Travel Review: Sierra Leone’s Cockle Point Resort
Everyone said the curry was good but they lied. The curry is actually amazing, and the only thing better than the curry at Cockle Point Resort is the view.
Cabin #1 sits on the river and I chose it because once I had been on a canoe going up from Number 2 Beach and spotted it. Of the six cabins that make up Cockle Point, I had to stay there. Coffee on the lake at sunset, is there anything that even comes close? I say not.
The menu is small but fresh. On the day I stayed everything on the menu was available. No shade to the restaurants in Salone with gargantuan menus but y’all ain't never got nothing.
The curry is famous and so I had to order it twice; first time the lobster curry and second time the shrimp. Both times it was correct. Like overly correct. While the sauce is the star, the eggplant and the carrot (which they should def add more of) deserve their own accolades.
Service was good. Everyone that came to my cabin was warm and full of that Salone hospitality that one often only finds away from the city of Freetown.
This is a expat hideout so expect to see and hear them living it up while you're in your cabin. So so accent, den kin lek foh alla so way den day pan enjoyment.🤣 I was like my God these waipipoh can explain.
Getting to Cockle Point is an experience. Keep going past Number 2 and veer a wee bit to the right. Then ask someone at any baffa. Drive past the big black monstority of a clubhouse. Keep going straight and then ask someone else. Then make a right and go down a steep hill. Who am I kidding? Ha! I beg just put Cockle Point in your Google Maps and go (it is perfectly accurate). Noh can kill posin with direction.
Folklore is that there is a crocodile in the river but me I only saw monkeys, not that I went to look for crocs. Na me wan me mama bon.
Only downside to the cabin is I wish they hadn't built a cement embankment right in front of the cabin. Might be for the water but surely there was a more eco-friendly, holistic, and planned way to do it without disturbing nature.
Cabin #1 was very basic. Two beds and a shower which had a missing shower head but I managed with the bucket.
I enjoy the rustic as much as anyone but there is rustic chick and rustic basic and the cabin was basic. With just a bit more of an effort and thought this could be rustic chic and fab. It could easily be a global destination with a little bit more push.
In any case I didn't go for the room, I went for the river, nature, and the food. On those fronts they did not disappoint.
I would sum up my stay at Cockle Point in one word….Magic.