Partner Content: Diani Sea Resort

Sitting on the powder-white sands of Diani Beach, overlooking the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019,
By Diani Sea Resort
Diani Sea Resort
Diani Sea Resort
Photograph by Diani Sea Resort

Sitting on the powder-white sands of Diani Beach, overlooking the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, the all-inclusive Diani Sea Resort has become a prime destination for beach-lovers.

Just an hour’s drive and a short ferry ride south of Mombasa, the former fishing village of Diani has grown into a chic tropical escape, drawing a cosmopolitan crowd to its buzzing bars, restaurants, craft markets and shopping centres.

Run by the same family for three generations, Diani Sea Resort couples attentive service with superb entertainment. On the itinerary is a mix of live music, acrobats and traditional dance shows, as well as theme nights, where guests can tuck into barbecue food or feast on Italian, German, Greek, Mexican and traditional African cuisine. The resort is also a proud recipient of the Travelife Gold Award for sustainability.

Behind the property’s whitewashed, russet-roofed facade are 167 spacious rooms and three suites with views of the sun-drenched pool, lush gardens or the ocean. But it’s outside where this resort excels: steps away from the pristine 16-mile Diani Beach are turquoise lagoons, a large reef and strong trade winds, making it a playground for kitesurfers and windsurfers of all abilities.

Deep-sea fishing buffs will be in their element as they go in search of sailfish, dorado and marlin in nearby waters, while the resort’s onsite PADI dive school partner, Diani Marine, caters for learners and advanced divers alike. Snorkelling trips to Kisite Marine Park offer the chance to spot dolphins and colourful coral.

Elsewhere, travellers can hop aboard a traditional dhow boat to explore the local area — a sunset excursion is a must — or, for active types, there’s tennis, golf and beach volleyball.

Shimba Hill National Reserve, just 20 minutes away, is home to Kenya’s only herd of sable antelopes, as well as elephants, buffalo, giraffes and impalas. There’s also the option to hike through Sheldrick Falls, before retreating to Diani Sea Resort for a sundowner. The hotel has its own wild attractions: vervet, Sykes’ and colobus monkeys scamper about. But beware, they’ve been known to pinch coconuts from inattentive guests.



A day safari to the wildlife-rich Shimba Hill National Reserve to spot the endangered sable antelopes


• 167 rooms
• Three suites
• Two restaurants
• Two bars
• Massage centre
• Fitness area
• Weddings
• Conferences
• Wi-fi

• Deep-sea fishing
• Kitesurfing
• Windsurfing
• Boat excursions 
• Diving


T: +254 791 577 141



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