White Horse Residence Batukunku, The Gambia - BIT001

An eco-friendly, tranquil retreat with seven thatched lodges in a lush green tropical garden overlooking the ocean and a beautiful sandy beach.

While in a remote, tranquil location, there is plenty to do close at hand including kayaking at Tanji Creek, birdwatching at Tanji Bird Reserve, and a bustling fishing village, all less than a 10-minute drive away.

8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Bar and covered dining area
Most rooms have king-size beds (twin mattresses), or twin beds
Safety deposit box
Minibar (payable locally)
CD / DVD player and TV screen with iPod connection
2-pin sockets (3-pin adaptors provided)
Tea & coffee-making facilities
No air-conditioning
No children under 12 years

White Horse Residence is a tranquil retreat in a secluded location by a sweeping stretch of golden sand. With just six one-bedroom and one two-bedroom lodge, it’s a great choice for couples or families (with children 12 years or older) seeking a quiet escape.

As an eco-friendly property, water is heated using solar power, and there is no air-conditioning. However, the rooms remain cool thanks to their high ceilings and rotunda style.

Light lunches and dinners are available at White Horse Residence, all prepared using fresh local ingredients including freshly caught fish from Tanji. Tables are arranged around the pool area with views through the palm trees to the ocean. The sunsets here can be quite spectacular.

An uneven track leads down from the garden to a neverending stretch of unspoilt beach. There’s little here other than some birdlife and a small, local beach bar.

The hotel also features a small open-air beauty parlour where you can enjoy a massage or manicure by appointment only.

A variety of excursions are on offer using the hotel’s own guides, vehicles and boats for which there is an additional charge.

Please note, White Horse Residence will close for the summer from the end of April to the end of October.