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Tue. 1st Dec – CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT 8 PM – free

Sat. 12 Dec – PLAY CRICKET ON THE BEACH – 11AM – free

Tue. 22 Dec – THE MOIPEI QUARTET – 7 PM – KES 1,500/-

Thu. 24 Dec – SANTA GREETINGS THE KIDS – 5:30PM – free

Thu. 24 Dec – THE KENYAN BOYS CHOIR – 6PM – free

Sat. 26 Dec – ANNUAL CAMEL RACE – 11:30AM – racers KES 500

Sat. 26 Dec – REGGEE’S BOXING GIG – 1PM – free

Sun. 27 Dec – SAMAKI CLASSIC FISHING COMPETITION – 6AM

Tue. 29 Dec – DJ PROBLEMCHILD TEN83 (ZA) – 4PM/6AM – KES 1,500

Wed. 30 Dec – MAIA VON LEKOW & FRIENDS – 7PM – KES 500

Thur. 31 Dec – NYE BEACH PARTY – 9PM – KES 2,000

Fri. 1 Jan – PLAY CRICKET ON THE BEACH – 1PM – free

Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:08

Fine Dining In Diani

Apart from the lovely beaches and things to do,eating is a big part of being in Diani.Diani has some of teh finest eating places on the Kenyan coast.we suggest you try the following restaurants while in on holiday.

LEONARDO'S

This stylish restaurant and bar in the middle of Diani offers Italian and Indian cuisine with fresh pastas, typical Italian dishes, Indian BBQ, cocktails, fresh juices, espresso coffee and home-made Italian ice-cream.

Leonardo's

NOMAD BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT:

Located at the Sands at Nomads,The Nomad Beach Bar offers international cuisine with a broad selection of tropical cocktails, pizzas, pastas, seafood and other specialties with a selection of excellent wines.

Sands at Nomads

SAILS BEACH BAR AND RESTAURANT

Elegantly  furnished with wooden decking under an array of White canopies while the Stainless steel poles exude a modern and contemporary flair. The resturant offers lovely sea viewsand is a great place for lunch and sundowners. and offers the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. They specialise in international cuisine.

Sails Resturant

RISTORANTE PIZZERIA DA ANIELLO:

The restaurant has a pretty modest setting under a White canvas tent. Here food options covers many of the mainstream Italian dishes and extends to seafood and steak.Authentic Italian food is what this restaurant is about.

SAKE ORIENTAL RESTAURANT

This restaurant offers a fusion of Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese and Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers two Teppanyaki tables including floor seating to enjoy food the real Japanese way. This restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience. It is located at the Diani Reef Hotel.

Sake Resturant

NGIRI'S BAR & RESTURANT

Catering for a host of international cuisines .The food is great and the crab-cakes are absolutely delicious.

Ngiri Bar & Resturant

International cuisine and Seafood .

Blue Marlin Seafood Beach Club

ALI BARBOUR'S CAVE RESTAURANT

Ali Barbour's Cave Resturant's roof opens to the sky and seating is under the stars creating an intimate and elegant atmosphere. The cuisine is typically international, specialising in seafood. Typical Swahili decor with lights in the numerous holes in the cave walls is a recipe for an incredible ambience.

Ali Barbours Cave Resturant

ALI BARBOUR'S FORTY THIEVES BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT

The restaurant opens every day from 9am till late. Voted number seventeenth in the bartender magazine, it definitely deserves its spot. The resturant & pub is set under  a big thatch roof which gives a laid back and tropical feel. Relax on the  giant sized sisal and mango wood sofas as you watch the the tides roll in and out. The menu consists of mainly pub and snack food.

Forty Thieves Bar & Restaurant

BUDDHA ON THE BEACH

Set on the beachfront at Shaanti Holistic Health Resort.This  seafood restaurant offers a seductive ambience .Enjoy the freshest seafood prepared to perfection. Buddha on the Beach also offers a menu with a variety of Eastern, Continental and Swahili seafood cuisine. On Friday's and Saturday evenings, the Moist Oyster at Buddha offers sundowners and fresh Kilifi oysters& skewered prawns.

Buddha on The Beach

FLAMBOYANT

This tranquil restaurant is set  around a beautiful sparkling pool situated just above the beach offers a special dining or lunch experience with delicious and beautifully presented International cuisine.For those seeking romantic settings and pampering should try this one out.

Flamboyant Resturant

LANTANA CAFE

This restaurant is set in a beachfront housing development and  has lovely ocean and pool views.  The menu consists of snacks and pub like food. Sunday curry lunches are extremely popular with the residents.

Lantana Cafe

GALAXY CHINESE

This restaurant is the only Chinese restaurant on the beach and is located past the Colliers centre on the main beach road.

Galaxy Resturant

AFRICAN POT

This restaurant offers  African and Swahili cuisine in a pretty laid back setting .

African Pot

SHEN - E- PUNJAB

This is a North Indian restaurant specialising in mughlai dishes located past the colliers centre on the main beach road.

Shen Resturant

THE BULL STEAK HOUSE

As the name suggests, steak is available here including the very best in International cuisine but the steak is superb at the very least. This restaurant opens for about 6 months in a year, but serves the best steaks on Diani Beach for the short duration.

The Bull Steak Resturant

FISHERMAN'S COVE

Set by the Ocean, the restaurant serves excellent seafood and being a part of the famous Leisure lodge .

Fisherman's Cove

 

Thursday, 16 August 2012 01:42

13 Things You Must to Do While in Diani

 

Diani is world renowned for its beautiful white sandy beaches and warm ocean waters. The question is what do you do while in Diani apart from enjoying the beach?

Here are tips on things to do while in Diani:-

1.   Take a dip at one of the finest beaches in Kenya

Go swimming in the warm sea. The clear waters, colourful reef and vibrant aquatic life make Diani Beach a must for all visitors.

Diani Beach

2.   Go Diving

There are several diving spots along the coast and several companies that offer dive sessions for an affordable fee everyday.

 

Diani Sea Life

3.   Try out Snorkelling

Take a boat trip and learn how to snorkel on the reef of Diani beach is a great way to see kenya’s diverse marine life in the south coast.Snorkelling

 

4.   Go Kite Surfing

For the more adventurous traveler. Take kite surfing lesons while on the beach.Dian is a world reknowned location for kitesurfers around the globe.

Kite Surfing

5.   Bike Riding

Tour around Diani’s attractions Bike riding.

Biking in Diani

6.   Visit  the Colobus Trust

This is a non profit organisation that is wholly dedicated to the conservation of the Colobus monkey found in Diani that has been classified as an endagered species .

Colombus Trust

7.   Enjoy a round of Golf in Diani’s 18 hole golf course at Leisure Lodge Golf Club

home to the Diani Beach Masters it  is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa. The par 72, 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of golf.

Leisure Lodge

8.   Visit Diani Art Gallery

Find art by artists all over Africa, from the West, North, South and East  of this continent. This gallery has already made a huge impression on lovers of  fine African Art in Diani Beach.

Diani Art Gallery

9.   Discover Kaya Kinondo Forest

tour to the Kaya Kinondo forest and learn about the cultural and spiritual importance of the forest to the Digo people.The forest is also one of the oldest forests on Kenyas South Coast with 187 plant species, 48 species of birds and 45 of butterfly.

Kaya Kinondo

 

10.                Go Deep Sea Fishing

Pemba Channel, located near Diani beach is one of the best fishing spots in the world .Big game fishing lovers will enjoy  this home of the Striped, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Mako, Tiger and other sharks, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Giant Trevally among others.Fishing Safaris in Kenya

 

11.                Whaleshark Safari

Visit the  East African Whale Shark Trust  EAWST and get involved in the conservancy efforts of protecting the whale shark that currently thrives on the warm waters off Diani Beach.Learn about the tag and monitor projects that are ongoing.

Whale Shart

12.                Treat yourself to a well deserved Spa

Get pampered at Uzuri at the Leopard beach or Maya at Diani Reef and enjoy 5 star spa facilities.

Uzuri Spa

13.                Picnic on  Tiwi River

Tiwi river mouth is a very popular spot for sundowners with residents.Enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the palm lined banks and see where the first Swahili settlers landed.See the 800 year old Kongoni mosque ruins nearby that  bear witness to that.

Tiwi River

 

 

 

 

South coast has some of the best white sandy beaches in Kenya with warm ocean waters. That is why you find so many high class accommodation in Kenya's south coast.

These hotels and villas are highly luxurious and offer the best services available .The properties also have some of the most beautiful finishings and fantastic architecture around the Coast of Kenya.

Below are Duara Safaris favourite  hotels in South Coast in no particular order:-

Alfajiri

Alfajiri Villas

Sands at Nomads

Sands at Nomad

Water Lovers

WaterLovers