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The Sands at Nomad

5-star5 stars
Diani Beach Road, Mombasa (and vicinity), 80401, Kenya

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Diani Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Bar is awesome
Beautiful beach
Delicious food
Quite clean

The Sands at Nomad

from €271
  • Double Room (Sea Breeze)
  • Beach cottage
  • Suite, Ocean View
  • Colobus suite
  • Ocean View Family Suite
  • Superior Beach Cottage
  • Ocean View Superior Suite
  • Nomad Superior Suite

What’s around The Sands at Nomad


  • Diani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 3.8 mi / 6 km
  • Chale Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Fort Jesus - 22.5 mi / 36.2 km
  • Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 103 min drive
  • Ukunda (UKA) - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About The Sands at Nomad

The Sands at Nomad offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll be just steps from Diani Beach. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and mani/pedis. Serving Italian cuisine, Leonardo’s is one of 3 restaurants. A poolside bar and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer minibars and room service. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Forest Breeze. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.


Leonardo’s - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Onsite venue #2 - sushi bar.

Rivas - Onsite bar.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

The Sands at Nomad’s small print

Also known as

  • Sands Nomad Hotel Diani Beach
  • The Sands at Nomad Diani Beach
  • The Sands at Nomad Hotel Diani Beach
  • Sands Nomad Hotel
  • Sands Nomad
  • The Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
  • Sands At Nomad Diani
  • Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
  • The Sands at Nomad Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 11 PM.
  • Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 40 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Excellent boutique hotel
    Excellent hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Only downside are the flies in the rainy season and a rather basis gym.
    gbFamily trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Food was good with a generous portion but not consistent. Food was half cold most of the time. We had a fantastic beach front balcony with superb view but the monkey poo in many places were stayed with us throughout the stay as they didn’t clean it up. Staff in general are nice and attentive, but we had a fly in our drink. One should know that full board here doesn’t include any drink not even water but you can select any dishes in the menu. Beach was fantastic but the so calked ‘Nomad beach operator’ who supposed to ensure no harassment by the local vendor to the guests turned to be a problem themselves as they insisted that you visited their totally overpriced shops on the beach and eventually buy something there! Otherwise, it was a nice stay!
    us4 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    A paradise discovered
    It is a wonderful hotel complex with a lot of nature and outdoor living. The pool and the ocean is delightful and you would spend most of your time there. There are a huge number of water sports you can do and that are available including learning to Scuba Dive in the hotel and through their sports center. The restaurant had a lot of good staff - Schiller, Wilie and Bahati in particular. Benso the guest relations manager was so very helpful with recommendations on local trips for the day and also restaurant recommendations if needed. It is a beautiful lace to spend some days.
    Zubaida, usRomance trip
    Good 6.0
    Hotel has a lovely beach. The beach beds and towels need renewing . Restaurant and bar are good and in a nice location. Rooms not quite what I had envisaged. Bar staff friendly. Overall a good stay.
    gbFamily trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great stay at the Sands
    We went to the Sands as the last the last leg of our two week trip in Kenya. Compared to some other places we stayed in Kenya, it was relatively expensive, but at the same time the service was excellent. For example the mattress in our room was extremely uncomfortable, and without a question they switched out our mattress. The food is pretty good, and the beaches are beautiful. If you're looking for a classic resort experience, the Sands is for you.
    Andrew, us2 night romance trip

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