Balafon Resort has a unique and indivdual identity among Gambia’s leading hotels …
Established in 2016 the hotel was created with the vision of providing guests with a traditional African styled vacation but with the addition of a contemporary modern twist. On entering this delightful hotel you will immediately sense its individual warm and friendly laid back atmosphere.
Surrounded by shimmering pools and tropical gardens and in an exceptional location on the beach at Kololi on the Gambia’s ‘Smiling Coast’, Balafon Resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a well-deserved break.
For the more adventurous there are many great cultural, epicurean and leisure activities that can be found in the local area.
The meaning of the word “Balafon”
The Balafon is a wooden xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes. It has between 16 and 27 keys and has been played in Africa since the 14th Century. It is thought to have originated in Mali, according to Manding history narrated through time by African historians and storytellers.
Our philosophy at Balafon is to provide great service in a relaxed way.