Ah! Gambia! I’m still in Africa and this time I visited The Gambia and stayed at one of the best beach resorts in the country – Kololi Beach Resort!
If you are a new follower/reader I am a world traveler looking to travel the world with my Philippines passport. I am now in West Africa exploring The Gambia. I’m only a few more countries before I reach my goal. Hopefully I can do that by next year.
I’m just so happy that Kololi Beach Resort is now a part of this journey and I can’t thank them enough for that. I stayed here with my friend Daniel, also a world traveller. Below are the details of how our stay went.
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Where is Kololi Beach Resort?
Kololi Beach Resort is in a very strategic location which is ideal for me as I need to get around a lot when I travel! It is located in Kerr Serign, Serekunda and has beautiful nature views.
This 9-acre resort offers many recreational activities as well as a beautiful beach that will give you the rest and relaxation you deserve. The villas and rooms are also spacious and the perfect home away from home.
How we enjoyed our short break at Kololi Beach Resort
So I arrived in The Gambia with Daniel and we are very thankful that Kololi Beach Resort hosted us. Of course, as you would expect from a reputable resort, they also have an airport pick-up and drop-off service.
We stayed in their 2 bedroom villa and breakfast was included. There are many things that surprised me when we arrived in the country and at the resort itself. Everyone speaks English so communication is the last thing to worry about.
Apart from that, they also have a laundry service and a money changer. Whether you are in The Gambia for leisure or business, the Kololi Beach Resort caters for all needs.
swimming pools and restaurants
At the resort you can enjoy pools and of course the beach. Their pools are surrounded by nature so you will still feel that cool breeze. There is also food and drink available around the pool, so you can enjoy a poolside meal with your family, friends or partner. Not only that, sometimes they also host a game of water polo. Do you wish to join?
You can easily reach the beach via the stairs. So if you fancy a morning swim at the beach, all you have to do is walk a few steps! However, non-members of Kololi Beach Club do not have access to the grassy beach. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of beach for us to snap some Instagram-worthy photos! Haha
bars and restaurants
At the pool and beach area you will find bars offering various drinks and food. Salt – Bar & Kitchen separates the pool and beach so you can easily reach this bar anywhere. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with international cuisine and a selection of cocktails. In addition, a view of the Atlantic while eating is guaranteed!
In addition to Salt, there is also the Kachadula Bar, located between the Garden of Stones and the Springs Pool. Just a reminder, it’s only open during the day.
As mentioned we stayed in a 2 bedroom villa which is really nice and spacious! It really does feel like a home away from home. Large kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, the whole villa offers enough space to think about life in peace.
Just to give you an overview, the villa amenities are perfect for your next getaway; Master bedroom, living/dining area, internet, safe, private pool and terrace, fully equipped kitchen and daily housekeeping. If you are traveling with a group I am sure you will have a wonderful stay here. We were only two, but it was still unforgettable.
Our stay at Kololi Beach Resort was memorable not only for the fantastic amenities and amazing views, but also for the friendly staff who were so attentive to our every need.
Why stay at Kololi Beach Resort in The Gambia?
It was not high season when we arrived in The Gambia but we expected the resort to be full of guests soon! I was also surprised that the country has a lot of expats and it inspired me to travel and explore more.
Whether you are traveling alone, with friends, your family, your partner or even on a business trip to The Gambia, Kololi Beach Resort should be at the top of your list. You can enjoy both a peaceful and an exciting stay.