How to enjoy a luxury holiday in The Gambia

While The Gambia may not spring to mind when planning your next luxury escape, you’ll be surprised at the opportunities to indulge this tiny West African country presents. Here are all the ways you can enjoy a luxury holiday in The Gambia in 2020. 

Enjoy fine dining at Ngala Lodge

A boutique, adult-only hotel perched on a series of cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, Ngala Lodge repeatedly wins TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award, ranking it as the number one place to stay in The Gambia!

If the peaceful ambience, attentive service and fabulous infinity pool here aren’t enough to satisfy your craving for luxury, the hotel’s renowned elevated restaurant is the icing on top of the cake.

Indulge in delicious dishes as you watch the chefs at work, before dropping in at the new cocktail bar to make the most of the stunning vistas.

Unwind at Coco Ocean’s indulgent spa

One of the most luxurious hotels in The Gambia, Coco Ocean Resort & Spa is best known for its world-class, adult-only spa, covering 1,800 square metres. A serene and calming atmosphere lingers here, with a steam room, sauna, fitness room, ice plunge pool and Thalassotherapy pool all at your disposal. Guests who travel with The Gambia Experience also receive a 15% discount on full-priced treatments!

Not only this, Coco Ocean’s idyllic location on an unspoilt stretch of beach, just 2.5km from the lively resort of Kololi, will guarantee your holiday is far more than just a spa retreat.

Enjoy some barefoot luxury at Mandina Lodges

Tucked away in the African bush on a mangrove-lined tributary of the River Gambia, Mandina’s beautifully designed lodges, both on and off the river, are the perfect place to reconnect with Mother Nature without needing to ‘rough it’.

Beyond the free-form pool, with its canopied day beds, each guest is assigned one of Mandina’s expert guides, allowing you to explore the forest on foot or the mangroves by canoe, learning about the exotic flora and fauna as you go.

Soak up sensational sunsets at White Horse Residence 

Small and welcoming, and blessed with stunning ocean views, White Horse Residence offers some of the most mesmerising sunsets in The Gambia – best enjoyed from the tropical, immaculate gardens.

With only eight rooms, and a distinctly homely feel, it’s the perfect base for a romantic getaway. What’s more, children under the age of 12 are not permitted, a feature which only adds to the hotel’s peaceful, luxurious atmosphere.

Visit to view The Gambia Experience’s full collection of luxury holidays or call 01489 866 939 to chat to their expert team.

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