Replicating the winding lanes and colourful market places of a traditional 13th Century Swahili town, the welcoming Serena Beach Resort & Spa sits in tropical gardens housing coconut palms and colourful bougainvillea that lead down to the beautiful beachfront. A large pool has its own swim-up bar and there are plenty of sunloungers dotted throughout the gardens.
For dining, The Fountain is the main buffet restaurant. Then there’s the beachfront Jahazi Grill which is designed to resemble a traditional dhow and serves fresh seafood, and the Sokoni Plaza – a brasserie-style café. Guests with a sweet tooth will love the ice-cream parlour. To relax and rejuvenate, the Maisha Spa offers holistic therapies and has saunas, steamrooms and outdoor Jacuzzis. There's free Wi-Fi.
Rooms are located either in the Village Wing, built in the style of a delightful Swahili-style village, or the Garden Wing, surrounded by palm trees with views across the gardens towards the sea. In the Village Wing, rooms are housed in two-storey buildings along the winding lanes. Choose from compact Village Rooms, spacious Prime Village Rooms, Seaview Rooms and excellent Family Village Rooms which feature one double and one twin room, each with private facilities making them ideal for families of all ages.