Kairaba Hotel

A stay at the five star Kairaba Hotel in The Gambia means enjoying the best of both worlds. Situated right on the beach at the popular resort of Kololi, guests benefit from a peaceful hotel in tranquil surroundings but have a large and lively resort within easy walking distance. Despite being close to Kololi, the hotel feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the hotel has a distinctly relaxed and laid-back feel.

Guests can choose from 150 rooms, including superior deluxe rooms and premiere suites. All rooms have views of either the sea or the hotel's impeccably landscaped gardens and WiFi internet access is available throughout. Children are welcomed at the Kairaba Hotel and can make use of a small play area on site. The hotel is accessible for wheelchair users and boasts friendly, welcoming staff.

Things to see and do

First and foremost, the Kairaba Hotel is a place to come and relax. You won't find loud music or rowdy guests here - visiting wildlife is the only thing likely to disturb your peace. Soak up some rays at one of the comfortable sun loungers around the swimming pool, or gaze at the beautiful plants and flowers in the hotel gardens.

A health and beauty suite is available for guests offering a wide choice of relaxation and beauty treatments. Massages, reflexology and slimming treatments are just some of the treatments on offer, whilst a gym is available for those who prefer a more active approach.

With a total of nine restaurants and bars on offer, this hotel really does have something for everyone. Some of the best chefs in The Gambia serve up international and Gambian cuisine, whilst a daily entertainment programme provides the perfect backing to a memorable meal.

The golden sands of Kololi beach are ideal for a gentle stroll or paddle in the waves. Browse the arts and crafts stalls set up by local sellers or enjoy a tropical fruit juice under the shade of a palm. Watersports are available for adventurous travellers - alternatively just relax with a good book.


Look out for happy hours at the bars dotted around the Kairaba Hotel complex. The Havana Club bar is the place to unwind with a post-dinner drink, or get your evening started with a cocktail at The Beach House.

Live entertainment is provided at a selection of the Kairaba Hotel restaurants each night. For a wider choice of nightlife options, head into the Kololi resort centre nearby. You will find a variety of bars, restaurants and discos in Kololi catering for an international crowd.

Getting there and around

The Kairaba Hotel is a 20 minute taxi ride from The Gambia International Airport at Banjul.

The hotel can arrange transport for guests who want to get out and about. The beaches of Fajara are all nearby, whilst an 18 hole golf course is nearby for fans of the sport. Whilst car hire in the Gambia is generally safe, many visitors choose instead to rely on taxis and transport provided by their hotel.

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