Overview of The Sands at Nomad

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

The Sands at Nomad

5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDiani Beach3 min walk
    Popular LocationTiwi Beach10 min drive
    Popular LocationKaya Kinondo Sacred Forest13 min drive
    AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.)88 min drive

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  • Double Room (Sea Breeze)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Sea Breeze)
  • Beach cottage

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsBeach cottage
  • Ocean View Family Suite

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsOcean View Family Suite
  • Suite, Ocean View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, Ocean View

About this area

Diani Beach

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

What's nearby

  • Diani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 10 min drive
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 13 min drive
  • Chale Beach - 45 min drive
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 88 min drive


  • Nomad Beach Bar and Resta — 1 min walk
  • Rivas Bar and Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Manyatta Green Club — 15 min walk
  • Colobus shade — 4 min drive
  • Torta Nera Bites — 4 min drive
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About this property

The Sands at Nomad

Hotel with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on The Sands at Nomad's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 37 individually decorated rooms feature minibars and room service. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also find coffee makers and electric kettles.
The Sands at Nomad offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Forest Breeze. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


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


  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 12:30 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

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
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9:00 PM
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Sands Nomad Hotel Diani Beach
Sands Nomad Hotel
Sands Nomad
The Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
Sands At Nomad Diani
Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
The Sands at Nomad Hotel
The Sands at Nomad Diani Beach
The Sands at Nomad Hotel Diani Beach

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sands at Nomad and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sands at Nomad offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sands at Nomad cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sands at Nomad?
As of Jan 19, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands at Nomad on Jan 20, 2021 start from $265, 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.
Does The Sands at Nomad have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 7 AM–9:00 PM.
Is The Sands at Nomad pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Sands at Nomad?
Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at The Sands at Nomad?
Check-in is from 12:30 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at The Sands at Nomad?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Does The Sands at Nomad provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is The Sands at Nomad located?
Nestled on the beach, this Diani Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve and Diani Beach. Tiwi Beach and Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 72 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 72 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 72 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 72 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 72 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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I absolutely recommend staying at this hotel if you are visiting Diani beach. Upon check in we were greeted with coconut water and a flower necklace, nice little welcome touch. We were also upgraded free of charge to the junior suite which made our stay even more comfortable. They also gave us a free thirty minute massage. All staff were really nice, funny and always helpful to any request. Room was equip with all amenities needed. Scuba diving courses available everyday at 4pm were absolutely fantastic. Breakfast and dinner options were good, again all staff here were really great and attentative. The beach is a public beach and could do with a seaweed clean up however the waters are beautiful and warm. Recommend leaving items in the hotel vicinity (sunbed area) and going for a dip in the ocean. You will get people coming to haggle to take you snorkeling/boat ride but they are friendly and leave you alone if you are not interested. I would for sure come back to this hotel if I return to Diani beach.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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The hotel accommodation is what is to be expected from a five star beach hotel; in every respect. The staff are well trained and friendly. But the beach is the big surprise. It is stunning. I had a great holiday.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amaing stay on an amazing beach
The Sands at Nomad provided a wonderful stay at one of the world's most beautiful beaches. The staff were amazing, providing friendly, courteous and professionalism at every step. The room was spacious, comfortable and had a great view of the ocean. The restaurant was good and a perfect spot for sunset drinks and dinner. The pool bar was my favorite with great drinks, food and service. The check-in/check-out processes were quick and efficient. Benson in Guest Relations was helpful with anything needed and in arranging transportation on the day of departure. You cannot go wrong with a stay here.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent for holidays.Everything is perfect, place,beach,staff,food.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location right in Diani Beach. Perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the sun and sand. The hotel staff are always around and at hand to help with anything you need. They all greet you even just in passing which really does make you feel welcomed and comfortable. As it is a boutique hotel it’s simplicity is comforting. The spa was incredible. We got a few treatments in there as well as couples massage in a beautiful hut room in the middle on the forest. Very calming setting. The food was always delicious although we did venture out and try other restaurants in diani beach area. The only downside i would say is the pool. The pool area is lovely and great for sunbathing and just having a little read in the sun. The pool itself however doesn't really accommodate for all level of swimmers. Its very small and a large section of it is used for diving sessions. Overall great hotel in a great location
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2019

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