While preparing my itinerary for Rann of Kutch during Rann Utsav, I went through a lot of packages which travel agencies offer and most of them had a day visit to Mandvi from Dhordo as it is a couple of hours away only.
But after surfing the net a bit, I came across this property called Serena Beach Resort and it came across as a really beautiful property. Since my girl friend's birthday was around that time, I wanted us to stay in the best of properties and staying at Serena Beach Resort was a very wise decision. This is why I feel that anyone going to Rann of Kutch should at least take out 1 day and stay at this property
It is one of the most beautiful properties I have been to at that price and was spread over a huge area. They had a private beach to it and that was the first area we went to after we arrived and it is generally open to resort guests till late in the evening. They had Beach Loungers out there where one could relax with the cold winter wind blowing.
Spacious and Tastefully Done Cottages
The cottage was amazing and had all the facilities to it including refrigerator and tea/coffee maker. The bed was Kingsize and very comfortable. The decor as well as the entire interior was very tastefully done. The cottages were surrounded by lush green gardens and especially at night with all the lighting, the place looked so beautiful.
Great Food at The Restaurant
Their restaurant had both a inside and outside sitting area. The outside sitting area had a great ambience for a romantic dinner but being slightly cold we were advised to dine inside. They serve only vegetarian food but the food we ate was simply outlandish and this not expect such good North Indian food in Gujarat
Huge Swimming Pool with Lovely Views
They also had a huge swimming pool and I almost wonderer that why would a property with private beach have one. But looking at that pool with crystal clear water we could not resist ourselves and plunged into it even though the weather was slightly chilly. Along with the pool, they also have an activity center for kids and a games room.
For Couples and Family
The resort is not only perfect for a romantic getaway but is also perfect in case one wants to go out with their family. It has facility for everyone. They have a huge walking area, they have a mini golf course, there is swimming pool, games center and a beautiful vibe around it with both the interiors as well as exteriors such artistically done.
Our short time at the property was over in a day's time as we were booked next day at Rann of Kutch but we had only wished that our stay here could have been a little longer. Away from the maddening crowd with very few guest and a great service, this is surely a property for all to visit if in and around Mandvi.
Best Time to Visit : During Rann Utsav from November to February
Distance : Roughly 120 Kms from Dhordo Village
Cost for Two : Around 4000 INR without Breakfast