Entertainment & Sports



Maasai Market

The hotel hosts a weekly Maasai Market on Mondays 4 pm, where guests can browse and purchase traditional, locally-made carvings, jewelry and artifacts.


Snake Show

An expert snake handler offers regular, informative talks on reptilian conservation and showcases a range of snakes and other reptiles. Every Saturdays at 5 pm.


Forest Walk

Take a guided stroll through the Nomad forest. Our indigenous coastal forest is home to birds, monkeys and dik-dik. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7 am meeting at reception


Live Music

Relax to the soothing, soulful sounds of RegGee Jones every Friday night 8 - 11pm at the Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.



Enjoy an energetic performance from talented acrobats every week on the beach, in front of the Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.


Full Moon Dinner

If you are staying with us during a Full Moon month, don’t miss a romantic dinner under the stars on the beach at the Nomad restaurant.



Tea/coffee and cake are served by the pool every afternoon between 4 and 5 pm.


Managers Cocktails

Join us for an early evening cocktails at the Rivas Bar every Friday between 6 and 7 pm.



The Dahabu Boutique is located next to the Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant. It has an excellent variety of gift items and other beach wear items for sale. 



The Sands is ideally placed to host unforgettable weddings, which can be held on the terrace, by the pool, in the gardens, on the beach or even under the sea. Our luxury suites make a perfect honeymoon retreat.



Our Guest Relations’ desk at the Rivas Bar can arrange exclusive marine safaris, visits to the nearby Shimba Hills, cultural and botanical tours and excursions to Kenya’s famous national parks.



An 18 hole – Par 72 golf course is available at Leisure Lodge Golf Club in Diani. Please call Guest Relations for further details and bookings.



The hotels offers global connectivity WIFI. There is no additional charge for this service.



Sports and Wellness



Diving the Crab, a world class, renowned PADI centre with 30-years experience, offers a range of dive courses, wreck explorations and whale shark spotting. The Sands’ 5 meter deep swimming pool, the deepest at the Kenyan coast, is ideal for beginners’ diving courses. For further information, see the enclosed brochure and/or visit our Diving the Crab office (next to the Nomad Bar & Restaurant). Please also visit our diving website at www.divingthecrab.com.



Our Blue Wave Watersports Center offers a variety of watersports including snorkeling, kayaking, skim and boogie boarding, SUP and surfing. Whether you are new to watersports or a seasoned expert, our experienced team is here to help.



Guests are welcome to use our gym and fitness facilities located in the forest, near to the main Reception building. The hotel runs weekly fitness classes including yoga, aerobics and zumba.

Please be advised that using the gym and fitness facilities is at your own risk. Management will not be responsible for any injury or damage incurred during training. Parents are responsible for their children.


Our Forest Breeze Wellness Center offers a variety of spa treatments and traditional massages plus a broad range of beauty treatments. Please visit our Guest Relations desk for a price list and to book a treatment. More info: www.thesandsatnomad.com/spa/