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Xxxx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Wonderful location. Ideal if you seek peace and quiet. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Superior banda accomodation is very nice, quiet and secluded. Just what we seek. Negative: the electricity is cut off from 10h00 till 18h00. Would be nice if the air conditioning could be put on a couple of hours in the afternoon for "siesta" time !

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2 Thank Sega1
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very serene location and friendly staff. Great food. Ideal for a romantic getaway. Clean beach. Lack of beach boys very refreshing. Tractor ride from the mainland to the island was a very unique but nice experience.

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2 Thank Hal H
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I've been there the last week of october: small private island isolated and submerged by nature. Main attraction: astonishing coral beach, you will be surrounded by hundreds of small crabs, hermit crabs if you don't scare them! That small, white beach is really a piece of paradise. Superb breakfast (I love waffles just made). And if you avoid pasta for... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We spent several days after Xmas and I have to say that from right the begining it didnt cover our expectations. Due to tides you only can swim early in the morning or in the evening. Risky by the way as the coral reef is rocky and full of urchins! BEach even if the staff kept cleaning it was always... More 

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Lecco
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Reviewed 16 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... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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.... More 

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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 13 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... More 

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Reviewed 26 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $202 - $1,052 (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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