Kombo Beach Hotel

The Kombo Beach Hotel is a lively and vibrant hotel that offers its patrons plenty to do whilst providing a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Set right on the beach front of Kotu Beach it is ideally located and provides you with all that you would want from a beach holiday. Stunning blue skies, crystal clear blue seas and sandy white beaches – it's all here.

The hotel has a good range of facilities and a good choice of places to eat. There are three restaurants and three bars in the hotel and a wide variety of food is served to suit all tastes. The Kudula Restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience with The Brasserie offering up an a la carte menu with daily specials. There is also a poolside bar called Geckos where you can get light snacks and ice creams.

Kombo Beach Hotel also boasts a large pool with sun loungers and parasols, a massage and beauty salon, Internet café, laundry service and a small shop. You can also participate in tennis, table tennis, aerobics, boules, volleyball and golf if lazing around isn't your thing although these activities will cost you extra. There is entertainment put on for your enjoyment both day and night – so plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.

If you choose to eat out there are some good restaurants that cater for tourists in nearby Kololi and Kololi is also the place to be if it is vibrant nightlife you are after. Kotu itself is a bit quieter but you will also find some good local restaurants and bars that provide a range of food and entertainment. Fresh seafood is abundant if you choose one of the beach side restaurants otherwise there are restaurants that serve all kinds of food from western to local Gambian specialities.

There is a great local craft market where you can buy many different types of crafts that have been made by locals. Buying here means you are supporting local trade and there are some great finds to be had here. Jewellery, musical instruments, handbags, silver items, batiks and clothing are some of the best local items that will make great souvenirs or gifts for friends and relatives.

Kotu is perfect for bird watching and even if you don't think of yourself as a fan of bird watching the area is famous for its beautiful birds so it's worth a tour. There are several types of guided tour that you can take to local nature reserves which let you see some more of the area's natural flora and fauna. Other trips and tours you can take out of the Kotu area include jeep safaris or a trip to the bustling capital city of Banjul.

Flights leave the UK and arrive in The Gambia's Banjul Airport. Once there local taxis are one of the best ways to get around. Taxis are widely available with yellow 'town taxis' being used mainly for local trips and green 'tourist taxis' taking you further afield. The Kombo Beach Hotel has an in-house taxi service to help you if you choose to explore the area.

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