Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

Sublime self-indulgence at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Sublime self-indulgence at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

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!

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

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.

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