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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, we said we'd be back and indeed we were. We stayed at the Sands at Chale from 16th to 19th September 2016. This was our 2nd visit and we extremely enjoyed. This place is superb. If you want to experience exceptional service, food, scenery, nature and total relaxation, this is the place. Eric, thanks for the educative tour of... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Millie, We are so happy that just like us, you have not been able to get enough of Chale island despite visiting more than once. we have been here for a decade but everyday Chale is new. Thank you for your beautiful review and know that it is always our pleasure to host you here see you soon. Karibu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere here is fantasy-like and you are literally on another world (island). The relic fossils and shells are unmatched. A few animals inhabit the island which you may enjoy. The tidal range always gives a new face of the landscape from tranquil to waves crashing on the island's rock.

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Thank Kurt P
TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hey Mr. Kurt Your vivid description of our island is breathtaking. we couldn't agree more with you. the flora and fauna on Chale island is unparalleled and enchanting. Thank you for squeezing some time from your schedule to drop a comment about us . we invite you to visit again in future and we promise to surprise you even more. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful resort. Lovely room, great food and excellent staff. A great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the coast of Kenya. Every bit worth the effort to get there. Loved the tractor ride from island at low tide.

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Thank peter k
TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hey Peter we are pleased and satisfied to know that your stay with us was magical and relaxing. we equally love that you appreciate our breathtaking beaches, the warmth and the tractor ride in and out of the Island. we urge you to come and join us again in your next vacation, we would love to host you again. More 

Castillion
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chale is at the very end of Diani beach , secluded and private, you can only get to it boat or by tractor at low tide. It is a very small resort with just 50 or so rooms, but is so pretty. Expect basic rooms in a very typical Swahili style with carved wood and a lovely rustic feel. Fly... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

We wholeheartedly welcome and appreciate your detailed, beautiful and amazing review about Chale Island. Particularly we are glad that almost everything about us carried you and your family away, the amazing view from your balcony,the ever-present help from the staff,our activities, the meals and the enchanting natural surrounding. We are well aware of the power rationing during the day the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Beautiful place. Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend a Banda, which faces the ocean and is few steps from the beach. Room was tastefully decorated and romantic. They even have lounge on the patio to enjoy the nice ocean breeze. The staff was friendly, especially the manager. He was there to strike conversation with the customers. It's... More 

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Thank Jaideep J
TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Jaideep, Our cup of joy overflow at your comment about us. we couldn't agree more with you. we are happy that we made your holiday a success and you are even thinking of coming back. We know that eventually you will stop thinking and start planning on coming back because nobody ever got enough of Chale island unequaled uniqueness.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need I say more....its An island on an island.....its an awesome place I can go there anytime...The beauty...The nature..The staffs. ..food...ambience...everything is so perfect...what I loved the most was the boat ride to the hotel. ..initially it looked like hey where have I ended up..but the ride to the bridge of the hotel is exotic and full of surprises..keep it... More 

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Thank Tasneem A
TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Tasneem, Our hearts are overwhelmed with satisfaction and happiness to know that your vacation at our facility was awesome. We appreciate your love for nature and indigenous beauty. Thank you for taking your time to express your experience with us. We welcome you to pass by during your next vacation and we promise to make it worth your while. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be constantly knocked off your feet by the beauty of a place, visit this small island. Its a good 14hrs by road from Nairobi, but worth every second of the journey but you can alternatively fly to Ukunda airstrip which is about 40mins drive to the hotel and a bumpy 15mins drive by a huge track... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hey Karey, what a wonderful review from you about our Island. We are so grateful that you even recommended us to potential tourists. It feels so refreshing to know that your stay with us was a total success and that we contributed into making it awesome. We humbly urge you to visit us again as we would love to host... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, having visited Diani a couple of times, I decided to venture further South this time round and I am sure glad I did! It's a 30 minutes drive from Ukunda airstrip then you cross to the island via boat during high tide or tractor during low tide. I loved the tractor ride on our way back - much more... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Chamwanga, at Chale we are committed to meeting the expectations of our potential guests and we are happy we managed to sweep you off your feet. we appreciate that you took your time to write your observation about us. Our prayer is that you will visit us again in future so that we give you more of us More 

Vienna, Austria
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Spend an afternoon there. Watertaxi came fast, after a few minutes we were on the beautiful island. View is great. Small beach which small restricted areas where eggs from sea turtles are buried during turtle season! Rich drink variety, big bar.

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

We are so elated you had an amazing time at Chale even though you just spent an afternoon with us. we invite you to come stay with us for a few days and discover all the wonders of nature that chale hides underneath. We can comfortably tell you that what you saw that afternoon was just a drop in the... More 

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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

After a travel filled visit to Kenya for a wedding, we spent the final 4 days of our trip at The Sands, Chale Island and loved every minute. From the friendly and very accommodating staff to walking down to the spa with Baboons, this place is in paradise. The greeting "Jambo jambo" is on the lips of every member of... More 

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TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island, responded to this review

Hello Mr. Andi we are overwhelmed with joy here at Chale Island to know that your vacation was a big success due to the friendly efforts and enthusiasm of the entire Chale team. We will continue to give our whole to encourage our guests to endlessly visit so that we can enjoy and take in the irresistible charm of Chale... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Sands At Chale Island

Address: P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $144 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sands At Chale Island 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
The Sands At Chale Island Hotel Diani
Sands At Chale Island Ukunda
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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