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Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First impression on this hotel we got even before we were in. I tried find out, if is possible to have banda in some number range which we want. Even after 5 emails I didn’t get exact answer, even more, after last, hotel stops responding. I don’t know why. It doesn’t make good feelings even before you are in. We...

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Punta Gorda, Belize
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was lovely. Took a while to get to from Mombasa (ferry nightmares!) so would be best for longer stays unless you fly closer. We arrived quite late, but the staff were waiting for us and had food ready for us when we arrived. Standard room was great; big bed, lots of space and right next to the pool....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a week at The Sands at Chale for my birthday and it was a magical time. The hotel is so relaxing and scenic, staff are very friendly and warm. We loved it. An area for improvement is the food... the buffet was not very enticing and not much variety, which was monotonous for a week...

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Chinorlet, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for our anniversary holiday, we were well looked after by the Patrick and Kevin in the bar and all the guys in the resturant. Beach was fantastic was able to walk all around the island at low water. Arrived and was dealt with quickly and efficiently by security and taken via tractor to the island, different to say...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 30 min drive from the Ukunda airstrip, then took a boat to The Sands at Chale. I stayed for two nights here attending a friends wedding. It's a perfect destination to unwind and recollect. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets, walking along the white sands, good food, hospitable staff, boutique like architecture, very clean, two amazing swimming pools if you're not...

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Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place. We flew in via Ukunda strip as the drive/Mombasa ferry can be a pain. Flights are reasonable although Nairobi Wilson airport can be a challenge for first-timers: remember to go to your carrier's office to check-in. They will then bus you to departures. A taxi from Ukunda to Chale will run to three thousand or so each way....

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good reception. Quiet. No disturbances on the beach. Suitable for families. Food was very good with variety. Assisted with requests pertaining to infant feeding. Found room ready with a baby cot. No TV but provided a suitable explanation.

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Landshut, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 1 week in Banda No. 26 at Chale Island. I am sure that in principal the Bandas 24 to 29 are the best. There are also 2 Watervillas. In one of them the Manager lives in. It is on the other side and you have to walk some minutes to the beach. In addition you also have the...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sands at Chale is the most amazing place on earth. Upon arrival transport to the Island starts your unique experience . As you approach the island on the back of an open truck you see the magnificent islands, birds, clear beach and mangrove welcome you. At reception you a greated warmly by the staff who give you a history...

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

Hello Mumbua. we are overly excited by your sweet and genuine observations captured by your vivid description about Chale Island. It is always our joy when we surpass the expectations of our guests, it motivates us to give our all as Chale Team and better the experience of whoever is lucky enough to pay us a visit. we are grateful...

Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 9 night with my husband last month. The setting is beautiful don't get me wrong, gorgeous beach, amazing views, the local monkey populace is very entertaining! However it's a very basic place to stay for 9 nights. Limited wifi connection, no power during the day, the food although tasty is very basic and doesn't change much...

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

Hello Madam Rosie. The Chale Island team is glad to have hosted you in the facility, we are thankful that you managed to squeeze time in your schedule to express your views. We could not help but notice your mention of Limited Wi-Fi connection. This is a complain we have had before and in the recent past have troubled our...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: ₹ 10,305 - ₹ 53,119 (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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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“Bandas for sure. Numbers 21-22.”
 of 5 bubbles LukasL333, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles mumbuam2016, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite, room 29 or the penthouse all offer different but extravagant views.”
 of 5 bubbles riftmom, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unless you are in a private banda ask for the highest room possible - but remember you have to walk up the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles R5953PWjamese, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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