We had been several weeks looking for special places that where close to Dakar were we could go and spend a nice and relaxing weekend. After looking for the best options, we decided to try with Hotel Lamantin Resort Beach & Spa and it was splendid. Here are its web and its Facebook page for you to check out what I’m talking about…
The hotel was beautiful, always maintaining the Senegalese spirit.
The little paths covered with vegetation lead us to our room. As you can see, all bungalows were made of mud and branches with a very high standard of comfort and always maintaining the senegalese atmosphere.
And here we are, room 451 🙂
It was sunny and beautiful outside so we left our stuff and went quickly to the beach. On our way there, we took a walk beside the port and one of its restaurants (Lamantin Hotel has three!). The outside jacuzzi was also quite tempting 😉
Once we had been at the beach for a while, we moved to the swimming pool to eat lunch. This was our menu: club sandwich and salmon sandwich with fries and coke… just what we needed before taking a nap!
After we’d finished eating, they brought us fresh fruit, cucumber and cold wet towels to refresh ourselves.
After we woke up, we thought we might try the spa, the first photo was taken at our little terrace…
And this is how it looked!! They offered all types of beauty treatments, jacuzzi, massages, relaxation room, sauna… the best place to relax and enjoy your vacations.
Once we were done, we headed to its artisanal village where you could get all types of “pareos”, bracelets, wooden figures, typical paintings…
And after that, it was time for a mohito. The bar was great, with little intimate zones and close to the port. You could even smoke a shisha while listening to some background music and enjoying the perfect breeze. Weather is much better than in Dakar!!
It was getting late so we had to choose a restaurant to have dinner!
There was the “beach club restaurant”; a bar-lounge with music and a terrace that leads directly to the beach. It looked awesome with its white decoration and just in front of the beach but we preferred to see some show, so we finally headed to “la terrasse du port”.
This restaurant offered a very complete menu and performances that went on until late night. It all started with a fashion catwalk, a belly dancer, a contortionist…
This was some of the food offered. Looks good, huh? 😉
We stayed at the open air disco, had a Gin Tonic and went to sleep. The moon was amazing!
Next morning we were already leaving so we went to have breakfast at “Les Paletuviers” where they had an amazing international selection. It was really pleasant to have breakfast outside, with all the views.
Bye bye Lamantin, it was a pleasure!!
It was a shame we couldn’t stay longer because the hotel offered all types of adventure activities such as jet ski, buggy, quads, boat excursions, fishing… And sports! they had tennis and volley courts and a gym.
Anyway, it’s the best place to do a getaway and leave the congested city and/or to come for several days and get to know the most touristic zone in Senegal: Sally.
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