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. 



25 YEARS OF Diani Rules

What is Diani Rules? 

Celebrating 25 years of Diani Rules this year on the 29 MAY 2015, 4PM at Forty Thieves Beach Bar. It ends on 31st May. 
Diani Rules is an annual 3 days sports event started 25 years ago by a few people who thought it would be a good idea to bring people to the coast during the low season for some fun and to raise money for a good cause. It is always held on the Madaraka Day Weekend.

All proceeds from this fun charity sports event come to Kwale District Eye Centre
We invite people from all over the world to partake in sports that have had their rules changed to make it more interesting. Teams are made up of eight players of which a minimum partaking in each sport must be three women
Diani Rules got its name because whatever sports are played the rules are changed to try and make it a more level playing field for people of all ages to compete in the fun. Most of the sports are played on the beach or in the sea.
A grand raffle is the highlight of the event. By buying tickets, people who may not be able to come themselves, can still support our mission to eliminate blindness in Kenya. The draw takes place on Sunday lunch time.
Come with your friends and family and HAVE FUN FOR A CAUSE! 

You can see the 2015 Diani Rules poster here 

Kenyaways is very convenient place to stay while you are participating at this great event and has special deals offered for minimum 3 nights. 

New Restaurant for Kenyaways

Kenyaways is a small guest house B&B on Diani Beach. It has 11 rooms and 2 optional self catering units. Since 2012 Kenyaways allowed Madafoos beach bar, a small restaurant beach bar to operate here to the public and all the kite school and hotel guests. The contract ended in April and Madafoos has moved on, however we are excited to say that a new restaurant will be taking their place. For those of you that know Diani well, the popular Lymington's Bistro at the Diani Beach Shopping Centre is a consistent and excellent restaurant. We are happy to announce the opening of the 2nd Lymington's Bistro by the sea at Kenyaways. We will be opening on 27 May so we look forward to seeing you all there! 

Call David +254720 900788 / 0732 900700


New Website Up and running...

Kenyaways website url just switched platforms from wordpress to Squarespace. We hope you like it! 

New features include: 

- contact form with google maps with directions to kenyaways on Galu beach

- more images displaying and describing bed and breakfast rooms or apartements

- specials for kite courses and other packages on offer

-easy to read and navigate

- booking online option with Kenyaways or tripadvisor page or direct to the Kenyaways booking calandar

- easy to connect social media icons such as Kenyaways twitter, insta, and facebook pages

- easy to view video of kenyaways rooms