Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The ornate ceilings, extra large balconies and exquisite Italian marble and leather furniture give the apartments an air of space and luxury.
The Wavecrest Penthouse apartment consists of 1bedroom with its own private rooftop spa bath and terrace. From here you can enjoy panoramic views of indescribably beautiful sunsets from one of several balconies and terraces.
The Wavecrest apartment has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and sun-trap for private sunbathing.
The bedroom has a super-king sized bed upholstered in Grade A leather for a truly restful sleep. At the Wavecrest apartment we offer a full servicing package including Chambermaid, Porter, Concierge and 24 hour security ensuring a comfortable stay Facilities include: Cable TV DVD WI FI Air conditioned rooms panoramic views of indescribably beautiful sunsets from one of several balconies and terraces.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kotu 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Banjul international 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Banjul Region
Landscape and climate
Almost enveloped by Senegal, with a 50-mile coastline, this is Africa's smallest country. The Gambia river, flanked by mangrove and low hills, flows from east to west into the North Atlantic. Gambia's climate is tropical, with two distinct wet and dry seasons
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Though the Gambia is small it offers a wide variety of sites offering tourist excursions & attractions. There are numerous land-based tours, mixed excursions & river trips.
Banjul is the capital of Gambia, West Africa The capital resort is one of the smallest cities in Africa, and is situated on an island at the mouth of the River Gambia called St. Mary's Island. The small port city has a sleepy ambience reminiscent of a large village.
Places to See:
Many imported goods find their way to the bustling heart of Banjul is Albert Market and its surrounding roads, a great place to start leisurely walking and shopping for local crafts, batiks, silver jewellery clothes, shoes, fruits and vegetables, and household goods. You can find many goods often sold in Europe at high prices a lot cheaper in Banjul. Remember to always haggle down prices by at least 50 per cent of the asking price.
While in Banjul look out for the War Memorial & Fountain, near MacCarthy Square, erected to commemorate the coronation of Britain's King George VI in 1937. MacCarthy Square has a colonial atmosphere, with pleasant 19th-century architecture. There is also a children's playground with a modern play area.
Another place well worth looking at is the African Heritage Centre displaying and selling objects of art from all round the Gambia.
The skyline of Banjul is also graced by the twin minarets of the King Fahad Mosque and the State House, built by the Portuguese.
Other places worth visiting are the National Museum of the Gambia. The Museum is located around half way down Independence Drive, the main thoroughfare skirting the north of the capital, from July, 22 Arch towards Banjul centre you will find the museum on the left side of the road. There are plenty of exhibits to see and much of it of interest.
Set in The Kombos, St Mary district, The Gambia, Wavecrest Boutique Apartments are located in the seaside town of Kotu. Wavecrest is located off the Bertil Harding Highway and the junction of the Elton Petrol Station opposite the popular hotel zone.
The Wavecrest apartments idyllic location benefits from all the local amenities of shops bars and restaurants.A short walk away you can book a round of golf at the Fajara 18 hole golf course or enjoy the beautiful Fajara beaches.
Starting from the coastal holiday resorts of Kombo North you can begin with the favourite tourist area of Kotu, forms part of the epicentre of the country's tourism scene. On the beach away from the coastal highway is the hotel zone by the Stream (Creek) where you have to cross over the small Lower Bridge. Just before you get to the bridge is the Tourist Guide's green shed on the left hand side.
Immediately by the local hotel resorts are several bars, night clubs and restaurants such as the Boss Lady (serving Chicken Domodah, Wollof Rice) Domino's (open 24 hours during the on-season), Blue Parrot, Paradise Beach Bar and Tiger Tiger on the main access road.
Of course the best place to dine is the "Waves" restaraunt and bar, located on the rooftop of Wavecrest Apartments where you can enjoy both local bbq chicken (Afra) smoked meats and fish also freshly grilled seafood and signature curries.
Kotu Bendula Craft Market, the market is set in a circular shape and lies on the entrance to the Kotu Strand beach and next to Kombo Beach Hotel. It was created in 1975 and you will find all manner of tourist trinkets and souvenirs being sold such as local African drums, ladies tie-dye dresses, locally made jewellery, kaftans and more. On the left hand side of the market you will find a number of Bars & Restaurant such as the Jewel of India. On the side facing the Atlantic Ocean there are women at various fruit stalls selling mangos, bananas and other tropical fruits. This is an opportunity to buy some of the above goods locally.
At Bakau there is the Craft Market, Katchikally White Crocodile Pool (whose crocs are allegedly said to be so tame they allow tourist to touch them) further inland you find Serrekunda town with its dazzling & hectic market, Sunday Wresting and tie-and-dye factory.
There is also the Bijilo Forest Park which is within easy walking distance from the Kairaba or Senegambia hotels take nuts to feed the monkeys.
For the more adventurous you can take a one-day or half-day excursion further down the coast of the Tanji Village Museum & Bird Reserve where you can hire a boat and take an excursion among the mangroves with amazing unspoilt scenery. You can also go for camel safaris at Tanji which is located just after the bridge on the left. At Kartong you can visit the Lemonfish Art Gallery which display works from local Gambian artist. Micro-light flight are also available that offer visitors stunning views of the creeks and bolong and other natural tourist attractions.
Birdwatching is possible even within the tropical gardens of the major hotels and many actively encourage birds to breed on their hotel complexes. However the Gambia has many wildlife & bird reserves such Tanji and Abuko Nature Reserve which is a 20 minutes drive from most hotels. Abuko forest is also home to lions, hyenas & various species of monkeys