Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

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The Gambia  |  Bijilo

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Fri 28 Nov 2014 - 7 nights

from £1206 £949pp (based on 2 sharing)

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This superb beachfront property with its professional spa and wide choice of room upgrades offers an oasis of luxury for a truly memorable holiday.

As one of the most luxurious hotels in The Gambia, and arguably the most striking, Coco Ocean has established itself as the place to stay for celebrities and discerning holidaymakers looking for elegance and exquisite surroundings. It is perfect for any special occasion, and offers excellent value for money compared with spa hotels internationally - and the beachfront location is hard to beat.

While for many guests the main attraction of Coco Ocean is the fantastic spa facility, its stunning location on an unspoilt stretch of beach just 2.5 km from the lively resort of Kololi, and the excellent levels of service and cuisine make this much more than simply a spa hotel. The Moroccan-inspired architecture and décor, featuring high ceilings and domes, have been created to keep the buildings cool as well as producing an elegant design and maximise the use of natural light.

You will find sunbeds in tranquil spots around the garden and private seating areas close to the hotel's main tiered swimming pool; down on the beach there are individual cabanas providing welcome shade, however the canopies can peel back if you wish to relax in the sunshine. The grounds slope towards the sea, enhancing the views, although golf buggies are available helping those who may wish to avoid the many steps. Visiting Heads of State, dignitaries and businessmen often hold functions in the the stunning gardens and take advantage of the impressive Presidential suite. Coco Ocean would be a perfect choice for a honeymoon or anyone celebrating a special occasion, and several weddings have already taken place here.

Set within lush tropical gardens, all of the open-plan suites and villas are light and airy, but for added comfort we recommend one of the sumptuous room upgrades. There are 4 Royal Suites each with its own private plunge pool, with Royal penthouses above (a Royal suite and penthouse can be booked together for larger groups but are self-contained units). The fourteen Club Villas sit in 2 rows, have impressive private outside relaxation areas and share a swimming pool beside the ocean; but for the best location in the hotel try one of the three beach houses, which are extremely spacious and sit directly on the beachfront. These all have use of the exclusive second pool which is flanked by cabanas for added comfort.  Please note that private VIP guests at the property may also have use of this pool. All suites include bathrobes and slippers and complimentary maid service to unpack and iron any essential item on arrival and all have double basins in the ample bathroom.

Within the hotel there is a choice of restaurants and menus, with international chefs producing dishes from Morocco, Thailand and Lebanon, as well as European cuisine. You will also find some exquisite sushi dishes available on the lunchtime menu and, in addition, there are specialities of the day featuring cuisine from around the world. Fresh ingredients are used wherever possible, many from the hotel’s own gardens. The main restaurant offers al fresco or more formal dining and is the perfect place to start the day with a relaxing champagne breakfast, while Coco Beach, serving lunchtime grills, has possibly the best views of any restaurant in The Gambia and has an evening Thai menu. Half board is a popular option as guests have the choice of dining a la carte in any of these restaurants (lobster and seafood platters may be at an extra charge, subject to availability), and if all this isn’t enough, the lively Kololi resort is just a short taxi ride away.

The 1800sq metre, adult-only Spa facility is an integral part of the property with 9 ocean view treatment rooms, providing a full range of treatments on offer by specialist therapists from around the world including Thalasso pool, hammam, sauna, ice plunge pool, pedicures, manicures, facial and beauty treatments. Again, the exciting use of colour and light which is evident throughout the property create an atmosphere perfect for relaxation and enjoyment with a central relaxation area surrounding the spa pool. Gambia Experience guests receive a 10% discount on all full priced individual treatments.

The Coco Ocean occupies an enviable position on a wide stretch of unspoilt beach, next to Bijilo Forest Park Nature Reserve, famous for its green vervet and red colobus monkeys, and the Bijilo Beach Hotel. Although there is little activity directly outside the hotel to spoil the peace and tranquillity, a 20-minute walk along the sandy beach, or a short taxi ride, will bring you to the resort of Kololi with its wide selection of bars and restaurants.

Coco Ocean is open throughout the year, and its prime beachside location combined with the luxurious facilities and personal touches evident throughout assures it of high levels of repeat clients, therefore early booking is strongly recommended.

 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Tiered swimming pool, plus private Club villa / Beach house / Royal suite pool
  • Sugar Cane Bar, coffee shop
  • Individual beach cabanas
  • Spa offering wide range of treatments
  • Hairdresser
  • Gift shops
  • Chauffeured car for hire
  • Herb garden & organic fruit & vegetable garden
  • Babysitting service
  • Doctor on call
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Conference facilities
  • Laundry
  • 88 rooms

Room Facilities

  • King size beds (twin mattresses)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite television
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Bathrobes, slippers & toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Unpacking service (on request)

Activities

  • Spa treatments with 10% discount for our guests
  • Nearby golf course (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

  • The Courtyard / Saffran restaurants - à la carte breakfast and dinners
  • Coco Beach restaurant - lunchtime grills and salads overlooking the beach, evening Thai menu (also included in half board option)
  • Spa juice bar
  • Room Service: in-room dining / room service - 7am - midnight

93% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 40 reviews.

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Rooms at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Junior Suite

From £949pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Junior Penthouse

From £1,012pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Deluxe Suite

From £1,075pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Suite

From £1,117pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Penthouse

From £1,117pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Royal Penthouse

From £1,117pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)

   

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Club Villa

From £1,187pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Club Villa (sea facing)

From £1,285pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Royal Suite

From £1,355pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)

   

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Beach House

From £1,369pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Coco Ocean Cuisine

Saffran Restaurant

Fine Dining

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(evenings only)

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Evening at the Courtyard Restaurant

The Courtyard Restaurant

Cuisine International

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Coco Beach restaurant

Coco Beach Restaurant

International

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Ocean Lounge Bar

Finger food and snacks

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Tao

Asian Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Al Basha

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(excluding Ramadan)

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Kololi

The Vineyard restaurant near Kololi

Vineyard

Mediterranean Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Kathy B - December 08.Was working for TGE

Gaya Art Café

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

The Kora

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - JUN

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Kololi

Love 2

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Kathy B - December 08.Was working for TGE

Scala

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Seashells

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Al Rawshe

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Bijilo)

The beauty of Bijilo is there is very little here! Situated about five minutes south of Kololi there are as yet no restaurants or nightclubs to disturb the peace, just a couple of beach bars on a long stretch of beach with very few people on it.

Beaches

This is a wonderfully unspoilt, long stretch of sand with only a couple of smaller hotels here and beach bars with the odd fruit seller - perfect for a relaxing day.

Spa Facilities Information

The Coco Ocean Spa provides a full range of professional treatments in nine luxurious treatment rooms overlooking the beach in Bijilo, The Gambia.

There are also double massage beds, Hammam, sauna, ice cold plunge pool, wet and dry body treatment area. The Health & Awareness Centre offers gym, Pilates, yoga and a relaxation area. The spa opened in December 2008 and has received excellent reviews from clients, and several journalists from national newspapers and lifestyle magazines have also written positive accounts of their experiences at the Coco Ocean. Therapists are trained to a high standard to ensure you return from your holiday completely refreshed with a feeling of total well being. The treatments incorporate essences of plants, aromas of healing flowers, elements of the ocean and Aloe vera plants grown on the premises – all blended from traditional recipes into modern day beauty rituals. With all treatments you will be provided with a bathrobe, slippers, shower cap and towels.

Treatments can either be booked directly with the Spa on arrival in The Gambia or we can prebook treatments in advance. Please note the details and prices may be subject to change.

  • Spa with 9 ocean view treatment rooms, double massage beds, Hammam, sauna, ice cold plunge pool, wet and dry body treatment area
  • Separate areas for men and women
  • Pedicures, manicures, facials and beauty treatments
  • Spa boutiques - hair & beauty products
  • Spa juice bar