RIU opens its first hotel in Senegal

This year, the RIU chain has set out on a new and exciting adventure into the heart of Africa with the opening of a new 5-star hotel — the Riu Baobab — in Senegal. Travellers will feel a deep connection with this authentic destination right from their first moments in the country on their way to the hotel, with views dominated by impressive baobab trees. When they arrive, they’ll find a magnificent beachfront resort that is heavily inspired by the local culture.

All of these areas are located in the main 4-storey building and two 2-storey annex buildings, which house five rooms for MICE events and meetings. This space will be highly valued by local customers as a venue for both business events and social celebrations. What’s more, in the hotel’s outdoor areas customers can enjoy three large pools, as well as a medium-sized pool with a swim-up bar, while our youngest guests can cool off in the children’s pool.

RIU’s entertainment team also offers a varied programme of activities for guests of all ages in the hotel. There is guaranteed fun for the whole family all day long with the RiuLand children’s club, the Splash Water World water park, live shows and the “Aduna” nightclub.The Riu Baobab, with 522 rooms, is located in Pointe Sarène on an impressive, vast white sand beach just 100 kilometres from Dakar and 48 kilometres from the airport. This hotel takes the chain’s renowned 24-hour all-inclusive service to the beaches of Senegal. The new complex is surrounded by spacious gardens that are home to 25 baobabs, Senegal’s national tree that has become a symbol of the country and inspired the hotel’s name.

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This article is written by

Tijn Kramer