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Serena Beach Resort

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Serena Beach Resort Mombasa is a luxurious beachfront resort located in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya. The resort is set amidst lush tropical gardens and overlooks the Indian Ocean, offering guests a serene and peaceful getaway.

With the shimmering sands and waters of the Indian Ocean stretching before it, amidst verdant, bougainvillea filled gardens, and shaded by gently swaying palm trees, the Serena Beach Resort – Mombasa at Shanzu Beach represents the ultimate escape.

The resort features 166 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony or terrace. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The resort also offers a variety of dining options, including a seafood restaurant, a grill restaurant, a poolside snack bar, and a beachside restaurant. Guests can enjoy a range of activities such as water sports, tennis, and golf, or simply relax by the pool or on the beach.

Surround yourself with the light on the sunny white-sand beaches of the Swahili coastline and relax under the shade of the coconut palms as you stay at the colorful Serena Hotel Mombasa at Shanzu Beach.

Serena Hotel Mombasa will immerse you in local culture as you revel in lush tropical gardens and winding lanes, all reminiscent of a traditional Swahili town in the 13th century.

At the heart of the hotel, you’ll find the “Fortress of Tranquility”, a coral built spa for the ultimate in relaxation treatments. Extensive gardens and nature trails abound for serene walks. Or take a stroll past lawns dotted with Palm Trees down to the beachfront to explore the warm turquoise waters.

Serena Beach Hotel Mombasa has a wide selection of rooms is available for you to choose from complete with wi-fi connectivity, air conditioning, and complimentary mineral water and toiletries. Choose from village standard or superior prime village rooms, all decorated in the 13th-century Swahili style with external terraces, balconies and garden views. Or look out over the water in a Sea View Room for a stunning panoramic of the ocean.

How to get to Serena Beach Resort Mombasa

Serena Beach Resort is situated on Shanzu Beach 30 kilometers from Mombasa.
By road: transfers by road from Mombasa take approximately one hour.

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  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Pools, Sport & Recreation
  • Beachfront Resturants
  • Entertainment Programs
  • Spa and Wellness

What are the 2024 Prices for Serena Beach Resort?

Here are Serena Beach Resort Resident Rates:

Serena Beach Resort Rates

Serena Beach Resort Rates Garden & Superior Rooms Superior Sea View Rooms
Half Board Sharing Single
Sharing Single
3rd Jan 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 12,400/- PPS KES 17,200/- PP KES 14,800/- PPS KES 21,100/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 204 KES 15,900/- PPS KES 20,700/- PP KES 18,300/- PPS KES 24,600/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 30th Jun 2024 KES 12,400/- PPS KES 17,200/- PP KES 14,800/- PPS KES 21,100/- PP

3rd Adult Sharing: 75% of PPS
Serena Beach Resort Mombasa Rates are in KES, Per Person (Half Board), Per Night

Serena Beach Resort Child Policy:
Up to 5.9 years: FREE (Sharing)
6 – 12 years Sharing Room with Adult: 50% of PPS
13 – 17 years Sharing Room with Adult: 75% of PPS
6 – 17 years in Own Room: 75% of PPS

Please note

  • The above rates are quoted on Half Board Accommodation Basis.
  • Rate supplements will apply for higher room categories
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What Hotel Facilities are available at Serena Beach Resort?

Along with a wide range of rooms to choose from, the surrounding gardens, village marketplace at Serene Beach Resort and family rooms provide a peaceful environment immersed in the local culture. The business and conference centres are dedicated to helping business travellers prepare events, make travel plans and engage taxis and limousines.

For guests with children, a babysitting service is available to give you some relaxing time all to yourself. Or take a trip to the hair salon to get ready for a fun day in Mombasa or an entertaining night at the resort. The free form pool and swim-up bar will keep you cool and refreshed on hot days. Your kids can have fun in the water too in their very own children’s pool at Serene Beach Resort.

Full List of Facilities at Serene Beach Resort Mombasa

  • Rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, WiFi
  • Extensive gardens, grounds and nature trails.
  • Palm tree lawns and beachfront.
  • Central restaurant, Pizza
  • Jahazi Grill Seafood Restaurant on the beach.
  • Selection of bars and Arabic Coffee Terrace
  • Ice-cream Parlour.
  • Live music nightly.
  • Freeform pool and swim-up bar.
  • ‘Maisha’ Spa and Health Club
  • Extensive water sports and PADI Dive School.
  • Animation programme
  • Butterfly Centre and Turtle Watch Programme
  • Dedicated world-class event and conference centre
  • Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service.
  • Wedding planning service
  • Unisex hair salon.
  • Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk.
  • Baby-sitting, family rooms, children’s dining/menus.

Which Rooms Types are in Serena Beach Resort?

Serene Beach Resort Rooms

The luxury en-suite rooms at Serena Beach Resort are accommodated in two single-storey dedicated buildings, which lie to the right and left of the main reception and dining areas, the accommodation is well suited for leisure and business, with our convenient location near Mombasa and our stunning beach surroundings.

We highly recommend the Superior Sea View Rooms at Serene Beach Resort. The provide an awesome ambiance.

All rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and invitingly relaxing with Maasai-inspired hand-painted wall frescos, supremely comfortable beds and private balconies or terraces with ocean views or facing the courtyard gardens. Seamlessly infused modern comforts include complimentary wireless Internet, minibars and flat-screen televisions with cable and satellite programming.

A quiet refuge that redefines tropical elegance, Serena Beach Resort & Spa offers accommodation in perfect harmony with its oceanfront surroundings.


Located in the garden wing of the hotel, the 48 Garden Rooms are surrounded by lawns as well as palm trees and look down across the grounds to the sea.


The 35 Superior Rooms are designed in Swahili-style with traditional niches, fretwork cabinets and brightly coloured coastal cotton soft furnishings in either red, white and yellow


Offering uninterrupted Indian Ocean views, the resort’s eight Superior Sea View Rooms are designed in Swahili-style with traditional niches, fretwork cabinets and brightly colour


Each of the 8 Family Rooms, 2 of which are sea view rooms, have a common entrance corridor leading to two separate rooms – one for the children and the other for parents.


The resort’s 2 Lamu Suites features direct pool and ocean views, a master bedroom with a four-poster bed and a spacious living room.


Our 6 Zanzibar Suites feature garden views, spacious bedrooms with four-poster beds, separate sitting rooms and private terraces.


The resort’s 2 Luxury Suites - Shella and Tundwa, are duplexes located on the first floor of the garden wing.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Serena Beach Resort?

Serena Beach Resort & Spa can satisfy your cravings with the Jahazi Grill Seafood Restaurant offering fresh a la carte seafood beachside in a nautical setting. Or hop on over to the central Fountain Restaurant or the brasserie-style Sokoni Plaza café for pizzas, snacks, and specialty Swahili dishes all day.

To cool off on a hot day, the Ice Cream Parlour offers refreshing and tasty ice cream, cool drinks and gateau, a rich cake with cream or fruit.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Serena Beach Resort?

During the day, enjoy free entry to the nearby Butterfly Centre, one of Mombasa’s most loved attractions. Water lovers can hit the waves with a variety of water sports like snorkeling, windsurfing, yachting, kite surfing, and diving.

Take a camel ride on the beach for a new and exciting way to discover the sandy shoreline, or view the beautiful coral reef in a glass-bottom boat. Other sports activities at Serene Beach Resort include ping pong, tennis, volleyball, and archery so you’ll stay fit and active during your stay.

Keep the fun going after the sun goes down with live music nightly, Giriama dancing and educational talks in the evening with local naturalists.

What Extra Services does Serena Beach Resort offer?

Enjoy your special day right at the resort with a wide range of wedding options at its event center complete with a Persian garden and private entrance as well as cocktail terraces and spacious grounds for the perfect picture against a stunning landscape. The wedding planners at Serene Beach Resort can help you arrange the ideal wedding from cake to champagne to flowers to accommodation packages for your guests.

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