Cheshale Malindi, Kenya
Che Shale is one of Kenya’s most well-known boutique beach hotel 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 map for 30 years and our guests come back every year for a genuine barefoot luxury relaxation.
Awaiting you: 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 is located on the Kenyan coast, we are the only hotel located on our beautiful 5 km bay. We are
a two-hour drive from Mombasa and a twenty-minute drive from Malindi town. You will need a four-wheel
drive vehicle for the last three kilometers of sand tracks that lead to Che Shale. If you do not have a fourwheel drive, Che Shale will send a Land Rover to pick you up at the end of the tarmac road.
We can also arrange for your transport from Mombasa Airport or from Malindi airport.
Daily Flights run from Nairobi to Malindi with Kenya Airways and Fly540.
What makes Che Shale so unique is its style. Che Shale was recently renovated and styled by acclaimed
Milan furniture and interior designer Marzia Chicherretti using local materials and local talent.
Under 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 verandas with daybeds, open sky outdoor showers and a
gentle ocean breeze that flows throughout.
Che Shale consists of 5 bandas. Each banda is named after a fish in Swahili.
Songoro: Loft-style, 2 bedroom banda. Accommodates 4 people
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 adults
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.
You will find some of the following dishes on our menu this season: Zanzibar style calamari, grilled mixed
seafood platter, crab and coconut soup, grilled lobsters, fresh catch of the day ceviche, various meats and
seafood stir-fries, penne crab, spaghetti vongole, Greek salad, passion fruit cream, coconut pudding, and
many many more.
When you need a break from relaxing and lounging in our tropical paradise, a range of
activities and excursions in and around Che Shale and Malindi awaits you. From water
sports to safaris, we can organize and recommend whatever strikes your fancy.
Have you always dreamed of tying the knot barefoot on a tropical beach?
We have 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, we can assist you in planning the most perfect day of your life.
In 1999, Che Shale owner Justin Aniere, pioneered kitesurfing in East Africa. He was the first person in
East Africa to fly a kite and try to get on a board! Quickly, the word was out. People wanted to try this
new wicked sport and Justin started to share his passion with hundreds and hundreds of people from
around the world.
Today, Kitesurf Kenya is the premier kitesurf spot in East Africa. It offers ideal conditions you will be hard
pressed to find anywhere else on the Kenya Coast. Kitesurf Kenya has been recognized and praised by
international professional kiters, newcomers to the sport well as featured in many magazines and