Practical advices and tips - Diani Beach
We provide you the possibility to order a car with driver for a whole day. He will drive you anywhere you want, e.g. to restaurants on the beach, to shopping centers, to visit Mombasa or anywhere else.
It is also possible to use local transport (we advise to use local transport only in daytime), so called Matatu, these are minibuses, that stop at the signal. Price depends on distance moved and is about 5 km /50,- KSHS per person. You can also use taxi: e.g. one way to Mombasa costs about 3000 – 5000,- KSHS (distance is around 45 km) plus ferry in Mombasa, price 100,- KSHS. We advise you to arrange the price with a driver in advance!
You can also rent a car. Prices are about 3000 – 4500,- KSHS / 1 day – you must drive on left side and traffic is a little bit chaotic. In Kenya you can drive a car when you are at least 23 years old and you are at least 2 years holder of driving licence.
Right here in Diani Beach you have following possibilities to make shopping and visit restaurants and pubs:
Minisupermarket – in a distance about 100 m from Adansonia villas - there you can get all of basic food and drinks including sanitary things, clothes etc.
Fish restaurant - is on the beach in a distance about 170 m from Adansonia villas
- it is a type of outdoor restaurant with nice view of the sea and fishermen. They offer fresh fishes and sea products. Right before restaurant you can also buy fishes from local fishermen, octopuses, lobsters, shrimps.
Centre Ushago - in a distance about 3km from Adansonia villas
- Ushago is supermarket with wide range of food and drinks and all types of commodity (you can buy there credit to mobile phones and to USB internet from 50,- to 1000,- KSHS). There is also a bank, exchange office (post is about 500 m in the direction of NAKUMATT) - there are shops, gift shops and stands with local souvenirs, where you can get authentic Masaai products. Nearby is marketplace with fruits and vegetables, rental of bicycles with offering a possibility to enjoy guided trips to the near neighbourhood, hairdresser´s and popular local bar with billiard.
Shopping centre NAKUMATT - in distance about 10 minutes by car from Adansonia villas
- Nakumatt is a supermarket chain with largest offering of food, drinks and commodity in Diani Beach, and also there is - cashpoint. You can buy there almost everything you could need.
On the beach:
- you can entry resorts on the beach and use their sunbeds near Adansonia Villas submiting our Adansonia card, that you will get after you arrival
Massage – you can order massage by phone right from Adansonia villas. Price varies and depend on you services requested by you.
We recommend you to visit following first-rate restaurants:
NOMAD – in distance about 1,5 km from Adansonia villas. Nomad is restaurant and hotel and offers sea fish and sea food, salads and food from european cuisine (for example Wiener Schnitzel). You can sit inside or right on the beach.
ALMANARA – in distance about 1 km from Adansonia villas, Almanara is a luxury restaurant with beautiful garden and sitting on the beach. You can have a steak and take a look at the Indian ocean.
LEONARDO´S - in distance about 4 km from Adansonia villas. Leonardo´s is stylish italian restaurant with wide range of food from italian cuisine.
Beside restaurants you can visit some of many local bars in Diani Beach, which are famous among visitors from all around the wolrd:
FORTY THIEVES – in distance about 2,5 km from Adansonia villas.
- world famous bar with wide range of food and drinks, including buffet. Sitting is situated inside or on the beach.
TANDORI – in distance about 2 km from Adansonia villas.
- bar wide range of drinks, quite noisy in evening time, you can dance here or listen to the music.
SHAKATAK – in distance about 2 km from Adansonia villas.
- popular night bar that is opened from 10 p. m. with large dancing floor. This club is very popular among foreign visitors and also by local people. You can dance a whole night and then rest in Adansonia Village Resort.
BLUE MARLIN - in distance about 1 km from Adansonia villas. Have a coctail and watch little crabs on a beach while the sun is setting.
JOHN´S PUB (USHAGO SPORTS BAR) – in distance about 3 km from Adansonia villas. Popular bar with billiard and large TV.