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The Sands At Chale Island

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just came back from Chale Island and i enjoyed my weekend. I enjoyed the birthday suprise and cake for the birthday i was going to. A few concerns i had with chale was that the fact that the beach is quite stony unlike other beaches at the coast. I also found the food dull especially the sea food. The... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just come back from a quiet few days there. the setting is beautiful and staff very helpful and attentive. The food was very good, although I think in high seasons there would be more variety The rooms in the superior bungalows were clean and spacious, if not unusually designed!!!.The bungalow was surrounded by water on 3 sides so very private... More

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel itself is very nice integrated to the nature. The beach is nice but there are some sharp rocks inside the water. Food is average. Staff is friendly and they really look after you. They offer a few excursions which are reasonable priced. A good place to relax for a couple of days.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks holiday spent in Sands at Chale and we totaly fell in love with this place. What makes this hotel unique is his beautiful location, great people working here, stunning nature, breathtaking beach - all together is that cocktail of elements which makes your holiday unforgettable. // Hotel is built in his own rough style harmonized... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Wonderful location. Ideal if you seek peace and quiet. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Superior banda accomodation is very nice, quiet and secluded. Just what we seek. Negative: the electricity is cut off from 10h00 till 18h00. Would be nice if the air conditioning could be put on a couple of hours in the afternoon for "siesta" time !

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very serene location and friendly staff. Great food. Ideal for a romantic getaway. Clean beach. Lack of beach boys very refreshing. Tractor ride from the mainland to the island was a very unique but nice experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've been there the last week of october: small private island isolated and submerged by nature. Main attraction: astonishing coral beach, you will be surrounded by hundreds of small crabs, hermit crabs if you don't scare them! That small, white beach is really a piece of paradise. Superb breakfast (I love waffles just made). And if you avoid pasta for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We spent several days after Xmas and I have to say that from right the begining it didnt cover our expectations. Due to tides you only can swim early in the morning or in the evening. Risky by the way as the coral reef is rocky and full of urchins! BEach even if the staff kept cleaning it was always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Just back from paradise. I had a wonderful week at The Sands. Nothing else but praise!!! The trip from Mombasa to get there was well worthwhile. The staff were very friendly and efficient; the rooms simple but large and clean - no electricity there during day time; food good and so was the service. The spa is run by very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This one is an exclusive hotel, it was recommended by my friends as one of the best on Kenyan coast and I am still in doubts wheather it is so. One island - one hotel is a a good concept, but the rates they charge are exorbitant, if you want to feel yourself a special person, and have enough mon.... More

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Address: P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands At Chale Island 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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