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1 room, 2 adults

The Sands at Nomad

5-star5 stars
Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80401, Kenya

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Diani Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
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Bar is awesome
Great location
Delicious food
Beautiful beach

The Sands at Nomad

from €240
  • 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


  • On a private beach
  • Diani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 4.9 mi / 8 km
  • Chale Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 17.4 mi / 28 km
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve - 21.4 mi / 34.5 km

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 82 min drive
  • Ukunda (UKA) - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • 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
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
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
  • Wheelchairs available on site
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.


Nomad Beach Bar and Resta - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Rivas Bar and Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Rivas Coffee - Onsite bar. Open 24 hours. Open daily.


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


  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Parking height restrictions apply.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    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.

    FAQs for The Sands at Nomad

    • Is there a pool at The Sands at Nomad?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 9:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Sands at Nomad?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Sands at Nomad?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sands at Nomad?
      You can check in from 12:30 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near The Sands at Nomad?
      Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.6 From 50 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Amaing stay on an amazing beach
    The Sands at Nomad provided a wonderful stay at one of the world's most beautiful beaches. The staff were amazing, providing friendly, courteous and professionalism at every step. The room was spacious, comfortable and had a great view of the ocean. The restaurant was good and a perfect spot for sunset drinks and dinner. The pool bar was my favorite with great drinks, food and service. The check-in/check-out processes were quick and efficient. Benson in Guest Relations was helpful with anything needed and in arranging transportation on the day of departure. You cannot go wrong with a stay here.
    Clay, us3 night trip with friends
    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.
    gb6 night family 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, us5 night romance 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.
    gb4 night family 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
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent Service
    Excellent hotel with excellent service. Completely outstanding! However... bed was very hard for my taste and the locals down on the beach keep you from being able to relax. I would stay here again but give a firm NO to the salesmen on the beach and just cope with the hard bed.
    Lisa, us4 night romance trip
    Fair 4.0
    When we checked in our room smelled like mold. We wanted another room, they didn’t have one. We ended up paying for a upgrade, and even after that the hotel manager was extremely rude to my wife telling her we should have picked a different hotel, and he was right. We loved the area but not the hotel
    Michael, us4 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    A place with wasted potential
    This a beautiful boutique hotel. Food was generally excellent (I recommend booking with half board option, which is well worth even if drinks are not included - not even filtered water). We had mixed experiences with the hotel staff. In restaurants, everyone was just great. At the reception everything fine except for the last day, when we were denied a late checkout despite the hotel feeling half empty. Our welcome was particularly unpleasant as we had to wait 30 minutes until the guest relationships manager finished to tell us about the hotel and the possibilities of purchasing excursions, activities, etc. This wasn't very elegant and quite annoying after having travelled for so long. It would be much better if the hotel invested in updating the information package at the room with all these activities along with their prices and who to contact to arrange them. Lastly, the worse part was the gorgeous white sand beach, which unfortunately was infested with salesmen who were literally following us until the water to try to sell us staff (this is despite insisting several times on the same day that we wanted to be quiet). Not my idea of a quiet holidays: the hotel would vastly improve if only they stopped partnering with these salesmen.
    Pedro, gb3 night romance trip

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