Tim’s guidebook

Tim
Tim’s guidebook

Salty Squid

Great beach restaurant, very popular with locals, a varied menu and excellent service. Perfect for a casual lunch or just a drink on the beach. You can walk from the house - 25-30mins along the beach- or take a Tuk Tuk.
Excellent food at a great beach location in walking distance from the house (about 20-25mins from our front door and along the beach) - our favourite place to eat or to enjoy a sundowner. The staff are absolutely lovely and the service is first-class.
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Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant
Almanara Luxury Villas Diani Beach Rd
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Excellent food at a great beach location in walking distance from the house (about 20-25mins from our front door and along the beach) - our favourite place to eat or to enjoy a sundowner. The staff are absolutely lovely and the service is first-class.
Reliable Italian restaurant - you don't go there for the location, but the food's always good and the staff are lovely. There's also a playroom for small children.
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Leonardo's Restaurant
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Reliable Italian restaurant - you don't go there for the location, but the food's always good and the staff are lovely. There's also a playroom for small children.
Lovely beachside restaurant with a wide selection of food, from pizzas to sushi, burgers and salads. It's a 45-minute walk from the house along the beach if you want to build up an appetite. Great spot for a swim.
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The Sands at Nomad Hotel
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Lovely beachside restaurant with a wide selection of food, from pizzas to sushi, burgers and salads. It's a 45-minute walk from the house along the beach if you want to build up an appetite. Great spot for a swim.

Sightseeing

Take a boat trip from Simone (an hour's drive from the house) for superb snorkelling in the marine reserve and a chance to swim with wild dolphins. Round it off with lunch at picturesque Wasini Island.
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Wasini Island
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Take a boat trip from Simone (an hour's drive from the house) for superb snorkelling in the marine reserve and a chance to swim with wild dolphins. Round it off with lunch at picturesque Wasini Island.
The Colobus Trust looks after orphaned and injured monkeys; take a tour of their sanctuary, a 5-minute drive from the house, and you will also find out about the ecology and history of Diani.
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Colobus Conservation
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The Colobus Trust looks after orphaned and injured monkeys; take a tour of their sanctuary, a 5-minute drive from the house, and you will also find out about the ecology and history of Diani.
If you don't have the time or money for a safari, a visit to the Shimba Hills, an hour's drive from the house, will give you a little taste of what Kenya has to offer. The elephant sanctuary is worth a visit.
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Shimba Hills National Reserve
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If you don't have the time or money for a safari, a visit to the Shimba Hills, an hour's drive from the house, will give you a little taste of what Kenya has to offer. The elephant sanctuary is worth a visit.
The beach is, of course, Diani's star attraction. Voted one of the finest beaches in the world, the endless miles of white sand are surprisingly quiet, particularly at our end of the strip where there are few hotels. You can rent jet skis at the end of the beach path directly opposite the house; further down you can find kite surfing. You can also hire a boat and go snorkelling on the reef; our housekeeper Jonathan can arrange this. Camel rides are also available. You will frequently be approached by beach boys trying to sell you carvings, bracelets, fruit etc - they are polite but persistent so if you are not buying be polite but persistent in return!
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Diani Beach
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The beach is, of course, Diani's star attraction. Voted one of the finest beaches in the world, the endless miles of white sand are surprisingly quiet, particularly at our end of the strip where there are few hotels. You can rent jet skis at the end of the beach path directly opposite the house; further down you can find kite surfing. You can also hire a boat and go snorkelling on the reef; our housekeeper Jonathan can arrange this. Camel rides are also available. You will frequently be approached by beach boys trying to sell you carvings, bracelets, fruit etc - they are polite but persistent so if you are not buying be polite but persistent in return!

Shopping

The Chandarana supermarket is the best in the area for general groceries and a selection of white goods. There's also a fruit and vegetable stall, pharmacy, cafes and clothes shops in the plaza. It's a 15-minute drive from the house.
Baharini Plaza - Tourist Centre Diani
The Chandarana supermarket is the best in the area for general groceries and a selection of white goods. There's also a fruit and vegetable stall, pharmacy, cafes and clothes shops in the plaza. It's a 15-minute drive from the house.

Hospital

A private hospital where you will be seen swiftly and efficiently; they are well used to dealing with stomach bugs, dehydration and other common problems , but also equipped to deal with more serious issues, should they arise. A 20-minute drive from the house.
Diani Beach Hospital
A private hospital where you will be seen swiftly and efficiently; they are well used to dealing with stomach bugs, dehydration and other common problems , but also equipped to deal with more serious issues, should they arise. A 20-minute drive from the house.