Brufut Heights is fast becoming one of the best resorts in Gambia. Its number one crowning jewel is the vast, unspoilt beach – arguably the best in the area. It’s great place to enjoy as a beach holiday, as well as a base for excursions and exploring the nearby town and villages. Quieter and more secluded than some of its more crowded neighbouring resorts, it is a friendly and laid-back resort with plenty of traditional West African charm.
Explore Gambia’s best beach on holidays to Brufut Heights
The huge, white sandy beach is Brufut’s biggest attraction, and if you’re after a relaxing beach break, you won’t be disappointed. The beautiful Atlantic coastline is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Throw in the gorgeous weather, deep blue sea and clusters of palm trees, and it’s a real tropical paradise. Make sure you conserve your energy for a game of beach volleyball, or try some windsurfing or sailing.
Enjoy days of blissful relaxation on the beach and when you’re feeling up to it, plan a day trip or two to get to known the area. Wildlife enthusiasts will love the nearby Bijilo Forest Park to enjoy all the flora and fauna and the different species of monkeys and birds. A must on holiday to Brufut is a boat trip up the beautiful River Gambia, where guides will help you spot the crocodiles!
If you’re craving something lively after all that serenity, visit Gambia’s capital, Banjul. Packed with museums, markets and restaurants, you can soak up the hustle and bustle of an African city – in a town that is smaller and a little easier to navigate! A visit to Banjul is an ideal trip for culture vultures after some sightseeing, and it’s a great place to get your souvenir shopping done at the markets. Local, handmade arts and crafts are particularly interesting finds at the famous Albert market. Banjul is also a good place for some entertainment – there are plenty of lively bars to keep your busy in the evenings.
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