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The Sands at Chale Island

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Suite, Overwater | In-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds

Overview of The Sands at Chale Island

The Sands at Chale Island

4.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Top rated for eco-friendliness (4.8/5)

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Map
Diani Beach Road, Chale Island, 80401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChale Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationKaya Kinondo Sacred Forest33 min drive
  • Popular LocationGalu Kinondo48 min drive
  • AirportUkunda (UKA)60 min drive

Room options

About this area

Chale Island

Located in Chale Island, The Sands at Chale Island is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shimba Hills National Reserve and Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Chale Beach - 1 min drive
  • Tiwi Beach - 32 min drive
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 33 min drive
  • Diani Beach - 38 min drive
  • Galu Kinondo - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 60 min drive

Restaurants

  • Jolly Bar Restaurant Diani - 15 min drive
  • Jahazi Beach Bar - 15 min drive
  • Bidi Badu Beach Restaurant - 18 min drive
  • Sir William's Grill Seafood Restaurant - 19 min drive
  • Mvureni Beach Bar and Restaurant - 20 min drive

About this property

The Sands at Chale Island

4-star lodge
A free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar are just a few of the amenities provided at The Sands at Chale Island. This lodge is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure, a body wrap, or a body treatment at Naisha Poa, the onsite spa. Enjoy international cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like motor boating, scuba diving, and fishing. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 3 outdoor pools with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • A 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, and luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a front desk safe, and motorized watercraft on site
  • Massage treatment rooms and concierge services
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Sands at Chale Island include thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and free bottled water.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Daily housekeeping and desks

Languages

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Chapateria
  • Chale Island

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Motorized watercraft
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from noon - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 210.0 per day
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 210.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Sands at Chale Island have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at The Sands at Chale Island?

As of Oct 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands at Chale Island on Oct 7, 2022 start from $245.28, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Sands at Chale Island pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Sands at Chale Island?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Sands at Chale Island?

Check-in is from noon - 6:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Sands at Chale Island?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Does The Sands at Chale Island provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Sands at Chale Island located?

Nestled on the beach, this Chale Island lodge is just steps from Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve and Chale Beach. Diani Beach and Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 78 out of 106 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 106 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 106 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 106 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 106 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.8/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Heaven On Earth
This trip might have ruined the Kenyan coast for me because I don't know how I'll find anything even remotely close to being as wonderful! The rooms are luxuriously comfortable and the three pools are each lush and pure bliss. The management was personal and friendly and even though I was traveling alone I did not feel lonely as they went out of their way to greet me and remember me by name. Worth every penny: I will be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Yana
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel
This is one beautiful place. One of a kind.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Abby
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you are looking for a beautiful place to visit at the coast and also feel relaxed this is your place. The staff are very friendly, efficient and ready to help and make sure you have a great visit. This is a small Island so there is not much to do, but if you are looking for a place to disconnect for a few days it's perfect. They do over a few activities within the Island and you can also arrange for trips outside the island. The is Amazing food . Fresh fish everyday . They use a generator to power the place so you don't have power during the day. Its turned off about 10am-5pm. Wifi available if needed. Beautiful place. We had a great time. Thank you
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place. We were pleasantly surprised by the food— great taste and variety. The beach is great during high tide, and there are plenty of swimming pools to keep you busy during low tide.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Demetris
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is magical.Great experience.Unfortunately a 2hr return to Mombasa city turned into 6hr traffic jam.I would advise you to leave way before your outgoing flight as you would possibly miss it.The BIG problem is the ferry to cross over.Normally there are 5 ferries crossing but today there were only 2..... Besides this ,everything else was perfect.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Murani
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Pixley
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Alejandro
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great hotel!
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Salina, Wilmington
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Alnoor
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location, fantastic hotel, awesome staff!! Andrea the General Manager genuinely cares about the guests. Highly recommended!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021