Diani is one of the most luxurious and famous beaches in Kenya. Consistently voted as the leading beach destination in the whole of Africa, Diani has international appeal for its white-sand beaches and opportunities for clear water
1. Pina Colada
The ultimate alcoholic beach drink – no list of best Diani cocktails would be complete without this cocktail essential. A Pina Colada is one of the world’s most famous drinks – and with good reason! It is a deliciously sweet beverage, consisting of rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice, blended with ice. Delicious and refreshing, this cocktail often comes garnished with a slice of pineapple or cherry.
2. Margarita (frozen)
A Margarita is a classic cocktail enjoyed everywhere from New York to New Zealand – but on the beach, we prefer it on ice! Containing tequila, triple sec (Cointreau), lime juice, sugar
3. Snickertini Martini
One in three millennials are prepared to spend as much as £5k or more on a summer vacation, so, of course, indulging yourself while on holiday is going to be a top priority. What better than a Snickertini martini? Containing amaretto, caramel vodka, Amarula, cream and cacao liqueur, this is the ultimate indulgent cocktail!
4. Strawberry daiquiri
A fruity cocktail for those who love something fresh and energising. This comes served either frozen or non-frozen, depending on the type of strawberries used. Consisting of strawberries, white rum, lime juice, ice and sugar, you can’t go far wrong! In fact, you can even get strawberry daiquiris containing ice cream, which is perfect if you want to combine dessert with a drink!
5. Sex on the beach
A favorite with beachgoers, this peach schnapps, vodka, and orange or pineapple juice-based drink is perfect for sipping on as you people watch and top up your tan. So put your feet up and indulge in some good old-fashioned fun! Without a doubt this is one of the best cocktails to try while in Diani.
Kick-off your Kenyan adventure with a classic Cuban highball! Featuring rum, mint, lime, sugar and soda water, this simple yet exotic drink will tantalise and refresh your taste buds!
7. White chocolate Martini
Diani has many fantastic cocktail bars which serve a huge variety of drinks. So, no matter what kind of cocktail you prefer – sour, sweet, fruity or spicy – you will find something to enjoy. One of the yummiest cocktails available near the beach is a white chocolate martini, featuring vodka, white chocolate liqueur
8. Dawa (medicine)
Dawa is one of the most popular cocktails in Kenya and it’s a perfect refresher for those hot, equatorial days. Made of honey, lime, honey sugar, ice, and vodka – this sugary, syrupy sweet drink is certainly not going to impress someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth! Also known as ‘medicine’, the Dawa cocktail is an ideal pick-me-up for a lazy day at the beach – although it doesn’t actually contain any medicinal properties!
9. Miami Vice
The Miami Vice is a combination of a pina colada and a strawberry daiquiri. So, if you are having trouble deciding between the two, have this instead and get the best of both worlds
Be sure to check out the following resorts when you visit Diani…