We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
07/09/2017 07/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Sand Island Beach Cottages

    Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
    Best prices for your stay
    07/09/2017 07/10/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveler (162)
          Pool & Beach (54)
          Room & Suite (50)
          • Excellent81%
          • Very good16%
          • Average1%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travelers talk about
          “samosas” (23 reviews)
          “the managers” (16 reviews)
          “fresh fish” (25 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Airport Transportation
          Pets Allowed
          Wheelchair access
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Breakfast included
          All hotel details
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (187)
          Traveler rating
          Traveler type
          Time of year
          There are newer reviews for Sand Island Beach Cottages See the most recent reviews

          11 - 15 of 172 reviews

          Reviewed January 14, 2017

          This is truly one of the most special places I've ever been. My husband I and traveled around Kenya and Tanzania on our honeymoon for the month of December (2016), and stayed at Sand Island for 4 nights. We couldn't believe our luck in finding...More

          Thank hannahkd2017
          Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded February 5, 2017

          Thank you so much for this review, we so enjoyed having you both to stay and deciding to stay at Sand Island Beach. We are obviously delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sure you had many memorable moments whilst on your honeymoon but...More

          Reviewed January 14, 2017

          Stayed here on my honeymoon in early December 2016. The most notable things about Sand Island are the stunning locale and the extremely relaxed vibe. We stayed in the "Kasa" bungalow, the smallest (and cheapest?) they offer. Absolutely lovely and charming. Comfortable terrace for reading...More

          Thank BRValentine
          Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded February 5, 2017

          Wow, what a great review because you have so perfectly described a stay and Sand Island Beach. Peaceful restful, comfortable, rustic yet charming. We are obviously delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and even thought about us when you were in Zanzibar. We wish...More

          Reviewed January 12, 2017

          We are just back from a two week trip to Kenya with our two children. We began our holiday in one of these cottages on Tiwi beach. I can't imagine anywhere more ideal to unwind. Binty cooked fish straight from the sea, parrot fish, calamari..Arty...More

          Thank Katherine H
          Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded January 17, 2017

          We appreciate all our reviews so thank you so much for taking the time to write one. Sand Island Beach is all about been chilled and feeling comfortable, hassle free, secure and very much at home, so to have you say it has a relaxed...More

          Reviewed January 12, 2017

          Amazing!! A perfect white sand beach with self catering cottages on the slope behind. Nothing to do but unwind and enjoy. A swim, a snorkel, a walk. Some food, a good book to read - job done! We are planning our return....

          Thank Andrew B
          Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded January 17, 2017

          Amazing review. You have summed up Sand Island Beach it just a few lines but it is a simple, straight forward place that works and you have given us a similar and most appropriate review, Thank you.

          Reviewed January 11, 2017

          I stayed at Sand Island Beach together with my boyfriend in a small 2 person cottage during 3 nights in January 2017. It was the most beautiful place we have ever seen. We snorkeled a lot which was really beautiful. Juma our cook prepared fresh...More

          Thank MaraJohanna
          Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded January 17, 2017

          Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We are simply delighted that you enjoyed your time at Sand Island Beach. We also look forward to been able to welcome you back. See you soon.

          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          • Top amenities
          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Price range
          • $24 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
          • Location
          • Kenya >
          • Coast Province >
          • Tiwi
          • Also Known As
          • Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveler (162)
          Pool & Beach (54)
          Room & Suite (50)
          Dining (9)
          Hotel & Grounds (66)
          Family and Play Areas (2)
          Sponsored by:
          HillPark Amare Resort
          4 reviews
          .00 miles away
          Hillpark Tiwi
          59 reviews
          2.17 miles away
          Nearby Restaurants
          Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
          952 reviews
          4.78 miles away
          Kokkos Cafe Bistro
          157 reviews
          4.50 miles away
          Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro
          794 reviews
          4.78 miles away
          Leonardo's Restaurant
          209 reviews
          3.01 miles away
          Nearby Attractions
          Rama's Hut - Homestay with african family
          66 reviews
          .65 miles away
          Diani Beach
          984 reviews
          2.79 miles away
          Snake Park
          14 reviews
          3.06 miles away
          Oranje Safari
          88 reviews
          2.42 miles away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          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|
          Answer Show all 6 answers
          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
          "Ask the office to rent reef shoes - this area of the coast does have sea urchins and coral."
          Read review
          "All of the cottages are great - there is no way to lose."
          Read review
          "you can't go wrong"
          Read review
          "All cottages have a sea view"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing