The Sands at Chale Island

South Coast Mombasa

A secluded island resort, offering a magnificent beach and a range of characterful accommodation set amongst indigenous forest and surrounded by an ocean rich in marine life.

  • Island resort living
  • Stunning powder-white sand beach
  • A range of characterful accommodation
  • Explore the rich marine life
  • Walks in the forest

About your hotel

Set on a small island just 600 meters off the mainland and 10km south of Diani Beach, The Sands at Chale offers a romantic and secluded retreat for adults. The resort lies in 15 acres of indigenous forest boasting some of the tallest mangrove trees in East Africa, whilst the stunning private beach has powder-white coral sand protected by a vibrant coral reef. Due to the lack of seaweed piling up, turtles frequently lay eggs in the bay, whilst on the mainland is the Gazi Bay mangrove where motorboat or kayak trips can be arranged.

The Sands offers a charming Swahili style with coral stone buildings topped with ‘Makuti’ thatch. There are 60 rooms in total mostly situated in the main building or in charming ‘bandas’ style cottages. For something really special ask about the Penthouse Suites offering breathtaking views in their lofty position above the treetops, the Maldives style over-water villa or the wonderful and unique Rock Suite located on its own island.

Facilities include a choice of three swimming pools with the saltwater pool having steps that lead directly into the sea at high tide. For exploring the ocean, there is a PADI centre and snorkelling available.


Chale Island, just off the mainland


Standard rooms are located in the main building and have a private balcony, air conditioning, safe and free WiFi. Upgrade to a bungalow style Bandas with views over the beach.


three swimming pools, two restaurants, two bars, spa, PADI dive centre

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Standard Room

Includes Breakfast & Dinner

Beach Banda

Includes Breakfast & Dinner



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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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Local Attractions

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Game fishing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Local fishing villages

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667

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