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Welcome to sunny Kenya!


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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 with us warmly unique and memorable.


Situated on the south coast of Kenya, The Sands at Nomad lies 45 km southwest of Mombasa International Airport.

Lying just 4 degrees south of the equator, The Sands at Nomad offers you a choice of worlds that no other beach destination can equal.

Coral seas abundant with fish life, coastal forests teaming with bird and insect life, snow white beaches offering safe warm bathing and of course Kenya’s world famous safari parks.

Smile, You are in Kenya!


Diani is a tropical paradise on the coast of the Kenyan safari land.

Diani Beach has many of the ingredients of the perfect tropical holiday destination.

Its location along a stunning white sand beach, which skirts the shore for an impressive 25 km has cemented its position as one of Kenya’s premier resorts.

A huge variety of activities are offered that cannot be found in any other single beach destination. Sports activities available include Golf, Horse riding and tennis, as well as any watersports activity one wishes to think of.

Leisure pastimes such as shopping, fine wine and dine and guided nature walks compliment an enormous range of daily excursions and world class defining safaris.

Kenya’s premier south coast beach, Diani Beach, was graced in November 2005 with the coast’s first ‘Boutique’ hotel, The Sands at Nomad.

The Beach

Kenya’s beaches rank in the top ten worldwide, and Diani counts as the best that Kenya has to offer.

The beach is the Diani’s major attraction – long, soft, white and lovely, it comes close to the tropical ideal.

With swaying palms and soft, white sand caressed by glittering, turquoise water, it is deservedly popular, and as one of the Indian Ocean’s premier resorts is impossible to beat just 8 hours flight away from Europe.

The Reef

The sea at Mombasa is as blue as a cornflower, and, outside the inlet to the harbor, the long breakers of the Indian Ocean draw a thin crooked white line, and give out a low thunder even in the calmest weather. (Karen Blixen, Out of Africa)

Lapping over iridescent coral gardens, home to laughing dolphins and magnificent whale sharks, the Indian Ocean reefs are unparalleled. Boasting warm waters all year round and promising crystal clear visibility, the Kenyan reefs offer some of the finest diving in the world.

The offshore reef offers rewarding snorkelling, it also keeps waves at bay, making paddling and swimming close to shore a pleasure and providing perfect conditions for kite and windsurfing lessons.

The Weather

Welcome to sunny Kenya!

Although dubbed the perfect year round holiday destination, there are definitely pronounced seasons in Kenya and Diani.

Lying just 4 degrees south of the equator Diani enjoys a very constant temperature, ranging from a coldest night temperature of 22 Celsius in May/June to a highest of 32 Celsius day temperature in February/March.

The wet season runs from the beginning of May till mid July and generally cannot be highly recommended as the ideal beach holiday weather.

August to the end of October is the windy season (15 km/hr) making this the ideal time for kite and windsurfing. The refreshing breeze helps cooling down sunburnt faces after long beach walks.

November to April is Diani’s warmest period, making it the absolutely perfect winter getaway, hot sunny days with an ever present light breeze rustling the palm fronds, create the ideal beach weather.


Arguably Diani’s most elegant restaurant, with soft lighting and a traditional makuti roof built around a gently flowing fountain.

Specialising in Italian cuisine this is the perfect romantic restaurant only five minutes ride up the road from The Sands at Nomad.

Visit Leonardo’s Restaurant Website

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.


A homely reception and lounge area, coupled with the ever smiling welcome of Kenya “Jambo, Jambo” sets the pace for the rest of your stay with us.

With a welcome cocktail and cool flannel pressed into your hands and a tropical flower garland scenting the air your first view will be of the turquoise and aquamarine Indian Ocean behind the cosy swimming pool and inviting Rivas pool bar.

Truly paradise!

Guest Services

Our 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.

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Suitable Kiteboarding Styles

Freestyle, Wakestyle, Big Air

Beach Type


Beach Size

Long, Wide, Spacious

Kiter Popularity

A Few Kiters Widely Spaced Apart

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  • Address The Sands at Nomad
    P.O. Box 5066 – 80401
    Diani Beach
    South Coast, Kenya

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