This beachfront Gambia escape from Voyager Travel Direct saves up to £550 on the usual price. For £699 per person, spend seven nights at the 4-star Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa in a Standard Baobab Room on an all-inclusive basis, with return flights and 15kg checked luggage allowance.
Depart from London Gatwick on 23 July; 6, 13, 20, 27 August; 24 September. For an extra £50 per person, depart on 3, 10, 17 September. Alternatively, depart on 1, 8 October for an extra £70, or 30 July for an extra £100. Click here for a full list of departure options.
This cliffside resort overlooks the beach near the town of Brufut. On-site facilities include an infinity pool, a kids' pool, a spa, volleyball courts and table tennis. Guests can dine in the Balafon Beachfront Restaurant or the buffet-style Crematata Restaurant.
The lively areas of Banjul and Kololi are a short drive away; the hotel provides a daily shuttle bus to Kololi. Attractions in the area include the fishing village of Tanji, Bijilo Forest Park, where monkeys abound and the Albert Market in Banjul (the capital city), which has stalls selling fresh produce, clothes, fabric and souvenirs.
The all-inclusive board covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks -- from 9am-11pm daily. There is also a 20% spa discount for all guests. Solo travellers can get this deal for a supplement of £18 per person, per night.
World Travel Guide notes that "the Gambia is the most approachable of all West African countries", highlighting its "glorious low-key beaches, bustling towns and wealth of wildlife".