Activities

Unlike most other island destinations, Chale Island has something to offer everyone.

Normal island activities available include a magical SPA, a well equipped watersports center and a selection of boat excursions.

From Chale Island we can also offer you trips to Diani Beach Shopping Center and the famous Nomad Beach Bar, or for the more adventurous a wide range of safaris.

Diving

Based on the island with its own fleet of boats, “Diving The Crab” is a world-renowned PADI and SSI center.

Daily one or two tank dive excursions go to a selection of dive sites both to the north and south of the island.

Shallow coral reefs dropping to depths of 30 meters abound with marine life and the added highlight of frequent Whale shark sightings from November to February make this a diver’s paradise.

Watersports

Offered from Diving the Crab a wide range of watersports are available on a daily program, these include:

Beach snorkeling,

Boat snorkeling,

Glass bottom boat,

Kayaking,

Game fishing (half and full day),

Local Catamaran sailing.

Shopping

Two small but well stocked boutiques offer a wide selection of clothing, souvenirs, African art, jewellery, swimwear and toiletries.

We also have local wood carvers at the beach who can produce customized carvings to order.

Shopping trips to nearby Diani Beach are also arranged on a weekly basis.

Spa & Fitness

The “Maisha Poa” (Swahili: good life) Spa and wellness center is built over the heart of the Island where the energies of the ancient mangroves, the tidal lake, the coral caves and the gentle breeze all cumulate to provide the perfect ambient in which to relax.

Nine open-air treatment rooms situated over the lake offer a wide range of treatments to pamper and re-energize you. Maisha Poa SPA & Wellness Menu

The fitness room is situated next to the Spa overlooking the saltwater pool. This open sided room is equipped with cardio machines and weights.

Excursions

With the ideal geographical location of Chale Island a huge variety of boat excursions are offered weekly.

Twelve kilometers to the North of the Island lies Diani Beach (ranked as the fifth best beach in the world).

Twenty kilometers to the South is Kenya’s top marine reserve, Wasini. Full day trips with fantastic snorkeling and regular sightings of Dolphins are arranged either weekly or on demand.

Two kilometers to the West of the Island, a local fishing village, Gazi, is bordered by mangrove swamps to one side and a coconut plantation to the other. Excursions to Gazi allow one a glimpse of traditional Kenyan life, an inspection of the mangroves either on the women’s community boardwalk or by Kayak, or a stunning sunset trip in the bay.