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Chase the sunshine year round with Serenity Holidays

Experience the fun of chasing the sun with Serenity Holidays. Enjoy a winter sun holiday in The Gambia, an unforgettable destination on the west coast of Africa. Then, enjoy a summer holiday in the Mediterranean on the ‘Isle of Beauty’, Corsica.

Picture yourself unwinding on pristine beaches, enjoying mouthwatering cuisine, and soaking up fascinating culture… The Gambia and Corsica offer both!

Winter in The Gambia

The Gambia is a unique destination with miles of beautiful coastline, combined with exciting excursions and friendly locals. A Gambia holiday provides unforgettable experiences and some much sought-after winter sun! With temperatures reaching the low-30s in winter months, The Gambia is the ideal destination to escape the cold and dreary winter days in the UK, with direct flights starting from October.

Exciting excursions

Encounter this fascinating country with local and knowledgeable guides, providing you with an authentic holiday experience.

  • Take up a cooking class and learn how to create a Gambian feast such as Benachin or Domoda with Ida Cham – a renowned chef and founder of Yabouy Home Cooking. Head down to the market and select your produce before going back to Ida’s home to cook up a storm! Enjoy the fruits of your labour with Ida’s family, an amazing cultural experience not to be missed.

  • Set sail on a lazy day cruise onboard a 60ft Gambian-style river pirogue, making your way through the oyster creeks and tributaries of the Gambia River, full of colourful birdlife including the shining-blue kingfisher to the Abyssinian roller. Lunch is served as you relax on the boat under the sun or enjoy a spot of fishing.

  • A safari is a fantastic option for wildlife enthusiasts. Opt for a stay in a luxury safari tent, just a short hop over the border to Senegal’s Fathala Wildlife Reserve. As you arrive you are greeted by luxury wrapped in canvas, before being whisked away in a jeep for your chance to spot some of the amazing animals in the reserve, from giraffes and rhinos to zebras and more.

Dining and nightlife

The main resort of Kololi is where many amazing restaurants and bars are situated; choose from a wide range of cuisines and fun nightlife. The atmosphere is lively, with plenty to do to keep you entertained each evening.

Beautiful beaches

The Gambia’s beaches are renowned for their beauty, as well as a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Unlike many other beach destinations where you will find packed beaches and competition for sunbeds, The Gambia boasts uncrowded beaches, where nothing more than palm trees and a few other tourists share the same stretch of golden sand as you. Some of the best beaches include Cape Point, Bakau and Kotu Beach.

Diverse accommodation

Choose from an all-inclusive stay on the beachfront or opt for a unique stay in a floating lodge on the Gambia River. Discover boutique gems offering romantic adult-only retreats such as Tamala Beach Resort, or even a 7-night cruise through the waterways of The Gambia and neighbouring Senegal. For those seeking simplicity yet comfort, there are plenty of hotels to choose from, offering unbeatable hospitality and fantastic facilities.


Discover Corsica this summer

A Mediterranean gem just two hours away from the UK, Corsica is home to 620 miles of stunning coastline, crystal-clear waters and mouthwatering cuisines. Continue to chase the sun with a summer holiday on this beautiful island.

Hotel, private villa or cosy apartment?

With a diverse range of properties across the island, handpicked by Serenity Holidays’ experts for their amazing service, superb facilities and unbeatable locations, these properties can cater for family fun holidays, honeymoons, action-packed activity trips or relaxing beach retreats.

Its collection features plenty of hotels in Corsica offering a truly authentic stay, from their style and hospitality to the exquisite menus at the on-site restaurants. A hotel stay in Corsica is special for couples and families alike, with plenty of choice between fantastic spa stays and hotels in the best locations for the kids to enjoy what Corsica has to offer.

For families and multigenerational groups, a villa with a private pool is a fantastic option for an unforgettable getaway. The villas are handpicked for their beautiful finishes, private gardens and views and amazing facilities. While away the days around your private pool, with a refreshment in hand, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Opting for an apartment is a great way to be situated in fantastic locations within the quaint towns and villages of the island. Choose from a property located beside the sea or set between the history of an ancient citadel.

Beaches, cuisine and culture

With almost 200 beaches, Corsica offers a plethora of local options for those chasing the sun. These beaches such as Plage de Saleccia boast white sand and crystal-clear waters. Many of the beaches are perfect for family days out, like Plage de Cupabia, or the opportunity to take up water sports for an added thrill in Palombaggia.

Food in Corsica boasts unique and delicious flavours, with local high-quality produce and wines available throughout the island. Taking influences from French cuisine and the fragrant plants and herbs found across the island, Corsican cuisine boasts mouthwatering flavours. Be sure to indulge in the likes of civet de sanglier – a wild boar casserole – or beignets if you have more of a sweet tooth.

Soak up the culture in Corsica, from ancient citadels to beautiful mountain villages. Discover the birthplace of Napoleon or visit a local festival, of which there are many throughout the summer season, including Fiera di U Vinu in Luri for wine lovers and Fiera di l’Alivu in Montegrosso to delight in olive production.

Multi-centre holidays

With accommodation available throughout the whole island, Corsica lends itself to an exploring holiday. With the option of car hire included in package holidays, it is easy to get around the island to visit as many regions as possible.

Spend a few nights in the north of the island discovering Calvi and the villages of la Balagne before heading down into central Corsica to witness the beauty of the mountains. Or combine a few nights on the west coast in the island’s capital, Ajaccio, before heading down south to towns such as Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.

Let’s start planning your next getaway today and chase the sun with The Gambia Experience and Corsican Places! Contact NC Travel today to find the perfect trip.


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