Diani Beach is Kenya’s main beach destination and is about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Mombasa. The beach itself is 10 kilometres (6 miles) long and the beach waters are perfect for paddling.
The water is crystal clear, warm, shallow and turquoise blue with palm trees and other vegetation dotting the coast. The sand itself is then soft and white creating the postcard-perfect beach everyone dreams of. The beach itself is the main attraction and its white sands are popular for relaxation and also various activities, such as kite boarding. The beach is very attractive for surfers and you can also explore the coral reefs, which are only 10 minutes by boat away. For land-based activities, you can enjoy spotting the colobus monkeys in the nearby forests.
Along the coast you can find comfortable hotels, top shopping centers, and high-class restaurants. The area attracts a diverse crowd and has accommodation, restaurants, and things to do to suit each visitor. Enjoy some of the best hotels in Kenya with fantastic ocean views or choose a budget backpacking tree house to enjoy a day of kitesurfing and other activities.
The Diani Beach Road runs parallel to the beach but is separated from the sands by the Diani Forest and the road is also a popular area lined with the different establishments. This is also where many joggers and cyclists choose to get their morning exercise. The sandwiched forest is then a great place to see birds and enjoy the different forest trails to see the hardwood trees, butterflies, and the vervet and colobus monkeys.