Palma Rima

Nestled in between the resorts of Kotu and Kololi, Palma Rima is a great option for anyone seeking a serene and laid-back holiday. Sitting amid a well-kept tropical garden and just 250m from the glorious beach, this hotel is perfect if all you want is the sun and ocean breeze. The rooms and bungalows of the hotel curve majestically around a gigantic swimming pool – the biggest in Gambia! Top up your tan on the loungers around the pool and indulge in a cocktail or two from the poolside bar. Banjul Airport is a mere 35-minute drive away, too.

Overview of Kololi

Planning a holiday to Gambia? Kololi is one of the sunniest and most popular holiday spots on Gambia’s coastline and isn’t far from the capital and the main airport of Banjul. The resort is a beautiful amalgamation of craft makers, local culture and bustle but still keeps a fair amount of its original fishing village charm. Kololi doesn’t slack when it comes to eateries and bars, serving up everything from tasty nibbles to delectable cuisine. There’s loads of wildlife here too, plus no end of national parks to see. If you’re a beach buff, think long, stretching beaches with dazzling white sands. A lover of flora and fauna? You’ll love Bijilo Forest Park – you’re sure to spot a monkey or two chattering up in the trees.

Things to Do in Kololi

If you’re a devout nature enthusiast, head to Bijilo Forest Park which lies between Bijilo Beach and Kiloli. Its 126 acres of protected land is rife with all manner of wildlife – rare plants, tropical birds, monkeys and more. Why not take part in a bird safari through the wetlands and palm groves of Kotu? You’re sure to spot tons of different species of exotic birds. Your holiday to Gambia wouldn’t be the same without a boat trip down the River Gambia. You never know, you might just get a glimpse of a hippo or crocodile rolling around in the water. With its sublime beaches, national parks and year-round balmy temperatures, Kololi and the Palma Rima will please even the most discerning holidaymaker.

Resort Summary

Set sweetly beneath a blazing sun, Kololi is where you go when you want to see the broadest smiles, the best beaches and the most diverse activities on cheap Gambia holidays. While resorts around the world, from Cyprus to Costa Rica, have seen coastal villages transform into tourist attractions, Kololi is a community that’s kept its soul during its changes.