Located in a quiet and tranquil area in Toubakouta, this property (formerly Domaine Les Palétuviers) is an ideal place to relax and unwind, or use as a base to explore the surrounding region.
Our Expert Opinion
"I was really impressed with the pool and quirky restaurant areas, perfect for a lazy day listening to the sounds of the resident weaver birds, and the unique treehouse, perched in a baobab tree is really special."
- Stacey, Marketing
What we love
- The opportunity to access the Sine Saloum Delta with its amazing birdlife, catching glimpses of local life as you go.
Good to know
- There is a small beauty salon on site offering a range of massage and other beauty treatments.
- A knowledge of French would be beneficial.
The perfect location to relax, and explore!
A tranquil hotel with a unique character, Les Palétuviers Boutique Hotel offers a relaxing and care-free holiday under the hot African sun. Located in the Sine Saloum South region of Senegal next to a saltwater creek, it offers the perfect base for a wide range of excursions on or off the water. Spending an afternoon aboard a traditional pirogue is a popular pastime, which offers a great opportunity to get out and discover the local bird and marine life. On land, pay a visit to the local village of Toubakouta, which will give you a real insight into Senegalese life, along with the chance to experience 'teranga', Senegal's famous hospitality.
Alternatively, guests can relax in the bougainvillea-filled gardens or refreshing circular pool, or sample excellent French cuisine at the hotel’s quirky and colourful restaurant; why not indulge in a soothing massage or other beauty treatment – 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.
Most of the décor is kept to a cool, pale palette, however the restaurant overlooking the water offers a wonderfully bright and interesting 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.