Need to pamper yourself and rest your limbs after the rigours of game drives in the Mara or simply looking for a change of scenery? How about four nights of beach bliss in Malindi with a water sport twist.
Look no further than Kenya’s Che Shale – a secluded and stylish coastal hide-out near Malindi. Get ready to peel off those bush clothes, float in balmy waters, walk barefoot along the sands and be lulled by the gentle lapping of the waves.
Unlike most other properties along the Kenyan coast, this small beach hotel near Malindi is tucked away in lush vegetation, giving it the ultimate castaway-chic vibe. Its private location means that you can enjoy the exclusivity of a beautiful bay that stretches for five glorious kilometres.
Day 1: Arrive in Malindi (by air) and transfer to Che Shale on arrival.
Days 2, 3 and 4: Three full days spent relaxing and enjoying Che Shale.
Day 5: Transfer back to Malindi for your return flight to Nairobi.
Che Shale’s elegant and rustic style is very unique. The bandas (rooms) and restaurant are entirely built from renewable local materials such as casuarina, coconut and doum palms, as well as coconut fibre, mango wood and other local timber. Furniture, fittings and accessories have also been carefully crafted to lend a contemporary feel to this natural setting.
Che Shale is found along the Kenyan coast, about 25 kilometres north of Malindi and the Galana River Delta. If you happen to enjoy sports, Malindi is also known for being the first and best kitesurf spot in East Africa thanks to its uncrowded waters and great conditions.
Along with kitesurfing, Che Shale also offers kite buggying, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, long beach walks/runs, snorkelling in Malindi, scuba diving at Watamu, dhow trips and cultural visits.
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How to get there: Guests wanting to extend their Kenya or Tanzanian vacation can reach Che Shale via Malindi from Nairobi or Mombasa. From Mombasa it is a fascinating 2.5 hour drive. However, if you’re searching for convenience, there are short daily flights to Malindi from Nairobi (Wilson) with Kenya Airways, Air Kenya and Fly540.
Che Shale is only a 30-minute transfer away from Malindi Airport.
Self-drive guests no longer need a 4×4 vehicle to reach Che Shale as the road has recently been decked out with coconut husks.
Best time to visit: The best times to visit Che Shale are November to April, and from July till end October. May and June is not advisable as this is rainy season.
Price includes: Meet and greet at Malindi Airport, return airport transfers, full board accommodation at Che Shale in a beach banda, use of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, two complimentary one-hour massages, free WiFi, 24/7 office support.
Price excludes: International flights, visas, airport departure taxes, personal items, laundry, telephone calls, all drinks, travel and medical insurance, tips, excess baggage charges, any activities not specified.
Booking and payment details: Contact us for a booking form which will include details relating to deposit and final payments etc.