COCO OCEAN RESORT AND SPA
With its discreet whitewashed buildings and individual villas, the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa is an opulent five-star boutique property set in lush tropical gardens with a beautiful beachside location.
A variety of accommodation is on offer, from rooms and suites to four Royal Suites with their own private swimming pool. With stylish and comfortable surroundings and a simple and elegant décor throughout, this is the ideal place for a relaxing stay.
Guests can choose from a selection of four restaurants offering a variety of fine dining that includes fusion, African, Moroccan, Thai, Japanese and European. There is also an extensive room service option.
The resort features the first spa of its kind in West Africa, with specialist staff and therapists offering a holistic approach to treatments, relaxation and distressing.
Guests can relax with sunloungers, umbrellas and individual beach cabanas and there is a choice of solar-heated swimming pools, making this resort truly an all-year-round choice.
GOLDEN BEACH HOTEL
All rooms have satellite television, air conditioning and telephone and overlook the ocean with private balconies. Outside the rooms, the hotel boasts wide gardens directly on an un-spoilt golden beach.
Other hotel facilities include two restaurants and bars, wireless internet connection, swimming pool with children’s area, table tennis, darts, and beach volleyball. Car and bicycle hire are available. There is also a meeting room for up to 150 people with a range of audio visual equipment.
Sumptuous meals, uniquely presented by one of The Gambia’s top chefs, are served at the hotel’s table d’hote restaurant. The hotel’s extensive gardens are also the perfect place to spend tranquil evenings in a cool setting or to host outdoor functions, banquets or a private wedding by the pool.
PALM BEACH HOTEL
The Palm Beach Hotel is located on the sandy shores of the ocean surrounded by lush palm trees. Its 120 standard rooms, 41 executive rooms and three suites are all elegantly furnished and comfortable.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and televisions. Ground floor rooms have a private balcony, while upper floors boast private staircases ascending to individual balconies. Just one step away is The Gambia’s famous long sandy Kotu beach with palm trees surrounding the hotel’s Eldorado Beach Bar, where beach beds are available to guests at no charge.
Hotel facilities include swimming pool with children’s section, poolside bar, piano bar, pool table, internet café, mini market, evening entertainment, safety lockers and currency exchange. There is a fully equipped conference suite available for business meeting, parties and weddings up to 300 people.
Dinner is served poolside with a range of choices each week from international buffet, barbecue, seafood or Italian buffet. For the late nights there is an air conditioned disco and bar. The Elephant Terrace is a beautiful quiet area surrounded by palms and flowers next to the main hotel reception where guests can sip a drink, read a book or just relax
OCEAN BAY HOTEL
The elegant and stylish five-star Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort is located at Cape Point, Bakau, the finest beach area in The Gambia, with views of the Atlantic Ocean and across the Gambia River. The hotel is about 20km from Gambia international Airport and a regular shuttle service operates. There are 195 rooms comprising deluxe rooms, premium suites, family apartments and executive maisonette suites. All have views to the ocean or beautifully maintained tropical gardens.
All rooms come with king-sized or double/twin beds, private bathroom with shower or bath, individually controlled air conditioning, spacious balcony, direct dial telephone, in-room electronic safe, 24-hour room service, remote control TV, in-house video channels and international multi-language channels, minibar and hairdryer. Suites have coffee/tea making facilities and a trouser press.
The hotel has five restaurants: the all-day Hacienda, fine dining at the Ocean Clipper, the Beach Club, the Pool Bar and The Plaza. Services comprise: clinic, drugstore, library, souvenir shop, currency exchange, car rental, 24-hour valet and laundry service and baby-sitting. Within easy walking distance of the resort, Cape Point offers everything from food stalls, cafes, pubs to arts and craft shopping and colourful African market life.
SHERATON GAMBIA RESORT & SPA
The Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa is perched on a tranquil stretch of the Atlantic coast offering miles of golden beaches and lush tropical gardens. This is an ideal resort, whether one is seeking relaxation, colourful nights – or an exciting business opportunity.
The 186 guest rooms include junior suites and a presidential villa with private pool and executive work areas. Guests can enjoy the wonderful ocean views while relaxing on the balcony and indulging in the luxury of in-room dining (available 24 hours).
Exchange stories over cocktails at the Bar-A-Cuda Pool Bar, the perfect spot for poolside relaxation. The Balafon Beachfront Restaurant serves delicious food with an array of fresh local ingredients sourced from land and sea. At the Crematata Restaurant the dining experience is enriched by the vibrant colours, fabrics and décor. This restaurant has an enchanting ambience, with captivating ocean views and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.
The Sunbeach Hotel & Resort lies close to the small fishing town of Baku close to the mouth of the River Gambia, and has become a focal point for many visitors because of its superb setting, beautiful gardens and an idyllic beach.
The resort features 184 spacious de-luxe rooms in which there are four disabled rooms in addition to the eight elegant executive suites, all with shady patio terraces with views of the ocean or the well kept garden. The hotel recently underwent a full renovation with all rooms now featuring air conditioning, state of the art designer furniture, a minibar, satellite TV, a direct dial telephone, an in-room safe and hair dryer.
The many facilities at the hotel include a conference centre for up to 75 people as well as a private boardroom for 15 people. The wide range of dining options includes the Summertime buffet restaurant, La Cucina for pizza and pasta and Fishermen’s, for the best fish and seafood in town. In addition there is the al fresco Le Bar and The Lobby for drinks and coffee.
The Sunbeach Hotel runs its own water sports centre with an extensive amount of equipment for marine fun like jet-skiing and sailing as well as golf and tennis centres available nearby. There are also off-site facilities for biking, beach buggy rental and horse riding.
Culled from The Gambia Hotel Association Guide.
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