Hotels in The Gambia

Posted on March 28, 2012 by Joanna Baker under hotels in Gambia


Hotels in the Gambia

The standards and quality of accommodation in The Gambia has improved dramatically over the last few years, many new properties have sprung up and there is now every type of property to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxurious hotels through to basic African style properties.

Choosing the correct hotels will make the difference between a great holiday and a fabulous holiday and we want you to have an unforgettable experience, so allow us to describe some of the hotels features which may help you when deciding where to stay.

Family Friendly Hotels… although Gambia is not always a families first thought when planning a holiday, Gambia is in actual fact a lovely destination for kids. Not only do they learn about the different cultures, the adventures they can experience are endless. Many hotels will offer a child price or a family room, and we would recommend the following hotels, mainly due to their location to the beach and also offer an excellent choice of activities and entertainment, The Kombo Beach, The Senegambia, the Laico Atlantic and the Sunbeach are all perfect for families.

Lively Hotels….When we say lively, we don’t mean crazy, however you may want a property which has lots of entertainment, a lively atmosphere and and offers a more active holiday, The Kombo Beach and The Sheraton Gambia are large hotels offering all of the above, also the Palma Rima and Ocean Bay hotels offer plenty of activities and are well placed for the beach and a good base to explore the countries many excursions too.

Small Hotels…many of Gambia’s hotels offer a quiet ambience and give you the opportunity to relax completely and immerse yourself into the local community and see the wonderful wildlife up close. The Mandina Lodges in the Makasutu forest are perfect for exactly that, or more central is the African Village, which is a small but perfectly formed hotel, offering lovely accommodation in a thriving community. Many of the smaller hotels really make an effort to ensure your stay is perfect, so what the lack in luxury, they certainly make up for in service.

Luxury Hotels…There has been a massive increase over the years of luxurious hotels popping up, and Gambians have learned very quickly how to produce the most perfect hotels. Each hotel has a its own individual appeal, particular style and facilities. The Coco Ocean has got to be the most luxurious hotel in Gambia, stunning service and fabulous food. The Ngala Lodge is a slightly smaller hotel offering a personal service not seen anywhere else and The Karaiba is a long, well established hotel offering a multitude of facilities and excellent standards.

There are many hotels in Gambia now, and we recommend a little bit of leg work and research to make sure you pick the hotel that will serve your needs best. All are so different from one, another and all special in their own special way.


About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed)

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