Gambia’s resorts information part two

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Joanna Baker under gambia resorts


Gambia resorts

Cape Point

This is a beautiful resort which has grown over the previous couple of years, with many customers returning here to enjoy this relaxing resort with a fabulous beach and a nice small selection of bars and restaurants. There is a craft market, a super market and you can walk or taxi into larger resorts such as Bakau for more choice, should you desire. There are some fantastic hotels in Cape Point, the most popular being ocean Bay, The Sunbeach and The Cape Point Hotel.


Bathurst as Banjul used to be called until it received its independence in 1965, is one of Africa’s smallest capitals. Banjul is definitely more of a city feel to it but with the best beach in the Gambia. Miles and miles of glorious sand, gently shelving, shallow waters makes it a perfect location for families and couples alike. There is plenty historical sights and stories to be enjoyed in Banjul, it even has its own museum, the Arch 22. There is a nice selection of restaurants and bars and a great big market where the Gambians barter for their wares and where you can pick up amazing bargains. The best hotel in the area has got to be The Laico Atlantic Beach.


Brufut is mainly a residential area, an up and coming resort that is yet unspoilt by tourism. Only a short drive from major resorts such a Kololi makes this a perfect destination to relax and unwind but still be within striking distance of night-life and shops etc. The resort of Brufut has a superb beach, miles of golden sand, gently shelving into the Atlantic ocean, a perfect spot for sunbathing and kicking back. The best hotels in this region have got to be The Sheraton and Hibiscus House.

South Kotu

South Kotu is a lovely, compact little resort with a nice feel to it, very laid back but still with a good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants serving traditional Gambian food. The resort remains uncommercialised and is well placed for excursions or visiting large resorts. There is a nice beach with sunbeds and parasols, and the most popular hotel here is The Palma Rima.


About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed)

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