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Sandele Bay Eco-Retreat
Kartong Village
P O Box 4590 Serrekunda
Western Region
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel: +220 449 5887

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Sandele Bay Eco-Retreat is a luxury tourist lodge set in the bush, 100m to the beachfront of Kartong.
Hotel Room Facilities & Services:
14 rooms and suites

Double beds / twin with draping mosquito nets

Living room & dining area


Dressing table & walk-in wardrobe

En-suite shower & composting toilets

Private roof terrace

Solar water heating & electricity

Full room service on request

Maid cleaning of rooms

Beach Cabana
General Facilities & Services:
Restaurant (Pakaya)

Serves local and international cuisine to a high standard. Breakfast included in price.

Swimming pool

Car parking

Airport transfers (extra)

Laundry service

Bureau de change service

Car rental service

Bottled water

24 hour security

Grey water recycling

Rainwater harvesting

Meditation and Yoga sessions
• Massage
• Bird watching
• Kartong Village Excursions
• Permaculture visits
• River and sea fishing
• Beach Net Casting
• Bush Medicine demonstrations
• Bush Walks
• Dancing
• Drumming
• Batik and Tie Dye
• Ecological Building Techniques
• Local volunteering
Sandele Bay Eco-Retreat is run on ethical principles, training and employing the local staff and using local materials wherever possible. It is built using ecological construction techniques introduced from India to The Gambia and is run as a model of sustainability. Their vision is to create a centre of excellence in terms of responsible tourism, sustainability; luxury and peace; where quality, first-rate service and superior cuisine is offered in a manner that maximizes benefit to the local community.

The retreat's 4 domed eco-lodges are one-of-a-kind rounded and domed structures that oddly manage to blend into their background despite their red ochre and yellow roofs. Maximum use is made the windows to allow the suns natural light to illuminate the rooms while using as little electricity as possible.

The private patios are fairly wide with an adjacent plunge pool (shared by 2 suites) to cool off during the hot afternoons. There is also a sturdy deckchair, very wide, soft sunbed and shaded dining area where you can eat you meals al-fresco style.

The other 10 standard rooms do not have a plunge pool.

The Sandele's luxury suites are generous in size while the wooden beds are more than adequate to sleep two persons on its fine, Egyptian cotton sheets. The bathroom finishing does not disappoint as it is superb quality with plenty of drawer space beneath the single lever tap wash hand basins for your towels and toiletries.

The in-house Pakaya Restaurant is set on 2 decks and serves good standard international meals as well as local catches such as spiny rock lobster.

Room rates are available on a half-board or full-board basis during the summer and winter holiday season.
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