Stretching along Shanzu Beach, a ribbon of palm-fringed golden sand, chosen long ago by the local turtles to lay their eggs, and with the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean spanning out before it, the Mombasa Serena offers the ultimate in escapism. Amidst bougainvillea-filled gardens and shaded by palm trees, this stunning resort blends indigenous architecture and materials with the highest standards of modern hospitality. The hotel, set out as a village, and its luxurious bedrooms evoke the spirit and style of the ancient town of Lamu with its stunning Swahili-style houses complete with handcrafted doors and native art and furnishings. Many have beautiful views of the ocean and the surrounding gardens.
The hotel has 166 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites and three restaurants, including an open-air restaurant in the shadows of the palm trees for atmospheric dining under the stars. The recreational facilities on offer are superb – scuba diving, tennis, squash, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, mini-sailing, coral reef snorkelling, beach volleyball and much more. Evening entertainment includes dancing, live bands and traditional Swahili evenings that capture the spirit of the Arab-style street fair, complete with music and food. The legendary Maisha health and beauty treatments are available for those seeking the more relaxing of escapes.
The Mombasa Serena Hotel has long been considered the leading resort on this beautiful and history-filled coast.
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