Sand Island Beach Cottages are situated in the South Coast Mombasa in Tiwi. It got its name after the 'island' that emerges at low tide a lagoon is formed leaving miles of ocean reef and pools.
If you’re after an unfettered beach break sublime in its pace and views and sounds, Then Sand Island Beach Cottages are right for you
Accommodation at Sand Island Beach Cottages
Only 30 metres from the Indian Ocean, Sand island has seven cottages, of varying shapes and sizes, and each named after the Kiswahili word for a different fish found off this coast: Tewa, Tafi, Papa, Badu, Futa, Kasa and Simu. Depending on which one you choose, all the cottages sleep between two and eight, fully equipped for the perfect beach holiday.
At Sand Island Beach Cottages, each cottage has it's own private verandah, an idyllic spot to savor the colors of a tropical sunrise or escape the heat of the mid-day sun. Linen towels and mosquito nets are also provided. Delicious fish and seafood can be bought daily from local fishermen. Fresh fruit and juices of the season are available from Sand Island's very own orchards. Linen, towels and mosquito nets are all provided. There is also the option of a cook and maid for your convenience.
Things to do at Sand Island Beach Cottages
Sand Island Beach Cottages is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and discovering the caves and overhangs of this un-spoilt coastline.
One can also visit Mombasa on the north, with its ancient marshmallow-pink-walled battlemented Fort Jesus; its treasure trove old town, is an hour's drive away.
Easier still is Diani Beach, a resort town, which offers a plethora of eating, drinking, partying and people watching opportunities, where you can browse boutiques, arrange to play golf or tennis or go scuba diving or windsurfing, kitesurfing or bodysurfing
You can drive up into the Shimba Hills for a late evening game drive and sundowners.
Or watch the gentle meandering of elephants in nearby Mwaluganje.
An hour south, at Shimoni, you can go deep sea fishing , don a mask and snorkel and witness the underwater world at Kisite and then feast on crab at lunchtime.
Or you could stay put at Sand Island: swim, snorkel, search the lagoon for the debris of long ago shipwrecks, walk the orchard, explore the slave cells and ancient wells.
Or just stick your feet up and watch the sea and the sky at the cottages.