Forty Thieves Beach Bar
How to get there
There is a courtesy bus which collect guests for free of charge from any of the local hotels in the Diani area.
It's found between Diani Sea Lodge and Trade Winds, Diani Beach
Latitude / Longitude: -4.31320, 39.57911
Our Locals' Tip: Sunday lunch time can be a nice time to go. They often have live music, and it tends to have a good, buzzy, feel.
The Forty Thieves beach bar and restaurant is literally right on the beach in Diani. This lively bar and restaurant has huge comfy chairs to sprawl in as you relax and soak up the atmosphere of waves lapping against the shore, beautiful people promenading along the beach, and the sun shining through the dappled shade of coconut palms.
By day, guests walk into the Forty Thieves straight from the beach, often in their swim wear, perhaps with a kikoi (sarong) wrapped around them, so dress code is not exactly an issue. Its location is right in the middle of Diani beach so it means that it can be reached by almost any of the hotels found along the stretch of beach. The Forty Thieves serves good food (including vegetarian), snacks and refreshing juices, sodas and beer. Try the fresh kilifi oyster, classic English fish & chips, Salad Niçois or perhaps the beef and blue cheese pizza (see menu attached for full selection). There are pool tables, darts, live entertainment and satellite TV, which make it a popular, family-friendly place for just hanging out. There's an Ice cream and pizza parlour and Baba's Bistro & Cyber Cafe.
The Forty Thieves becomes a night spot and meeting point for many of the local residents and visitors staying in nearby hotels. Discos are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
A buffet lunch with live music is on Sundays, together with a game of beach cricket which always proves popular.
This is on the 1st Tuesday of every month and is set by a team of regular participants.
The Forty Thieves beach bar and restaurant is run by the same people who own the Ali Barbour's Restaurant next door. This amazing restaurant is in an ancient underground cave, over 10 metres below ground level! They also own and run the beautiful Flamboyant Hotel which offers a quiet beach setting, also in Diani.
The Ali Barbour Group offer fabulous weddings and can arrange it all for you, taking into account your ideas and input to make a magical experience for all involved.
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom:
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What:
- Live Music
- Lively Atmosphere
- The Local Experience
"Once you step onto the road, and you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to" - J.R.R. Tolkien