Balafon Beach Resort

Where holiday dreams come true ...



Set on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the popular coastal town of Kololi in The Gambia, Balafon Beach Resort is an adults only hotel (16+) offering a unique blend of traditional and modern architecture. 

Authentically styled African huts with thatched roofs, which at the same time offer a modern appeal, are set amidst state of the art fresh water illuminated swimming pools and lush tropical gardens.

Balafon offers guests an unparalleled true African holiday experience.

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Watch our video and take a peek at some of the hotel’s most marvelous spots including the terrace of the Bantaba Restaurant with its superb view of the Atlantic Ocean or follow our mock lazy river down to the luxurious plunge-style Jacuzzi pool.




Our Team Members are always ready to provide friendly, individualised service to our guests. We’re also happy to offer a range of services to meet your needs. From booking to checkout, we’re here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.




All rooms at Balafon have been carefully positioned within the resort to offer guests a premium choice of sea-view, private swim-up pool entry, a direct pool-side view or a more relaxed garden experience.

The rooms in the resort have been thoughtfully equipped with the necessary amenities to enjoy your holiday in style and comfort.

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Head towards the ocean and you will find Balafon’s on site beachside bar and restaurant.  Our sun terrace is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the beach whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage from our extensive cocktail & drink menus.  For dining we offer a delicious variety of both traditional and local cuisine to choose from in buffet style at breakfast, casual menus at lunchtime and a la carte dining style during the evenings.

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Two large fresh water swimming pools designed using leading edge technology and a mock lazy river meander through  tropical gardens to a plunge style jacuzzi pool. In the day they shine clear and blue and at night change colour to add to the hotel’s evening ambiance.

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Mandala Wellness Spa offers a wide range of spa treatments, beauty products and relaxing massages. Why not unwind and relax with a hot Turkish Hamman massage or treat yourself to a refreshing facial during your stay with us.

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