About Diani

Diani Beach is simply amazing! It’s not just a single beach, but a network of interconnected beaches weaving together to form a breathtaking 15km expanse of pristine, powdery white sand. Starting from north to south there’s Kongo Beach, Diani Beach, Galu Beach, Kinodo Beach and Chale Beach

The sand is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s dazzlingly white, ultra-fine, and at low tide, stretches up to a whopping 50 meters wide. Protected by a shallow lagoon and a coral reef about a kilometer offshore, the beach offers not just a stunning view but also ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and a myriad of water sports, including kite and wind-surfing.


“Galu beach is the Perfect Spot. Galu has everything a backpacker could need. Friendly People and Great Activities”

– Sharon Walker –

The sand here is unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s blindingly white

Galu Beach is simply paradise. It is considered the best stretch of Diani and it’s where you’ll find Galu Backpackers & Ecolodge. When you stay with us, you’re only a few steps removed from sinking your toes into the soft sand and diving into the warm Indian Ocean!

Diani has all the essentials for budget travelers, from supermarkets and coffee joints to lively bars, mouthwatering restaurants, and banks. And let’s not forget the charming curio shops, perfect for snagging souvenirs to cherish your journey. Need tips on where to wander or what to see? Just swing by reception and chat with our friendly crew – we’re here to make your stay memorable!

So why wait? Join us and immerse yourself in the enchantment today!


Right outside our gate, you’ll find an array of thrilling adventures waiting for you, from camel rides to cruising on motorbikes, scuba diving in the Indian Ocean, and dhow excursions to Wasini Island and the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park. If kiteboarding or safaris are more your speed, we’ve got those too!

With activities to suit every budget, we’re here to help you book the experience of a lifetime. And with Shimba Hills National Park nearby, we can take you to hidden gems boasting the most jaw-dropping vistas Africa has to offer.

Feeling adventurous? Hop in a taxi (or brave a matatu ride) to Mombasa, where you can wander through Old Town marketplaces and explore the island’s rich cultural landmarks. Be sure to grab our comprehensive activities guide upon arrival to dive deeper into all that Diani and its surroundings have in store.

Now, let’s talk nightlife. There’s many options but we highly recommend checking out our friends at Diani Backpackers, just a short boda or tuktuk ride from our lodge. It is known to be the Nr. 1 hotspot on Friday and Saturday nights!