Diani and Watamu make Trip Advisor’s Top 25 African Beaches list

Watamu, Kenya
The beach in Watamu. Photo: Facebook/Herdtracker.

Diani Beach in Kwale County and Watamu Beach in Kilifi County have been ranked 10th and 23rd respectively in the top 25 beaches in Africa 2016 list compiled by American travel website Trip Advisor.

The ranking market a double celebration for Diani was last year was ranked Africa’s leading beach destination at the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year.

Diani Beach at Sunrise
Sunrise over Diani Beach, Kenya. Photo: Łukasz Ciesielski (used under the Creative Commons Licence)

The list in full is:

  1. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
  2. Camp’s Bay Beach, South Africa
  3. Praia de Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  4. Anse Georgette, Praline Island, Seychelles
  5. Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles
  6. Anse Intendance, Mage Island, Seychelles
  7. Legzira Beach, Sidi Ifni, Morocco
  8. Grand Anse, La Digue Island, Seychelles
  9. Clifton Beaches, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  10. Diani Beach, Kenya
  11. Nakupenda Beach, Stone Town, Tanzania
  12. Bloubergstrand Beach, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  13. Mahdia Beach, Tunisia
  14. Flic en Flac Beach, Mauritius
  15. Ilot Gabriel Beach, Mauritius
  16. Pete Anse, Baie Lazare, Seychelles
  17. Kotu Beach, Gambia
  18. Paje Beach, Tanzania
  19. Ile Plate Beach, Cap Malheureux, Mauritius
  20. Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
  21. Le Morne Beach, Mauritius
  22. Pereybere Beach, Grand Baie, Mauritius
  23. Watamu Beach, Kenya
  24. Grotto Beach, Hermanus, South Africa
  25. Trou d’Argent Beach, Rodrigues Island, Mauritius