Beautiful cottages, very remote, ideal for a relaxing beach break! Cottage was very clean and the view from the veranda was incredible (see pics below). Self catering was helped by the option to hire a local to cook, the food was amazing, all locally caught, sold on the beach, and incredibly fresh!
The coral is great for snorkelling, but I'd recommend taking lots of suncream (ours ran out!) as it's so easy to spend hours relaxing in the warm sea and looking for starfish. Thankfully Sheila (the manager) found us some fresh aloe vera for our sunburn!
The beach is blissfully quiet, very few people around, and the locals simply carry on fishing, and there is no touristy hassle. There is also a fruit shop, where fruit and juices from the sand island orchard are sold, and the frozen passion fruit juice is a godsend for the midday heat! We spent 3 nights here and could easily have stayed for another 10, definitely recommended for a break away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sand Island Beach is comprised of ten fully self contained cottages - which sleep between 2 and eight depending on which one you take - on a pristine piece of Kenya's south coast. It's geography offers guests something unique: a private beach within easy proximity of shops and restaurants. Set in acres of orchard and indigenous coastal forest and just meters from the beach, there is a real sense of space and peace. We will arrange airport transfers, assist with shopping and offer advice on local attractions and adventures. We pride ourselves on our hosting and our extraordinary location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa