Sitting on a tiled bench in nothing but a paper g-string is not how I would normally picture the start of a day’s pampering but that is exactly how my morning started; I’m here to enjoy the delights of this beautiful spa, including a traditional Moroccan hamam, in the most opulent and stylish hotel in The Gambia. I’m a firm believer that if you want to give your best to other people whether family, friends, work or even volunteering, you have to make time to look after yourself and what better way than this!
From luxury eco lodges in West Africa to staying with the local royal family in Rajasthan, volunteer tourism no longer means having to rough it!
When most people think of volunteering abroad they imagine having to stay in very basic accommodation or perhaps living with a local family where they can really get to know the culture and this in itself is part of the attraction. In the past it was taken for granted that volunteering had to involve some kind of deprivation on the part of the volunteer but the award-winning company People and Places take a very different approach.
The Gambia in west Africa, is best known as a winter sun destination but the summer, especially up until the end of June is a great time to visit, with temperatures in the 30s, beautiful quiet beaches and an average of 9 hours sunshine.
Later on in the ‘green’ season, as its known, the rain usually comes in short sharp bursts, often at night and…
The Naatange Spa & Fitness Centre, at the Sheraton Gambia Resort & Spa, offers a wide range of treatments that will help you to relax and unwind: the perfect start to any holiday in The Gambia.