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Chale Paradise Island

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Chale Island is you very own desert island, located on a tidal saltwater lake just south of the equator. The ancient mangrove forest that surrounds this stunning resort is home to a variety of wildlife, and the island has a long white sand bay protected by a coral reef. Part of the island is considered to be a sacred forest which makes it all the more special for guests at this unique and beautiful setting. The Chale Island resort is constructed entirely of Kenyan materials, and incorporates Swahili thatched-roof structures, mahogany wood and coral blocks. The walls are covered in stucco, and decorated with African art. The island is 600 km from mainland Kenya, about 10 km south of Diani.

Chale Island Kenya

Chale Island Rooms

Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations. There are two large towers with conical thatched roofs, housing sixteen semi-circular rooms with en-suite bathrooms. They have verandahs with Swahili day beds, and views of the island and water. Guests at Chale Island can also stay in private thatched-roof bandas (small houses). Superior Bandas include private wood-paneled bathrooms with sliding glass doors leading onto a private garden with an open air shower.

The Chale bandas also have a Jacuzzi tub. The unique Water Bandas are set on stilts over the water, and have beautiful views of the water. There are Jacuzzi tubs on the front verandahs, and guests have direct access to the sea. The large Penthouse Suites are beautiful with their stucco walls, tiled floors, private rooftop Jacuzzis and separate living rooms.

For a more private stay, the Honeymoon Suite is set on a separate islet connected to the rest of the island by a stone bridge. This unique and romantic setting has a lounge featuring an indoor garden. To top it all there is a private Jacuzzi on the cliff face with stunning views of the water. This is not something you will find anywhere else, and a large stone-floored, wood paneled bathroom with two sinks, a sunbathing deck and two gazebos complete this wonderfully romantic and unique suite.

Chale Island Resort

The Chale Island Restaurants - Bars

The main restaurant at Chale Island is steps away from the beach, and has a high thatched roof. The menu features seafood, a grill station, and a pasta bar. It blends Kenyan, Italian and Asian dishes. The main Chale Island bar is located between the reception desk and the restaurant. This small, a' la carte Katika Ziwa restaurant also serves seafood, in a romantic open setting on the shores of an inland lake. It has its own small bar-lounge. The main Chale Island swimming pool also has its own bar so you don't need to worry too much about where to find your next mocktail.

Chale Island Facilities

Guests of Chale Island can travel into the mangrove forest by motorboat or kayak, and the beach is home to a number of water sport options. Chale Island guests can also fish or even take a scuba diving course as there is a PADI and SSI diving centre on the island. There are boat excursions, and trips to Diani Beach shopping centre and the Nomad Beach Bar.

Other excursions and day trips can all be arranged through the reception including a visit to a nearby fishing village. At the Chale Island resort there are two small boutiques featuring local crafts, and there are also local wood carvers who can create custom individual works of art especially for you. The resort has a large freshwater stone swimming pool with a small waterfall and a big Jacuzzi tub.

This peaceful and very beautiful setting is surrounded by a stone terrace with sun loungers. Chale Island also have a salt-water swimming pool that joins directly with the sea at high tide. A fitness area is nearby and the Chale Island spa has open-air treatment rooms and offers a variety of massages and other treatments. The resort can arrange safari trips to some of Kenya’s national parks the most popular and closest being Tsavo and Shimba Hills which are just a short drive away.

Chale Island Resorts

Sands at Chale


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