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Losone, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 November 2011

one of my favourite places in kenya, good for short trips, after a safari, the beach is not the best, great food and service. a small resort to rest and be safe from mass tourism. not so good for families or single, perfect for couples or friends.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 24 October 2011

The Sands at Chale Island is an ideal location if you are looking for sun, sand and quiet. It has the benefit of being away from the 'busy'ness of Diani which means no beach boys or hawkers. The bandas facing the ocean are lovely and there is a constant breeze so even if the sun becomes too much, there is...

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3Thank IntlTeacher
Reviewed 3 October 2011

While the location is out of this world, the basics are very very poor. An all inclusive (full board) booking will give you some of the worst meals you ever experience. The waffle maker does not know how the appliance opperates, breakfast runs out of Bacon, Coffee is stale, beef scallops are so tough it is impossible to cut, the...

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5Thank Ipache
edinburgh
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Chale island is a small coral island located about 12km south of Diani Beach. Although such a small distance it is a world away from the usual mass tourism. It has a wealth of animal and bird life,naturalsprings and salt lakes in the interior and we went there for the day for the guided tour walk etc. Chale island is...

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2Thank malaikascotland
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We just loved it at Chale....it was a brilliant time we had as a couple after getting married....loved the nice above the water bandas......was just an awesome experience......the lovely sunsets and the jaccuzi overlooking the ocean......loved the food, the bar and the barman....who made our evenings into relaxing and carefree world....

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2Thank komal6nku
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 April 2011

Chale Island is a realy special place. The only hotel on the island. rest of the island is a natural reserve. very quiet. Beach only for you. Food realy good.

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1Thank alpino_70
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 30 August 2010

chale is a beautiful island! but i had some mixed opinions about various aspects as per my review below... beach - beautiful white powdery - shells and rocks are more apparent off the main beach. (seaweed is forked away by workers daily) gardens - stunning array of tropial plants with water lily pools, and various trees including the mangrove forest...

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1Thank sweetwaters
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 11 August 2010

Our five days at the Sands at Chale was a wonderful experience. The place is as beautiful as it looks on the pictures on their website and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Nothing was ever a problem. Our two children aged 6 & 8 felt very much at home here and because the place is relatively small they...

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1Thank liseandersen
Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 24 May 2009

I stayed for one week after having done one week safari in Kenya as the finishing experience on my honeymoon. We were so filled up with great experiences so we really needed to just unwind, relax and enjoy each other. We flew by small plane from the Masai Mara to a small airport near by and then we were driven...

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6Thank Sofie-the-Dane
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2008

I've stayed here twice and thoroughly recommend staying here if you are visitng eastern Africa and want a beach vacation. Stunning location. Great design and finishing to pretty much everything in the resort. Excellent food and a pretty good wine list. Amazing location. Beautiful powder white beach. Range of water sports. Extremely friendly and helpful service. You can easily jump...

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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: $215 - $1,109 (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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