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Norfolk
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Oakland CA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Killaloe, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to take our children to Sand Island Beach Cottages more than 25 years ago when we used to live in Kenya. We decided to return there after finishing a placement in Ethiopia. Although the years have passed it was, in many ways, as we remembered it. A small number of individual cottages, no more than 40 metres from...

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

Thank you for you great review, we know it takes time to write something so we really do appreciate every review we get. It was such a pleasure having you to stay and we are delighted you approve of the improvements we make when we can. We do not want to change the character of Sand Island Beach, but we...

Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited early December 2016 and had a wonderful, properly relaxing holiday. We appreciated the simplicity of the cottages, which are pretty, comfortable and well equipped but which are not stuffed with unnecessary, boutiquey luxuries that would only detract from their charm (and send up the cost). The cottages are metres away from a beautiful quiet beach, with useful access...

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

Great review and thank you so much for taking the time out so quickly after your visit. We love it here and extra special when our guests enjoy it just as much. The staff will be thrilled to get such praise which is very much deserved and they really all do work hard to make your stay as comfortable as...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This amazing little hideaway with self-catering cottages is one of the best places to just relax..... the atmosphere is second to none. With the most charming hosts, Cheryl & Arty, who are ready to attend to your every request. All the cottages are sea fronting, with views of the ocean to die for...... Very well recommended for a chilled out...

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

Home from home and comfortably 'Rustic chic', right on the beach with no beachboys! That is Sand Island and so wonderful for families who brought their children here and now bringing their children's children and enjoying as much as in the good old days. Loved having the wedding here, meeting the new granddaughter and now looking forward to the next...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A heaven on the coast of Indian Ocean. Have been been here several times, always been enjoying the stay to the fullest. Kind staff, fresh seafood straight from the fishermen, great local cooks, peaceful setup on a beautiful scenery = perfect!

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

We think it's as close to perfect a location as you can get on the coast of Kenya and great that you think the same. Always enjoy our repeat guests who so often send on the new guests - word of mouth still the best marketing. Thank you for taking the time to review us and Karibuni Sana soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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: $34 - $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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