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The Sands At Chale Island

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01/07/2017 02/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Visited Chale Island in February 2017 with my other half and we have been talking about how great it is ever since we got back home. From the moment we arrived, we knew that we would have a great time here. We were greeted with a warm welcome whilst being taken by boat over to the island. Throughout the whole...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It rained when we visited and this may have brought us to notice things that we may have not otherwise noticed. In brief, the island is gorgeous when the tide is in, otherwise is not ideal. Then, pros and cons: PROs: -Stunning views and sandy beaches -Excellent food at the buffet -Gorgeous spa set in a forest with individual spa...

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2Thank Carla C
Gulu, Uganda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simply amazing. We went to Chale for a rest, and we got just that. A little bit of paradise on earth. The resort is neat, clean, and quiet. the beach is wonderful and the ocean just perfect. We stayed in a family banda facing the beach and the views in the morning of the sunrise were just stunning. We also...

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

Hey. we are so glad that you came to Chale seeking rest and we gave you exactly what you sought. we appreciate all the warm compliments you have attached to our name and we are so pleased to have hosted you in our facility. we hope to see you back as soon. karibu

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places we have stayed in Kenya.Very peaceful, tranquil and amazing hospitality.The beach was also very clean which is always a bonus. From the moment we met the Chale staff on mainland we were greeted warmly until the end of our trip when we left.The staff were always helpful and were prepared to do anything they could...

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

Hi Miral, what an awesome observation from you. we thank you for squeezing time in your schedule to articulate your good experience on our Island. we appreciate all your compliments and be sure that we are raising our anticipation of hosting you again in our resort. see you soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you can experience a dream come true for your vacation. We stayed on the island for 7 days and felt very comfortable. The personell was extremly firendly and always helpful- with a smile on the lips! The island itself has a lot to offer and I recommend following activities: kayaking, guided hiking tour on the island, snorkeling or scuba...

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

Thanks MarcDude for your sweet observation about us. we are glad to know that we made your dream vacation come true. we also appreciate your compliment across all our departments. we would like to host you again in future because we derived a lot of Pleasure from doing so. karibu

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with family in April 2017 for 6 days. Starting from the tractor ride to the hotel our overall experience was great... The rooms are large and clean with all the basic facilities. Food was good! Plenty of variety and tasty. General service at the hotel was also very good. We had an infant with us and the staff helped...

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

Chale Island is overwhelmed after knowing that we gave you a great experience during your time with us. we appreciate the compliments and sweet words you have attached to our name. we are going to handle the issues you mentioned with the seriousness they deserve so that everyone who visits Chale carries with them magical experiences only available on our...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Chale 5 times. And loved it every time. We went with our kids, and with my parents in law, we all still talk about Chale. I am only concerned about the use of fresh water. An investment will be needed to make its use more sustainable. The resort uses flush toilets and the water is piped from...

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

Hello. It has always been a pleasant experience hosting you at our resort. we cannot blame you for making numerous return trips to Chale paradise, because we understand how strong the Chale charm is to those of us who are fascinated by natural beauty. we will put into consideration all your notions with respect to the areas you mentioned and...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Excellent beach, very clean and helpful staff at the beach. The lunch buffet was very good especially the sea food offering however the 4pm snacks needs more variety(consider some fruits or protein based snacks). The pool at the galana bar is like a dream come true. The place is also very quiet and the views excellent....

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

Hello Wanjiru. we are glad to know that your day trip to our Resort left you breathless and gave you awesome memories despite the fact that you were here just for a day. we derived much pleasure serving you and that is why we grasp this instance and urge you to visit us again during your future vacation only this...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have chosen this island as a starting point in Kenya before going on a safari and did not regret a minute. Everything is very well organised, the staff is extremely friendly, the Food & Beverage options are superb and the beach is just a dream. Even for guests coming from Europe you will hardly miss anything, as it is...

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

Hello Andreas. we are so happy to learn that you were so pleased with every aspect of our facility and we are equally overwhelmed to know that your holiday was such a success and that we contributed to that . we appreciate that you took your time to express your experience at Chale Island. Thank you once again and we...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

So we go to ukunda airport, and a 20 min car ride brought us to chale harbour/ if u want to call it that. We waited for the tractor to arrive to pick us up and transport us to the island, it was low tide, fun tractor ride to the island :) Once there we were welcomed with a drink...

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

Hi, thank you for squeezing time in your schedule to express your satisfaction regarding your experience at our resort. We appreciate all the compliments and uplifting observations you made. We could not help but notice your observation about the Beach and the weeds. During this time of the season, the great Indian ocean have a tendency of washing ashore all...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

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Address: P.O. Box 5546 | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $192 - $426 (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
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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“front beach rooms have stunning views of sunrise”
Ayo78, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
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MamaPoes, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views of the sea if one is not staying in a banda.”
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