The festive season is upon us and we know many of you are looking forward to spending some quality time with friends and family.

At Nomad Beach Bar we have a special schedule of events planned for Christmas, that we know will help you all get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate with those most important to you.

With Some spectacular events lined up, including our 14th annual Christmas fair, a month-long art exhibition at the Beach bar and of even a special visit from the man in red himself, Christmas at Nomad is looking very special. We have a full programme of events planned, which can be viewed below, so whenever your visit is over the festive period you can guarantee that there will be something going on to add a little extra festive cheer to your stay.

In addition to the Christmas celebrations, Nomad will be hosting a great party to see in the New Year. Guest DJ Marco Osanna will be providing the entertainment and the Beach Bar will put on a special Gala Dinner for guests to enjoy.

You can view our full festive program below, if you have any questions or would like to book an event, please contact us here.

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Kite Surfing Kenya

Nomad’s Kite Celebration is back with The Kenya Kite Cup 2023

Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach at the end of January, on the 20th – 21st January 2023. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region and beyond compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in a freestyle competition & race for some Big Prizes. With both men’s and women’s competitions taking place over the two days, there is going to be a lot of top-quality kite action to be enjoyed.


1st – 500 USD
2nd – 300 USD
3rd – 100 USD

For spectators:

This fantastic event, which always draws plenty of interest from spectators, also will be helping raise money for Diani Turtle Watch and local conservation charities through raffles that will be running throughout the two-day competition. Local artists and craftsmen will also be showcasing their wares at our craft market, and a beach volleyball tournament will be running when the winds not blowing, so there will be plenty going on, even when the kites are not flying.

As is becoming tradition, the event will end with an afterparty at Nomad Beach Bar, Where all of the competitors and spectators can relax, dance and enjoy the great food & drink on offer.

We would also like to thank all our sponsors, who help maker this event possible. Base Titanium, Aquelle, TuskerLite, Pesapal, Dion & Fourpillars, SGA, Swahili Beach.

If you would like to take part in this year’s competition please use the form below to register your interest. Entry is 2500 KSH per rider, and should be paid in advance.

    Rider Registration

    Rider Level



    (Tick according to your level. Multiple answers possible)

    Basic JumpsBoard GrabsHooked-in RotationsBig AirBasic UnhookedUnhooked RotationsHooked-in KiteloopsUnhooked KiteloopsHandle Passes

    I hereby agree to the usage of any photos or videos of my person, taken during the Kenya Kite Cup 2023, by The Sands Kenya on their website, marketing campaigns and social media channels as well as the propagation to third parties.

    For Rider Payment:

    Mpesa to: Lipa na M-pesa Till No. 214006, Beach Sand Sun Ltd. Buy goods and services.

    Every year the Kenya Kite Cup draws big crowds to Diani Beach, if you would like to be one of the sponsors at this year’s competition please email us here.

    With the festive season just around the corner, we know many of you are already planning your holidays and looking forward to being able to catch up with friends and family during the Christmas period.

    At Nomad Beach Bar we have a special schedule of events planned for Christmas, that we know will help you all get not the Christmas spirit and celebrate with those most important to you.

    The Christmas week will start with our Full Moon Beach Dinner, on the 18th of December, a fantastic dining event and a great way to start getting into the festive spirit.

    We will then have special events running on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December, with guest DJs performing as well as classic Christmas carols on the 24th, Chris, our live saxophonist on the 25th and our beloved Jazz trio on the 26th.

    The 25th in particular will be a fantastic day. With a special guest, known for his red outfit and long white beard making a special showing, perfect for photos and to surprise some of our younger guests. Followed by a festive dinner with live music in the evening.

    We will welcome 2022 (and wave farewell to 2021) with our traditional Gala Dinner on December 31st, accompanied by live music this will be a great night, and we hope you will all be able to join us (reservations required).

    Following the excitement of Christmas and New Year, the first couple of days of 2022 will be chilled and relaxed and you can enjoy the relaxing vibe of the Eclipse Band from 12:30 on the 1st of Jan and more great live music on the 2nd too.

    You can view our full festive program below, if you have any questions or would like to book an event, please contact us here.

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    To end the month in style, we’re delighted to announce The Nomad Beer Weekend. Running from September 24th-26th, this event will showcase some of Kenya’s finest craft beers, along with special menus at both Nomad Beach Bar and Indulge Fine Dining Restaurant.

    We have teamed up with the Nairobi-based craft brewers 254 Brewing Co & Bila Shaka, who will be supplying the festival with a fantastic range of quality craft beers for guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer the light and crisp flavours of a Golden Rump or the heady heights of 254’s Sand Trap, with many different beers on offer there really will be something for everyone. Across Saturday and Sunday, guests will be able to enjoy music from our resident DJ on Saturday and our live band on Sunday.

    During the weekend event, diners at Nomad Beach Bar can enjoy a special Bavarian-themed menu, with traditional dishes from Germany that are commonly found throughout Europe’s famous beer halls.
    At Indulge Fine Dining we will also be hosting a special beer pairing menu, with expert beer sommeliers from 254 Brewing and Bila Shaka on hand to guide you through a journey of hoppy flavours and scents.

    Join us for this year’s Nomad Beer Weekend September 24th – 26th.

    Free entry. Reservations for dining are required.

    Join us for the Colobus Conversation annual Golf on the Beach tournament at Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant!

    Dust down your dirndl and pull on the lederhosen for Diani’s finest folk festival! Experience the eclectic atmosphere and all the fun and excitement of the Nomad Ocktoberfest.

    The origins of Germany’s famous festival date back to 1810, when celebrations where held in Munich in honour of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Five days of festivities heralded the start of the annual Oktoberfest, which is now celebrated around the world.

    The Nomad Oktoberfest is a spirited affair with a selection of games on the terrace and long wooden tables to gather round and enjoy thirst-quenching festival beers. You can also savour the delicious taste of our traditional Bavarian cuisine including pretzels, weisswurst served with special mustard, leberkäse (meatloaf), sauerkraut and sausage, schweinshaxn (pork knuckle), grilled chicken and apfelstrudel.

    Celebrations wouldn’t be complete without the chance to sing and dance the night away under a starry, moonlit sky.

    Join us for the 3rd annual Nomad Oktoberfest 2018 on Saturday, 29th September from 7pm – 12am.

    O’zapft is!

    Free entry.