An authentic African experience attracts many repeat guests to this small and friendly hotel situated in the bustling village of Bakau.
The ever popular African Village hotel continues to attract a high number of repeat guests each year with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, small intimate layout and imaginatively designed pool with central bar and surrounding sun terraces.One of the main draws,however, is the chance to interact with the local community in the bustling coastal village of Bakau on its doorstep.
Rooms have benefited once again this winter from a facelift. Standard rooms are fairly small and simply furnished, located in bungalows surrounded by colourful plants, creating a traditional Gambian village ambience. Larger, sea view rooms are also available at a supplement with fantastic views of the ocean from their cliff top setting. A limited number of smaller rooms are available for single occupancy at a reduced single supplement.
The restaurant has stunning views from its elevated position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the sea-facing terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy an early evening drink whilst watching the sun set. If you wish to experience more of the local area, there are a number of local bars and restaurants close by as well as a busy market.
There is no natural beach at the hotel but a convenient, sand covered, man-made sunbathing area has been created beside the ocean, complete with sun loungers and parasols, which is reached via steep steps and offers access to the beach at low tide. There is also a massage room if you fancy a relaxing treatment. The pool area boasts a circular bar right in the centre so there's no need to go too far for a refreshing drink.
Offering good value, this small hotel has a central location in the bustling community of Bakau and is ideal for those who prefer a more authentic African experience. The hotel is also popular for educational groups who enjoy the location for the opportunity it offers to discover more about the Gambian way of life.