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Diani Beach
About an hour south of Mombasa, the sparkling white sands and lush greenery of Diani invite you to relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing drink. Try a camel ride for the tourist experience or book a bike tour inland for a glimpse of life in local villages. Diani is also a base for several safari companies.

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Diani Beach
Diani Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
Owner description: Pilli Pipa is an accredited PADI Dive Resort under the name of Firefly Ocean Camp, registration number s22994. We have up to date diving equipment which is replaced regularly. We... more Owner description: Pilli Pipa is an accredited PADI Dive Resort under the name of Firefly Ocean Camp, registration number s22994. We have up to date diving equipment which is replaced regularly. We have excellent dive gear imported and replaced regularly. Contrary to what one reviewer, Roadsmoretravelled, November/December 2013, has falsely put on a review. He did not come on our dhow but was probably told by the Shimoni hotel he stayed at that he was going with Pilli Pipa. We do not dive in 1 or 2 metres of water and we do not have shocking equipment. If you want a wonderful diving experience with professionals, book with Harm Lutjeboer, Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, PADI and Naui registered, dive base, Firefly Ocean Camp in Shimoni. Not based at Shimoni Reef Lodge. We also take snorkellers to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park for an exciting adventure followed by lunch at Pilli Pipa on Wasini Island. less
Attraction type: Reefs
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Colobus Conservation
Colobus Conservation
Owner description: Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation to promote conservation of the colobus monkeys and address the threats to its survival. The... more Owner description: Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation to promote conservation of the colobus monkeys and address the threats to its survival. The organization works in partnership with local communities to promote the conservation of the colobus, along with other endemic primate species, and the unique coastal forest habitat on which they depend. Today Colobus Conservation programmes focus on habitat conservation and community linkages as well as human/primate conflict management, welfare, education and research. The objectives and work of Colobus Conservation is recognised internationally by AZA Colobus Species Survival Plan (SSP), Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) accreditation and are supported by well known conservationists Jonathon and Angela Scott through their role as Patrons. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest
Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest
Attraction type: Forests
Umbrella & Simo Kenya Tours and Safaris
Umbrella & Simo Kenya Tours and Safaris
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Nature & Wildlife Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant
Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, European
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price: $33 - $79
Cuisines: Seafood, International, European
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Nomad Restaurant
Nomad Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, European, International
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kokkos Cafe Bistro
Kokkos Cafe Bistro
Ranked #4 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, European, International
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro
Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stilts Backpackers
Stilts Backpackers
$20 - $27
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Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast
Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast
$75 - $135 (€64 - €115)
Ranked #1 of 20 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
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Diani Backpackers
2.0 of 5
Diani Backpackers
$20 - $38
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Sands At Chale Island
4.0 of 5
The Sands At Chale Island
$150 - $310 (€128 - €264)
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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Diani Sea Resort
4.0 of 5
Diani Sea Resort
$120 - $242 (€102 - €206)
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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Southern Palms Beach Resort
4.0 of 5
Southern Palms Beach Resort
$87 - $254
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel
$285 - $766
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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Waterlovers Beach Resort
4.0 of 5
Waterlovers Beach Resort
$285 - $498
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
$165 - $287 (€141 - €245)
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.