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The Sands At Chale Island

P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Everything was perfectly romantic, private, good food, the staff was wonderful, they accommodated us even though we checked in on a wrong date due to booking error.Good sea food and buffet, overall, a wonderful time. Housekeeping was done almost all the time without even disturbing us. They should be careful with their staff they wanted to give us a "deal"... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Chale Island in September 2014. It was very quiet at that time with only eight other couples on the island. The food was okay. My wife is allergic to gluten and the food is heavily geared toward Italian options so her options were limited. Thankfully they had a good selection of fresh fruit and... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed our stay on chale-island so much!! The nature is really great , also the food and the silence in the hotel. We had a banda and needed only 4 steps to be on the white sand, where overnight turtles layed down their eggs. The garden with two sweetwater pools and one salt water pool is very beautiful.The stuff... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cons: The hotel is a 3 star hotel. The drive from Mombassa is about 1hr 45min while about 25 minutes is in unpaved road in the middle of nowhere. You will also catch a ferry to get to hotel. There is nothing near the hotel There is only 1 restaurant option. You have to pay at the a-la-cart restaurant (all... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An excuisite experience that started by crossing the Indian Ocean on a tractor to being received individually by the managers, to being welcomed to a Special Easter dinner laid out on the white sandy beaches to tasty fresh sea food! The rooms were excellent and the sunrise is quite something!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending our 25th wedding anniversary at the Sands of Chale Island and it was truly our pleasure! As many of the other reviews mention previously we found the travel from Mombasa's airport a bit long and the final 8 to 10 kilometers to the resort was quite brutal due to the lack... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a special experience staying on your own private island. After a long drive arriving to the "end" of the dirtroad you get transported either by boat or tractor to the island depending on the tide. I tried both options. The welcoming was not without trouble since there was some mix up with the halfboard or full board, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a Banda right on the beach and it was perfect. Food was good, the staff very pleasant and the management cared for their guests. We enjoyed the time with Mariano, who has a great knowledge. Very laid back atmosphere, just what we wanted. We will come back.

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TheSands-Kenya, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are very happy that you had enjoyed the time spent with us on our island! Hope to see you again! Warm Regards More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Fabulous resort well worth a visit. White sands right on your doorstep, the ocean is your alarm clock each morning, a totally relaxing experience. The Superior Bandas are well worth the extra cost and ours was a few metres from the beach. As with all hotels it is the staff that can make the difference to your stay and this... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

The colobus would like to thank you for the nice review you did about them, and we would like to see you again in chale island. Best Regards More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was there for my birthday this weekend and everything about the place was perfect. Excellent food, friendliest staff and absolutely beautiful resort! The honeymoon suite is perfect for a romantic getaway. It has breathtaking views, a panoramic view of the ocean. There's lots of fun activities to do at the island and I would recommend the resort to everyone!... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad you appreciated the environment, and the amazing views of the island, we wait for your next birthday. Warm Regards More 

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