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Let’s take a walk…

Early morning is my favorite time of the day! The air is cool, the ocean is still and the beach quiet. The buzz of daily life has not quite caught up to me yet so it is at this time when I like to walk and get a glimpse of what the day ahead might offer.
With the fishing season drawing to a close, our resident skippers, crew and fish are all looking forward to a well-earned rest. During the season, our team have been here in the background ensuring intrepid fishermen receive their wake-up calls, get their early morning coffee’s and that their packed lunches are prepared. It’s been exciting to hear all the ‘fishing’ stories around the bar each evening and we wish these fishermen ‘tight-lines’ until the next time we see them.
In the meantime, there is no rest for us as we prepare to welcome you once again to celebrate Easter with us. The weather is warm, the beach is wide open, the sand is pristine and the ocean crystal clear. Whilst we cannot promise you chocolate, an Easter egg hunt or that there will be bunny’s of any kind hopping around the property, we can assure you of the coldest beers in Malindi, delicious menu options every night of the week and our unmistakable warm hospitality.
Here are 10 fun facts about Easter perhaps you did not know…

1. The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.
2. The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to color the egg.
3. The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.
4. The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
5. Are you an ears, arms or tail person? Seventy-six percent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent for the tail.
6. During the holiday, more than 90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs and 700 million Peeps are produced each year in the United States alone.
7. Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year. Good thing they are almost six months apart, perfect for your yearly dentist check-ups!
8. The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life.
9. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year.
10. The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.

No matter how old you are or where you are in the world, Easter is a fun family tradition that never gets old. For those who aren’t so religious, Easter marks a long weekend, filled with fun and another good excuse to visit us here at Driftwood Malindi on the coast. We do have availability and our reservations team are here to assist you plan your get-away. The airlines are offering many budget friendly flight choices landing at either Malindi or Mombasa and if you are looking to take the scenic route, the SGR train runs from Nairobi to Mariakani station every day. It’s cost effective and we’ll send a taxi to collect you on arrival and transfer you directly to Malindi in no time at all…
To make an enquiry or to book your stay at any time contact us via email or telephone on +254 721 724 489 or + 254 734 747 133
Outside of the Easter weekend, we have something going on every day to suit everyone. Monday’s offer movie night, every 2nd Wednesday night is Quiz night, Friday night is BBQ night with dining under the stars and Saturday is Mongolian stir-fry. Saturday afternoons spell SuperSport on TV and Sunday’s are a day off from the kitchen for you to come and enjoy our famous Curry lunch.
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