Holidays to Bijilo
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Gambia, Bijilo remains relatively quiet compared to the more developed resort areas in the country’s north. There is bound to be more development in this beautiful area soon so get there quickly. At present most of the resorts are relatively top end. Whether you're after stunning beaches and a place to top up your tan or wonderful natural sights, you'll find them here.
Serer fishermen still land their catches on these warm golden sands beneath the palm trees.
Palm tree fringed sands with a fishing village at one end. The more remote southern end is backed by inland lagoons.
Sanyang Fish Market
Watch fishermen land their heavy wooden pirogues on the beach at this buzzing fish market.
Sunwing Craft Market
Set at Cape Point beach resort, you can come here to barter for batiks, tie-dye, wooden bead necklaces and more.
Bijilo Forest Park (Monkey Park)
Small forested reserve by the beach that is home to unusual birds, bushbabies, monkeys and monitor lizards.
Visit the River Allahain for a boat trip to see ospreys, fish eagles, African eagles, pelicans and other exotic birds.
Try the crab and lobster in this region, which are generally fresh from the clear blue sea.
The local speciality of rice cooked with meat of fish and vegetables is a medley of flavours.
An extremely friendly bar right on the beach, which boasts many sunbeds and lovely gardens.
On Sanyang beach this bar hosts traditional bands, dancing and even sometimes wrestling matches!
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