Spa Days in Senegambia
Louise Thomas is lucky enough to experience the spa facilities of top hotels in both Senegal and The Gambia, firstly Lamantin Beach in Saly and then Coco Ocean in Brufut.
Louise Thomas works in
our public relations
department. Read her
experiences in luxurious spas
in Senegal and The Gambia.
Just a stone’s throw from the large feature pool, I
made my way through to the impressive spa
centre at the stylish Lamantin Beach hotel. Small
and intimate, its elegant surroundings were
beautifully designed and the light heavenly scents
added to the irresistible tranquillity. I was greeted
by friendly English speaking staff who presented
me with an extensive list of treatments using
techniques based on ancient principals of
Chinese energy medicine.
The circular thalassotherapy spa looked
tempting, however having opted for a luxury full
body massage, I was led through to one of the
surrounding treatment rooms. One hour later, I
floated out of Lamantin’s spa and its serene
surroundings, feeling completely relaxed with a
strong sense of well being and a desire to return.
My next trip to West Africa, involved escorting a
press group to The Gambia to introduce the
wide-ranging choice of holidays available,
including our newest luxury hotel - Coco Ocean
Resort & Spa. On arrival, we were treated to a
complimentary foot massage within the hotel’s
impressive 1800 sq metre spa facility which
included a thalassotherapy pool, sauna, plunge
pool, fitness centre and relaxation lounges.
Its magnificent architectural features and opulent
Moroccan influences were inspiring, and its
location by the palm fringed beach, perfect.
Offering nine ocean-view treatment rooms, the sounds of lapping waves added to the whole
With an endless choice of treatments and
specialist therapists on hand, I was definitely going
to book up some more, and so next on my list was
an exfoliating hammam. This traditional
Moroccan steam bathing and cleansing routine
has been used over the centuries for deep
exfoliation, detoxification and moisturising and left
me feeling incredibly refreshed and invigorated.
If you are in need of a day of pampering whilst
holidaying in either Senegal or The Gambia, the
serene soundings, superb service, choice of
treatments and idyllic locations of Lamantin
Beach and Coco Ocean Resort & Spa are not to