The Gambia is the perfect holiday destination. Just a five hour flight from the UK, and with no time difference, it offers endless sunshine, beautiful beaches and all the attractions of a tropical paradise. But are there any good places to stay? What are the hotels in Gambia like?
The good news is that you’ll have lots of choice, whether you’re travelling on a tight budget,looking for total luxury or in need of a peaceful retreat.
There are plenty of cheap rooms to let in apartment complexes as well as affordable hotels in The Gambia. These are mainly located in and around the country’s largest city, Senegambia, or its capital Banjul. And just because you’re on a budget, you don’t have to compromise – there are lots of apartments close to the beach or in a quiet, peaceful location.
There are a number of beautiful hotels in Gambia, ranging from small boutique hotels to large complexes. Many have been in business for twenty years or more, whilst new hotels are opening all the time. Someare set in their own beautiful grounds, with pools, restaurants and spa facilities. They often have wireless internet and credit card facilities, so you don’t ever have to leave the complex.
However, The Gambia has so much to offer that if you stay at your hotel the entire time, you’ll definitely miss out! Many hotels offer excursions such as shopping market trips, visits to nature reserves or cruises down the river – make sure you give them a try.
If you want to avoid the main tourist areas, enjoy some peace and quiet, and experience more of the ‘real’ Gambia, you could try a lodge.Some are located on the banks of the River Gambia. You could spend your days fishing from a private jetty, watching the sun set over the river, bird watching from the terrace or visiting local villages and wildlife parks.
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