Chale Island, a magical fusion of nature and comfort with elegance and romance.
This small romantic island is situated 600 meters off the mainland. 10 km south of Diani, 1,2 km long and 0,8 km wide, with a general north/south orientation.
The Island is divided into two parts; resort and sacred forest or “kaya”. The resort lies in 15 acres of indigenous ancient forest, with a stunning 10,000 square meter white sand bay which is protected by a vibrant coral reef. With an explosion of colorful flora and fauna the island is truly magical and if that is not enough, also features a mystical inland tidal mangrove lake.
Kenya’s beaches rank in the top ten worldwide and Chale Island’s coral sand bay counts as one of the best that Kenya has to offer.
The secluded bay is covered with snow-white powder fine coral sand and due to the remoteness of the Island is the only beach in Kenya that can truly be called private.
Due to the lack of seaweed pile-ups, turtles frequently lay eggs in the bay adding to the charm of this magical Island.
Two thirds of Chale Island is an ancient mangrove forest, which boasts the tallest mangrove trees in East Africa.
Behind the island is the sweeping Gazi Bay which is the outlet of the seasonal Mkurimuji River. The combination of a shallow lagoon, a bay protected from waves and occasional fresh water makes Gazi an ideal mangrove bay.
Daily trips into the winding waterways are available either by motorboat or kayak.
Specifically built with nature and the environment in mind, The Sands at Chale Island is one of the most low impact hotels in Kenya.
Spread out to offer the utmost in privacy and romance, even when at full capacity one has a tremendous feeling of peace, tranquility and seclusion.
The combination of white beach, tropical plants, laid back island flair and Kenyan hospitality is what dreams are made of.
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