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Liveliest resort

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Liveliest resort

Hi

Normally go to baga in goa fancy a change can anyone tell me which resort has the most bars & restraunts as we like a lively atmosphere.

Thanks

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1. Re: Liveliest resort

Kololi known as Senegambia and or The Strip.

More than 25 bars / restaurants within staggering distance of beach and hotels. A lot have entertainment of some sort. Plenty of others a short walk or taxi ride away too. Plenty to have a go at.

Edited: 04 September 2013, 14:28
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2. Re: Liveliest resort

The strip is sedate lively not lively lively. If you follow me.

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The strip is more like candolim rather than baga if that helps

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4. Re: Liveliest resort

I agree with post 3. Like Candolim for bars & restaurants but nowhere near as much shopping - in fact, other than the odd supermarket, virtually non existent in the evenings. Still lovely though.

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5. Re: Liveliest resort

Hi there, and welcome to the Gambia forum.. as other ex Goa-goers have said you won't find a "Baga Road/Titos Lane" equivalent in TG but the "senagambia strip" is the closest with plenty of bars and restaurants. As in Goa you will find many cuisines - Chinese, Pizza, great steaks and fish, Lebanese, Indian, Italian and great local food too, with prices to suit all pockets... mmm cannot wait until Dec to re-aquaint my taste-buds with chicken Domada; fish Benechin, and chichen Yassa.

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Hi etc. Another goanite here like trev d. Definitely stay in the strip area for the liveliest part. Look at holiday beach club where trev d stayed cos its very central but cheaper than the Senegambia. We r staying there in November. When we were there in march we stayed in the djeliba which was good for what we paid and you can walk to the strip or palma rima area from there so you get the best of both worlds. I am sure you will have a grill time wherever you stay. Try poco loco and kunte kinte beach bars as they are both very similar to the shacks in goa except you don't get slung off your bed cos the police are coming lol.

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7. Re: Liveliest resort

Hi

Thanks everyone just a couple more questions please.How would you compare prices to goa to eat and drink(price of a beer).Is the beech nice and is early jans weather warm as wife likes it hot and not to cool in the evenings.

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There seems to be a lot of us Goanites heading to Gambia.Chose a hotel bear the strip.I've stopped in Senengambia hotel in past and it's in a great location just too pricy for my liking.We've chosen the Sunswing for January trip a its right on the beach and within walking distance of bars restaurants casino.Some like to be away from the hustle and bustle but it's sounds like you want to be where the 'action ' is if your a traveller to Baga.

Goa for me is getting too pricy with too many restrictions being imposed and the short flight and no time difference and all day sun makes Gambia a very close rival to Goa.

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Be sure to visit Kuntehkinteh beach bar like other's have said.We had a ball last time we visited.Dont expect the beaches to be lined up with shacks as in Goa either but the ones available are really good.Also found tThe Gambia to be a bit cleaner.Toilets etc.

Hard to deny the hospitality of the Gambian people.

http://youtu.be/kYJRl7gFkCU

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10. Re: Liveliest resort

I think most folk would agree that when comparing like for like eateries Gambia prices are a bit more expensive than Goa. We budget about £20 to £25 per person per day for food & drink (not stinting on either!) although many regulars eat far more cheaply. Similarly starred hotels are generally of a better standard in Gambia than Goa. Three star Goa would probably be 2 star in Gambia - eg HBC in Gambia is much better than Silver Sands in Candolim.

We now find the cost of the initial package holiday is cheaper for Gambia so the overall cost is about the same - in fact probably cheaper in Gambia when the £100 cost of an Indian visa is taken into consideration. The much shorter flight, no time difference and no visa hassle easily swings it for us. We loved Goa but can't see us returning now we've found Gambia.

The beach in Gambia is lovely but the sea is not too safe for swimming so please do your homework. Paddling to waist height is enough for me. As already stated, Gambia is cleaner than Goa. Bumsters can be a bother (although we've not suffered any real problem with them) but if you coped with Anjuna market then you'll find them a doddle. Banjul airport is an absolute breeze compared with Dabolim & is quick, clean & relatively efficient!

Daytime weather is very similar in January - lovely & warm, with a light breeze in the day but cooler in the evenings - a light cardie or wrap will usually suffice. The up side of that is nights are far more comfortable for sleeping & aircon isn't really needed, although of course that is always a personal choice.

Hope you decide to give Gambia a try - if so then I'm sure you'll find this forum incredibly helpful so keep on asking questions & reading the posts.

Edited: 05 September 2013, 12:39