The Sands at Chale Island
Chale Island, about 50km south of Mombasa, is a stunning island fringed by white sand beaches and a coral reef. At its centre is a tidal salt water lake surrounded by mangroves. The Sands at Chale Island is a contemporary mix of Swahili structures, Italian stucco, Lamu furniture and African art.
There are 16 tower rooms, in 2 towers. Each room is semi-circular, with Swahili day beds on sea facing verandas. There are 2 penthouse suites, with en~suite double room, sitting room, veranda and rooftop Jacuzzi.
All rooms are equipped with aircon, satellite TV, DVD, telephone, internet, safe, minibar and hairdryer. There are 9 standard bandas, 14 superior bandas and 6 Chale bandas with Jacuzzis. There are also 2 over-water bandas on the northwest of the island, raised on stilts over the sea. There is 1 luxury suite on the rocks,joined to the island by a stone bridge, ideal for honeymooners.
The main restaurant serves Italian cuisine and seafood. Thea la carte restaurant is located on the inland lake. There is also a well equipped water sports centre, a PADl scuba diving centre, a spa and 2 boutiques.
Boat trips and shopping trips to Diani are available. Safaris and excursions to destinations in Kenya can be arranged.
The Sands at Chale Island Activities
Unlike most other island destinations, Chale Island has something to offer everyone.
Normal island activities available include a magical SPA, a well equipped watersports center and a selection of boat excursions.
From Chale Island we can 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.
Based on the island with its own fleet of boats, “Diving The Crab” is a world-renowned PADI and SSI center.
Daily one or two tank dive excursions go to a selection of dive sites both to the north and south of the island.
Shallow coral reefs dropping to depths of 30 meters abound with marine life and the added highlight of frequent Whale shark sightings from November to February make this a diver’s paradise.
Offered from Diving the Crab a wide range of watersports are available on a daily program, these include:
- Beach snorkeling
- Boat snorkeling
- Glass bottom boat
- Game fishing (half and full day)
- Local Catamaran sailing
Two small but well stocked boutiques offer a wide selection of clothing, souvenirs, African art, jewellery, swimwear and toiletries.
We also have local wood carvers at the beach who can produce customized carvings to order.
Shopping trips to nearby Diani Beach are also arranged on a weekly basis.
Spa & Fitness
The “Maisha Poa” (Swahili: good life) Spa and wellness center is built over the heart of the Island where the energies of the ancient mangroves, the tidal lake, the coral caves and the gentle breeze all cumulate to provide the perfect ambient in which to relax.
Nine open-air treatment rooms situated over the lake offer a wide range of treatments to pamper and re-energize you. Maisha Poa SPA & Wellness Menu
The fitness room is situated next to the Spa overlooking the saltwater pool. This open sided room is equipped with cardio machines and weights.
With the ideal geographical location of Chale Island a huge variety of boat excursions are offered weekly.
Twelve kilometers to the North of the Island lies Diani Beach (ranked as the fifth best beach in the world).
Twenty kilometers to the South is Kenya’s top marine reserve, Wasini. Full day trips with fantastic snorkeling and regular sightings of Dolphins are arranged either weekly or on demand.
Two kilometers to the West of the Island, a local fishing village, Gazi, is bordered by mangrove swamps to one side and a coconut plantation to the other. Excursions to Gazi allow one a glimpse of traditional Kenyan life, an inspection of the mangroves either on the women’s community boardwalk or by Kayak, or a stunning sunset trip in the bay.
The Sands at Chale Island – Facilities
- Gift shop
- Mini bar
- Intercom in rooms
- Beach access
- Water – skiing
- Boat trips
- A la carte
- Snack menu
- Full board
- Credit cards
The Sands at Chale Island Contacts
The Sands at Chale Island
P.O. Box 5546 – 80401 Chale Island
South Coast, Kenya
Tel:+254 725 546 879 / +254 728 333 310
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