Che Shale Hotel

Che Shale Hotel is one of Kenya’s most well-known boutique beach hotels situated on a point between two deserted bays, sheltered by a fringing coral reef and secluded in thousands of coconut trees and lush indigenous vegetation.
 We have been on the hotels map for 30 years. Guests come back every year for a genuine barefoot luxury relaxation, but also for a vibrant beach scene during peak season.
 Miles of wide empty beaches, stylish accommodations, fresh delicious cuisine, evening bonfires on the beach, and a myriad of activities from deep-sea fishing to Kitesurfing just to name a few.
Che Shale resort is also renowned for being the pioneer of Kite surfing in Malindi as well as the #1 kite surf spot with ideal conditions for learners and experienced kiters alike. So, kick your shoes and come to Che Shale hotel to unwind and de-stress on our beautiful beach.

Che Shale hotel has been called one of Kenya Coast’s best-kept secrets by many of our guests and travel magazines. If your idea of the perfect holiday is a combination of long walks on miles of empty beach, lounging in a stylish hotel open to the Indian ocean breeze, falling asleep to the sound of the waves and savoring delicious seafood, then you have found what Che Shale is all about.

Che Shale Hotel is located on the Kenyan coast, we are right on the beach and we are the only hotel located on our beautiful 5 km bay. The resort is a two-hour drive from Mombasa and a twenty-minute drive from Malindi. You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle for the last three kms of sand tracks that lead to Che Shale. If you do not have a four-wheel drive, Che Shale will send a Land Rover to pick you up at the end of the tarmac road.

Che Shale hotel Accomodation
What makes Che Shale hotel accommodation so unique is its style. Che Shale hotel was recently renovated and styled by acclaimed Milan furniture and interior designer Marzia Chicherretti. Marzia’s style has been described as tropical contemporary; her furniture is made here on the Kenya coast using local materials and local talent.

Under our large palm thatched roofs, oversized cushions and comfortable daybeds invite to relaxation. In your room you will find unique furniture carved out of blocks of mango and cedar wood, soft natural colors, large lamps made out of palm fiber, private verandahs with daybeds, open sky outdoor shower and a constant ocean breeze that flows throughout.

Che Shale Hotel consists of 5 bandas. Each banda is named after a fish in Swahili.

Songoro:    Loft-style, two bedroom banda. Accommodates 4 people (best suited for family of 4)

Suli Suli:   One bedroom banda. Accommodates 2 people

Fulusi:   One bedroom banda. Accommodates 2 adults, one child

Kole Kole:   Two–bedroom banda. Accommodates 4 adults and 2 children

Tewa:   Loft-style, one-bedroom banda. Accommodates 2 people

Che Shale hotel Restaurant
Che Shale Restaurant is known on the Kenya coast for his fresh seafood, grilled meats, home made pasta dishes, tropical fruit platters, fresh-baked bread in safari style tin trunk, and other home-made specialties like seaweed in batter (picked up fresh from our beach), and spicy chili jam.Che Shale hotel guests staying full board order from our a-la-carte menu for lunch and from a 3-course set menu, which changes daily for dinner. Breakfast includes fruits, toasts, eggs, bacon, yogurt, cereals and pancakes. The hotel is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves food throughout the day. We also offer a light snack menu with a selection of sandwiches for quick afternoon bites.

Che Shale Wedding
Have you always dreamed of tying the knot barefoot on a tropical beach? Che Shale hotel has been hosting organizing and hosting weddings at Che Shale for couples looking for an unforgettable, one-of-a–kind wedding day.
Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a large wedding, che shale we will plan with you the most perfect day of your life:
The wedding packages include:
Food and drinks - Accommodation – Music - Bonfires and local dancers and drummers - Ceremony with local District Officer and/or Priest – Flowers – Transport – Decorations

Che Shale hotel Activities
Kitesurfing at Che Shale - Our beach has been blessed with the most ideal conditions for kite surf learners and expert riders alike.

Deep Sea Fishing - a seasonal activity, which is extremely popular and excellent here in Malindi. Che Shale can organize deep-sea fishing trips.
Surfing - Malindi is the best spot on the Kenyan coast for surfing. The outer reefs  attract a large swell all year round.

SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling - here are several world-class dive sites on the North Coast. Diving is good all year round, although visibility lessens during July and August due to silting and high seas. One of the best sites is in the Watamu Marine National Park

Sabaki River Mouth - Ever seen hippos surfing? The Sabaki river is on the way to Malindi and right where the river enters the sea, hippos can often be spotted gamboling in the surf.

Watamu and Malindi Marine Parks - These parks were established in 1968 and are the first of their kind in Africa. The ocean blue waters here host a wide variety of corals.

Snake & Crocodile Farm - The Bioken Laboratory and Snake Farm is located about 2 kilometres north of Watamu and is internationally known for having the biggest collection of snakes in Africa.

Kajama Beach Bandas opened in 2006 and they are our latest rustic and really chilled banda concept just a short walk from Che Shale on our same beautiful wide beach.

We designed Kajama Beach Bandas to offer an alternative to the budget-conscious traveler or to those who want to be able to come and stay with us for an extended period of time without breaking the bank.

There is even a designated area where guests can bring their tent and camp at Kajama while enjoying the same facilities such as barbecue, showers, and dining tables.

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