The Sands At Chale Island

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5546, (Formerly Chale Paradise Island), Ukunda, 80401, Kenya
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Value Score Poor Value

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  • Families90
  • Couples86
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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KENYAS MOST ROMANTIC !!

by mickeyjane1 about CHALE ISLAND PARADISE HOTEL

WE WERE NOT FORTUNATE TO STAY HERE BUT WE DID GET TO LOOK ROUND AND HAVE A MEAL AND CHAT WITH THE MANAGEMENT,

IT IS BEAUTIFUL... THIS HOTEL IS PART OF THE ROMANTIC HOTEL CHAIN.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE TENTED BUNGALOWS AND APARTMENTS.
AND ALSO LUXURIOUS PENTHOUSES AND EXECUTIVE VILLAS.

VERY SMALL - JUST 35 BUNGALOWS, 16 APARTMENT ROOMS, 2 PENTHOUSES AND 2 VILLAS.

ALL THE BUNGALOWS HAVE THEIR OWN BEACH.

THERE ARE TWO RESTAURANTS , YOU CAN OPT FOR B&B, HALF BOARD OR FULL BOARD.
AND ALSO A JAPANESE RESTAURANT.

THERE IS A FULLY EQUIPPED DIVING SCHOOL, INSTRUCTORS ARE THERE FROM JULY TILL APRIL.

THERE ARE BOAT RIDES INTO THE MANGROVE FORESTS NEAR GAZI - BAY.

MUD BATHS

by mickeyjane1

ONE EXPERIENCE WE HAD WAS TO VISIT CHALE ISLAND, WOW...WHAT A PLACE!!!!

I WAS VERY LUCKY TO SEE IT, OUR REP TOOK ME AND MY COLLEAGUE AS ALTHOUGH I KNOW THIS HOLIDAY DOESNT SOUND LIKE IT SO FAR...BUT WE WERE MEANT TO BE IN KENYA WORKING...OH I LOVE MY JOB!!!

THIS ISLAND IS EXCLUSIVE TO JUST GUESTS AND STAFF OF THE RESORT..IT IS JUST A VERY SMALL ISLAND, JUST OFF THE DIANI COAST, IT IS SO ROMANTIC.

THERE IS A NATURE RESERVE, A BEACH A RAINFOREST .

ALSO THERE IS JUST ONE HOTEL..REMINDS ME OF WHAT MALDIVES IS PROBABLY LIKE, ITS CALLED CHALE ISLAND PARADISE...

PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS THERE IS AN AREA ON THE NORTHERN SIDE CALLED "LOVERS CORNER" WHICH IS FAMOUS FOR THE WEDDINGS.

THERE IS A MARINE PARK, FOR DIVING AND SNORKELLING.

THERE ARE ALSO SULPHUR-RICH MUDDY SWAMPS,, VERY SMELLY BUT SO MUCH FUN..

THERE ARE MONKEYS , ELEPHANT SHREW, BUSH SQUIRRELS, TURTLES AND MONGOOSES, NOT FORGETTING THE BUSH PIGS AND ANTELOPES. SO WILDLIFE IS EXCELLENT.

DIGO AND DURAMA

by mickeyjane1

THEY ARE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE ALONG THE NAIROBI-MOMBASA HIGHWAY SOUTH TO THE TANZANIA BORDER. THE MAIN ADMINISTRATIVE AREA IS KINANGO,

THEY ARE ONE OF THE MIJIKENDA TRIBES . THE DURUMA ARE THE COMBINATION OF THREE SEPARATE GROUPS. ONE OF WHICH WERE DIGO PEOPLE FROM KAYA KWALE, WHO CAME FIRST.

THEY WERE LATER JOINED BY A GROUP OF REFUGEE SLAVES,

THEY ARE MAINLY FARMING PEOPLE GROWNG MAIZE FOR THEMSELVES. THEY HERD CATTLE AND GROW TOBACCO ALSO.

THEY GO TO SACRED SITES SUCH AS KAYA AND ALSO TO CHALE ISLAND AND PERFORM RITUALS.

WATER IS A PROBLEM IN THEIR AREA, MANY CHILDREN ARE MALNOURISHED AND THERE IS A MALARIA EPIDEMIC.

THE RELIGION IN THE DURAMA HAS SOME MUSLIM INFLUENCE, BUT PRIMARILY TRADITIONAL. BUT ISLAM IS BECOMING LESS .

THERE IS ALSO ANGLICANS, METHDISTS, BAPTISTS HOWEVER THE MAIN TRIBE OF THE DIGO ARE STRONGLY MUSLIM.

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Address: Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5546, (Formerly Chale Paradise Island), Ukunda, 80401, Kenya