Here is my selection of memorable Diani Beach Videos.
Wrestling Vervet Monkeys
What would cause vervet monkeys to wrestle each other like that? This starts as a 1 on 1 wrestling match and quickly turns into a 2 on 1 match with 2 small vervet monkey wrestling a larger opponent. This wrestling match takes place atop a round table in a hotel somewhere. Is amazing the things technology gives us access to.
Morning at Galu Beach
Galu Beach is located further south of Diani Beach and is generally less developed and quieter. See an amazing clip that captures the beautiful sunrise over the Indian ocean. It must have taken time to record the entire sunrise and that just shows how much people can be dedicated.
Kim4Love 9 day Festival
This 1minute 40 second video takes you through lots of shots from the KIM4LOVE Beach Festival. KIM4LOVE is a musician who performs and runs the KIM4Love fan-club that has set up base at the now defunct 2 Fishes hotel.The video is vibrant and catchy showing the people who turned up to see the performances by the local upcoming artistes while highlighting the work the Kim4Love is doing to help keep the youth gainfully engaged in music.
Diani Beach Kenya
This is by a mile my favourite video that takes us from the skies above to the waters below. The sight of dolphins, turtles and schools of colourful fish makes this one of the best Diani Beach Video I have ever watched.
This extraordinary beautiful house is perfectly set only 150 meters from white sandy beach.
- 4 large bedrooms, each with own large bathroom. House has many windows and lot of light
- Extra toilet next to swimming pool and in entrance hall
- Large kitchen and entrance hall
- Large balcony around the entire house
- Spacious outdoor dinning patio
- Possibility to add an open room on the top of the roof
- Extra large swimming pool with a stylish Arabian pavilion ideal for pool BBQ, Open cinema or just relax next to the pool
- House has 1 bedroom staff house with toilet.
- Excellent for unique private home or for business.
- (4 bedrooms houses are generally sought after by group of tourists, easy to rent out and return the investment on rental income)
About 33km from the Moi International airport and only a stone throw distance from Diani beach lies this gem, Sunset Villa. This is a haven that offers exclusive 5 star treatment in true African style.
Comprising of 3 ultra-private villas surrounded by 6 acres of lush-tropical greenery, Sunset Villa is designed to give guests a memorable Diani treat that won’t just fade away in a long while.
Sunset Villa Setting
The Main Villa-which is the biggest,is excellent for many friends or 2 or 3 families as it sleeps 12. It has 1 honeymoon suite and 5 deluxe rooms. In addition, there are 2 identical garden villas that are fantabulous for singles, couples or 1 family as it accommodates 6 with its 3 bedrooms.
Strewn all over are artifacts, statues and designs that create a true African aura that is enforced in the rooms and gardens. Each room at Sunset Villa takes a different theme still retaining the African ambience.
Exotic bird and butterfly species grace the gardens adding more value to a pleasant stay at the Sunset Villa-Diani Beach.
Sunset Villa Meals
The meals are no disappointment with offerings of either fresh fruit breakfast that can also be accompanied by world class champagne or any of the spoils in a complete English breakfast.
A tasteful three course lunch is served later in the day crowned by a four course dinner as darkness sets in served either in the main lounge or under the stars in the gardens or even by the beach if you fancy ecstatic and romantic settings of Sunset Villa Diani.
Sunset Villa Activities
Beauty treatments like manicure and pedicure are offered in the establishment including special massage sessions where the masseurs use African herbs to achieve total relaxation. At the Arabian pavilion you can meditate as you absorb aromas of a Shishe pipe.
For activities at the Sunset Villa Diani you can opt for an excursion at the nearby Shimba Hills National Reserve where giraffes, buffaloes, the rare colobus monkey, warthogs and elephants reign supreme.
Water sports like deep sea fishing Kite Surfing and scuba diving and diving courses are arranged on request. Yoga at the nearby Shaanti Holistic retreat is another way to cool off.
Get to learn about different Kenyan cultures from the Maasai and Samburu who are part of the in-house entertainment.
The sunset villa has several all inclusive packages that comprise among others; Game Park tours, visits to landmarks like the famous Fort Jesus and many other numerous treats.
Almanara Luxury Villas
About Almanara Luxury Villas
This is one resort on Diani Beach that can take the paradise on earth definition without contention. Lying strategically along the Diani Beach, Almanara Beach Luxury Resort is a perfect getaway for people who value private holidays. The resort boasts of six executive villas and a presidential villa that fits the description.
At Almanara you won’t get the standard hotel room setting you are used to. The architecture and design encompass all aspects of elegance and luxury with all the villas well positioned overlooking the ocean and the sugar white beach. The chic gardens and palm trees complete the picture of a home away from home.
The Almanara Luxury Villas rooms
The Almanara offers top class accommodation with each villa epitomising elegance in design and decor.
The presidential villa aptly named the Casa Bella offers exclusive luxury and privacy unrivalled around the Diani Beach stretch. The Casa Bella has 5 double bedrooms all ocean view and air conditioned, 7 bathrooms, a fully equipped study that has a glorious view of the ocean.
That’s not all, you get 10 hotel staff at your disposal, a private gym and games room, wifi internet access and a chauffeur driven landcruiser. As expected, these luxuries come at a presidential price.
The six executive villas each comprise 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom, plus a downstairs cloakroom. The décor is totally African and the design is open plan with the dining and living room areas combined to give you easy access to all areas.
A fully stocked kitchen with a personal chef and maid are at your service. You also get laundry services plus access to a roof-top terrace in addition to a swimming pool & jacuzzi.
The Almanara food
Each villa at Almanara has the exclusive services of a chef who will prepare food to your liking without disappointing. Diani Beach is a great place if you love seafood with a daily supply of fresh lobster, prawns, crabs , marlin etc. However, you can also dine at the Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant where you get to mingle with other guests and enjoy top class cuisine set in an amazing and relaxing ambience.
The bar section serves international drinks and cocktails that the bar attendants will prepare in no time.
Almanara Luxury Villas Highlights
The service is exemplary and obviously the attentive staff give you more reason to return there again. The level of food preparation, cleanliness and ambience are definitely all five star.
With such a flawless service the degree of erring is nearly zero. However, if you have received poor treatment at the hotel don’t hesitate to drop me a comment.
Almanara Luxury Villas Activities and Add-on facilities
The activities menu includes, pool and darts inside the games room that also boasts of a bar. Table tennis and table football, snorkelling trips to the coral reef and sand island, kitesurfing & windsurfing at the KiLeo Watersports Centre which offers training on the various water sports.
If golf is your forte, the hotel can make arrangements at the only 18 hole golf facility in Diani Beach.
The resort has a health Spa where you can get a manicure, pedicure and beauty therapy treatments like reflexology plus massage. Also offered are chauffeur services around Diani Beach and airport transfers on request.