What to expect for a 3 day weekend break at Diamond Beach……..
Arrive by boat on Friday afternoon and settle in your banda, cool off in the ocean for a quick swim. Yoga starts at 5pm in the library area, a great way to start the weekend, stretching and meditating in the calm of Diamond with the birds before the crowds start to arrive. Pizza & film night at Diamond is a popular evening, a really good way to meet some local residents at the bar with a cocktail, sunset, tunes and at 8pm the film starts. The bonfire is lit to gaze at the stars later in the evening.
Saturday morning visit Lamu town with the hustle and bustle of the early trade. Take the boat over to Lamu and have a guided tour of the town and eat fresh local food from the many restaurants on the harbor front. Visit the donkey sanctuary, Lamu museum and soak up the feel of the ancient Swahili town. Back to Diamond for an afternoon on the beach and then take a sunset sail around the mangroves with a chilled bottle of wine. It is the most beautiful way to see the sunset sailing with the breeze. Kazungu will have the black board written up for a 3 course feast. Another night under the stars by the bonfire or cross the channel for a drink at Peponi bar.
Sunday at Diamond is yoga, massage, brunch & cocktail day, we serve smashed avocado, locally made haulimi and roast tomatoes with a tomato chutney, egg Benedict or scrambled egg & cooked ham. The shaded beach area can get busy on a Sunday The tunes are on, its a chilled Sunday with that balmy island feeling of the sand between your toes and the salt in your hair. All too soon its off to the airport back to the “real world” of city and fast things, leaving behind the islands with the promise to come back soon. Every weekend is kind of like that for us, so book your flights and come join us.