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1 room, 2 adults

The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island

4-star4 stars
Diani Beach RoadDiani Beach, Chale Island80401Kenya

Diani Beach beachfront lodge with 2 restaurants, spa
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Beautiful beach
Great room
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The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island

from $263 CAD
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Room (Banda)
  • Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed
  • Penthouse
  • Suite, Overwater
  • Suite on the Rocks

What’s around The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island


  • Chale Beach - 3 min walk
  • Diani Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Tiwi Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve - 19 mi / 30.6 km
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 28.4 mi / 45.7 km
  • Fort Jesus - 30.5 mi / 49.1 km

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 38 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 126 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 60 cabins


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive rates available
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fishing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at The Sands at Chale Island are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks, and local beverages included

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities


Naisha Poa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.


Chapateria - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

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

The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island’s small print

Also known as

  • Sands Chale Island Lodge Ukunda
  • Sands Chale Island Ukunda
  • Sands Chale Island Ukunda
  • Sands Chale Island


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 210.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 46 reviews

The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island
Super relaxing and breathtaking
sabih, ca2 night romance trip
The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island
Absolutely astonishing in every aspect.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island
Beautiful just like the photos
Stayed at Chale Isl for my birthday for 4 nights in December. The resort photos absolutely match reality. The beach was beautiful. The staff were friendly and service was quick and efficient. The food was great and varied each night. This is not a place for young families, everyone on the island were there to relax quietly. I will definitely be back !
A Traveler, gb3 night trip with friends
The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island
Very Good8.0
Anniversary getaway
Excellent resort for a quiet break, not busy and lots of private space. Would have preferred if there was a mini fridge in the room
A Traveler, gb2 night romance trip

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The Sands at Chale Island, Chale Island

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