Jinack Lodge – Eco-tourist paradise island in Gambia

Jinack Lodge has a unique collaboration with the people of Jinack Island. It was built by, and runs completely in partnership with, the people of Jinack . The lodge also helps to sustain the village school and clinic. We feel that Jinack Lodge is small enough to harmonize with the beauty and peace of the Island, but large enough to create a steady income with at least 50% of the profits being fed back into the community.

The perfect eco tourist holiday

Reception Bar & Restaurant

Consisting of:

  • Bar
  • Dinning Hall
  • Reception
  • Craft Shop
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Office
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Storage Area
  • Bike Stand
  • Computers with internet connection – Our present Wi-Fi connection is by use of a ‘Dongal Stick’ (with a good connection in the morning or equally good connection off the beach)

The site consist of 4 purpose built lodges each sleeping 2 people, we also have a family lodge that sleeps 4-5 people. The large reception area contains the bar, restaurant, craft shop, office, bandstand, and toilets. It is surrounded by a large terrace with sea views.

We have several hammocks and plenty of sun loungers, which can be taken around the site to whatever area you wish to relax in.

In the evenings, we often have fires on the beach. Local musicians are invited to play while guests relax with a cold drink, listening to the music against a backdrop of chirruping crickets and lapping waves.

There are no purpose built roads on Jinack Island; donkey and cart, bike or on foot are the only means of travel (although we do get the occasional ‘Bush Taxi’ travelling down the beach at low tide).

We use solar powered electricity throughout the site. We have our own fruit and vegetable gardens, rice fields and coconut trees. Drinking water is fresh from our own purpose-built well. Fresh fish is caught daily and cooked the same evening on the outdoor barbecue.

All drinks, produce, and daily necessities are sourced locally, in order to support the island’s economy.

During the rainy season (Late June until early October)local women grow rice close by the Lodge.

Being 100% solar powered, we request that you do not use kettles, hair dryers, and other equipment which consume lots of power.

The staff at Jinack Lodge will welcome you with a warm smile and the customary hospitality of Gambia.