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The Sands at Nomad offers you the ultimate beach getaway. A combination of discretion, tranquility and warmth with the privilege of the award winning Diani Beach.


Nestled into 26 Acres of pristine coastal forest The Sands at Nomad steps away from the traditional block hotel concept, into an atmosphere of space, freedom and personal care.  A contemporary mix of nature, Swahili architecture, Italian interior deco, Arabic antique furniture and the comfort of a twist of luxury make your stay warmly unique and memorable.

Location: Kenya
Nearest Airport: Mombasa
Prices:  $133.00


In keeping with the world-class style and innovative panache of the hotel’s conception, the accommodation comprises an individualistic selection of 18 comfortable rooms, 7 exclusive beach cottages and 12 luxurious suites, many with private jacuzzis, panoramic terraces and spacious sitting rooms.


All the rooms are individually interior designed and furnished with an inspired combination of Swahili objects d’art furniture and the finest mahogany woodwork.  Each room is equipped with: air-conditioning, Minibar, internet access.


Forest View

Set in the main building overlooking part of the ancient coastal forest, these spacious rooms are in the near vicinity of reception, pool
and beach.

Sea Breeze

Facing the sea without a 
direct view of the ocean, these rooms offer a traditional coast feeling with Swahili freezes and Lamu ceilings.


Ocean View Double

Offering both one and two bedroom possibilities these rooms are as close to the sea as you can get without going for a swim. With sweeping private verandas and glorious sea views, these rooms are ideal for families and groups of friends.



Beach Cottage
Uniquely Kenyan and uniquely romantic!

Palm thatch “Makuti” roofs sweep up from floor level cocooning the verandas to give you a feeling of complete privacy.

Set directly along the beachfront lawn, these rooms are the perfect romantic getaway.



Colobus Suite
Located on the first floor overlooking the swimming pool the junior Suite Mbega offers the unique views of a forest full of monkeys and birds out of one window, and a panoramic view of the beach and sea through the palm trees out of the other window.



Ocean View Superior Suite
Set on the first floor only twenty meters away from the beach, these opulent suites feature large bathrooms with shower and bathtub, a Jacuzzi on a private veranda overlooking the sea, spacious rooms furnished with antique Swahili beds and breathtaking views of the sea.



Master Suite

This magnificent first-floor suite, Peponi, is located in the main building adjacent to the Junior Suite. The large bathroom features a very private Jacuzzi incorporated into the huge veranda from which one has unrestricted views of the beach over the swimming pool.

Highly recommended for honeymooners!



Beach Cottage Superior Suite
Nestled between the overhanging branches of two ancient Baobab trees, this is the largest and most indulgent suite that we can offer you.

A private back garden allows you the pleasure of a complete outdoor bathroom experience including a Jacuzzi and sun beds.

The circular thatched roof soars above the room, plunging back down into a hanging garden and pond sculpted into a circular stairway.

Highly recommended for honeymooners!

Accommodation Insight

About the Hotel


“A gem in paradise”

Unrivalled in terms of its idyllic situation, exclusivity and tranquility, The Sands at Nomad is the first Kenyan coastal resort to excel in the creation of the “Boutique” concept.


Unparalleled in terms of the discretion of its service, the excellence of its cuisine and the range of its leisure options, The Sands offers the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat.



In yet another break from tradition, The Sands at Nomad created a picturesque, cosy private pool atmosphere. Tiled with local “Galana” stone, incorporating a private gazebo, finished in sensuous curves and plunging to depths of 5 meters, contemporary design has blended perfectly with nature.


For your every comfort there is an ever present bar and snack menu to make sure that your relaxation is never disturbed.



The hotel is set amid 26 acres of indigenous coastal forest fronted by 225 meters of gentle lawns and waving palm trees, and enjoys uninterrupted access to one of Kenya’s most unspoilt stretches of silver sand and aquamarine sea.


Every effort has been made to keep the natural vegetation of the Resort intact. All gardens and imported plants are carefully integrated into the Resort’s original flora with an aim at increasing the indigenous wildlife.



Guest Services

Their 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 upcountry National Parks.


What better way to crown your holiday than with a flying safari to the renowned Maasai Mara to see the big five in their natural habitat.

And any request met with a cheery “Hakuna Matata”.



A unique fusion of hand-carved polished mahogany, soaring sail-work, classic Venetian ‘stucco’ and traditional Swahili architecture, The Sands at Nomad nestles in 26 acres of indigenous coastal forest, where silken-coated Colobus monkeys swing.


Centred upon a 5 meter-deep futuristic pool with central gazebo, the sinuously curved central reception area features an atmospheric lounge with a shaded al fresco Jacuzzi terrace, a Romanesque bar, an al fresco restaurant offering excellent a la carte dishes, a global connectivity centre.  Deep in the forest shade is a professional massage and nature treatments salon.




Based at the resort with its own fleet of boats, Diving The Crab is a world-renowned PADI and SSI center.

Daily one or two tank dive excursions go to a selection of dive sites both to the north and south of the resort. Shallow coral reefs dropping to depths of 30 meters abound with marine life and the added highlight of frequent Whale shark sightings from November to February make this a diver’s paradise.

The 5m-deep pool, the deepest at the Kenyan Coast, is ideal for diving courses.

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