Kenyaways Reopens May 29th, 2019

After a very rainy and wet month of May Kenyaways have reopened our doors to the winter Season. Already H2o Extreme Water sports have had great wind and some nice swell for the kiters and surfers.

While we were closed we renovated and upgraded 6 bathrooms in the hotel guest house. With the very rainy weather and being so far from Mombasa it was no easy feat.

We also pruned and planted the Guest house garden wherever we could using red wriggly worm juice fertiliser and all the sawdust and chippings from the wood work during the Hotel renovations.

The walls were all painted and the beach sun beds repaired.

We also did alot of beach clean ups along Galu stretch and Diani Beach has never been so beautiful and pristine after all the rain and lack of people!

With a fresh new face and well rested team of staff we are ready for the year ahead! Karibuni Kenyaways Kite Village.



We excited to reopen in a couple of weeks after a much needed rest half way through this busy 2018 so far. While our team has been on leave, a team of 'fundi' meaning workmen have been hard a work extending the kite school, modifying the bar and restaurant area, and tailoring curtains, nets, and covers for the rooms. We hope you like the changes!

New Shop at Kenyaways

Opened since this year March 2017 The Rafiki Shop at Kenyaways has a vast array of gifts, souvenirs, clothing, beach wear, kids items, suncream and toiletries, and jewellery. All are carefully selected from local artisans where possible, with the aim of supporting local businesses.  Some examples of these are; 

The Wild Earth Botanics range of cosmetics and oils, completely natural and made here in Diani from tropical ingredients. 

Johari Glass range of recycled glassware from bottles into beautifully engraved dishes, glasses, ashtrays and more, all made here in Diani Beach. 

Terry Bear Toto Project based in Nairobi to support impoverished women who have no other source of income. Unique designs of decorations and toys by Terry Stobbs, with intricate details and embellishments. 

Barry Koeneke photos on canvas range of beach and town scenes in and around the east african coast. Incredible value and vibrant colors would make any room a statement. 

Hand made jewellery from Lamu made from recycled silver and washed up China from sunken Chinese trade ships hundreds of years ago.

4shore organic and eco printed shirts are a range of beautifully printed light and comfortable cotton tops and tees made in Kilifi, North coast Kenya.

For those of you who remember the LALESSO SHOP at Kenyaways you can still get the garments online at or email for more info. 



Record wind season!


Finally after 3 years of not great kusi seasons, the wind as we know it returned in the mysterious style of global warming. Since June to day the average wind stats were 20 knots above  85% of days. With the remaining 10% being above 12 knots and only 5% with just not enough wind to kite. This has been an outstanding season and the kiters all scored big time. H2o extreme took lessons out every day and those that were not teaching kiting were teaching surfing! YES! Thanks mother nature lets hope this continues year after year!