Fantastic concept and location, no doubt about that. You are located right on the beach and you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. Bliss. On the beach, if you are lucky, you will meet a cow or two. Except for that, you are on your own. I loved it. Price wise, tree houses (very basic yet charming) are well priced wile the huts are slightly overpriced for what they offer. It is sadly quite typical for the Gambia. The lodge is surrounded by a few quite similar lodges which I am intending to try out next time. The food is good except for the breakfast. Yes, it is very basic but I was glad to have this option. Other food is slightly overpriced for the Gambian standards but still cheap(ish) for Westerners.
My main problem with the place was that it felt a bit neglected. Various members of staff (or visitors?) strolled around, no one really introduced themselves or offered any advice or trips (as the website suggests). There was also no place to relax and sit down outside your hut. There were only two tables occupied constantly by the same people so I had no chance to sit down anywhere and relax. You can do so on the beach, but it was not easy to convince the staff to get me the sunbeds (i.e. old mattresses) . Finally, there is no security whatsoever. Anyone can enter the site and the tree houses do not even have any doors. Luckily Gambia is a safe country but still, a point worth making.
All in all, fabulous idea and location. It just needs a bit of work/tlc to become very good or even exceptional.
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- Also Known As:
- Boboi Beach Hotel Kololi
- Boboi Beach Lodge Gambia/Kololi