Room Information


Our accommodation is located in the main reception building and enjoying views of the forest and the sea. The hotel offers 10 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.  

The Sands also offers 7 unique beachfront, thatched-roof cottages with unspoiled views across the mesmerising Indian Ocean.

A selection of suites includes the ‘Wimbi’, ‘Mwezi’ and ‘Kaa’ suites.  These upstairs suites each feature a private Jacuzzi, luxurious bathroom, first floor terrace and spacious sitting room, all a mere 30 meters from the water’s edge.  

The ‘Peponi’ Superior Suite is a stunning first floor suite featuring a spectacular bathroom with a king-sized Jacuzzi opening out onto a garden terrace.  

The ‘Mbuyu’ Superior Beach Cottage is situated in its own private area of greensward, facing the sea. The suite has been constructed in the traditional Swahili-style with a high ‘makuti’ roof pierced by a dramatic waterfall that descends into a crystal pool below. Featuring a classic four-poster bed, a private verandah, an elegant sitting room and semi-open bathroom with its own Jacuzzi, the suite offers the ultimate in secluded romance.  

The 6 Ocean View Suites enjoy glorious sea views. These suites have private verandahs and are available with either one or two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Ocean View Suites are ideal for families or friends who wish to share.

The delightful ‘Mbega’ Colobus Suite situated within the central Reception building boasts both forest and sea views and its own private verandah.

All rooms are equipped with a mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, air-conditioning for your convenience.



All rooms are air-conditioned.  Please keep your windows and doors closed when the air-conditioner is in use.  For the sake of energy conservation, we ask you to kindly switch off your air condition unit when you leave the room.


Electric current and Voltage

Electric current is 240 Volts – 50 Hz UK plugs. The hotel is equipped with an auto-start backup generator.



Please leave your keys at the Reception when you are not in your room.  Please note that there will be an additional charge for lost keys to cover the replacement of locks.


Laundry Services

We have a Laundry department in the hotel. Please contact your room stewart or dial 0 for assistance.

Lost and Found

For lost and found, please contact Reception.


Safety Deposit Boxes

There is a safe in each room for you to deposit your valuables and money. Instructions on how to use it can be found next to the safe. The hotel accepts no responsibility for the loss of monies or valuables from guests’ rooms, nor can any liability be accepted for the loss of articles from public rooms, gardens or car park. For assistance please call Reception between 9am – 6pm.



Please ensure that your valuables are locked away in the safe and ensure that you lock your room before retiring for the night or when you are not in your room. When you leave your rooms please lock the doors even if you go outside to lye on the sunbeds as monkeys have been known to enter the rooms and make a mess.



Dial 0 for Reception assistance. 



As water is a precious resource, we would be very grateful if you could reuse your towels whenever possible. When you wish your towel to be changed, please place into the wooden basket under the sink for the attendant to take it away for washing.