Chale Island is a small romantic island situated about 600 meters from the mainland and 10 km south of Diani Beach, 50 km south of Mombasa and 70 km from the border of Tanzania. The term “Chale” refers to the name of an old warrior of the Digo tribe who is buried on the island. On certain days of the year his descendants still come to celebrate religious rituals.

Measuring 1,2 km long and 0,8 km wide with north-south orientation, Chale Island is divided into two parts: the hotel, main beach and immediate surrounds and the forest and wildlife (reserve). Wildlife abounds in abundance throughout the island, troops of monkeys and baboons, bush baby crying in the night, many species of birdlife, small antelope, butterflies, to name a few…

In addition the island is host to the natural phenomenon of inland mangrove lakes subjected to the natural changes of the tides. The Sands at Chale opened on 1st December 2006 and offers 7 categories of rooms to cater to the individual preferences and needs of the guests. There are a total of 50 rooms, bandas and suites comprising:

  • 16 Tower Rooms in the two tower buildings,
  • 2 Penthouses on top of the two tower buildings,
  • 9 Standard Bandas,
  • 14 Superior Bandas,
  • 6 Chale Bandas,
  • 1 Water Bungalow Junior Suite,
  • 1 Waterbungalow Suite,
  • 1 Honeymoon Suite.

On staff are more than 180 employees from many different nationalities, including at least 10 local Kenyan tribes like Luo, Digo, Kikuyu and Maasai. The Sands at Chale, belonging to the chain of boutique hotels together with The Sands at Nomad, is also the only resort in Kenya with water bungalows. If you truly desire something unique and special from your holiday you will certainly appreciate the very personal approach and attention to detail, attending to your every need and in such special surroundings.


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06-May-18 29-Jun-18 CLOSED
30-Jun-18 31-Jul-18 84 USD 42 USD
01-Aug-18 31-Aug-18 90 USD 45 USD
01-Sep-18 31-Oct-18 84 USD 42 USD
01-Nov-18 21-Dec-18 92 USD 47 USD
22-Dec-18 23-Dec-18 168 USD 84 USD
24-Dec-18 25-Dec-18 228 USD 84 USD
26-Dec-18 30-Dec-18 168 USD 84 USD
31-Dec-18 31-Dec-18 228 USD 84 USD
01-Jan-19 05-Jan-19 168 USD 84 USD
06-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 98 USD 50 USD
01-Apr-19 30-Apr-19 92 USD 47 USD
01-May-19 30-Jun-19 78 USD 39 USD
01-Jul-19 31-Jul-19 92 USD 47 USD
01-Aug-19 31-Aug-19 98 USD 50 USD
01-Sep-19 31-Oct-19 92 USD 47 USD
Chale Lagoon Banda - Half Board
06-May-18 29-Jun-18 CLOSED
30-Jun-18 31-Jul-18 108 USD 54 USD
01-Aug-18 31-Aug-18 132 USD 66 USD
01-Sep-18 31-Oct-18 108 USD 54 USD
01-Nov-18 21-Dec-18 106 USD 52 USD
22-Dec-18 23-Dec-18 192 USD 96 USD
24-Dec-18 25-Dec-18 252 USD 96 USD
26-Dec-18 30-Dec-18 192 USD 96 USD
31-Dec-18 31-Dec-18 252 USD 96 USD
01-Jan-19 05-Jan-19 192 USD 96 USD
06-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 119 USD 59 USD
01-Apr-19 30-Apr-19 106 USD 52 USD
01-May-19 30-Jun-19 90 USD 45 USD
01-Jul-19 31-Jul-19 106 USD 52 USD
01-Aug-19 31-Aug-19 119 USD 59 USD
01-Sep-19 31-Oct-19 106 USD 52 USD
Overwater Suite - Half Board
06-May-18 29-Jun-18 CLOSED
30-Jun-18 31-Jul-18 264 USD 132 USD
01-Aug-18 31-Aug-18 300 USD 150 USD
01-Sep-18 31-Oct-18 264 USD 132 USD
01-Nov-18 21-Dec-18 264 USD 132 USD
22-Dec-18 23-Dec-18 383 USD 191 USD
24-Dec-18 25-Dec-18 443 USD 191 USD
26-Dec-18 30-Dec-18 383 USD 191 USD
31-Dec-18 31-Dec-18 443 USD 191 USD
01-Jan-19 05-Jan-19 383 USD 191 USD
06-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 300 USD 150 USD
01-Apr-19 30-Apr-19 264 USD 132 USD
01-May-19 30-Jun-19 224 USD 113 USD
01-Jul-19 31-Jul-19 264 USD 132 USD
01-Aug-19 31-Aug-19 300 USD 150 USD
01-Sep-19 31-Oct-19 264 USD 132 USD


Full board supplement is US$ 15 per person on top of the above rates.

All inclusive supplement is US$ 59 per person on top of the above rates.


Infants under 2 sharing with 2 adults in a room stay free of charge while child aged 2 – 11 years sharing with 2 adults in a room pay 50% of per person sharing rates.


Third bed reduction for an adult sharing in triple room is 30% off per person sharing rates.


Included in the above rates


07 nights between Dec 25 and Jan 03 (both inclusive)


From Ukunda Airstrip to The Sands At Chale Island is US$ 64 per 06 seater minibus one way & vice versa. 

From Mombasa Airport (Moi) to The Sands At Chale Island is US$ 140 per 06 seater minibus one way & vice versa.

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