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 www.lalesso.com or email olivia@lalesso.com for more info. 

 

 

Record wind season!

THE KUSI ! 

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! 

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.