Diani Beach is the most popular and the most sophisticated beach south of Mombasa.
There are many hotels, shops and services; the beach itself is a long stretch of white sand fringed by palms and other indigenous bush.
Although there are many hotels on Diani Beach, most of them are low-rise and are set in quite large properties with gardens and trees. There are also many private homes along the Diani beachfront. Therefore, although this is a popular and busy tourist spot, you do not feel overwhelmed by hotels and people.
There is still a nice sense of nature, most of the hotels have a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, and in certain places you can still walk along the beach where there will not be throngs of people.
Suggested itineraries featuring Diani Beach
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Diani Beach, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Diani Beach
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Places near Diani Beach
- Funzi Island 29 kilometers away
- Mombasa 35 kilometers away
- Kenya's Coastline 89 kilometers away
- Watamu 122 kilometers away
- Tsavo East National Park 192 kilometers away
- The Parks & Reserves of Southern Kenya 201 kilometers away
- Tsavo West National Park 207 kilometers away
- The Tana Delta 216 kilometers away
- Lamu Archipelago 273 kilometers away
- The Chyulu Hills 276 kilometers away
- Amboseli National Park 331 kilometers away
- Shompole Magadi 456 kilometers away
- Nairobi 458 kilometers away
Photos of Diani Beach
Accommodation choices for Diani Beach
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Diani Beach. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Msambweni House is an exclusive private house and villa located on an unspoilt coastline surrounded by natural land and beach.
Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa is a small and simple but friendly hotel located on Galu Beach about 40 km (25 miles) south of Mombasa.
This stunning beach stretches for over 25 km and is framed by crystal waters and overhanging coconut palms. The beautiful lodge is located along the edge of Diani Beach.
Kinondo Kwetu is located about 15 minutes from Diani Beach. There are two swimming pools and a spa at the lodge, and numerous activities can be organized locally.
The Sands at Nomad is a luxury boutique hotel on Diani Beach. Set amid indigenous tropical forest and overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Almanara is a collection of villas built around a swimming pool at Diani, one of Kenya's most beautiful beaches.