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Sand Island Beach Cottages

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Koerich, Luxembourg
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Sand island was recommended to us as the perfect, relaxed, safe, family friendly place to go. My first experience was the booking process which was simple, straightforward & customer friendly. It appealed straight away. Cheryl arranged our taxi pick-up from Mombasa airport which worked flawlessly. We were warmly received by Artie & Cheryl and felt at home straight away During...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time out to review us - always very much appreciated. The saying 'variety is the spice of life' was very pertinent for your stay with us and really glad that you enjoyed all the different cottages. Sand Island is simple and not over the top and our aim is always to make your stay...

London
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Despite being a frequent visitor and lover of Kenya, I had never really found the perfect beach destination for us. I now have. I visited Kenya in 2013 with my daughter and other members of my family for the first time, and took SAND ISLAND on recommendation from a friend. It could not have been more perfect. Private beach, comfortable...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Great review and thank you for taking the time to write this. We are thrilled that after spending so much time in Kenya and visiting the coast so often, you have at last found the 'perfect place' here at Sand Island and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again and again. Yes, sea urchins on...

nairobi
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We've been to Sand Island 6 times, and it never disappoints! Chery and Artie are wonderful hosts that make you feel safe and secure, so friendly! All their staff are wonderful and help in every way! If your wanting an out of the way place to relax and an excellent experience then you can NOT go wrong with Sand Island!...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Great review, thank you so much, and will share your comments with the staff as this always helps to keep their motivation up. As always, it was so good to see you both. You do such great work, that affects so many people, so we are especially pleased to host you and help you to have a stress free time...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 September 2013

If you are looking for paradise this is THE place. So many excellent reviews and some friends coming made us chose Sand Island. Experience went beyond expectations. It is a lovely, isolated, beautiful place where times flows away watching at the stars at night, walking on the beach, swimming when the tide is up and walking on the incredible island...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us so much and especially that your son recovered so quickly. We try to make Sand Island feel as much like 'home' as possible so really pleased that you felt this and we had the pleasure of hosting you and your family for an extra night. For our part we...

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

The website and reviews do not lie........... its perfect for relaxing as long as you don't need any night life! It felt the safest place we stayed in 3 weeks in E Africa. Booking was straightforward. Take snorkel and mask if you have them and shoes to protect feet from rocks and sea urchins. Pre-booked driver ( Chideri) collected us...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Obviously you finally made it home and hope that your accommodation in Zurich was good. It was such a pleasure to have you to stay although sorry we couldn't help for the last few days. Good to hear about the Pizza as helpful to pass on to other guests and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Our stay at Sand Island was simply perfect and we could not find a single fault with this idyllic location. The owners Art and Cheryl went out of their way to ensure we had everything we could possibly need and were able to provide us with endless information to ensure our 8 days were well spent. Our cook Mohamed treated...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you stay with us for your belated honeymoon and to share the first bottle of bubbles together. Having a cook is always a great option as it allows you to enjoy the fresh fish and seafood without the hassle of making it and you then get more time to spend on the beach, in the...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2013

My stay here was just superb, the owners were so welcoming and delightful. Planning the trip was extremely easy with prompt email replies and in-depth descriptions of anything I questioned about. It is so peaceful and calming here and you are able to chill out at the beach without being bothered by beach boys. The owners are so friendly and...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for a super review and we were very disappointed that you could not stay on the extra night. Your comment 'like a more comfortable home away from home' is very much appreciated as this is and has been our aim and good to know we are getting there. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2013

my partner and I stayed here back in April..and only life got in the way of me writing this review..to be honest, based on the reviews, we knew it'd be great..but I was slightly worried about the complete self catering aspect (even though that was really what also attracted us), as we were told there really was pretty much nothing...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

It may have taken you a bit of time to write your revue but we do not appreciate it any less for that. Thank you and we are delighted and privileged to be used as your benchmark. The journey here can be very tiresome but it really is always well worth the effort. The least stressful way to get here...

Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a spectacular place of relaxation and tranquility! Beautiful ocean views and a friendly atmosphere that welcomes you like an old friend. The cottages are perfect and we enjoyed fresh seafood everyday prepared by our wonderful cook. We also did two of the trips: starfish colony and the Africa pools and both were fantastic! Our guide (Amos) was friendly,...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and also a special thank you for the help with the iPad - amazing when one knows how and now works a treat! It was super to meet you all and will pass on the positive comments to the fishermen who arrange the small trips here at Sand Island as we...

Perpignan, France
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Four days was not NEARLY enough to savour all that this extraordinarily unique corner of paradise offers - the biggest mistake we made was not leaving behind the garlic press (!!) but cancelling one day of our booking before we even got to Sand Island! Even though our wonderful hosts managed to find us space for another day we had...

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SandIsland, General Manager at Sand Island Beach Cottages, responded to this review

'Wow!' Thank you so much for this very kind review. We loved meeting you and having you to stay and so sorry you couldn't squeeze in the extra night. That being said, you have had the appetizer and so you have the main and the desert to look forward to. Sand Island really is a magical place where stress is...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sand Island Beach is comprised of ten fully self contained cottages - which sleep between 2 and eight depending on which one you take - on a pristine piece of Kenya's south coast. It's geography offers guests something unique: a private beach within easy proximity of shops and restaurants. Set in acres of orchard and indigenous coastal forest and just meters from the beach, there is a real sense of space and peace. We will arrange airport transfers, assist with shopping and offer advice on local attractions and adventures. We pride ourselves on our hosting and our extraordinary location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Island Beach Cottages

Address: Tiwi Beach, Tiwi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Tiwi
Price Range: $32 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Sand Island Beach Cottages Hotel Mombasa
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