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The Sands at Chale Island

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

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The Sands at Chale Island

4.0 star property
Chale Island beachfront lodge with 2 restaurants and spa

9.4/10 Exceptional

107 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
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Diani Beach Road, Chale Island, 80401

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 63 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 141 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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

The Sands at Chale Island offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and facials. Chapateria, one of 2 restaurants, serves lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Naisha Poa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

Dining

Chapateria - This bistro serves lunch and dinner.
Chale Island - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 210.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

<p>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. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Sands at Chale Island offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Sands at Chale Island does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sands at Chale Island?
As of February 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands at Chale Island on February 24, 2023 start from P 16,013, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sands at Chale Island?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Sands at Chale Island?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at The Sands at Chale Island?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Sands at Chale Island?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Sands at Chale Island.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Sands at Chale Island?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sands at Chale Island?
You can check in from noon - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Sands at Chale Island and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Sands at Chale Island also has a private beach and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Sands at Chale Island?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Jahazi Beach Bar (4.8 mi), Jolly Bar Restaurant Diani (4.8 mi), and Bidi Badu Beach Restaurant (5.5 mi).
What's the area around The Sands at Chale Island like?
The Sands at Chale Island is located a short 1-minute walk from Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve. Travelers say this lodge is in a good location.

Reviews

9.4

Exceptional

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.6/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel
This is one beautiful place. One of a kind.
Yana, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Abby, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

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.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

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.
Demetris, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Murani, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pixley, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great hotel!
Alejandro, 4-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Salina, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location, fantastic hotel, awesome staff!! Andrea the General Manager genuinely cares about the guests. Highly recommended!
Alnoor, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review