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Things to do during your stay

Balafon Beach Resort is perfectly situated for guests wanting to get out and about and find out what the 'real Gambia' has to offer.

The hotel sits directly on the beach, just a 2 minute stroll down the beach to Djeliba Plaza strip where you will find a many great local beach bars and restaurants offering live music and a variety of local and international cuisines

If you want a bigger selection of restaurants, shops and nightlife then the taxis outside the hotel are ready to take you to the bustling central hub of Senegambia, just 2km away (also known locally as 'the Strip'). In Senegambia you will also find a traditional and colourful market which is a great spot to pick up local handcrafted souvenirs and gifts to take home.

In cooperation with the African Adventure Tours, we have a wide range of excursions and round trips you can choose from.


We also create custom made tours that are interesting, educational and fun, and for sure will meet your interest, your budget and your time.

If you are looking for car/bus hire, we are also the people to talk to as we do our work with love and a passion for this beautiful country.


Let us take care of you and everything to ensure you that your experience is fee of hassle, so you will enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

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Bantaba Bar & Restaurant

The restaurant at Balafon is called ‘Bantaba’  meaning ‘Meeting Place’ in the local Mandika language.


With that in mind it was positioned in the best spot at the resort, close to the swimming pools and next to the beach, making it the perfect place to eat and drink.


If you prefer just to relax and read a book, or watch beach life go by, then the sun terrace at Bantaba is the ideal location.

Food & Beverage

Breakfast at Balafon is served buffet style, with eggs cooked to your liking and limitless tea and coffee served to you while you enjoy the warm morning’s sea breeze.  

At lunch we offer a beach snack style menu and for dinner the menu is a la carte with options of both traditional and Continental cuisine.  Various themed music , BBQs and dining nights take place throughout the week.