What to do
when in Blue Marlin
Diani Beach has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and its spectacular sandy beach stretches for kilometers on end along the coastline, offering relaxing beach walks as well as great choice of activities to suit all tastes.
Traditional Dhow Experience
A personalised and professional snorkeling and diving day safari to the National Marine Park of Kisite in Shimoni, graced by the presence of dolphins, with a delicious fresh Swahili seafood lunch on the island of Wasini
Robinson Island By Ngalawa Or Glass Bottom Boat
On a low tide you can head out for a 2-3 hour boat excursion to the local Sand Island, situated within the main reef. The snorkelling around the sandbank is great for beginners and the boat captains are always keen to show you the reef and different species of fish.
Enjoy an excursion in one of Kenya’s traditional Dhows, these boats haven’t changed in design in hundreds of years and are still used by local fishermen to navigate the reefs and bring in the morning’s catch.
Fishing And Diving
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing along Kenya's south coast can offer adventure seekers joy, excitement and sometimes breathtaking battles. The large variety of sport fish caught, include Marlin (striped, black and blue), Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Giant Trevally and Kingfish. The best fishing season is from October through to April and is a wonderful way to spend either a half or full day out on the Indian Ocean.
Kenya’s southern coast section offers some of the countries top dive sites and reefs to explore. There are 2 different dive operators within walking distance from the property. The Diani Beach coastline boasts an incredible community of turtles, a purpose sunk shipwreck, and from November through until February, there is a great chance to encounter whale sharks.
Swim with whale sharks
Explore Kenya’s magnificent underwater world and marvel at our precious ocean life, where from November through to March whale sharks come to feed.
Diani Beach is unquestionably a top kite surf destination. With our two different wind seasons, kiters can enjoy the rush of the wind at least 10 months of the year. The professional Kite Surfing school H2O Extreme, offering beginner courses to pro coaching and SUP’s, is situated literally next door.
Experience Diani Beach from an uniqur and different perspective. Based in Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, Skydive Swahili offers you the one in a lifetime opportunity to feel the extreme tandem skydive and see Diani Beach from the kingdom of the birds
The Leisure Beach and Golf Resort has one of the best International 18 hole golf courses in East Africa. In fact it is the only golf course on the south coast of Kenya. The club annually hosts in October “Diani Beach Masters”. Here both professionals and amateurs can meet and play over a 2 day period. This is definitely one of the highlights in the East African golfing calendar.
Take advantage and pamper yourself in the peace and tranquillity of your personal space, with a treatment by a private beautician that offers excellent pedicure, manicure and massage services. We also have a personal trainer and yoga instructor giving you the opportunity to work out privately in your own comfort.
Cultural Experience & Shopping
A private city tour to visit Mombasa, the Old Town, the Market and Fort Jesus can be arranged for anyone who would like to see and experience Mombasa’s history and vibe. Diani Beach's main shopping complex is merely a 3 minute drive away and offers souvenir seekers a great opportunity to find some Kenyan artefacts.
Camel riding along Diani Beach is loads of fun and can also be a great way to get to the different beach restaurants along the coastline.
Shimba Hills National Park
The Shimba Hills National Park is approximately 30 kilometres away, here you will find dense forest with an array of bird and wildlife alike. This is one of the largest coastal forests in Kenya and along with the Sheldrake Falls makes for a lovely day out in nature, animal spotting or a small guided hike to the Waterfall
Kenya’s only private island resort is a magical place to spend a day. Arrive by boat and explore the island’s mystical mangrove forest, take a low tide stroll, relax on a secluded beach and feast on a delicious lunch, freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients
This forest, sacred to the Digo people, is the only one of the area's sacred forests that's open to visitors. Visiting this small grove is a nature walk, historical journey and cultural experience. As you make your way across tangled roots and chunks of ancient coral, the guide points out various plants used in traditional medicine, and there's the chance to transmit your fears and worries to an ancient tree by hugging it. Expect to tip your guide.
Colobus Conservation is a not-for-profit conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan Colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya. The organisation was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.