The holiday area known as the Petite Cote is to the south of Dakar and north of the Sine Saloum Delta. It enjoys beautiful resorts on the white sandy beaches. As well as typical beach activities the area offers the opportunity to see a local Senegalese village, buy local handicrafts and enjoy plenty of sunshine. Saly is the main resort in Senegal for Petite Cote holiday rentals with a host of activities within easy reach.
Petite Cote is ideal for beach and sunbathing holidays. The white sands and emerald seas provide the perfect tropical setting for watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, fishing, parasailing and jetskiing. The area also offers the opportunity for sport fishing, deep sea diving, horseriding, golf, 4x4, parachuting, sailing, golf, ATV trips and spa treatments. The hotels and resorts also have a lively nightlife with casinos and boutiques. The mangroves and bird sancturary are also ideal areas for those wishing to go nature spotting and birdwatching from their Petite Coast holiday villa.
Mbour is one of the busiest fishing villages on the Senegalese coast. Seeing the local fishermen in their dugouts is a timeless scene and they bring ashore crab, skate, sea bream, grouper, sardine, bass and sole. Nianing is known as the pearl of the Petite Cote and its beautiful beaches are complemented by the thousands of treese which have been planted in the area. It also has a listed ecological reserve which can be explored on foot. The nearby island of Fadioth is linked by by bridges to the mainland and its main town of Joal Fadioth is one of the prettiest around your Petite Cote holiday rental. See the traditional round straw huts, dugout canoes, black pigs and one-clawed crabs which the island is famous for.
Senegal has a beautiful sunny climate and a dry season which runs from December to April. Average temperatures range from 21-28°C (70-82°F) with cool trade winds. For the rest of the year a hot monsoon wind brings hot humid weather and heavy rainfall in the Casamance region.
The main airport serving Petite Cote holiday rentals is the Dakar (DKR) Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport. Flights from London are frequent and take 6 hours 20 minutes.