Welcome to Îles de Los
A 30-minute boat ride off Conakry, the Îles de Los are a small huddle of palm-fringed islands that tempt with tropical beach dreams. There are three main islands (and a couple of rocky islets) though only two, Île de Kassa and Île Room, are kitted-out for visitors. All have beautifully forested, bird-filled interiors that reward some gentle exploration. During the dry season (October to May), the islands are a very popular weekend getaway for expats and well-to-do locals escaping Conakry. However, all's not perfect here – debris from the mountains of plastic and other rubbish that utterly blankets the Conakry shoreline drifts across to many of the island beaches in the currents. Even so, a visit here is a hugely welcome relief from the chaos of Conakry.