Enjoy boutique luxury in The Gambia

Updated on Oct 24, 2019 by Alastair McClymont

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Add a touch of luxury to your holiday in The Gambia by choosing to stay at one of our fantastic and rewarding boutique luxury properties.

Some holiday-makers may be surprised at how easy luxury holidays to The Gambia can come, and also how diverse the luxury offerings are across the country. At The Gambia Experience, we have used our specialist knowledge and reputation to work exclusively with the finest properties in the country, spanning a diverse range of luxury characteristics to suit all manner of tastes. 

For many, boutique luxury has the potential to offer the most memorable of holiday experiences, delivering a unique, personal and intimate experience that perhaps larger luxury hotels are unable to provide with the same level of consistency. Fortunately for our customers, we've managed to discover some superb boutique luxury properties in The Gambia, all guaranteed to create a happy and lasting holiday memory in West Africa.


What is boutique luxury?


At The Gambia Experience we like to classify boutique luxury as more personal and intimate, as well as being viewed as unique and chic. When looking for the perfect properties to fit under this category of luxury hotels, we kept our eye out for features such as fewer rooms, more personal touches, accessible and rewarding facilities, great cuisine and a stunning location. The rooms are important to us too, and in the properties within this category, you'll find wonderful features and effortless comfort throughout, often with a choice of unique upgrades - perfectly slotting into the realms of boutique luxury.

Dining is another key ingredient in adding a touch of luxury to a holiday in The Gambia. All three of our boutique luxury properties provide wonderful dining experiences: Ngala Lodge has become renowned for its incredible restaurant, inspired by British chef Jonathan Groves who has helped to produce one of the finest places for dining in the country. Leo's Beach Hotel is another property with a great reputation for good food, with menus created and often prepared by its owners, while White Horse Residence serves up simpler, freshly prepared meals making use of local ingredients, enjoyed in the most majestic of settings.


Our boutique luxury properties


Ngala Lodge

Enjoying an incredible location high above a peaceful and picturesque cove, built on a stretch of cliffs that overlook the endless waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Ngala Lodge encompasses everything that entails a boutique luxury escape and certainly deserves its excellent customer feedback. You'll enjoy attentive yet laid-back service, unique features throughout, hand-crafted quality in your accommodation, manicured lawns and stunning views. On top of this, you can enjoy some of the finest food in The Gambia, a chance to relax in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and romantic strolls along the sand at low tide; this is surely one of the finest boutique hotels in West Africa.

Find out more about Ngala Lodge here.


Leo's Beach Hotel

Contemporary, stylish and innovative; three perfect words for describing Leo's Beach Hotel, a small, family-run property overlooking the deserted beach and stunning expanse of the Atlantic. This adult-only contemporary boutique property has consistently been rewarded by TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence, so it is safe to say that it has a very good pedigree. The spacious gardens and stunning views enjoyed from its elevated location make Leo's a tranquil haven of peace and quiet. The pool is impressive, and comes complete with a Jacuzzi corner, while the spacious, bright and modern rooms - of which there are only six, promising an extremely exclusive experience - enjoy lovely views, all ensuring a relaxing and rewarding boutique experience.

Find out more about Leo's Beach Hotel here.


White Horse Residence

Offering the ultimate intimate and relaxing boutique holiday experience, the small and welcoming lodges found at White Horse Residence, run by friendly German owner Peter, present a fantastic and personal luxury experience. Styled on an African lodge, White Horse's elevated position affords some superb views across its gardens to the ocean, stretching beyond a welcoming and unspoilt beach just a short walk from the property. The pleasant bar provides refreshments around the stunning pool, all the while soaking up the incredible views and sunsets that make White Horse so popular. You'll also enjoy an eco-friendly ethos at this boutique property, with solar-powered heating for the water and no air-conditioning, which is not needed due to the rotunda design of the rooms.

Find out more about White Horse Residence here.


If you'd like to find out more details about treating yourself to a boutique holiday in The Gambia, take a look at our dedicated Luxury Holidays page for some inspiration.


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