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The Sands at Nomad is a luxury boutique hotel within an atmosphere of space, freedom and warm hospitality.




Located on one of Africa’s best beaches, The Sands at Nomad is the ideal destination to enjoy a hassle-free beach holiday with impeccable service on Kenya’s Southern Coast.

The award-winning boutique resort is the perfect getaway for those wanting to experience the breath-taking Diani Beach; indulge yourself with first-class dining, enjoy the extensive collection of old and new world wine from the owner’s wine cellar, scuba dive on untouched reefs with Kenya’s leading PADI dive centre or simply relax around the resort and soak up the Kenyan hospitality that the south coast is famous for.

Nestled beside 26 acres of pristine coastal forest, The Sands at Nomad is a luxury boutique hotel within an atmosphere of space, freedom and warm hospitality.

In keeping with the world-class style and innovative panache of the hotel’s conception, the accommodation comprises an individualistic selection of 9 comfortable room types, including exclusive beach cottages and 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.

Unlike most other beach destinations, The Sands at Nomad has something to offer everyone. Many of these bucket-list experiences are unique to the area and showcase its incredible beauty.

Wine & dine

With two first-class restaurants and luxury private dining experiences available, you will be spoilt for choice in culinary delights during your stay at The Sands at Nomad.

Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant

Offering a delicious choice of fine dining international cuisine, fresh seafood and Italian pizza, Nomad’s Beach Bar & Restaurant is considered the best spot on the beach. Choose from the bespoke wine menu selection and a range of spirits, liqueurs and cocktails. Kids will delight in our homemade ice creams.

Both The Sands at Nomad and Diani Beach have been the recipients of multiple awards for the area’s stunning natural beauty and for leading the way in conservation efforts and promoting sustainable tourism for development.

Trip Advisor

The Sands at Nomad is a member of the Trip Advisor ‘Hall of Fame’ and a recipient of the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award.

Eco tourism

The Sands at Nomad are recognised for promoting responsible tourism practices that will conserve Kenya’s natural environment and improve livelihoods of associated communities.

Sustainability in tourism

The Sands at Nomad has led the way on all things green and environmentally conscious on Kenya’s south coast since 2005.

 The Sands at Nomad was nominated as a runner-up in the Innovative Waste Management for Sustainable Oceans category.

With sustainable practices at the core offering of the resort, The Sands at Nomad is a leader in Kenya for its efforts to help preserve, protect and educate about the precious natural environment of Kenya’s south coast.

A well-deserved bolthole from busy city life and the perfect end to a Kenyan safari to round off the ultimate African holiday. Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Sands at Nomad

Nestled in an indigenous coastal forest with a garden and a palm-fringed beach, The Sands at Nomad is located in Ukunda. It features an outdoor pool, a spa area and restaurants.

The spacious accommodations are individually designed and combine mahogany furniture with Swahili design. Each room is fitted with a mini-bar and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and towels. Some of the rooms have a spa bath.

A tropical breakfast is served at the main restaurant, which is also open for lunch and dinner. There is a sushi bar and a pizzeria. Cocktails, refreshments and snacks can be enjoyed at the pool bar.

Other facilities at The Sands include a water sport center, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop and a tour desk.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving and snorkeling. An 18-hole golf course is located 1.2 mi from the hotel. The Moi International Airport Mombasa is only 26 miles away and airport shuttles can be arranged for a surcharge.

Couples in particular like the location—they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip, with staff who indulge and speak the language of the customer. Free and secure private parking is available on site, with no reservation needed.

There are designated smoking area and air conditioning everywhere for your comfort. Car rental can be promptly arranged within the resort’s premises, for your convenience.

Memorable accommodation also includes a Honeymoon suite for hire. Room service and outdoor swimming pool are on tow, complete with a Spa and gym with a personal trainer for your fitness classes and Yoga lessons.

The trained staff speak several languages inclusive of:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

The Sands at Nomad accepts major international cards like Visa and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


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Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Kenya’s Dr Hanningtone Gaya, holds a PhD in Commerce in Business Management from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), is viewed as an authority in country branding and is the founder chairman of the Brand Kenya Board.

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