As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with a safe place to relax and enjoy great food on Diani Beach, we’re delighted to announce that 100% of the team here at the Nomad Beach Bar have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19.

Offering great food, and regular entertainment, Nomad’s is one of the hottest spots on Diani Beach, and along with Indulge Fine Dining Restaurant is a must-visit for any guests to the area. With the main beach bar offering a fantastic range of light bites and more substantial meals and Indulge offering one of Kenya’s largest wine cellars and a stunning set menu prepared by our chef, there is something for everyone at Nomad.

We will continue to follow the guidance and safety advice from the Ministry of Health, and to follow the COVID protocols we have at the bar and restaurant, which include allowances for safe distancing, an increase in the number of handwash stations available, and for our team to continue to wear masks, that have so far proven to be very effective in keeping both our guests and team members safe over these difficult months.

Along with the team at the beach bar & restaurant, our partners at The Sands at Nomad, The Sands at Chale Island, Diving The Crab, Lazy Days Private Beach House, and the Thinking Green project have all also been fully vaccinated.

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.

For those looking for something special on Diani Beach, you will love Indulge Fine Dining. Located within Nomad’s Beach Bar, Indulge offers a stunning combination of exquisite food and one of Kenya’s best wine cellars.

Indulge’s unique one-table concept means that every meal there is an occasion, as you enjoy a private dinner just for you and your party. Chef Gabriele prepares a range of delicious set menus which diners can choose from that show the best of local produce and infuses dishes with flavours that are almost as good as the stunning views on offer from Nomad.

Meals can be perfectly paired with wines from our extensive wine cellar. The temperature-controlled wine cellar, that surrounds Indulge’s unique table, is one of the best in the country and offers a fantastic selection from around the world. For those a little unsure about what will work best with their dining choices, Moses, the resident sommelier is on hand to guide you through your options to help you find your perfect wine.

To find out more about the amazing offerings at Indulge and to book your table, visit Indulge Fine Dining’s dedicated website below – and start dreaming about your next incredible culinary experience.

Kenya Kite Cup’s largest prize fund to date is up for grabs:

Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach at the end of January, across Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd for a Big Weekend at Nomad. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in a 2-day freestyle competition 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 on show.

Kenya Kite Cup’s largest prize fund to date:

1st prize: 50,000
2nd prize: 30,000
3rd prize: 20,000

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, 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.

Restaurant Reservations

If you would like to dine with us, please call Restaurant Reservations on +254 738 333 888, reservations are required.


10:00-11:00; Rider Registration
11:00-12:00; Briefing and the drawing of heats
12:00-17:00; Craft Stalls
13:00-17:00; Heats, men’s followed by women’s


13:00-17:00; Semifinals and finals, men’s followed by women’s
15:00; Prize giving to the winners of both men’s and women’s freestyle competition
15:30; Raffle Draw and Auction
From 16:00; Hawaiian after-party at Nomad Beach Bar’s sundeck.

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We would also like to thank all of the sponsors of this year’s event, without whom none of this would be possible.

Instead of cooking all day for New Year’s Eve dinner, relax on Diani Beach and spend time with your loved ones as Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant has got you covered!

Chef Andrea and his team have created a delicious feast to take away and celebrate at home this New Year’s Eve.

You can choose from a mouthwatering cold buffet spread and an extensive wine list which includes:
– lobster & oysters;
– smoked sailfish blinis;
– avocado with prawns cocktail;
– a selection of cold cut & cheeses;
– a japanese sushi selection;
– russian salad;
– exotic fruit skewers;
– a wide choice of wine.

For further details on the food and wine selection, check out our menu:

Make sure you place your order by December 30 at 6 pm by filling the form below. One of our team will contact you to confirm the order and arrange payment. Pick up time will be on December 31 between 5 pm and 7 pm.

Please note that you can bring your own labeled trays/platters latest on December 30, or we will use our trays/platters and charge a deposit of 10,000 ksh per platter, which will be given back to you once you return it.

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    With amazing food, great entertainment and an epic beach, Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant is the best spot on Diani Beach to spend your weekends with family and friends!

    During the Jamhuri Day weekend, December 12-13, we have organized special events for a perfect pre-Christmas weekend at Nomad Beach Bar!

    Live Music

    The Nomad Sessions, on Friday 11
    From 3 pm until 8 pm, listen to the sound of DJ Evan Rhodes while enjoying a themed pop-up bar with a fabulous selection of drinks. The Nomad Sessions run every Friday and is rapidly becoming Diani Beach’ go-to event at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.

    Jazz Duo Stephen, on Saturday 12
    From 5pm onward, sit back, relax and tap your feet to the soulful sounds of jazz with the superb Jazz Duo Stephen.

    Iris Duo band, on Sunday 13
    From 1 pm until 4 pm, relax and enjoy the live music of the Iris Duo Band, playing a great mix of modern and classic tunes, forming the perfect backdrop to a chilled Sunday afternoon on the beach.

    Barefoot shopping

    The Christmas Fair, on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13
    From Saturday 1 pm until Sunday 6 pm, get ready to shop at our annual Christmas Craft Fair on the beach. With a wide selection of jewelry, arts, crafts, handmade toys, clothing, glassware and more, you will find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

    Reserve your table to make sure you don’t miss out on our events!

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    Let us introduce you to Chef Andrea Poggi, the inspiration behind the scrumptious meals served at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.

    Originally from the Italian part of Switzerland, Andrea discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 13, after attending a cooking lesson at school. From that moment, he knew ‘that was it’! At the age of 15, he started a culinary apprenticeship in Switzerland, obtained his diploma 3 years later and began his career working in Switzerland.

    A few years later, Andrea decided to start exploring the wide world while pursuing his career in the challenging culinary industry. He first moved to Sardinia, Italy to work in the luxurious Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, a well-known holiday destination for billionaire jet-setters. He then flew overseas to South America to work on board a cruise ship – a tough but educational experience, working 13 hours per day, 7 days a week. He then moved back to Europe and worked in Venice, Italy for 2 consecutive summer seasons, then in London, UK for 2 years before going back home, to Switzerland.

    In 2014, Andrea felt the need to quench his wanderlust and flew to Kenya, where he finally settled. Since 2015 he has been working at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant, and what he loves above all here, is to be able to work with fresh produce from the Nomad farm. He also enjoys working with Chefs from around the world and being in contact with different cultures, further developing his open-mindedness!

    Do not hesitate to ask to meet Chef Andrea, he is very happy to receive feedback – both good and less good – in order to improve his dishes! So it is no surprise if one of the great experience of your stay at Sands at Nomad will be the food, as Chef Andrea makes Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant a haven for food lovers!

    Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant, boasts the most extensive wine collection on Kenya’s southern coast with a great collection of new and old world wines. Hand selected by our resident sommelier, the collection is housed in the temperature controlled owner’s wine cellar, which doubles up as a unique location for a private dining experience.

    Our sommelier is on hand to pair our wines to perfection with the mouth-watering meals served at the restaurant. With a range of excellent dishes available on the menu, featuring cuisine from around the world, below are some of our suggestions to try the next time you visit:

    Food & Wine Pairing Choices:

    Seafood connoisseurs will delight in our detox tuna fillet, expertly paired with one of our white wines from Alsace, such as the flowery and zesty Domaine Riefle Riesling.

    Meat lovers might favour the Nanyuki beef medallion ‘Cafe de Paris’ with our rich and round red Italian wine, the Balbi Soprani Barolo.

    Wood fired pizza pairs very well with the Italian rosé Planeta, a blend of Syrah & Nero D’Avola.

    If you want to take your wine tasting and knowledge to the next level, book yourself a wine tasting dinner, housed in the owner’s exclusive wine cellar. Housing a maximum of 10 guests, try some of our finest wines, hand selected by our sommelier and perfectly paired with a special food menu.

    Sommelier – Moses:

    Whether you have a question, need a suggestion or just want to talk about our wine collection, our sommelier, Moses is always on hand to help you choose the right wine!

    Thanks to his extensive background working in the Maldives for the famous hotel LUX in North Male and in Abu Dhabi for the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Moses is certainly one of Kenya’s south coast’s top sommeliers, bringing a wealth of experience to wine tasting at Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant.

    We are pleased to inform you that as from 13 June we are ready to welcome you back to Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant!

    Weekend of Saturday 13, 14 & 15 June

    Opening hours: 11:00 – 16:00
    Last orders: 15:00
    Takeaway last orders: 15:00

    From 18 June

    Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

    Make sure you book your table to enjoy fresh, tasty, organic home-made cuisine with stunning views and top service.

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    Fresh, organic, healthy & tasty home-made cuisine
    Our five-acre organic farm produces fresh and organic fruit and vegetable harvests for our restaurant kitchen. Since the forced closure of the hotel and restaurant, the rains arrived and the farm has been upping its productivity.

    Bespoke wine menu
    Moses, our professional sommelier is ready and waiting to introduce you to wines tried and untried, old and new!

    Pizza lovers
    Aside from fine dining and fresh seafood, Italian pizza is also part of our menu. We now have a new and improved wood-fired pizza oven!

    Plenty of space
    In line with the government’s safety measures, Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant offers plenty of space to seat while maintaining social distancing.

    Great place to eat & drink
    A great location on Diani Beach, great tasting food, great drinks, great welcoming smiles and a great atmosphere!

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    Additional Safety Measures

    We have added some additional initiatives for the re-opening that are in line with the Government guidelines and recommendations. We would like to ask for your understanding of the following:

    • Open 11:00 – 20:00
      (last orders at 18:30)
      Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
    • Temperature will be checked on
      arrival at the main gate

    • Hand washing required before
      entering the restaurant
    • Masks must be worn unless seated

    • No more than 4 guests per table
    • Tables and chairs are not to be rearranged

    • Guests are to remain at their tables
      (excluding visits to WC)
    • No chairs at the bar

    • Contactless payment only
    • Reservations by telephone required

    We have added some additional initiatives for the re-opening that are in line with the Government guidelines and recommendations. We would like to ask for your understanding of the following:

    • Open 11:00 – 20:00
      (last orders at 18:30)
      Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
    • Temperature will be checked on
      arrival at the main gate


    • Hand washing required before
      entering the restaurant
    • Masks must be worn unless seated


    • No more than 4 guests per table
    • Tables and chairs are not to be rearranged


    • Guests are to remain at their tables
      (excluding visits to WC)
    • No chairs at the bar


    • Contactless payment only
    • Reservations by telephone required

    Make A Reservation