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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)


Palma Rima

Soak up the sunshine, enjoy the beach and taste the freshest tropical fruits at the Palma Rima. This high-quality hotel is set amongst spacious landscaped gardens with the beach just a few hundred metres away. The Palma Rima is home to one of the biggest pools in The Gambia. Surrounded by palm trees and a sun terrace, you can take advantage of the pool-based activities, or simply enjoy the sun and laid-back attitude while ordering drinks and snacks.

Gambia Coral Beach Hotel and Spa

Enjoy a life of luxury at the tranquil Gambia Coral Beach Hotel and Spa. Whether you head to the beach for spectacular views and soft sand or prefer to stay poolside, there's something for everyone. Nestled among palm and baobab trees is the hotel's famous spa, where you can unwind completely. The all inclusive hotel has a full range of activities on offer, from water aerobics to darts and the restaurant specialises in both international and local dishes. Don't forget to enjoy the ocean-view bar as well.

Senegambia Beach Hotel

Immerse yourself in African culture at the Senegambia Beach Hotel, with incredible d├ęcor and regular evening entertainment based around folklore and themed buffets. Set in a paradise of palm trees, exotic plants and sweet-smelling flowers, you'll see lizards, monkeys, butterflies and vultures. Whether you want to feed exotic birds, have a game of football, explore the surrounding bars and restaurants, or relax on the sands of Kololi Beach, there's always something to do.

Bakotu Hotel

With a brilliant central location, the Bakotu Hotel has everything from a relaxing pool to stunning sea views. The hotel's tropical gardens lead you to the sandy Kotu Beach and the centre of Kotu, which has a wide array of bars and restaurants to enjoy. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sun terrace and a pool bar, as well as a more formal restaurant. From the elevated terraces you can look over to Kotu Creek and the surrounding reserve, where you can spot some of The Gambia's most incredible wildlife.

Kombo Beach Hotel

This popular family-friendly resort is set on the waterfront at Kotu Beach. It's an idyllic location, with tropical gardens and trees, as well as an outdoor pool, tennis courts and gym. There's even a beauty salon offering a range of treatments. Next to the Kombo Beach Hotel is a craft market, selling souvenirs, handmade crafts and street food, but don't forget that the hotel has its own restaurants serving up a mix of local and international cuisine. In the evenings, you can watch traditional entertainment, such as African dance and music.

Ocean Bay

Ocean Bay is the ideal resort for relaxing, fun family holidays. Located in the northern tip of The Gambia, Ocean Bay sits directly on a beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by calm waters and wonderful views. Explore the resort's tropical gardens as you stroll around palm tree-lined paths, and head to the pool, which has a shallow children's area and its own whirlpool. The resort runs daily activities, including kids' clubs and evening entertainment and there's also two restaurants and three bars to experience.

Footsteps Eco Lodge

For an unforgettable and unique experience, stay at the Footsteps Eco Lodge. The natural, eco-friendly sanctuary gives you the chance to get up close with local wildlife and fully immerse yourself in Gambian culture. Try a Gambian cooking class, go bird-watching, or relax with yoga and a massage. It's 1km to the beach and next to the protected Koofung Forest Park, so there's plenty to explore. The lodge has The Gambia's only fresh water plunge pool too.