The Sands at Chale Island Hotel

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Soft, white sand beneath your feet, the calming sounds of the clear blue water lapping at the shore and the lush greenery of the forest exuding a sense of serenity. These are the sensations that await at The Sands at Chale Island. Being the only single-resort island in Kenya, this perfect barefoot-luxury hideout is ideal for those seeking a private and romantic getaway. The resort affords guests an opulent yet comfortable stay surrounded by coral seas, coastal forestland and mangroves teeming with wildlife.

Nestled amid 15 acres of indigenous ancient forest and bordered by a 10 000-square meter sand bay protected by a vibrant coral reef, The Sands’ low-impact initiatives, extravagant buildings and host of unforgettable activities make for a stay that is sure to exceed expectations.

No beach holiday is complete without taking full advantage of having the ocean on your doorstep. Diving The Crab, a world-renowned PADI center, offers snorkelling and diving expeditions in the shallow coral reefs, as well as Catamaran sailing to get a pleasant view of the sunset. Glass-bottom boat excursions provide an alternative perspective on viewing the sea life, while kayaking through the ocean waves are a fun way to inspect the island’s mangroves.


  • Glass-bottom boat excursions
  • Snorkelling, scuba diving & windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing & kayaking
  • Game fishing, whale watching & turtle tracking
  • Wildlife tours
  • Beautiful beach & forest landscapes


  • Boat excursions
  • Diving
  • Shopping
A nature lover’s paradise – pristine beaches, vibrant coral reef and protected forest. This resort has everything you need for a relaxing beach stay.
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The main building boasts magnificent views of the surrounding lush greenery. Thatched roof, hut-like architecture and a mix of African- and island-style décor form a haven for guests to swap stories over a drink at the main bar. A little way away lies the Galana pool bar, settled near the standard rooms area. Exuding a tranquil island vibe and sporting stunning views of the swaying ocean, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a sundowner, espresso or soft drink while lounging poolside.

Fill your downtime with a visit to the gym, learning more about Tanzania and it’s ecosystem with a trip to the lodge’s library, indulging in a pamper session at the onsite spa, or stocking up on a few curios and trinkets to take back home at the two boutiques.


Chef Evans and his expert team of highly trained cooks tantalise your taste buds with every meal. Serving the finest in traditional Kenyan cuisine, as well as offering a delectable selection of Italian and Oriental dishes, the main restaurant is a treat when staying at The Sands. With a live grilling station and pasta corner, the team ensures that each and every meal is as fresh as can be. Coupled with an extensive international beverage menu and a well-stocked wine cellar in a location just steps away from the beach, it’s a dining experience like no other.

Teatime is an essential part of your day at The Sands. A refreshing break during a jam-packed day of beach-themed activity, it allows guests to slow down and enjoy the island. Here, you’ll sip on tea and indulge in snacks under the lush greenery surrounding the main building’s veranda or right on the beach with a view of the ocean.

General facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $145

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