Inspired Resorts

We at the Serai Resorts are inspired by each of the destinations chosen for our properties. We have experienced the indigenous characteristics of each place and the unique lessons that they have to offer. We have designed our resorts in such a way that our guests can get the most out of their luxury experiences with us, and make fond memories which will last a lifetime.

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Inspired by Coffee
Chikmagalur
Welcome to the world of coffee! Here you can walk through the lush green coffee plantations surrounding our luxurious property and learn even more about your favourite beverage. Take in the aroma of of our freshly picked coffee beans and understand the process of creating the freshest brews which are celebrated throughout the country. Relish the memories from this experience and become a coffee connoisseur with the help of our experts. Pure, unadulterated bliss.
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Inspired by the Jungle
Bandipur
Nestled comfortably in the cradle of the Western Ghats, one can hear the sounds of the wild all around. Indeed in the lap of luxury, our guests can enjoy the view of the Nilgiris right from the comfort of their rooms. Fully furnished with wildlife decor to seamlessly connect with the great outdoors, our rooms offer a truly authentic Bandipur experience. Venture out into the wilderness if you wish and you might be lucky enough to spot the Royal Indian Tiger in all her glory.
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Inspired by the Waterfront
Kabini
At The Serai Kabini you have a little slice of heaven all to yourself with our rooms opening out to the flowing river. The watery horizon is dotted with islets and the landscape merges gently with the most stunning sunrises you have ever had the privilege to see. Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna from the comfort of your room as the banks of the river Kabini are rich in wildlife. We even have oars placed in every room to bring the river to the decor, perfect to get you in the mood for our many water based activities offered at the property.
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Inspired by the Andamans
Barefoot Havelock
Make magical memories in the Andamans and coast along the pristine blue waters for a relaxing ocean getaway. The rustic feel of our eco friendly property is in perfect harmony with our surroundings. Walk barefoot through the soft, white sands to explore your adventurous side and relish the freshest catch of the day served right at your doorstep. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

The Brand Vision

We at The Serai and Barefoot Resorts believe that each of our property destinations are lands of immense inspirational value. Our vision is for each of us to imbibe in our guests the same sense of inspiration by giving them a complete experience, and sharing all the bliss which our land has to offer. Last but not least, we strive to make our guests become destination endorsers themselves.

The Brand Mission

We will, through all that we do, all that we say, and all that we deliver, strive to create wonderful memories for our guests. We believe that we are the best storytellers of the destination as we are deeply inspired by our surroundings. We shall respect it, conserve it and do everything possible to preserve it. We shall serve one and all as though they were visitors to our home. We will tell our stories in different ways for our guests to hear, cherish and remember us and our services.

Coffee Day Enterprises LTD.

Almost 150 years of growing coffee makes us, you’ll agree, an expert.

Coffee, as many of us know, was introduced by the British in the cooler climes of India. We imbibed this refreshing tradition when we incorporated Coffee Day Global Limited in 1993.Soon after, we opened our first cafe in Bengaluru in 1996. Ours was a new vision—one where coffee was more than just any beverage. It was a cup that brought coffee aficionados, budding coffee drinkers, and well, friends together over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Today, our subsidiary Coffee Day Global Limited has established the largest footprint of cafe outlets across India—in more than 200 cities. Apart from an Indian presence, we have spread our cafes across Austria and The Czech Republic.Officially, we are Cafe Coffee Day. To our biggest customers—our young fan base— we’re simply CCD. Our forays into diverse businesses are marked by the same passion and thinking with which we started Cafe Coffee Day.
We were founded to share the beautiful hills of Coffee Country with many more guests.
Corporate Social Responsibility
A responsible future, together. We invite our guests to help us protect our planet.
We firmly believe that the way forward lies in giving back. Every step we take is carefully considered for its impact on the environment, the species of fauna and flora around, and the local people. In conjunction with building our resorts, we build and fortify the natural resources around, offering opportunities to the people, and strengthening the bio-diversity in every region we enter. As usual, we believe in our work speaking for itself. So here are some examples of our efforts to give back, and many more will be visible when you visit the resort itself.
Employment
Over 80% of our resort staff is taken from the local populace. We train and employ them in our estates, factories and resorts. On exhibit in our interiors are some beautiful pieces of handicrafts made by the destitute and physically challenged. In addition to increasing local talent and employment opportunities, we realize their untapped potential. Exotic local dishes and the genuine warmth they bring to the table are assets we are proud of.
Education
These children surrounding our properties are our future. We sponsor many needy cases and support local school activities like picnics and excursions.
Local Enterprise
Indigenous materials are generously used in our building. Waste wood from the plantations have been extensively used for the interiors and furniture. Many local touches from the Kadu Kallu stone work to the thatched roofs are sprinkled across our properties. In addition, we create a thriving local marketplace, by sourcing vegetables, poultry, dairy and farm products from villages surrounding the resort.
Working with the Forest Department
We keep an open house and a ready helping hand for those who look after our forests. We support the Forest Department in any endeavour they attempt - for example, we supported them with our vehicles during the 3 months when patrolling was necessary to prevent forest fires.
Eco-friendly vehicles and generators
In keeping with our love of the forests, we use our own state-of-the-art vehicles, low on noise and emissions. The power generators meet the most stringent noise levels specified by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF).
Water recycling and treatment
Waste water from our resorts is filtered and recycled to irrigate vegetation in and around each resort, being the main source of water for our gardens and trees and greenery around. Water treatment too is an important function to avoid seepage into our pristine surroundings. At The Serai Kabini, for example, our management of waste water is critical to protect the Kabini River and ecosystem from contamination.
Rain water harvesting
Our scientific rain water harvesting systems add to our overall reservoir of water, along with increasing the ground water table. We also plant foliage which requires minimal water input. Our aim is to be entirely independent of external water sources.
Waste management
The sewage treatment plant manages all waste water from the resort, which is treated and then used in gardening. A solid waste management system was introduced to ensure reduction and responsible degeneration of wastes.
Eco-friendly materials
The eco-friendly bin-liners used in rooms are made of materials which bio-degrade at a rate similar to pure cellulose (natural waste plant matter), leaving no harmful residues. We endeavour to use recycled paper in all our branding communication materials and guest handouts. We intensely promote the minimal use of plastics. And those which are necessary are accumulated and disposed responsibly in areas where they are reused or recycled.
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Guest Reviews
Bandipur
"Bandipur Trip"
Went to Serai Bandipur last week. Stayed their for a day though. It's really good. We were really overwhelmed by their hospitality. It's located inside the forest. A very quite and calm place to spend a weekend.
Payel R
April 2017
Chikmagalur
"Perfect destination if in Chikmanglur"
If you are in Chikamagalur, then you have to be at THE SERAI. Everything was just so perfect at this place. This place is owned by Cafe Coffee Day and the resort is surrounded by coffee plants and various trees and plants in acres of land. We had a pool villa which was very beautiful and i have to mention the hospitality of the staffs specially the chef was amazing, the chef personally asked us every single time for our meals and would make it to perfection which was simply very great. One can also hire bicycle or can learn archery at this place. Very nice experience for us and would definitely visit this place again.
Prateek, Kolkata - India
April 2017
Kabini
"Super Staff and Great Property!"
The resort is located on the banks of the Kabini next to the JLR resort. You can be rest assured of being cut off from the hustle of the city once you check-in. All the rooms overlook the river, since it was a pretty bad summer this time, one really had to strain the eyes to sight the water! But I'm told, post a good monsoon, the river comes literally up to the edge of the resort. Would definitely want to visit then! The rooms were spacious enough for our family of three and there's enough to keep one occupied for a couple of days. The staff was absolutely amazing, it would be unfair to name any one of them as all of them were equally great - from the front office, to the restaurant, the housekeeping, the guides, the valets, the boatman, everyone. The FOM - Nixon, doubles up as the jungle safari guide and is a great tracker! Got my first sighting of a predator (a leopard) courtesy him alone. Would return, probably when it's not so hot and there's more water in the river.
Sujith N
April 2017
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