Kenyan Coast
The Sands at Nomad

Situated on a long the dazzling shores of Diani Beach, The Sands at Nomad offers a perfect relax after the thrill of a Kenyan Safari, or equally for a standalone beach break.

The hotel is small and intimate, with a laid back, family friendly feel and set within a coastal forest teeming with bird life overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Facilities & Activities

The Sands has a spacious feel, with the swimming pool set amongst 26 acres of lush, tropical gardens,  edged by an impressive 225m of pristine white beach.

Land activities include horse riding, golf and tennis whilst water lovers are also spoilt for choice with a selection of water sports including snorkelling, kite & windsurfing, kayaking, dhow sailing and deep sea fishing.  There’s also a PADI 5-star dive centre offering courses for those not yet qualified but keen to explore local wrecks or spot a whale shark.

Forest Breeze is the Spa which offers specialised treatments to delight you along with traditional massages for weary travellers seeking to relax. If you keen to keep fit, there is also a well-equipped gym and a dance studio which offers Zumba, yoga and aerobics.

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The Beach Bar & Restaurant is the main hub serving breakfasts and dinners, situated in a wonderful spot overlooking the ocean with a welcoming sea breeze.

If you’re seeking something a little more intimate – try Indulge, a private dining space set within a wine cellar!  Alternatively for a memorable dining experience,  Teppanyaki offers sushi and Japanese cuisine with live cooking at your table!

The Rivas Bar is situated at the pool, thereby an ideal for sundowners and light snacks.  Here you can also find the Rivas grill – BBQ At The Sands, serving up a range of dishes cooked over an open fire.


The Sands at Nomad is a small boutique hotel which has just 29 rooms and suites, along with 3 private villas. The rooms are furnished with traditional Swahili carved furniture, with crisp white linens and splash of blue to mirror the colours of the ocean.

Rooms include Sea Breeze Rooms which are set amongst the forest garden, some have partial sea views.  The Ocean View Suites and Family Ocean View Suites boast living spaces and stunning views across the turquoise ocean. The Family Suites are ground floor and offer two en-suite bedrooms.

There are also 7 Beach Cottages set on the beach front, offering private verandahs & gardens, forming the perfect option for a romantic getaway for couples, honeymooners or beach lovers whilst the 3 private villas, made up of 4 to 6 rooms, provide an ideal space for families and groups of friends to gather – with a private pool, views of the ocean and easy beach access, what better spot could you find for a family reunion?!


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Being a smaller boutique hotel, please note there is no kids club or specific child friendly facilities on site.

However, the Two Bedroom Family Ocean View Suites do suit families of 3 – 5 perfectly and for extended or larger families one of the Private Villas would be ideal – also offering private dining!


The Sands at Nomad has been recognised for its continued commitment to the environment and operating in a sustainable way, that supports the unique surrounds of the resort.

Each booking helps support the incredible work of the Diani Turtle Project, a local organisation the works tirelessly to help protect the fragile marine environment that helps make Diani Beach so special.

Their Thinking Green initiative is designed to help protect and conserve the environment.


Situated on Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast – The Sands is on a long stretch of white sands and an easy 20-minute road transfer from Diani Ukunda Airport.

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