My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in January. Before we went people were saying things like "don't go anywhere on your own"... What aload of rubbish! Gambia is amazing and beautiful. In all honestly, you will be approached in the street constantly by everyone but take it on the chin, they mean no harm and will go well out of their way to help you or be your guide for the day. Not like in Tunisia for example where I find the locals very intimidating. Gambians are the most friendly and happy people I have ever met, especially for such a poor nation. we met a well known local guide whilst on our stay, his name was Bax and you can usually find him on the strip infront of the hotel. He was our guide for the whole week and he made our trip very special. He tooks us walking through the villages to the crocodile pool one day, a boat trip through the mangroves and to the monkey park another day. He pride himself on his good reputation and was very trustworthy. I would have no issue leaving my wallet with him lol. I highly recommend him and if you see him tell him Matthew and Laura said hi. There aren't words to describe how much we loved our visit to Gambia, if you want an eye opening, relaxed and truly inspiring holiday, then this is the place to go. The hotel was beautiful and not over crowded like the others across the road. The food was lovely and fruit ladies on the beach offer the nicest fruit I have ever tasted. I honestly haven't a bad word to say. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Can't wait to go back again and again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renowned and well established, Bakotu is a small, friendly hotel ideally located in Kotu between the beach and the golf course. Facilities include a small swimming pool, sun and shade terraces, reception, laundry, shop, restaurants and bars. Individually decorated rooms, with comfy beds and either terrace or balcony are grouped around mature gardens. The monkeys, squirrels and birds are great attractions. Ideal for those looking for something a little different with good value for money. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bakotu Hotel Kotu
- Bakotu Hotel Gambia/Kotu