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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 #11 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sands at Chale Island was a beautiful destination for a relaxing and fun holiday. Although we only spent one night we enjoyed swimming, a diving taster lesson, canoeing and lovely buffet food. It is a great destination with lots of fun activities planned throughout the day. It was worth paying extra for the bandas overlooking the beach.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from one week holiday spent in Sands at Chale and we just loved it! It was lovely and beautiful everything was perfect! Starting from the extremely friendly and helpful staffs to the cooperative and caring management who will always be there to make sure you spend your holiday to the fullest! We totally fall in love with this... More 

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Andras P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you soon. Warm Regards More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sands at Chale Island is paradise. The Island is gorgeous, sparkling white beaches and clear waters. Every inch of the island is perfect and makes for one of the most romantic vacation destinations I have been to yet! Whether you are staying in a standard room or one of the superior bandas, each room has an amazing view of... More 

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Andras P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your review, and we are looking forward to see you again! Warm regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a wonderful family vacation. . The food was wonderful loved the way they keep cold buffet items refrigerated the most unique fridge system. 5 star hotels can learn for this. The Bandas are beautiful (we had 2) both clean and well stocked. Lovely sun patio with bed for afternoon naps, racks to hang wet swimsuits and such. The... More 

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Andras P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and comments about our beautiful island. We are very please that you so enjoyed your diving and have sent your comments to Eric who gave his slow smile We have looked into the Henna tattoo and will definitely take steps to rectify this. When you next visit us, please come to the SPA... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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Andras P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Island, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your weekend and your wife’s birthday. Depending on the tides and our daily programs we offer Kayak trips, Forrest walks, Snorkeling, Tide pool exploration, Boat trips to the mangroves and Gazi fishing village. We are therefore quite surprised that you comment that there... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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Andras P, Public Relations Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and feedback. It is only due to constructive criticism that we are able to better our services. There must have been some confusion with your travel agent regarding the hot tub, as these are only to be found in our top suites. The time being an hour forwards does mean that everyone goes... More 

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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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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Sands At Chale Island Ukunda
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach

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