Bistro

This roadside crowd-pleaser is your one-stop shop for anything from good coffee and banoffee pie to daily specials such as baked oysters and BBQ pork ribs. Saturday is ribs night, while Tuesday features burger and b…