Activities

Resort Activities

When you are at our beach resort in Mandvi, we ensure that the experience captures authentic Serena hospitality and is yet a unique reflection of the culture of Kutch. From relaxing on the beach or shopping at a flea market, there is a host of exciting things to do and places to visit in Mandvi and around Kutch.

Spend your day basking by the swimming pool, while younger guests can enjoy gaming/sports activities at the Serena play zone. We have an exotic 18 Hole Crazy Golf course, a first of its kind in Gujarat.

Fitness Centre

As you have a whale of a time, the fitness freak in you need not frown. An ultra-modern clubhouse makes your stay at Serena Beach Resort, the perfect pursuit for good health. A separate steam and sauna room for men and women takes care that you unwind blissfully after a long workout session. The club house is well furnished with lockers and changing rooms. There’s a state-of-the-art gymnasium with a range of cardiovascular fitness equipment and weights. The gym is fully equipped with modern fitness facilities with a trained instructor. Our privileged guests have free and unlimited access to the gymnasium.

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Club House

As we pamper you with luxury, the fitness freak in you needn’t frown. An ultra-modern clubhouse makes your stay at Serena Beach Resort, the perfect pursuit for good health. A separate steam and sauna room for men and women takes care that you unwind blissfully after a long workout session. The club house is well furnished with lockers and changing rooms.

Play Zone

The Serena Play Zone is an exclusive facility for our younger guests.

Outdoors

The Play Zone has its very own cycling track or you can opt to ride on the beach. An 18 Hole Crazy Golf course - the first of its kind in Gujarat, will make you putt. An outdoor play area equipped with swings and slides for the little ones makes them let out their pent up energy. We also have a toddlers’ zone to keep your little ones busy.

Indoor

Exclusive indoor board games, air hockey, foosball and computer video games, keep your kids engrossed while you relax and unwind.

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Swimming Pool

Let go, our swimming pool will take you in.

Kissing the blue sea, our swimming pool is not simply a water body; it’s an oasis that vows to absorb all your negativities and refresh you into a new being. Moreover, the Jacuzzi will pamper your body like masseur.

Crazy Mini Golf Course

The 18 hole mini golf course is a putter’s paradise, with creative obstacles and courses embroidering it. A fun activity involving precision and skill; this sport will alleviate your stress for sure.

Places to visit near Mandvi, Kutch

Looking to go on a historical excursion? Let us know and we will arrange a guided tour of places for you to see in Kutch. From old village homes, historical forts and museums dotted throughout the region around you, one can visit the following places:

Vijay Vilas Palace was built during the reign of Maharao Shri Khengarji III, the Maharao of Kutch, as a summer resort for the use of his son & heir to the kingdom, the Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji and therefore, the palace is named after him. The construction of palace started in year in 1920 and was completed in year 1929. The central high dome on the pillars, the Bengal domes on the sides, the windows with colored glass, carved stone 'jalis', domed bastions at the corners, extended porch and other exquisitely stone-carved elements, make the palace worth visiting.

Rann Utsav is a Tent City created near Dhordo village every year in the winter months. During Kutch Festival thousands of people gathers to witness Rann of Kutch festival or Kutch Rann Utsav to see Kutch attractions or sightseeing places of Kutch. Rann Utsav means a happening Tent city with more than 300+ Tents along with attached washrooms, western commodes, AC and Heaters, luxury beds and fully functional dining area, meditation room, club, spa, outdoor activity zone, kids zone and host of other state-of- the-art facilities that would make you wonder whether you are at Tent city or metropolis? But this does not mean that along with these amenities you will lose the feel of Rann; well it stays with you all the time and the USP of Rann Utsav is to blend the raw feel of Kutch dessert with the best amenities to make your stay memorable..

Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch, Gujarat, India, at 462 m. It is located at 97 km from District headquarters of Bhuj and 25 km from nearest town Khavda. This is probably the only place in Kutch from where a panoramic view of the Great Rann of Kutch is possible. The Kalo Dungar is also famous for a 400-year-old Dattatreya temple. Legend says that when Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself.

Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in the state of Gujarat in western India, which has taken its name from a modern-day village 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of it. Also known locally as Kotada Timba, the site contains ruins of an ancient Indus Valley Civilization/Harappan city. Dholavira’s location is on the Tropic of Cancer. It is one of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is also considered as having been the grandest of cities of its time

Start after breakfast from the resort

Visiting Ship making yard

Mandvi city tour

Visiting Vijay Vilas Palace

72 Jinalaya

Lunch at Kesariya lodge

Visiting Krantitirth Shyamji Krishna Verma

Visiting Wind Farm Beach

Dinner at the resort

Leave early after breakfast from the resort

Visiting Nirona village on the way for lacquer art, Rogan art and copper bell art

Lunch at Hodka (Shaam e Sarhad) advance booking required

Visiting Hodka Village, famous for leather work and embroidery

Visiting Ludiya village for embroidery and Kutchi houses

Visiting Bhirandiyara for reduced milk sweets, specialty of the area

Visiting Dhordo village for Mutwa embroidery

Visiting the white desert at around 4pm & staying till sunset

Back to the resort for dinner

Leave after breakfast from resort

Visiting Bhadreshwar; very old Mahavir Swami temple

Visiting Anjar; historic Jesal Toran site.

Lunch at Bhudia farm near Madhapar

Visiting Ajrakhpur for Ajrakh prints

Visiting parliament building and the art village Bhujodi

Visiting Bhuj city and Aaina Mahal

Back to the resort for dinner

Start early after breakfast from the resort

Visiting Naliya which is a centuries old town that boasts of old Jain temples which were built hundreds of years ago

Visiting Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary which is located near Naliya town

Visiting Narayan Sarovar temple

Lunch at Narayan Sarovar

Visiting Koteshwar Temple located at the Mount of Kori Creek

Visiting the ancient Lakpath fort

Back to the resort for dinner

Start after breakfast from the resort

Take the ferry boat from Mandvi port to Okha which takes about 1hr 45min to Okha

Local transport from Okha to Dwarka

Visiting the famous Dwarkadhish temple at Dwarka

Visiting Dwarka Beach

Lunch at Dwarka

Visiting Rukmini temple

Visiting Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple

Visiting Gomti ghat

Visiting Beyt Island

Spending one night in Dwarka

Next day start after breakfast from Dwarka

Ferry boat from Okha to Mandvi

Apart from these, long village walks where you can mingle with the locals with a drink in hand, can be arranged by us. The natural flying UFOs (exclusive bird watching) or simply treading on nature’s path could be other activities you could try out. You could also take the Chhakda ride (local Tuk Tuk) to act like a local. It’s said when in Rome, do as the Romans do.