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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Giriama Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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38 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

absolutely wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations! Especially nice the fact one didn't get pursued by beach boys wanting to sell sth since this hotel is on a little island. Part of which is left in its natural state. Biologist on site, Marco, will lead you through the wild and explain a lot of things that otherwise might not get... More

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Wallbach, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The hotel stands under italian management. Cause of that most guests are italians which wouldn't be bad if they were just a bit nicer. As I got to know from the employees and experienced by myself, they act like kings. Treat the staff as if they were slaves. Concerning the staff itself they tried to make everything possible. Helped you... 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*
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The Sands At Chale Island Hotel Diani
Sands At Chale Island Ukunda

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#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach #3 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach #8 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach #8 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach #8 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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Owned and managed by the same team of sister resort The Sands At Nomad, this small, personal "boutique" resort is the perfect island getaway for those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, tranquility and Island flair. The resort was completely renovated in 2006 and has been built with a very strong focus on the envirnmental beauty of the Island. Two swimming pools, a mystical SPA and a well equiped watersports facility fullfil every wish. ... more   less 
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