What We Think
If it’s a hotel-based holiday you prefer, Laico Atlantic Beach could be for you with our pricing based on all-inclusive from November to April each year. However, for our regular guests and business travellers, and during summer months, bed and breakfast and half board options are still available for maximum flexibility. With its enviable beach location, lively activity programme and friendly atmosphere, this hotel is ideally suited for half board or all-inclusive holidays.
Set directly on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach - one of the biggest in The Gambia - this hotel is located away from the majority of tourist hotels but attracts many repeat customers. The reception area and public rooms are spacious and comfortable including an inside lounge area built around a huge tree which grows high above the roof. The rooms are serviced by two lifts, and all are fully equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, safe, television, hairdryer and telephone. A limited number of sea/pool view rooms are available as an upgrade and are very popular; with the option of interconnecting rooms, it's an ideal choice for families too. Full Wi-Fi internet connection is available in reception and the internet cafe for a local charge.
Away from the beach, guests can choose to simply relax by the large pool where two Jacuzzis offer the perfect place to unwind after a day in the sun. During the winter there is a wide range of sports facilities and organised activities throughout the day including tennis, squash, table tennis, croquet, basketball, volleyball, pool and snooker. A varied entertainment programme is provided in the evening (winter only). A particular feature of the hotel is the interesting bird garden which is home to many different species, both resident and migratory, and is popular with all guests, not just birdwatchers.
Our all-inclusive package includes 3 buffet meals each day, plus unlimited local/unbranded spirits and beer, house wines and soft drinks between 11am and 11pm (excludes Premium brands, mini bar and room service), a selection of ice creams and some sporting facilities. If you prefer to stay on a bed and breakfast basis there is plenty of choice for dining, with three restaurants serving a range of traditional buffet dishes, poolside hot & cold snacks and a la carte dining.
Evening entertainment including shows and cultural entertainment is provided on a regular basis during winter, so you’ll probably be happy to relax at the hotel, however a slection of bars and restaurants can be found in the Cape Point area which can be reached in approximately 10-15 minutes by taxi, or the lively resort of Kololi is situated 20 kilometers away. There is also a massage centre, (20% discount on these services for all-inclusive guests), plus hairdressing, a gift shop, games room and disco. There is also a cash-free system in operation within the hotel.
Situated about ten minutes' walk from the centre of Banjul, which has a few restaurants for lunch but little to offer by way of nightlife, this hotel really caters for guests wishing to stay in during the evening with a full winter entertainment programme. The location does provide an ideal base for those wishing to explore the capital, shop at Albert Market, or for the adventurous, take the local Barra ferry to the North Bank. Tourist guides and taxis can be hired from the hotel's reception.
In August 2009 the hotel was taken over by the management company Laico Hotels and Resorts. This is a Tunisia-based company who own or manage a diverse range of hotels throughout Africa and are committed to making ongoing improvements at the Laico Atlantic Hotel in The Gambia.