Maisha, the Serena Mind, Body and Spirit SpaIn a world of shrinking time, information deluge, stress impact and escalating pressure, the need for inner peace is critical. Which is why we are delighted to present the Serena Mind, Body, Spirit Spa, a sanctuary of calm, that draws on the beauty of nature, and the elation of evocative surroundings, to create the perfect island of holistic nurturing.
The Serena Spa offers an oasis of seclusion. A dedicated facility it is surrounded by strong walls of natural coral, which totally exclude the outside world; at its heart is a sheet of mirrored water; tranquil and serene, over which a simple meditation platform is suspended.
The Serena Spa offers a central relaxation area (with spiritual library, Spa Boutique, and Spa Arena, luxurious changing areas (with spacious interior sauna and steam rooms; and exterior Jacuzzis), four individual treatment rooms (each with its own exterior garden, pergola shower and sundeck), one double treatment room, a Spa Bar (offering fresh-pressed juices, Spritzers and herbal infusions), and a communal garden.
Spa health and beauty
Additionally, there is a fitness studio offering cardiovascular and isotonic machines and free weights and tennis and squash courts, and a luxury swimming pool. Within the main body of the resort are two Bedouin-styled beach-front Spa Massage Tents, and an open-air Spa Space where daily ‘Body Renewal' classes (‘Body Sculpture and Tone, Yoga, Martial arts, and Ayurvedic regimes) are held. Adjacent to the Spa, there is also a Spa Hair and Beauty Salon.
A Spa resort, rather than a resort with a Spa
Our concept is founded on the belief that the ‘spa experience' must extend into every area of life. So...there are healthy ‘Spa Choices' featured on all our menus. Our fabulous Jahazi Seafood Restaurant excels in fresh-caught, piquantly presented seafood; all our bar facilities offer Spa Bar choices; and all our restaurants offer Spa Space; interior and exterior dining areas where the emphasis is on calm and quiet. And where, if you wish to dine alone, you will feel entirely at peace.
Our highly qualified range of professional therapists are on hand to advise on; nutrition, body de-tox, slimming, body shape and sculpture, Ayurvedic doctrines, workout regimes, skin care and rejuvenation and holistic body care. We maintain detailed treatment records for all our clients, and are delighted to prepare Spa Therapy Schedules for use in the Spa... and when you get home. The results will speak for themselves.
Spa Specifics in your room
‘Holistic' happens in the rooms too. Our 24-hour room service menu features a broad range of ‘Spa Cuisine' and Spa Bar choices. Perfumed candles, incense and meditation cushions can be furnished at an instants notice; spiritual books may be borrowed from our library; while fragranced candle-lit Spa Baths can be run in your room; to exactly compliment your mood.
The Serena Mind, Body and Spirit Spa is one of only three establishments in Africa to belong to the respected, International Spa Association, which sets the standards for global compliance with authentic spa practices.
Our spa has been built to precise eco-specifications using abundantly natural materials, and using uniquely local artistic talents. Many of our treatments are made from locally sourced ingredients, culled from the beach and forest. Our retail range includes handmade candles, incense, beadwork and gift items, which are made in cooperation with local community groups. We also believe in nurturing the environment that surrounds us, and welcome guests to participate in our turtle protection and release programme; and our butterfly centre.