We spent 5 perfect nights at the Royal Lodge.
We chose the `hut` with its own swimming pool.
This worked well as there were quite a few children using the other pool. We also swam in the sea. The accommodation was spacious with seating area TV well stocked fridge ,tea/coffee and a large jaccuzi bath, seperate toilet. All extremely well maintained.
We enjoyed all our meals in the restaurant. As we like fish it was good to be able to chose the `catch of the day`. The wines were reasonable with prices 12-18 pounds. You could have just a salad or a sandwich for lunch.Room service was also available.
The owner was present most days and always greeted people at their tables on an evening.
Most of the guests were French. Some of the waiters enjoyed being able to practice their English. We quite enjoyed reviving our basic French conversation skills over a cocktail de la jour.
We wandered the beach, watching them bringing in the fishing nets. We visted a nearby hotel. We befriended one of the local lads DAVID who sold object d`art on the beach. He was extremely pleasant and informative. Not at all like the bumsters we had experienced in the Gambia. The hotel arranged a trip for us into the mangrove swamps. Bewarned it gets very hot and theres no where to get shade.
The journey to and from the Gambia was an experience. As we were accompanied the whole way and travelled in a 4 wheel drive we didnt have any probs. However as I preferred Senegal to the Gambia I would chose to fly directly to DaKar on a future visit
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Royal Palmarin
- Hotel Le Royal Lodge Senegal/Palmarin