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Tranquil place with mysthic atmosphere

We got to Joyal from Saly in a sept place, which was an extraordinary experince itself. We got off... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Opava, Czech Republic
Lovely place to spend a morning

We stopped off here on our way back to dakar. You access the island by bridge which has lots of... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2017
jo l
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Island of made of shells with a small community of both Muslims and Christians; the mixed graveyard is worth a wander. Piroque rides are available to, from, and around the islands, but a nicer idea was a walk over the wooden bridge to the island,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katharina S
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The island is connected to Joal town by a bridge that brings you into the magical atmosphere of Fadiouth. Enjoy the silence in the cristian/muslim cemetery, still used today and placed just near a stunning laguna. To be visited if in the nearby!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Figaro_AB
Reviewed June 7, 2018

After paying for our tickets to visit Shell Island and the town of Fadiouth, we were assigned Paul, an English-speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and certainly very personable. We took a "dug-out" (a rather long canoe) to the island but walked back to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Trup
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I was not sure what to expect when joining this tour. I was told about the little crabs that were scurrying for shelter when movement was detected, but our guide Eduardo showed us much more than that. First the gondol ride to the island with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TorbenJ87
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We got to Joyal from Saly in a sept place, which was an extraordinary experince itself. We got off at the station and then it is adviseable to take a taxi, or better to say just wave your hand and virtually any car pulls over....More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank tomajzlik
Reviewed December 1, 2017

My trip to Joal Fadiout was great. I had a tour guide by the name of Edourd who is a local and he was amazing at explaining the history of the island and everything the island is facing today. We took a boat ride over...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank 424kent
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Interesting place, but be obliged to take a guide who leads you along all the 'shops' it is a bit of tourist trap.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chrismattijssen
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We stopped off here on our way back to dakar. You access the island by bridge which has lots of birds flying around. All of the paths and some of the brickwork on the island is made of shells. Our tour walked us through the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jo l
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Easily combined with an hour around 5pm to see the fishing boats returning on the Mbour beach . Fadiouth is fairly unique with its Muslim/Catholic cemetery and streets covered in shells , and stopping to see the fish being smoked in Joal is quite an...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank ConcordeFlash
Reviewed January 30, 2016

I suggest if you want to join in the famous church meeting with gospel and tam tam music then Sunday AM is the best . This is also the day of the " Champs Elysées " ; as they call their weekly flea market .The...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank sugarandspice2
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