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Sand Island Beach Cottages

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Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nine family members got together for a family wedding at Tiwi from all parts of the world. We stayed at Sand Island Beach Cottages for four nights at the end of November 2015. We booked 4 cottages directly with Art & Cheryl who are managing Sand Island Beach Cottages and that all went smoothly. We flew from Nairobi to Diani... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights with my family (8 of us in total) at Sand Island and loved every second! The rustic accommodation is perfect for the location, which itself is amazing. The secluded beach is only used by other residents and very much feels like a private beach. Highly recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Great location, a private white sand beach far from the crowd, elegant cottages facing the sea and fantastic Swahili cuisine. A hidden corner of paradise only 15 minutes from Diani-Hukunda airport. Thanks to the managers Cheryl and Artie for making every stay special with their warmth and professionalism. We will definitely go back soon.

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am regularly visiting Sand Island Beach Cottages since more than 35 years and I wish to confirm their homepage is perfectly correct: Sand Island Beach is the most exclusive and extraordinary site at the south coast. We know the Kenyan South Coast very well and no other charming place as Sand Island Beach. You absolutely will feel being out-of-this-world.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We have just spent 10 days at Sand Island Cottages, our 5th visit! We have visited as a family, wonderful! As a couple, wonderful and even attended a wedding here which was so very special! Some things never change, like the friendly staff and the abundance of ocean life! Some things do change, like the renovated cottages, still simple but... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Sand Island is a special place. Rustic and tasteful, self contained, easy going, and everything that is quintessential to the coastal life in Kenya. This is where families come to be together, to paddle in the sea on a private beach, to gaze at star fish, to buy fresh fish (every day) and to sip sun-downers as the sea breeze... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were a large group so we rented four of the cottages at Sand Island for almost a week. They were all very comfortable and clean, although not newly renovated. The three cooks were fantastic, serving us local fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, newly made samosas etc etc. The view is stunning, the water is clean and snorkling is available... More 

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Naivasha, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Basic self catering cottages on the beach. Cottage was very comfortable and being on the beach we did not even need the fan on at night. Kitchen has all the basic crockery, cutlery & cooking utensils, good fridge /freezer and cooker. Water was always boiling hot in the kitchen and bathroom. Fresh seafood available from the local fisherman daily. Knowledgeable... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we spent one week in the Babu cottage with our two sons of 2 and 5 years old and had a great time. the sea is a bit noisy at times but it is great to have the beach right in front of the door, every one has been great and service was good. we could get sea food every... More 

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

The noisy sea does take some time to get used to, especially as the cottages are so closed to the sea. It took us quite some time when we first arrived to get used to, not only the noise of the sea, but also the rustling palms and the bush babies but now they all blend in naturally. We came... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have just returned from our third stay at Sand Island and we just loved it. It is the perfect place for a family holiday, a real paradise, beautiful, wild and unspoilt and right on a gorgeous tropical beach, which we had all to ourselves. Cheryl and Arty are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble and all the... More 

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

So happy to have you and the children back after a short while. It really is a child's paradise here at Sand Island as they are just so safe and with all the rock pools that appear at low tide, great poosl for them to swim in and explore. That of course is besides the dogs to play with, sand... More 

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