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Sand Island Beach Cottages

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Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
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Sand Island Beach Cottages
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Tiwi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach isn't the white strip of blinding white sand stretching away like at Diani, but that's part of the charm: more sloped, and more shaded with trees, the coast here is more interesting - wild but not rough, and further away from the more crowded tourist areas. Extremely family friendly, the 8 cottages line the beach front, 15-20 yards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It felt like a real treat to spend two nights here - the cottages are very well-equipped and extremely comfortable both inside and out, with luxurious touches aplenty. Arty and Cheryl were very hospitable and welcoming and helped out with travel arrangements etc. The beach is metres from your cottage and the view is idyllic. The only slight problem is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had three days here but could easily have stayed much much longer. The beach is beautiful and the cottages perfect for relaxing. Everything here was really easy and the owners seem determined to keep it that way, going out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. You can buy fresh fish and seafood on... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We so appreciate every review that we get and thank you very much for taking the time to do this. The whole ethos of Sand Island is 'chill' - a place that is hassle free and where you can just be yourself, do as you please and totally relax all at the same time. No beach boys and if looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We are on the 6th day of a 7 day stay here at Sand Island. Quite simply put we don't want to leave. We knew it was self catering and so brought in quite a bit of food. We really shouldn't have bothered. Fresh Snapper, Calamari, prawns, Lobster, parrot fish etc are available daily from the fishermen at very low... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Wonderful having you to stay and thank you very much for your review and positive comments about Sand Island. When first starting here, some advice given by the outgoing Manager was (me being terrified of the new venture) - think of Sand Island as your home and all the guests are staying with you in your home! Best advice ever... More 

Calgary, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Found this place by accident, had lunch in Nyali and a waiter recommended it. The cottages are off the main road and directly on the beach the views are stunning. I definitely found a gem and will return to give the place a long stay. I was just looking for an overnight place and could not believe the beauty of... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Just goes to show, 'Word of Mouth' is still the strongest Marketing Tool there is, and amazing that a waiter in Nyali even knows about us! Very many thanks to him and for you in being brave enough to try us out. Your review is very much appreciated and we certainly look forward to your longer stay with us in... More 

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My fiancee and I stayed at Sand Island Beach Cottages over Christmas and it was absolutely perfect. We decided to choose here after attending a friend of ours wedding earlier in the year at the same place. It consists of a few very well placed cottages on its own private beach in Tiwi. This means there are no beach boys... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We really do appreciate all the reviews we get from our guests and thank you so much for taking the time to write it. The whole ethos of Sand Island is easy, relax, calm, peaceful and we and our staff really do try to make it so that you can enjoy the beach, ocean and view without worrying about being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You hear of Sand Island mostly through word of mouth...from very satisfied visitors. We were told that the Manager is a very good chef and we asked him to host a Murder Mystery dinner for us and a group of friends. What an ideal location!!! The food was superb... the accommodation excellent; the company great! Whenever we need a break,... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

What a great location Sand Island turned out to be for your 'Murder Mystery' evening and congrats on organising such a fun event with so much attention to detail, even down to the fireplace with all the war memorabilia. Cluedo on steroids!! Must definitely host another one - perhaps when you next come down for your well deserved break or... More 

Augsburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Sand Island for ten days in September and it was amazing. The cottages are lovely, clean and provide everything you need for cooking. They're surrounded by palm trees and from the patio you can see the ocean which is only a few steps away. It's very quiet and kind of in the middle of... More 

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review and we are really pleased that you had such a good time here at Sand Island. We are certainly tucked away in a quiet corner of the Kenya coast and that is part of the Sand Island magic - so peaceful and tranquil that 'tomorrow' becomes just another day! Diani is only a twenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here with friends and we can't wait till the day we can go back!! Everything about the place is wonderful! So peaceful and quiet! One of my favorite places. The friends we were with had been there before and the time they had previously been there was just as amazing! We will definitely be returning!

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us - much appreciated always. It was wonderful having you all to stay and 'word of mouth' and 'first hand experience' is still a marvelous way to choose places to stay. Sand Island really is a little bit of 'old Kenya' as although the cottages have been upgraded and made more comfortable, they are... More 

Juba, South Sudan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The location is wonderful and all the staff members are excellent in service and very polite, we traveled throughout Kenya and stayed in many other accommodations but this was our best experience! The cottages are very comfortable and very clean, maybe one small comment is that some bathroom need a bit of upgrading.

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you back at Sand Island and this time with the entire family. Like Africa, Sand Island has that 'draw you back' card as it really is such a beautiful location where you can enjoy a truly relaxing holiday doing as much or as little as you want. Your comment about the bathroom is noted and... More 

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Additional Information about Sand Island Beach Cottages

Address: Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tiwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa

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