This is a very simple destination. Everything, including all water used in the kitchen, is transported from Banjul by boat. There is no electricity or running water. There are WCs flushed with water from a strategically located bucket. There are no bush showers -- the sea is the best option for washing. If you consider this a deprivation, you should not think of going to Madiyana.
The food is tasty and plentiful but this is not a gourmet experience. There is an adequate choice of drinks, alcoholic and not.
The Lodge is mainly staffed by people from the village of Kajata and you will be able to walk to the village, about 30 minutes away, with one of them. It will give most first worlders a reality check. As in the rest of the Gambia, people are very welcoming
The sandy beach is deserted. So there is no hassle. Further north there is the, unmarked, frontier with Senegal and there are great possibilities for bird watching.
We enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a few quiet days to relax, as long as they do not need their normal creature comforts.