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Blue Waters by Serendib

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Front of property - evening/night
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Desk, blackout drapes, WiFi

Overview of Blue Waters by Serendib

Blue Waters by Serendib

3.5 star property

7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
373 Mafco Street, Senga Bay, Salima, 373

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSenga Beach41 min drive
  • Popular LocationLizard Island42 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarving Workshop47 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Salima, Blue Waters by Serendib is in a rural area and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Senga Beach and Lizard Island. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as snorkeling.

What's nearby

  • Senga Beach - 41 min drive
  • Lizard Island - 42 min drive
  • Carving Workshop - 47 min drive
  • Chamare Museum - 47 min drive
  • Kungoni Art Gallery - 47 min drive


  • Local food - 12 min walk
  • Cultural international club - 3 min drive
  • Bimbos - 3 min drive

About this property

Blue Waters by Serendib

3.5-star lodge by the ocean
At Blue Waters by Serendib, you can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. With amenities like a private beach and beach umbrellas, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Stay connected with in-room WiFi (surcharge), and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a bar.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Concierge services, barbecue grills, and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff
Room features
All 50 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, electric kettles, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 15 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 15.00 per 24-hour period)

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Blue Waters Serendib Salima
Blue Waters Serendib
Blue Waters by Serendib Lodge
Blue Waters by Serendib Salima
Blue Waters by Serendib Lodge Salima

Frequently asked questions

Does Blue Waters by Serendib have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Blue Waters by Serendib?

As of Feb 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Waters by Serendib on Feb 9, 2023 start from $100.43, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Blue Waters by Serendib pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Blue Waters by Serendib?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Blue Waters by Serendib?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Blue Waters by Serendib?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Blue Waters by Serendib provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 100 per vehicle applies.

Where is Blue Waters by Serendib located?

Nestled on the beach, this Salima lodge is within 16 mi (25 km) of Senga Beach, Lizard Island, and Lake Malawi.




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8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was amazing and thr place is clean and welcomi
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

8/10 Good


Beautiful setting on the beach, but the property is a little hard to get to if you miss the sing on the main road. Best case is that the last 1km is a dirt road- easy in my four wheel drive, but in a sedan you probably have to go very slowly. A few people used the pool and the lake, but time you lake visit carefully around the goats and cattle herded across the beach- friendly staff and this place had a very local crowd when I stayed
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful Getaway
Really enjoyed our stay with Blue Water. The beach is privately situated and our kids loved the pool.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Friendly staff but limited menu, very bad internet (then completely off after heavy rain), not too good service in terms of response. Location is good. Activities not as great. Overall, we enjoyed the stay, the rooms were spacious - the mattress was bad (dipped in the middle) and the roof leaked through the lights fixture (and other places) during heavy rains. I definitely do NOT regret going, it was a good experience but would not go back.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The rooms were OK but the maintenance was not good, for example, the lock on the door was installed backwards and the lock hardly connected with the door frame. The door was also not a proper fit with space around the edge of the door and the frame where persons could look in if they wanted. The inlet on the lake which fronted the property was polluted and there even appeared to be sewage overflow from the next property into the inlet. A health hazard. There were no warning signs present by the water but in fact peddle boats, etc. The two positive spots were the friendly staff and the good Indian food.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

10/10 Excellent

Mashegwane Patrick

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Loved the experience
Friendly people/staff, going an extra- mile to help & make the stay pleasant
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2019

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Over rated
Clearly over rated, is not worth the price. Amazing landscape. Beautiful amenities. Room is spacious but bad quality construction in general - facilities work sometimes (AC, TV), WiFi is acceptable when it's working. Bad food in the restaurant. Very nice staff despite the clear lack of preparation.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018