The Sands at Nomad has been awarded the prestigious silver eco-rating certificate from Eco-Tourism Kenya. This award, which we are proud to announce, is in recognition of our pioneering Thinking Green initiatives to further sustainable tourism and through the preservation of Kenya’s rich and varied environmental and cultural heritage.
Our environmentally conscious projects have included regular beach clean-ups (often with our guests joining in) and a paper and plastics initiative to recycle, up-cycle and help to reduce plastic waste and pollution in our ocean. The Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant now uses biodegradable paper straws and re-chargeable, LED tea-lights in place of paraffin wax candles to avoid the harmful toxins created by burning candles. Guests are also invited to visit our special turtle hatchery, built in partnership with the local Diani Turtle Watch, to save and protect these precious and endangered sea creatures. The first sea turtle nest of 2018, containing 130 eggs, was recently trans-located to the hatchery. Watch this space for more news on this and other nests to come!