Relax, relax, relax and sunbathing!

Trip Start Oct 08, 2011
Trip End Oct 16, 2011

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Where I stayed
Royam Hotel Saly
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Senegal  , La Petite Côte,
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Good morning!

Like I said before, this vacations are for relaxation and sunbathing. We won't go on many trips, but we will stay near the hotel and enjoy the West African beaches.

We are not early birds, but when on vacations or on a trip, we love to wake up early and enjoy the day the best we can.

It's breakfast time. The breakfast area is near the pool and there are already some guests having breakfast... mostly french guests.

The breakfast is not bad, bread, french croissants and fruits.
After that, it's time to go and get our spot on the beach. Hotel staff is already ready to supply chairs and mattresses. Oh, what a wonderful view from here... blue/green ocean, calm and the sun is already hot... and it's still 09h00 in the morning.

Early in the morning, there was some algae in the morning, but the staff already took it away and buried on the beach, under the palm-tree roots. Maybe some sort of protection from the erosion of the sea.

After a while, it's time to go to the water. Warm (29 C), calm, salty and clean water. It's feels great just to be there. It's quite relaxing just to be floating in the water.
Maybe 15 minutes have passed and it's time to head back to sunbathing :) with sunblock. ALWAYS with sunblock (fp 50). Remember that we are closer to the Equator and the sun is HOT and to get a sun burn you only need "to blink your eyes".

Like I said, this was a vacation to relax, relax and sunbathing, and so the morning goes with swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the shore. Locals walk on the sidewalk near the beach and when possible, they try to make business with the tourists.

At 11h30, we went to have lunch at the hotel. Our local travel agent arrived to talk with us and to tell us about tours and visits. After our meeting, it's time to go and have lunch at the restaurant. The restaurant has a fish dish with vegetables to offer and we decided to try it. It was delicious and the vegetables are superb.
After lunch and to get away from the hotter sun, we went back to our room to rest a bit (as we are still tired from yesterday's voyage).

At 15h30, we went for the pool. The water is also very warm (one degree colder than the ocean, according to the information of the hotel) and the pool area is quieter than the beach.
It's quite great just to be there on the water and then get some sun to dry out, you know? I could get used to this life :)
While there relaxing, it's a great place to take a book, read or just to listen to some music, or go to the bar and have a few drinks or a snack.

The afternoon flies away and it's time to get a shower in the bedroom and get dressed for dinner

At 20h00 (local time) we came back to the restaurant and had dinner. There's always ambient music with a live band a
The hotel always have two entry courses, a meat and a fish dish, and desert. We always picked different things to try everything and we were not disappointed. Everything was tasty and very well cooked.

It's now time to head back to our room.

See you tomorrow... et bonne nuit!

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