Royal Horizon Baobab Hotel

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Senegal - Saly & La Somone  |  La Somone

This elegant, all-inclusive hotel enjoys a fantastic location nestled between a white sandy beach and the lagoon of La Somone, with plenty of activities as well as opportunity to simply relax.

Our Expert Opinion

"The location of this property is amazing – with sand and sea everywhere you look and stunning flowering gardens to wander through. It provides a wonderful base for an all-inclusive holiday."

- Louise, Marketing 


What we love

  • Stepping from the terrace of your Ocean Front room directly onto the soft, white sand (we highly recommend this upgrade).
  • The lagoon next door offering possibilities for boat excursions to view the amazing birdlife.


Good to know

  • The all-inclusive buffet is very extensive, however you can also choose to eat in the à la carte restaurant with nothing extra to pay.


A stunning location for an all-inclusive getaway

Owned by the Royal Horizons group, this impressive resort is set within beautiful tropical gardens, flanked by a long stretch of sandy beach. The spacious, comfortable rooms are either bungalow-style or located in the main building close to the quiet pool area, and all are decorated in a colourful blend of modern and African décor; we particularly recommend the Ocean Front rooms which open directly onto the sandy beach for a blissful panorama as soon as you wake up.

Your all-inclusive package offers great variety, with dining of a high standard in one of the two restaurants, offering buffet meals and an à la carte alternative with reservation, plus a snack bar. The restaurants and bars, as well as the swimming pools and sunbathing terraces, all have commanding views over the beach or lagoon, with tables arranged both inside and outside to enjoy al fresco dining during the balmy evenings.

This location has everything you need for a holiday as active or as relaxed as you like, as many activities are also included in your package, such as a range of non-motorised water sports on the beach, tennis, squash, volleyball and a varied entertainment programme from the resident team.

Explore some local birdlife

For something different, the lagoon next door is home to some 150 species of birds, with pelicans and flamingos being the most prominent. The sight of these beautiful birds will appeal to everyone, whether you’re a keen twitcher or not, and boat excursions can be arranged for an additional charge.

Transfer time from Blaise Diagne Airport to La Somone: 40 minutes

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


Hotel Facilities

  • Two swimming pools, one quietone lively with children’s pool
  • Sun beds with mattresses, shades & towels
  • Long, private beach
  • 5 bars
  • 2 restaurants plus beach restaurant (buffet/grill lunch only)
  • Discotheque 
  • Massage salon (payable locally)
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting rooms
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Tennis and squash courts, water sports and archery
  • 257 rooms


  • Entertainment team
  • Nightly live music and evening entertainment
  • Scuba lessons
  • Aqua aerobics and water polo
  • Pétanque, archery and table tennis
  • Two tennis courts
  • Pool table
  • Watersports inicluding windsurfing, kayaks and catamarans (motorised at an additional charge)
  • Golf course nearby 

Room Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Bathroom with shower and separate WC
  • 2 pin sockets
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box (payable locally)
  • Bottle of mineral water per room (replenished daily)
  • Minibar (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

  • La Lagune beachfront buffet restaurant
  • Atlantis à la carte restaurant (reservations required)
  • Beachfront snack bar and grill restaurant
  • Room service: Not available
  • Vegetarian options: Available
  • Highchairs: Available

All-inclusive Information

Royal Horizon Baobab Hotel is only available on an all-inclusive basis. The following information outlines what's available through our all-inclusive package.

General Overview

  • Unlimited house wine, local beer and spirits and unlimited soft/hot drinks (10.00 - 23.00)
  • Buffet breakfast (07.00 - 10.30)
  • Buffet lunch (12.30 - 14.30)
  • French teatime with waffles and pancakes (16.30 - 17.30)
  • Buffet dinner (19.30 - 22.00)
  • Bottle of water in room on arrival
  • Organised daytime activities  water aerobics, table tennis, archery etc
  • Evening entertainment programme with live shows

NB: Timings are subject to change; excursions are not included


Rooms at Royal Horizon Baobab Hotel


From £1,315pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Ocean View

From £1,399pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Ocean Front

From £1,595pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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From £1,840pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hotel Restaurants




About the Local Area (Saly)

The resort of Saly is located on the “Petite Côte”, approximately 80 kilometres south of Dakar and 65 kilometres north of the Sine Saloum Delta. Saly is an ideal holiday destination that has long been popular with French and Belgian tourists and as such has a very established feel, with its variety of hotels, palm-fringed sandy beaches, calm clear waters, bars,restaurants, shops and a wide range of activities.

The smaller resort of La Somone is only a short drive from Saly and enjoys an idyllic location beside a stunning lagoon, home to the Réserve de la Somone, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Nearby you can also visit the Bandia Nature Reserve, a small but perfectly formed wildlife park where you can see roaming freely: giraffe,rhino, zebra, ostrich, antelope, buffalo, bush pigs, impala and many other birds and animals. For the more active, both Saly and La Somone have several excellent water sports centres offering a range of activities such as jet-skis, water-skiing, catamarans, kayaks and windsurfing, and several excellent fishing clubs offering world-class deep sea fishing. Quad and buggy tours or horse treks are available in and around the resorts and Saly is home to an attractive 18-hole golf course as well as the Accrobaobab Adventure Park, where you can climb, swing and slide on a series of nets and ropes amongst the baobab trees.


In Saly there are a number of water sports centres located at regular intervals along the bay and several centres offering world-class ocean fishing. Most of the hotels also offer sporting facilities such as table tennis and volleyball.  Saly also has an 18 hole, 72 par golf course, and children and adults alike will enjoy a trip to the Bandia Nature Reserve, where you can see wildlife such as zebra, giraffes and rhino up close, followed by a few hours in the Accrobaobab Adventure Park, where you can climb, swing and slide on a series of nets and ropes amongst the baobab trees. A varied excursion programme is also on offer from each hotel to ensure you see the best of the local area.


In Saly, most of the hotels offer some form of evening entertainment.  There are several nightclubs and discos where you will typically find lots of mirrors, fancy lighting, huge amps and, yes spinning disco balls!  It's in the energetic dancing and music where you will really notice a difference to back home, consisting of African, R&B, Western pop and Techno.  Saly also offers a selection of bars and restaurants within easy reach of the hotels.