PART 5 OF 5 – Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; KOMBO BEACH HOTEL

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Kombo – One of the Best Beach Hotel Locations!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; we have always found the best bar and restaurant along the beach is ‘Sailor Boy’ (‘Sailors’, for short) where the local beer is 50 Dalasi per bottle (£1.00) and they have an excellent wooden structured balcony with a thatched roof which stretches out above the beach towards the sea surrounded by palm trees. The food here is also very reasonable and very tasty, especially after a hard day’s sunbathing and a few beers; this is an excellent location.

PART 4 OF 5 – Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; KOMBO BEACH HOTEL

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Kombo – One of the Best Beach Hotel Locations!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; never choose a sun-bed frontline as you will be pestered all day long by the numerous touts selling their wares which can be rather tiresome after the first day. They are controlled by the hotel security and only one tout is allowed to talk to one hotel guest at once.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; there are also the ‘fruit ladies’ who will serve you delightful fresh fruit prepared on a plate for between 200–350 Gambian Dalasi (£4.00-£7.00). Our favourite lady is ‘Isha No.18’; who we have remained loyal to on each of our visits as she tends to give more fruit than the others. Likewise, ‘Aladin’ will also do a special price for freshly made fruit drinks and smoothies if you remain his loyal customer.

PART 3 OF 5 – Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; KOMBO BEACH HOTEL

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Kombo – One of the Best Beach Hotel Locations!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; the Kombo Beach Hotel is not an all-inclusive but once you have had your breakfast which is included, the remainder of the day can be spent eating and drinking in the numerous reasonably priced bars along the beachfront.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; there are four accommodation blocks to this resort; the first one which overlooks the pool suffers from excessive noise from the entertainment which is close-by. Blocks 2 & 3 are ideal and just a short walk to the restaurant for breakfast and less than a minute’s walk from your sun-bed on the beach to your room, (if you happen to have forgotten something!) We have never stayed in Block 4 as it always appears to be slightly too far away from the restaurant and there is no immediate or direct access to the beach.

PART 2 OF 5 – Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; KOMBO BEACH HOTEL

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Kombo – One of the Best Beach Hotel Locations!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; whilst the hotel has its own health and beauty salon, it also has its own supplies shop, however, there are a number of small shops immediately outside the entrance to the hotel (but do not expect British type supermarket!) There are also plenty of currency exchange outlets which offer better deals than the hotel reception for exchanging currency. In fact, we always get a slightly better deal at the shops (under-the-counter!) than the currency exchange bureaus.

PART 1 OF 5 – Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; KOMBO BEACH HOTEL

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Kombo – One of the Best Beach Hotel Locations!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; whilst we have visited other hotels along the coastline we have always returned to the Kombo Beach Hotel every time we have gone on holiday to Gambia. It is ideally located for the beach and it has all the attractions and amenities around the resort. The main taxi rank for the area is immediately outside the front gate and all locations are listed, together with prices; but beware, the prices are for the green taxis which are predominantly for tourists and are about 3 or 4 times the price of the yellow taxis. You will have a nice pleasant walk to the main road area (about 10 minutes) where you will be able to get one of the yellow taxis for a quarter of the price. Yellow taxis are only permitted to drop-off and not pick-up outside the hotel.