Early next month the elections take place in Kenya, and the country holds its breath. We wonder whether there will be a repeat of the chaotic 2007 elections, or if events will pass smoothly as they did in 2012. Despite our own theories and deliberations, the future rests in the palms of the politicians and the electorate, and how they choose to behave following the results.
Yet somewhere in the south, at Sand Island Beach, not far from Diani, life potters on at its unhurried pace. The cottages lie curled between cliffs, far from the tension of election fever, but meters from the beach with its peacefully ebbing tide; unaware of anything other than its age-old mission to rise calmly up the shore before retreating softly back to the reef. Whatever next month's outcome, we will ensure that the pantry is full, the cellar is packed, and that the fisherman and bodaboda riders continue to spoil us with daily fresh seafood, fruit and veg.
The Ukunda/Diani airstrip is less than half an hour away from us, and five flights a day ensures there are plenty of options in getting here. If you haven’t already made post-election plans, we promise we’re a good choice. No point in sitting at home fretting, not when you could be here enjoying everything that’s magnificent about the Kenyan coast. The storm will pass either way.
July has yet to pick up so we still have cottages available this month at low season rates, and can offer discounts to those staying 10 days or longer.