Tiwi beach is a haven in itself away from the hustle and bustle of more renowned beaches to the south and north. The main beach is approximately 2 km long, but once past the southern rocks lies another 2.5 km to the Tiwi River. 

On low tides the fringing reef is exposed giving children, bird and ocean lovers the opportunity to scan the reef flats for a variety of marine life, snorkel in the rock pools and time to admire the feeding birdlife. Those wanting to swim need not go further than the southern end of the reef or the Tiwi river mouth.

Diani Beach is just south of Tiwi River mouth, either a long walk or a short drive away. Its more expansive beaches, though busier, provide an array of activities including:


Scuba Diving

There are a number of operators including Dive the Crab, Southern Scuba and Diani Reef.  They each provide introductory diving courses, open water, advanced, rescue and instructors courses.  They are members of SSI and PADI.  Most dives are held outside the fringing reef, with many sites from Tiwi-Waa in the North to Chale point / Msambweni in the south.  A great day trip also is to visit Wasini Island – you have a morning snorkeling or diving and then lunch at the island with much to be seen including dolphins!  You can also see community projects on Wasini Island after a really yummy lunch.  Prices can be found at www.wasini.com or by calling Wasini on +254 722 205 155.


The most renowned golf course is the Leisure Golf Course, adjacent to Leisure Lodge. It comprises an 18 hole championship course beautifully laid out with pools, forests and troughs.  It is open to all ages, and for non-golfers has a bar and restaurant, or the many pools at the lodge could be used at an extra cost.  Golf clubs can also be hired from the club, and caddies are also available.  Private lessons can also be arranged.  Visit www.leisurelodgeresort.com, email golf@leisurelodgeresort.com or call +254 722 206 968 for further information.

Deep Sea Fishing

The Indian Ocean offers excellent sport fishing almost all year round, and some of the most challenging and exciting deep sea fishing is available just 45 minutes’ drive from Sandarusi House, in the Shimoni waters and Pemba channel.  Here the chances of catching a striped Marlin are high.  Tag and Release policy is however encouraged for bill fish. Contact Sea Adventures on +254 721 485 365 or +254 722 796 198 to organise a trip.


The Shimba Hills are approximately 30 km west of Sandarusi and renowned for the Shimba Hills National Park and Mwaluganje Elephant Reserve. The Hills rise to approximately 2000 feet above sea level, giving it a moist but cooler climate, accompanied with coastal rainforests, rivers and ravines and rolling hills. It is known for its birdlife, elephants, buffalo, and the rare sable antelope.  Sunsets and sunrises are also spectacular.  A visit to either the Park or the Elephant Reserve is a must!  Tickets are required to enter the Park and can be purchased at the gate.

Kite surfing, Kayaking & Other Water Sports

These activities are easy to come by at many of the large hotels on Diani beach.  We recommend Aqualand Water Center on Diani Beach.  You can contact them via email on info@kitekenya.com or by calling +254 733 787 336.