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Sand Island Beach Cottages

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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

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Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 18 March 2017

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 19 February 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

Thank Stefan C
Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 8 March 2017

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 15 February 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.

Thank Lmombasa
Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 8 March 2017

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 26 January 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

Thank mp973
Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 8 March 2017

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 15 January 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

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Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 6 February 2017

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

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Airport Transportation
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Refrigerator in room
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US$ 24 - US$ 34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 24 - US$ 34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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nicola s
11 March 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
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Carlos S
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Hi Carlos, please look on our website under the 'Contact Us' section. Telephone and email address is there.
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"All the cottages have lovely sea views."
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"Arty is very transparent manager. Talk to him, tell him your situation and he ll recommend whats best for you"
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"Ask the office to rent reef shoes - this area of the coast does have sea urchins and coral."
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"All of the cottages are great - there is no way to lose."
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