Ali Barbour’s Cave
Ali Barbour’s Cave is thought to be between 120,000 and 180,000 years old. It was converted 30 years ago into this unique restaurant with all exactly as discovered except the chamber housing, kitchen and lavatories.
Situated in Diani about 30km south of Mombasa and 200m back from the high water mark, it comprises a series of interlinking chambers at depths of up to 10m below sea level. A winding staircase leads you underground, where the restaurant is nestled at the bottom in an ancient natural coral cave.
With an unmatched ambiance, Ali Barbour’s is easily one of the most romantic eateries in Kenya. Its natural imperfections reflect and capture light marvelously giving it a sense of whimsical mystery, warmth and romance.
The cuisine is typically international, specializing in seafood among other options which are all delicately and impressively prepared.