We chose Gambia because it was supposedly guaranteed sunshine and we weren't let down. The whole week we were there it was 35C with a nice breeze and great sunshine- A dry heat not the sweating your conkers off type of heat!
The Hotel was great, set in a little piece of forest/jungle over looking right on to the Atlantic coast, only 20 mtrs from the beach. The grounds play host to a large array of amazing birds, lizards and Monkeys! - I think that helps with the mosquito and other bugs because we didn't get bitten once - indeed we barely even saw a bug!
We stayed in a beach Front house which is highly recommended if you want the romantic experience
The atmosphere in the hotel was very friendly, the spa was great and the food and hotel service was generally very good. Special thanks to Ouzman B (Smiley) & Samba who really looked after us.
Given the majority of Gambian's live on or below the poverty line, their kindness and enthusiasm is amazing and it certainly puts in to perspective your own position. We felt safe, if a little uneasy at first only because everybody wants to talk to you! - there is the odd bumster who wants to try and sell you something with an interesting pitch, but the majority simply want to be friendly and learn about what is going on in the rest of the world.
Highly recommend the 4in 1 day tri with Edge tours - The guides were great and the trip gives you a real insight into Gambian life.
The £ was strong when we went so everything including the hotel seemed great value for money
Overall a highly recommended stay in both Gambia and the Coco Ocean
The Beach house are expensive, but worth the experience. The walls are a little thin but the place i...
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