Gambia’s Resort Information Part one

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Joanna Baker under gambia resorts

 

Gambia resorts

Kololi

Kololi is Gambia’s liveliest resort and the most established resort too. Fairly relaxed throughout the day and very lively by night. This resort is so well designed that everything is on your doorstep. There is one main area, known locally as “The Strip”. It is three streets of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, all catering for tourists and locals. It is a fun area where everyone gathers on an evening and many of the bars and restaurants are family friendly so you get a great mix of people in this area. There is 2 casinos, a craft market, banks and shops in Kololi too so there are plenty of other activities to spend your time. The beach is long and sandy and there are plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire. The best hotels in this area are The Karaiba, Senegambia, Sarge’s Hotel and Kololi Springs.

Kotu

This resort has really grown over the last few years, with beautiful new hotels and a good selection of new bars and restaurants have been built and now and there is a fabulous golf course nearby. This area gives a more laid back ambience and is definitely a firm favourite with families. The beach is wide, golden sand gently shelving into the Atlantic Ocean, safe shallow waters, perfect for little ones. Birdwatchers will love this resort too, with a massive amount of wild birds in the vicinity of the rivers edge. The most popular hotels in this resort are The Kombo Beach, Bakotu, Sunset beach and Bungalow Beach.

Bakau

Bakau is a wonderful working village located in a perfect spot. Its a perfect destination to see and feel the real Africa, sit and sip a long drink whilst watching local fishermen bring in their catch of the day. Wander around the Gambian market’s and pick up a bargain. You will also enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants, and there is a bank, a supermarket and a post office. Another popular past time is the Kachikally crocodile pool, where you can experience alligators and crocodiles up close and personal, a wonderful experience for all the family. The best hotels in Bakau have to be The African Village and the beautiful Ngala Lodge.

Bijilo

Situated just 5 kilometres south of Kololi, this is the perfect destination for those who wish to escape the lively resort but still have opportunities to visit them if the wish to. The resort is very small, with only a handful of bars and restaurants, however the hotels are fantastic, very high quality and luxurious. There is a beautiful beach with masses of soft golden sand and very few people, very tropical and laid back. There is a few beach bars and cafés but one the whole, totally peaceful. Obviously should you wish for a busier scene, pop along to Kololi where there are masses of shops, bars and cafés and the beauty of this is that the taxis are so cheap and plenty of them. The best hotel in this region is The Coco Beach, Gambia’s most luxurious hotel.

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