If you are thinking about booking a holiday here - do it! Fantastic place. Very clean, friendly and secure apartments with a lovely pool. Very relaxed.
We were collected by staff from Summer Grove at the airport promptly. The apartment we had was spacious, with air conditioning and a balcony. The view was not the best I have had but nevertheless we still sat outside on the balcony everyday at some point. We watched the Gambian life go by, watched the vultures coming home to roost and the fruit bats eating from the Paw Paw trees. The beach was only a short walk away.
The staff are all lovely and very helpful, if you want to go on a trip, just ask them, they will accomodate whenever possible. Sometimes we ate breakfast at Summer Grove, sometimes we ate out, both were good and very reasonably priced.
We were approached alot in the town and the beaches but a polite 'No thank you' is a good way dealing with them but do try and engage with the local people, learn about their culture as they are very friendly, happy people.
A good trip out is on a boat trip through the mangrove creeks, watching the beautiful pelicans, herons, paraquets and other birds and finishing with a nice cool drik or a meal. Good food to try is the local Benchin dish of Barracuda and rice or Lady Fish.
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