She lay on her back as she smiled, her eyes sheltering behind blue sunglasses as she reveled in the pleasure of swimming in the green and blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Her nimble and jovial boyfriend keeps lifting his back and lifting her, which excites her the most. With her left hand, she reaches for her dreadlocks and gently pulls out two to play with.
It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and tourists, including several couples and families, are swimming in the ocean while others sit or walk, and some hit the white sand.
Mombasa is a destination where cordiality and love are celebrated. There, the lovers come to life as they officially begin their matrimonial journeys and enjoy a honeymoon together.
Places have walls that keep the body warm, but it’s the souls that give you the physiological warmth with smiles that tickle the soul and soften the heart that love is indeed a beautiful thing.
Serena’s staff are natural to make guests feel at home in their establishment located millions of miles from their actual home, as from the door that opens into a two-way wall partially covered in shrubs and palm trees , the security guard was kind to pick out my bag and lead me along the tarmac boardwalk and driveway and into the artistically chiseled Arabic doors which I was happy to study more closely to appreciate the precise designs that present motifs that represent the way of life of the inhabitants of the coast whose ways of life were strongly influenced by the Arab and Portuguese traders in the last century.
I was later to take note of the weather. The environment is suitably warm and cold too. I was greeted by soft drizzles of rain from the open sky that seemed to signal a good week ahead at the subjectively natural coastal luxury resort.
The days were humid while the nights chose to cool temperatures. Thus, tourists saw fit to line up on the beach line as they enjoyed the splendor of the sun by bathing below.
Some strolled along the beach, others took boat cruises, canoe rides, kite surfing, scuba diving, sea excursions, and swimming in the ocean and pools of the complex – swimming pools for adults and for children which, by proximity, come together.
For lovers of the property’s unique culture and heritage, Serena Beach Resort & Spa adds a tour of the property that architecturally showcases the true Swahili style of construction that embodies the use of stone, richly carved doors, decorated with metal and copper, wooden ceiling hangers that are embellished using baskets, local shakers, rugs, shuka and more.
Lovebirds, introverts, extroverts, friends and groups – private or professional will find a place to sit and talk, sit and enjoy a meal, rest or sleep and relax.
And with the abundance of space, it was easy to turn around and use the resort for weddings and honeymoons, and Ugandans are favorites to go the distance for love of beauty, opulence, cultural uniqueness and coastal experience as they tie the knot or enjoy a calm and harmonious start to their married life.
And for what love is worth, its an official journey worth embarking on in a tourist destination worth recounting your memories for the service and customer care and for the beauty you’ve been in joined by family and friends as a witness to your wedding or for your honeymoon package.
Lovers, friends and vacationers alike will be delighted to catch the Indian Ocean breeze as you relax your body and unwind in the Serena Beach Hotel and Spa beach country that is Mombasa.
Somewhere along the beach, tourists like to indulge in the simple pleasures of life; cuddle, turn the pages of their favorite novel from cover to cover, leisurely, smoke a cigar or simply listen to the indulgent sound of the waves crashing against each other on the gigantic blue Indian Ocean – the third largest of our planet Earth.
It is located on Shanzu beach about 30 kilometers from Mombasa city. It richly encompasses green plains trees and creepers.
Somewhere in the manicured lawns of the resort is a pond with pots that serves as a decorative placement. It should further serve to remind tourist visitors of the enviable traditional life of coastal and even African peoples.
But it was the culinary offerings that excited my palette, every present day.