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    Sand Island Beach Cottages

    Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
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    • Average1%
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    “the managers” (16 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Airport Transportation
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 172 reviews

    Reviewed 12 June 2017

    If you're like me - enjoy a friendly, smaller, quiet place to decompress - this is the perfect location. Sand Island is for those who want a perfect view of the ocean, a private beach area with lots of outdoor areas to lounge. I spent...More

    Thank Josee M
    Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

    Sand Island is certainly not for the wild hearted unless you need a break from all the worries and stress of hard, wild living - then this is definitely where you want to be. Only distractions are the rustle of the palm fronds, waves lapping...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2017

    Sand Island is so perfectly lovely and tranquil that I never wanted to leave. Art and Cheryl run a fantastic and unique setup. Guests stay in private cottages with great decks where you can laze away a day, or a week or a month looking...More

    Thank Richard W
    Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

    As the Managers of Sand Island we fell in love with the place even before we had our interview so we know exactly how you felt whilst here. It is so unique to find such tranquility and peace together with beach, sea and sand right...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2017

    This was our second trip to Sand Island Beach Cottages - and on our last day we said goodbye and vowed to be back soon again. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax while treating yourself to some of the best seafood I...More

    Thank Katja S
    Response from SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 8 June 2017

    Loved having you back to visit and especially seeing how grown up your daughter is now. Magic place for children and with turtles hatching, baby Colobus being born and the star fish colony to visit, more than enough to keep them entertained. Relaxation in this...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    Sometimes its hard to make yourself 'share' a special place; to tell others! Sometimes you just want to settle back with a smug and knowing smile on your face and keep it all to yourself. However, that would be the ultimate in selfish in a...More

    Thank ismicj
    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 5 June 2017

    Thank you for your most eloquent review. There really is nothing much to add. Sand Island is a place to do whatever it is you need to do. Spend time with loved ones, avoid a nervous breakdown, relax, party with good friends, cook up a...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    We recently took a family vacation to Sand Island and absolutely loved it. It was the best family vacation we have ever taken. We stayed in Tewa cottage which had plenty of space for a family of 6. The fans made sleeping very comfortable. It...More

    Thank Musana6
    Response from SandIsland, Manager at Sand Island Beach CottagesResponded 5 June 2017

    Thank you for a great review, it is feel good to be to offer you a place that became your best family holiday ever. It really is a great place for a family holiday. We are comfortably close to Diani for when you need to...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 24 - USD 33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Coast Province >
    • Tiwi
    • Also Known As
    • Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa
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    Traveller (162)
    Pool & Beach (54)
    Room & Suite (50)
    Dining (9)
    Hotel & Grounds (66)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
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    nicola s
    11 March 2016|
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    Response from SandIsland | Property representative |
    Thanks to all for writing to this guest whilst we were away for a few days in Tanzania. Nicola, as mentioned by our guests, we are very much operational and on our website front page you will see the 'Excellence' badges from... More
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    Carlos S
    1 September 2015|
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    Response from SandIsland | Property representative |
    Hi Carlos, please look on our website under the 'Contact Us' section. Telephone and email address is there.
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    "Ask the office to rent reef shoes - this area of the coast does have sea urchins and coral."
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