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HOTEL DESCRIPTION: Kenya’s premier south coast beach, Diani Beach, was graced in November 2005 with the coast’s first ‘Boutique’ hotel, The Sands, at Nomad. Set on 225 meters of pristine greensward with uninterrupted vistas over one of the most beautiful stretches of this legendary beach, The Sands is the inspiration of the celebrated local artist, Mario Scianna, who is already renowned for his work in creating two of the south coast’s most stylish bars, Marco’s and Mario’s, at the adjacent Leopard Beach Hotel.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: The Rooms:
Accommodated in the main reception building the hotel offers 18 double rooms, Forest View and Sea Breeze (partly Sea View) with ensuite bathrooms. Each room is equipped with: air-conditioning, minibar and satellite TV.
The Sands offers 7 unique beachfront thatched-roof cottages each with uninterrupted views across the sands and ocean. Each is equipped with: air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV.
The Ocean Rooms
The 6 Ocean View Double Rooms enjoy glorious sea views. These rooms have sweeping private verandahs and are available with either one or two bedrooms with en suite bathroom and are ideal for families or friends.
The selection of suites includes:
Three Ocean View Superior Suites feature private Jacuzzi, luxurious bathroom, first floor terrace and spacious reception room a mere 20 meters from the Ocean’s edge with the most stunning views over the Indian Ocean.
The ‘Peponi’ Master Suite, a magnificent first floor suite featuring a spectacular bathroom with a king-sized Jacuzzi opening on to a great terrace.
The ‘Mbuyu’ Grande Suite, situated in its own private area of greensward and looking directly out to sea, this unique suite has been constructed in the traditional Swahili style, with a high thatched roof pierced by a dramatic waterfall that descends into a crystal pool below. Featuring a classic four-poster bed on a raised podium, a private verandah an elegant sitting room and a semi-open air bathroom with its own Jacuzzi, the suite offers the ultimate in secluded romance.
The ‘Mbega’ Suite, situated within the central reception building this delightful suite enjoys both forest and sea views and has its own private verandah.
HOTEL FACILITIES: Restaurants & Bars:
Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant offers a luxurious tropical buffet breakfast and is open for lunch and dinner with a broad selection of tropical cocktails, Pizzas, Pastas, Seafood and other International specialties with a selection of excellent wines.Our Red Pepper Japanese Parlour offers delicious sushi, sashimi and other Japanese specialties.
6.30am – 12pm
The Riva’s Bar is located within the main reception area overlooking the pool – ideal for lunches & sundowners and offering a wide range of Cocktails, Milk Shakes, Coffee and Ice Creams Specialities.
Our guest relations desk can arrange exclusive marine safaris, visits to the nearby Shimba Hills National Park, cultural and botanical tours or visits to some of Kenya’s famous up-country National Parks.
The hotel enjoys immediate access to Diving the Crab, a world-class renowned PADI 5 STAR CENTER and SSI PLATINUM which offers dive courses, wreck explorations and whale shark spotting.
The 5m-deep pool, the deepest at the Kenyan Coast, is ideal for diving courses.
Other water sports such as kite and windsurfing, kayaks, pedalos and deep-sea fishing are available in the hotel A championship 18-hole golf course lies within minutes of the hotel.
A selection of hand-made luxury motorboats and cabin cruisers are available for private marine safaris, exclusive beach BBQ’s and Indian Ocean excursions.
For those who wish to stay in touch, the hotel offers global connectivity via its private cyber café For conference needs, The Sands can be booked for private business functions and offers an air-conditioned lounge, media facilities and a wide selection of breakout areas and themed events.