Djeliba Resort or Jaliba Hotel it is a newly built 3 star accommodation very close to a quiet section of Kololi beach. The complex, which is open 365 days of the year, is conveniently situated near the end of a tarmac side road and just a few minutes walk to a multitude of eateries as well as discotheques, shops, supermarkets and other local amenities.
As you approach the hotel you are welcomed by a large, well lighted concrete slab walkway which leads to the main reception. Above it there is a rather striking, violet bowl structure on top. In fact the entire hotel is splashed in various pastel colours like orange, yellow, light blue, ochre etc.
The pool is a rather boring rectangle shape while some of the sun beds are truly one-of-a-kind, wooden with 4 posters with an attached, all surrounding insect net!
The Djeliba Resort room options vary from standard to self-catering which are clean with good good quality imported furnishings. The accommodation units are light and airy with large sliding windows and high ceilings allowing for optimal air circulation for your comfort. For flexibility Djeliba Hotel’s rooms come with the option of double or single beds. For rooms on the upper floors you can enjoy some great views from your own private veranda.
Just after you check-in you should try their bathhouse where they offer an invigorating Moroccan Hammam spa where you can unwind while being gently steam, wash yourself from basins and taps as well as receive a rigorous scrubbing.
There are 3 well appointed bars within the hotel grounds which are open all day so you should never go thirsty. The lounge bar has comfortable seating, a multi channel TV and various games to keep you entertained while snacks are also available. The bartenders offer a wide array of popular cocktails including local concoctions using locally pressed tropical fruits. Try their refreshing Piña Colada, Singapore Sling or Martinis. You might just fancy trying the multi award winning locally produced beer called Julbrew.
Djeliba Resort Hotel has a team of multi-skilled chefs de cuisine who offer a broad menu selection which covers continental our very own local Gambian cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at their canary yellow coloured restaurant which carefully monitors all its ingredients to ensure that high culinary standards are maintained for their guests.
These are held every Saturday and Wednesday within hotel grounds and offer an opportunity for guests to get acquainted with each other. Choose from the succulently grilled lady fish, meaty barracuda or nicely marinated chicken.
Music & Dance:
Every Saturday and Friday their internally employed band beats out some old classics as well a some popular tracks. This is done in the open-air so don’t expect an early night’s sleep.
The Djeliba Resort is ideally suited for families, single visitors or people on business trips to the Gambia