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Sand Island Beach Cottages

Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I wish I could pack my bags and live here forever! The cottages are simple and that is all you need! With a fan above your bed, the beach 100yards away and fresh fish caught everyday you really don't need anything else! We stayed for...More

    Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages

    It was wonderful having you to stay and have to agree, it is very easy to change your mind and stay forever instead of just the two nights. We call it a 'taster', as when you return you will always book for longer. Simple is...More

    Reviewed February 19, 2017

    My friend and I booked this place to relax after a few weeks of backpacking and safari. The cottages are very nice and right next to the private, white, sandy beach. The managers are very helpful, for example to pick up groceries from town or...More

    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages

    Thank you for your review we are delighted you enjoyed staying at Sand Island Beach. Kenya has had some poor publicity and was effected by travel advisories that were put in place in 2014 but that is now in the past and you are right...More

    Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

    It's been a while since we visited Sand Island which is the perfect getaway with family and friends. Stunning views, helpful managers, fantastic cooks and plentiful fresh sea food. A wonderful and memorable experience.

    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages

    It was very nice to have you back at Sand Island Beach and you have summed a stay at sand island up perfectly in you short review. We look forward very much to your next visit.

    Reviewed January 26, 2017

    Spoiler: I LOVE THIS PLACE, I ALWAYS DID, I ALWAYS WILL, NO MATTER WHAT. I AM 150% BIASED. I lived in Kenya for several years, from 2004 onwards...And with my friends at that time we found this amazing place owned by a couple of unique...More

    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages

    We delighted that after all these years that you remain such a fan of Sand Island Beach. it is a unique and special place. It nice that you approve of the improvements we make from time to time. We don't want to change the character...More

    Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

    Kasa was our home for four nights and I only wish it might have been longer. It will be next time! Such a charming cottage with a lovely sitting area outside and we were tucked out of the way which was perfect. We lazed, relaxed,...More

    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages

    Thank you guys for your kind words and great review. This really is what Sand Island is all about. Lazy days doing what you want when you want, eating super fresh seafood which you can cook yourself and let the foodie in you out or...More

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    Traveler (149)
    Pool & Beach (49)
    Room & Suite (44)
    Dining (9)
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    nicola s
    Hi - I am wondering if this place is still operational?? the place looks incredible but the website looks like it was created 30years ago! LOL and i have written to them via email and rung but no response... and these reviews are all 5 years old. I must say i would die if there really were rats and bed bugs. But meanwhile, just wondering if it's closed down?
    March 11, 2016|
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    Response from SandIsland | Property representative |
    Thanks to all for writing to this guest whilst we were away for a few days in Tanzania. Nicola, as mentioned by our guests, we are very much operational and on our website front page you will see the 'Excellence' badges from... More
    Carlos S
    Can I get the mail of Sand Island beach? Thanks in advance
    September 1, 2015|
    Response from SandIsland | Property representative |
    Hi Carlos, please look on our website under the 'Contact Us' section. Telephone and email address is there.
    Room Tips
    "you can't go wrong"
    hannahkd2017, 2 months agoRead review
    "All cottages have a sea view"
    Anne S, 3 months agoRead review
    "Houses have ocean view"
    JoyYaa, 6 months agoRead review
    "Get enough food!"
    Lynn A, 8 months agoRead review
    "We stayed in Papa which was fantastic for 4 adults and 1 small child."
    Phil R, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask for a beach front cottage"
    TomWalsh, over a year agoRead review
    "I stayed in many of their cottages at different times over the last ten years - and can recommend any of..."
    Ulrike L, over a year agoRead review
    "Bring snacks and hire a cook for the seafood. Hire a tour guide to take you to the African pools and..."
    MN-NBOTraveler, over a year agoRead review
    "We were in Futa when we had two kids, now with three kids we moved to Tafi."
    bertenkyra, over a year agoRead review
    "Papa is a great family cottage with a lovely big verandah"
    Kirstin J, over a year agoRead review
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