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The Sands At Chale Island

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lecco
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Just back from paradise. I had a wonderful week at The Sands. Nothing else but praise!!! The trip from Mombasa to get there was well worthwhile. The staff were very friendly and efficient; the rooms simple but large and clean - no electricity there during day time; food good and so was the service. The spa is run by very...

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1Thank annapanna37
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 28 August 2012

This one is an exclusive hotel, it was recommended by my friends as one of the best on Kenyan coast and I am still in doubts wheather it is so. One island - one hotel is a a good concept, but the rates they charge are exorbitant, if you want to feel yourself a special person, and have enough mon....

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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 31 May 2012

absolutely wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations! Especially nice the fact one didn't get pursued by beach boys wanting to sell sth since this hotel is on a little island. Part of which is left in its natural state. Biologist on site, Marco, will lead you through the wild and explain a lot of things that otherwise might not get...

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3Thank Anna H
Wallbach, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 February 2012

The hotel stands under italian management. Cause of that most guests are italians which wouldn't be bad if they were just a bit nicer. As I got to know from the employees and experienced by myself, they act like kings. Treat the staff as if they were slaves. Concerning the staff itself they tried to make everything possible. Helped you...

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5Thank claudianinasue
Reviewed 12 December 2011

All perfect except the prices for the day trips are too expensive and the fact that water needs be paid for if not consumed during the meal. If you like Italians this is the Island to go. One thing to remember, dont do a Henna painting as it is completely overpriced and only lasts a week instead of promised 3...

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2Thank Marcel72
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
Perth, Australia
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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $196 - $413 (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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“Higher floors have better views of the sea if one is not staying in a banda.”
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“A Banda is a good choice!”
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“beach view banda”
  • Mosquito breeding ground in the bathroom....not cool
  • sun bed....disgusting, getiing it covered (not replaced took an entire day
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