We stayed at Sand Island Beach Cottages for seven nights in january 2012. We have chosen it, because we wanted some quiet days at the beach after exploring the country.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. There were gardeners who kept the area clean and after four days the cottage was cleaned and the linen was changed. A gardener climbed up in the palm trees to get coconuts for us. Also the manager Anthea was very nice and helpful and had many good advices for us.
For our spacious cottage with a nice view over the beach and the ocean, we paid 6.000 Ksh per night. From our point of view, that was a really fair rate for what we've got.
The cottage had a spacious bedroom, with nice wooden interiors, a small bathroom and a small kitchen. The cottage was aged, but clean. Just one hint: the kitchen equipment should get a renewal soon!
Tiwi Beach is located next to the greater Diani Beach. It is really quiet and perfect to relax for a few days. Sand Island has its own part of the beach, what means that there are only a few people there and you don't get bothered by annoying Beach Boys. But to be honest, after some days you really need another good book, because there is no other distraction.
We really enjoyed our stay and got more than we expected. Anthea the new manager of the Cottages was really nice and helpful and solved any upcoming problems very fast.
I can't share the bad experiences, users like "kl_le" made at Sand Island. Of course the cottage was a little bit old, but it wasn't dirty or in a bad condition.
So, I really recommend that place for people who are looking for a quite place to relax and enjoy the nice reefs, the good fish and the lonesome bay.
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Jan, thank you both very much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your week with us. Rest assured that the kitchen equipment is being overhauled as I write (so should your brother in law and his wife visit, they won't have the same blunt knives you did!). Also I notice you only marked sleep quality as three star - I'm about to replace/revamp all the bed linen and matresses too. All the staff here appreciated your comments - Suleimani was delighted his coconut delivery had been commented upon. Your helpful criticism of the cottages is very valuable. I hope it won't be long before you're back.
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