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“Beautiful setting for drinks and relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro

Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
+254 712 294873
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Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro: relax and savour the sensation of waves lapping your toes while having a refreshing cocktail, listen to live music, play bar games, watch water sports and have a delicious lunch with your friends and family.Disco into the early hours of the morning every night.All these can be done at this unique bar, the only one situated actually on the beach on the east African coastline. It is a vibrant atmosphere not to be missed.
Palo Alto, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting for drinks and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Forty Thieves is a great place to start your vacation on the beach. Set on the beach, you can eat under thatches roofs or lounge about outside enjoying a cold drink while watching the stunning turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The drinks are good, the food just average (chicken and pork were not fully cooked on the cook out and took a very long time when returned), but honestly, the setting and atmosphere of total relaxation make it a place you want to come back to.
The bar is on the beach and I went for a swim after lunch. There is a small raft anchored in ocean that's fun to sit on or for children to play on. Just outside the bar are a few stands with tradition Kenyan crafts for sale.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Tranquil and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Forty Thieves Beach Bar is a must either in the daytime or evening. Situated on the beach you can sit in the comfortable lounge chairs, drinking ice cold beers whilst watching the camels. In the evening it is magic watching the water lapping onto the white beach, the small crabs busily running around digging holes and the trees swaying in time with the music.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Stunning setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Beautiful situation on the beach. There was rugby going on when we were there so the place was heaving and the staff were seriously stretched. The setting is absolutely stunning though and our eventual fish was delicious. The beach boys are friendly and very persistent.

Visited July 2013
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“Best beach bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Got to be one of the best beach bars I've been to. Of a night, it's really lively. Good value for money too.

Visited November 2012
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Mombasa, Kenya
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“Terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If we order a bottle of Grey Goose, we are generally aware of its price. There's no need to tell us. Just bring us the bill please.

Visited August 2013
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