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The Sands at Chale Island

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
60
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Remote 4* island resort in Southern Kenya
  • Inside a nature reserve, 600m from the mainland
  • Private white sand beach, mighty coral reef
  • Air-conditioned, spacious guestrooms
  • Locally inspired decor, antique furnishings 
  • African and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, deep sea fishing

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 16 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 16 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

The Sands at Chale Island is a 4* island resort near Diani Beach in Southern Kenya. 

The island is located 600 meters from the mainland, inside a large nature reserve and in front of a private white sand beach, protected by a mighty coral reef.  

The resort offers an exquisite blend of nature, comfort and elegance. All guest spaces are decorated with a mix of Swahili style, Italian Stucko works, antique furniture and African art. 

There are 3 swimming pools with sun beds and parasols, plus a spa and fitness area. 

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Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Resort on Chale Island
  • Established in 1985, lots of local experience
  • Pelagics, schools of reef fish and macro life
  • Chance to see whale sharks (Nov-Feb)
  • 'Pure Air' certified tank filling proceedures

Description

Diving the Crab - Chale Island is an experienced PADI Dive Resort in Southern Kenya.

The main dive center is based on Diani Beach, around 30 minutes from Chale Island. However, Chale Island has it's own base, complete with an experienced base leader and dive guide.  

Diving the Crab has been taking people diving since 1985, making them one of Kenya's most established and reputable dive operations. 

Top experiences include Kinondo Reef (full of fish and larger pelagics), incredible macro life and the chance to see whalesharks (Nov- Feb). 

Equipment is well maintained and the team were recently awarded the 'Pure Air' certification for the quality and cleanliness of thier tank filling proceedures. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Table
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort will arrange to pick you up and drop you off at Mombasa Airport or Ukunda Airstrip in an air conditioned minibus (advance notice required, additional cost).
  • Check in time is 12pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am. 
  • The resort will drop you back at Mombasa Airport or Ukunda Airstrip (advance notice required, additonal cost).

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