Cape Point Hotel

Gambia is a small country located on the coast of West Africa. It is a popular holiday destination because of its tropical climate and fabulous sandy beaches, but also because of its vibrant culture and traditions. The majority of hotels and popular holiday resorts are situated in or near to the area known as Serrenkunda, a lively place with markets, shops, restaurants, bars and car hire outlets.

Cape Point Hotel is a delightful leisure and business hotel built in the style of Gambian baronial architecture. It is centrally situated in Cape Point, the closest holiday resort to the capital city, Banjul which is only a 5 minute drive from the resort and is near to the Kachikally Crocodile Pool with its collection of Nile crocodiles. The hotel has an excellent restaurant serving locally caught seafood and freshwater fish from the Gambia and Tanji Rivers. There is an outdoor swimming pool with separate children's pool, a gift shop and hairdresser, conference hall and business lounge, WiFi Broadband access as well as poolside and beach sun loungers and water sports. In the evenings live entertainment is available. Cape Point Hotel is only a 20 minute drive from Banjul International Airport and is surrounded by the delights of Bakau including the craft market, shops, night clubs and bars. Cape Point is a quieter resort than Serrakunda which is ten minutes drive away.

There are plenty of beach bars and restaurants to choose from in the resorts around Serrakunda. Further south the beaches are often deserted and stretch for miles. Fishing trips are available for those wishing to try their hand at line fishing or inland creek fishing close to Banjul. Microlighting tours and trips are available at the airport for those wishing to get a bird's eye view of the countryside or coastal regions. Music and dancing are part of the Gambian people's culture and visitors can experience a lesson from local musicians in the art of playing the kora or take a drumming class using a djembe, both of which are local instruments. Both Banjul and Serrakunda have their own colourful and lively craft markets where visitors can browse the batik cloth, beads, wooden crafts and other souvenirs.

For those visitors wishing to explore more of the country Janjangbureh Island is located mid-river in eastern Gambia and is a great place to chill out or go birdwatching. The National Museum in Banjul has a good display of ethnic artefacts and the colonial architecture in the capital is worth a visit. A trip to Makasutu Culture Forest includes a guided tour and instruction on medicinal plants, followed by a journey in a dug-out canoe and a local music and dance display. Gambia is a delight for all birdwatchers. Egyptian plovers, hawks, bee eaters, ring-necked parakeets and African thrushes are all common and the best places to spot them are at Kotu Creek Wetlands, Abuko Nature Reserve and Baboon Island.

Gambia is only a six hour flight from the UK and makes a great winter destination, with regular flights throughout the week. Car hire is available at Banjul International Airport and at the major resorts. Although there are no railways in Gambia the bus service is regular and reliable, making it an excellent and inexpensive way to see the interior of the country.

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