If you’re a solitude seeker, looking for some serious R&R, this feature is dedicated to you. Kenya is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and we took a moment to tour one of the top private Islands – Chale Island, located 10 kilometres south of Diani, Kwale County.
The Sands at Chale is all about experiencing the wonder of seclusion on a 10,000 square meter private beach protected by a vibrant coral reef. With not another human being in sight, guests can enjoy and relax in an overwater villa with endless turquoise views of the Indian ocean.
We could all do with a little escapism right now, while the world is dealing with the effects of a global pandemic and it doesn’t get more secluded than this.
The villas have been thoughtfully integrated into the island’s natural surroundings and do not interfere with the ecosystem, enhancing the serenity of the island and allowing you to really connect with nature and reset in style.
The Sands at Chale was made for romance and their spacious villas take exclusivity to a whole new level. All rooms are sea view rooms fitted with indoor and outdoor showers, a living area and canopied bed outside each banda where guests can take in the tranquillity.
The Island plays host to a mystical tidal saltwater lake surrounded by a sacred mangrove forest, a diverse mix if indigenous and tropical flora that attracts a wide range of insect, birds and primate life. During your stay there, explore the island on foot, take a dip in the mud bath and indulge in daily activities including water sports; kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions, therapeutic massages in the mangrove forest and expect unforgettable sunrise and sunsets.
Some vacations are designed for socialising but others, like one to The Sands at Chale are all about luxuriating in a secluded, peaceful landscape like this.