Serena Hotels is pleased to announce that Serena Beach Resort & Spa (SBRS) located in Mombasa, Kenya won the
“Best Eco-Rated Facility of 2016 – Hotel” Award and Sweetwaters Serena Camp took the first runner up position
under the “Best Eco-Rated Facility 2016 – Camps” category at the recently held Kenya Ecowarrior Awards Gala
Dinner. The award ceremony was hosted by Ecotourism Kenya, an organization that promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. This was the 11th annual Ecowarrior Awards Ceremony – an award that recognizes innovation and leadership in responsible tourism. The finalists consist of tourism initiatives from within Kenya that enhance social-cultural, economic and ecological sustainability in their operations.
This has been a gratifying year for Serena Beach Resort & Spa as the property obtained the Gold Eco-Rating Certification from Ecotourism Kenya in May 2016. Serena Beach Resort & Spa is only one of the several Serena
Hotels’ properties in Kenya that is Gold Eco-Rating certified. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp and Sweetwaters
Serena Camp are also inc
Serena Beach Resort & Spa strives to ensure it follows best practices and surpasses environmental standards. Along
with implementing sustainable business practices in daily operations, the Resort has placed a large focus on
conservation projects along the Mombasa coast. For the past 23 years, Serena Beach Resort & Spa’s Sea Turtle
Conservation Project has helped protect over 408 sea turtle nests and over 52,524 sea turtle eggs. The Resort also
trains local community members on sea turtle protection through offering environmental education opportunities and
training. Moreover, a weekly lecture is held at the property every Tuesday to educate guests and local communities
on the importance of sea turtle conservation.
For over 13 years, the Serena Beach Resort & Spa’s Butterfly Conservation Project has helped hatch over 53,084
butterflies and protect 65 different butterfly species. The Butterfly Park located within the property is open to all,
such as guests and local community members, to visit and learn more about butterfly conservation and Serena
Hotels’ efforts in conservation.
Serena Beach Resort & Spa is located along the coast of Mombasa, Kenya and was one of the first Serena Hotels
properties in the 1970’s. Fringed by white beaches, and shaded by coconut palms, the silver ribbon of the Swahili
coastline offers the ultimate tropical paradise. Bright white against the blue sky, set in extensive tropical gardens, the
architecture of Serena Beach Hotel & Spa replicates the winding lanes and colourful market places of a traditional
13th century Swahili town.