A tranquil hotel with a unique character, Les Palétuviers (formerly Domaine Les Palétuviers) offers a relaxing holiday under the hot African sun. Located in the Sine Saloum South region of Senegal next to a saltwater creek, it offers a wide range of excursions on or off the water. Spend an afternoon aboard a traditional pirogue, discovering the local bird and marine life, or visit the local village of Toubakouta, which will give you a real insight into Senegalese life and the chance to experience 'teranga', Senegal's famous hospitality.
Alternatively, relax in the gardens or pool, sample excellent French cuisine at the hotel’s quirky restaurant, or indulge in a soothing massage – the choice is yours!
Thatched bungalows, or perhaps a treehouse?
Over the last couple of years, the hotel has undergone a period of refurbishment to its pool and restaurant areas, as well as within some of the rooms. These are of a good size and are mainly housed in thatched roofed bungalows or buildings set amongst the trees. Plus, the most recent addition to the accommodation is the Baobab Suite, a treehouse giving you the chance to sleep in comfort amongst the branches of a baobab tree, with spectacular views over the creek and the mangroves.
The restaurant overlooking the water offers a wonderfully bright setting. Here, you can enjoy European and Senegalese cuisine complemented by French wines.
Transfer time from Banjul to Toubakouta: 3 hours
The transfer from Banjul includes a river crossing of approximately 40 minutes. If only staying at Les Palétuviers, your first night will be spent in The Gambia.
As in any destination, we would not recommend walking in remote areas after dark.