The Gambia beckons for Valentine’s weekend
The Gambia is beckoning for tourists and other visitors to come and spend a weekend Valentine stay.
For tourists and visitors who crave a memorable vacation with the love of your life, in a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing environment this Valentine’s Day weekend, then there is no better destination for you than The Gambia.
The Gambia is endowed with world class hotels and resorts, cuisine, nightlife, adventure and other amenities, which have earned the destination the acronym of “Lovers’ Paradise”. Hence, a destination to make this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration, which falls on weekend, more memorable.
“The Gambia is known as the Smiling Coast of Africa, thanks to the genuine warmth, spontaneous smiles and friendliness of our people, and our members have lined up special activities and made arrangements to cater specially to lovers visiting from around the world this Valentine’s Day weekend. Lovers would be spoilt for choice from the wide range of resorts and hotels situated on the fabulous palm-fringed coastline, and virgin golden sands along the beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Just contact your travel agent and make your bookings, from simple middle-market resorts to luxury accommodation, and from pleasant small properties to international 5-star hotel chains with state-of-the-art facilities” says Marion Nyan, executive secretary, Gambia Hotel Association.
“When you need a change of environment from the comfort of your accommodation, you can make your stay in The Gambia even more remarkable by going on one of the numerous adventure trips available, including a boat cruise on the River Gambia, boat fishing or watch African wrestling”, the executive secretary says further.
All resorts and hotels in The Gambia organize nightly entertainment events including live music in their gardens; fashion shows, beauty contests, discos, karaoke and a variety of cultural activities.
There are several art galleries with works of contemporary Gambian artists on display. The well stocked craft markets outside the main hotels offer a large variety of antique masks, carvings, batik products, hand-woven fabrics, leather works and jewelry, where the fun is in the bargaining and in the conversation with the local traders.
Hotels and restaurants in The Gambia serve both international and local cuisine, and like most African countries, The Gambia serves a variety of delicious dishes, which are prepared mainly with vegetables and rice.