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Reviewed 14 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 2 nights but I would have happily stayed forever!! The owners were so friendly and...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 best and although making the cottages a little more comfortable, they retain their old Kenya...

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 arrange a taxi to the nearby resorts of Diani Beach (to go snorkling). There are...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 it is a great place for foreign travellers, it is beautiful, peaceful, inexpensive, accessible and...

Mombasa, Kenya
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.

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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.

yangon
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 men (the 'Foster' brothers) and initially managed by a lovely lady called Sheila. We always...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 of this wonderful place but our aim is to keep making in more comfortable, we...

Norfolk
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, swam, snorkelled, chatted and cooked. Fresh fish came from the lovely fishermen and a curry...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 choose to enjoy having a cook who has years of experience with cooking the local...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 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 this dreamy spot, especially coming from Mombasa. The beach and water are idyllic, and the...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 we are flattered that you chose to remember your stay here with such fondness. We...

Oakland CA
Reviewed 14 January 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 and relaxing, and fairly private as it's at one end of the property. Kitchen was...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 you all the best in your life together and we look forward to seeing you...

Killaloe, Ireland
Reviewed 12 January 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 and Cheryl were there to answer all questions and they create a relaxed and very...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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 and friendly vibe is just great for us and the staff. It is a very...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 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....

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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.

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 January 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 fish in our cottage everyday, super delicious. Arti and Cheryl and all the personell are...

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SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

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.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Sand Island Beach Cottages

Address: Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Tiwi
Price Range: $33 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa
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