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“Nothing else like it on the Kenyan coast !!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sands At Chale Island

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The Sands At Chale Island
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Diani Beach
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Nothing else like it on the Kenyan coast !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2008

I've stayed here twice and thoroughly recommend staying here if you are visitng eastern Africa and want a beach vacation. Stunning location. Great design and finishing to pretty much everything in the resort. Excellent food and a pretty good wine list. Amazing location. Beautiful powder white beach. Range of water sports. Extremely friendly and helpful service.
You can easily jump to the Maasai Mara for some safari also. Then return here for some rest.
Only downside - it can be tricky to locate their contact details to book the 1st time. Here is their direct email address to make bookings: [--]
Their sister property is the Sands at Nomad on Diani Beach. We haven't stayed there yet.
We spend about 4 weeks plus in Kenya every year and have been visiting Kenya for close to 10 years now.

  • Liked — Beauty of the location and the all round service
  • Disliked — food is too good
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2008

A wonderful experience.

Spent seven nights and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxed vacation on a beautiful island off eastern Africa.

  • Liked — Location and staff
  • Disliked — Bumpy road to get there
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Sands At Chale Island

Property: The Sands At Chale Island
Address: P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sands At Chale Island 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and managed by the same team of sister resort The Sands At Nomad, this small, personal "boutique" resort is the perfect island getaway for those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, tranquility and Island flair. The resort was completely renovated in 2006 and has been built with a very strong focus on the envirnmental beauty of the Island. Two swimming pools, a mystical SPA and a well equiped watersports facility fullfil every wish. ... more   less 
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The Sands At Chale Island Hotel Diani
Sands At Chale Island Ukunda

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