We did not expect Bakotu to be such a relaxing and peaceful place, but we really appreciated the silence and green area. All the sounds from birds and monkeys made our stay very pleasant. We woke up every morning when the monkeys landed on our roof, we kept calling them 7eleven since they came same time every morning.
Outside Sunset Beach Hotel in Kotu you need to go and find Ousman the Ferryman down on the beach. He runs the fastest ferry cross Kotu stream at high tide and arranges interesting trips around Gambia and to Senegal as well.
Hi has a great knowledge in Gambian history, we learned a lot during our trips.
There is no rush and he let you take your time, he was very patient also with our not always so co-operative children.
The Ferryman really lighted up our holiday, we felt in very good hands and our vacation would not have been the same without Ousman, his dedication for the country and great experience of the same gave us the extra gold shade that is not to be taken for granted no matter where you travel.
One of the high lights of our trips was the one to Tanji, to see when the fishing boats comes in was a colorful experience of one kind.
We had an excellent holiday, the weather was good and the beaches long. After the first days of some hustles we only enjoyed the open and friendly Gambian people, we made some friends that we will keep in our hearts for life.
Even though traveled around during many years this was the first country to leave with tears in my eyes, the only solution for me is to start planning for our next trip to Gambia-and I really hope that it will be really soon.
- 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