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The Sands At Chale Island

P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After two weeks of Safari we wanted to relax a little bit and therefore spend the last 3 nights at the Sands Chale Island. The island really looks like a small paradise, the hotel itself is very nice and well maintained, the food is very good, the staff super friendly, the Spa superb, the variety of excursions good. We really... More 

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Thank NicoleausZurich
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the quietness of the island and I found it quite cool. The room had an excellent view of the Indian ocean and those insects that sing all day and all night long😬😬.. I enjoyed all the activities planned each night and the dedication of the biologist. She made it all the more enjoyable. The staff was very good... More 

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Thank JanyRafa
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I spent our vacation here after the new year festivities and when the crowds at the coast had subsided. We loved the place from the moment we arrived and caught a glimpse of the little beach! We were lucky to be transported from the Mainland by boat (as opposed to a tractor which we understand is used... More 

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Thank caroletyang
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Little island off the Kenyan coast. We spent our Easter at this hotel last year and it was an unforgettable experience. Due to some booking issues, we were upgraded to an over-water suite free of charge. The suite was huge and very well setup. We had our own Jacuzzi outside the suite with brilliant views of the ocean. The suite... More 

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Thank Kamal V
Poland
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64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I loved my stay at this hotel for New Year's Eve this year. The service was great, food excellent. The location is just amazing - little island - a home for this hotel only. It results with almost no hassle on the beach. The rooms are generally exactly what you need - beautiful view, simple but cosy and clean. The... More 

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Thank pawelek777
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a tropical dream this place could help making it true. The trip from Ukunda airstrip (airport would be an overstatement) is already an experience (45 minutes). Passing all the other hotels you start to wonder where you are heading, especially when the tarmac ends. In the middle of nowhere suddenly a tractor awaits you to... More 

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Thank Mattijs T
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I would like to start off by saying that this review is in honest faith and pure intentions. This was my first time to an Island resort and my expectations were indeed high. The reception was quite good but once we got to the rooms i noticed a few things that put me off. First of all, the standard room... More 

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5 Thank Tayshawne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Sands at Chale was a memorable and romantic experience! For honeymooners and engagement destinations I would highly recommend Sands at Chale (preferably stay in Banda 23 a.k.a. the Suite on the Rocks - a private islet within the island) The meals were superb, the service awesome with courteous staff and the view was 360 degrees of beauty. The place blends... More 

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Thank James M
TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Wow Mr. James we at Chale Island would like to thank you sincerely for your breathtaking comment about our Island. There is no any other way to express it you did it well Chale is the place to be for any one who yearns for tranquility, peace and natural harmony. Once again thanks a lot and we hope to host... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Wow,where to start? This is the perfect getaway for a romantic, relaxing,peaceful break. Stayed here for 3 nights on our honeymoon and we didn't want to leave. The staff are amazing,the room big,clean and very private with sea views,the food tasty,management excellent, beach and hotel in general simply superb. Could not find any faults to be honest 😂😂. We will... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Wow!! Michelle O we are always excited and happy whenever our guests takes their time to write about how they appreciate and cherish our sweet Island. we at Chale thank you for this sweet comment. At Chale the fulfillment and satisfaction of our guests is our happiness and commitment. we will go an extra mile just to ensure that your... More 

Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Im actually tempted to give this hotel a bad review… Id like to have it all to myself... The truth is that The Sands is a true gem of a hotel. Everything here is of the highest standard. During our 2 week stay with my wife and friends there was not one thing to complain about. The beach is breathtaking... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Gleinert. We are so humbled by your extremely sweet observations about our little paradise called Chale. everyone at Chale appreciates your good comment. It is our duty at Chale Island to meet the expectations of our visitors. we are glad you enjoyed everything we offered ranging from food, services, peace and tranquility and to crown it all the flora... More 

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