Brufut is a town located in the Western Division of The Gambia. The town of Brufut is situated a couple of kilometres inland from the costal road, but the name Brufut is applied to an area extending from around the town, out to the coast. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices. It is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infra structure. It is easy to reach from the capital, Banjul, and the economic centre, Serrekunda, by the Combo Coastal Highway situated on a slight hill giving direct view to the unspoiled sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.
Close the coastline is a large gated community, with luxury villas for the well-off. It has its own electricity, guards and more. This is the AU Village which was constructed in early 2006 by the Gambia/Government and TAF Construction purposely to have a secured place to lodge the 52 presidents expected to attend the 7th AU summit in The Gambia. Today these are used to lodge VIPs and are for sale to the general public. The area, this village is build on is called Sanmentereng. It has a long cultural background being a "holy" area where people came to in order to pray for their future hopes and wishes to come true.
Brufut also has The Gambia's finest hotel, the five-star Sheraton Gambia Resort, which overlooks a beautiful beach. The hotel with its well featured large conference facilities was one of the main locations for the 7th AU Summit, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the major sessions of the conference and lodging the presidents offices. Other hotels include Hibiscus House, located in the heart of the village of Brufut.
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