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The Sands at Chale Island

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Immerse yourself in a unique private island escape to Chale Island.
Off the beaten track, Chale Island, blends effortlessly with and abundance of natural beauty and offers chic coastal accommodation and a wide range of mouth-watering dining options. A carefully curated bucket-list of activities throws up the chance for an escape to nature that’s hard to beat, carving memories to last a lifetime.
With warm, authentic Kenyan hospitality, Chale Island offers the perfect chance to unwind and rejuvenate in a breathtaking natural environment with the backdrop of the Indian Ocean and the local wildlife complimenting the Chale Island experience.



  • 2 hours transfers from Mombasa Airport

  • Private beach

  • Half board basis

  • Unique product in the heart of Kenya's blue coast

  • 4 stars category hotel

  • One of the best option in Kenya

Romain | Guest

“Heaven private island resort, wonderful stay, wonderful site, wonderful staff.”


The design of our rooms at Chale Island have received a great attention to detail, inspired by the Swahili traditions and culture.
The rooms are decorated with natural wood and traditional fabrics, giving a unique touch to each of them.
Our range of accommodation types suit all tastes, while always fulfilling our philosophy of elegance blending into the natural environment.

With a multitude of room choices available, it ranges from Ocean View Bandas, Overwater Suites, Suite On The Rock, Deluxe, Standard and Top Roof rooms - all characterized by large spaces surrounded by nature or incredible ocean views.

Wine & Dine

The Sands Kenya prioritize using fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The Sands Farm provides much of the produce used at the resort, with fresh fish coming form local fisherman who practice sustainable fishing.

​The Mikoko Sunset Deck is THE place to watch the sunset at Chale Island with spectacular views over the ocean. Grab a table, or laze in the suspended hammocks, there really is no better place for a sundowner. Set on the beach, with unobstructed views of the ocean, the Jahazi Beach Bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink with some tasty bites.

Along with these, it is also possible to eat or enjoy drinks at the Samaki Sushi Bar, the Kibanda, the Tamu Tamu Cafeteria, Dinner On The Beach, the Baharini Restaurant and the Barafu Bar.

Activites and excursions

Unlike most other island destinations, Chale Island has something to offer everyone. Normal island activities available include a magical Spa, a well equipped waterspouts center and a selections of boat excursions. From Chale Island we also offer you trips to Diani Beach Shopping Center and the famous Nomad Beach Bar, or, for the more adventurous, a wide range of safaris.

  • Spa & Wellbeing

  • Deep Sea Fishing

  • Marine Center and Colobus Conservation

  • Mangrove Tour

  • Kayak/Sup around Chale Island

  • Scuba Diving/Snorkelling

  • Sundowners at Mikoko Bar Deck

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