The location of Nema Kuta feels pretty "off the grid". There are a few similar lodges in the area and some locals living in the vicinity, but other than that there isn't much else going on close-by. A nice beach is about a 10 minutes walk away, which you get pretty much to yourselves - no big commercial hotels or seas of sunbeds, though there are 2 wooden sunbeds standing close to the water. If you want to go to another beach with more people and some cafés with food and drinks etc, there is one a short drive away (which the people at Nema Kuta can help you find).
Nema Kuta itself is a cozy place with fruits and vegetables growing in the garden and handmade chairs being crafted in the backyard. There is also a spot to eat and socialize outdoors under a roof; it's the place you'll probably eat breakfast at and sit and talk at into the night. We slept in one of the round houses, which have two rooms: a bedroom with two double beds, and a bathroom. It's pretty simple but the beds are pretty comfortable and all your basic needs are covered. The toilet is not a water closet that you flush, but a composting toilet which is a part of Nema Kuta's ecological approach.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive experience with a pool and breakfast buffet, this is not the hotel for you. But if you on the other hand is looking for a place close to nature and far away from tourist traps, this might be a good alternative for you.
The people working at Nema Kuta are friendly and helpful, and can help arrange trips or drumming lessons etc. If you are interested in living at a secluded resort and getting a genuine Gambian experience and meeting some ordinary Gambians, I strongly recommend Nema Kuta.