Ocean Bay

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Cape Point

Lowest price package

Fri 07 Nov 2014 - 7 nights

from £770 £679pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Fri 01 Aug 2014 - 7 nights

from £871pp (based on 2 sharing)

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The Ocean Bay provides a good level of accommodation in Standard rooms within beautiful gardens in a beachfront setting. The hotel is popular with couples and families and now offers an all-inclusive light option.

The Ocean Bay, under new management since December 2013, sits within beautiful gardens in a beachfront setting. This popular hotel offers a good range of facilities - now with a successful all-inclusive light option - and is a great choice for families or couples looking to simply relax and enjoy the Gambian sunshine.

The large swimming pool is the focal point of the hotel and for families there is a shallow area of the pool, a playground and babysitting can be arranged upon request. The hotel is located next to the beautiful Cape Point Beach and maintains an area which is well serviced from the beach bar.

Standard rooms are arranged in two storey buildings throughout the gardens and are equipped with telephone, television with video channel, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air-conditioning and private balcony or terrace.Upgrades to Deluxe Rooms and Suites are also possible for a supplement. Deluxe rooms are furnished in dark wood and provide a high standard of accommodation and can accommodate 3 people. Suites have a double bed and can accommodate 4 persons, max 3 adults.

Daytime activities include table tennis and other outdoor sporting activities plus there is a children's play area. After dinner you can enjoy a full programme of evening entertainment in winter with live music, shows and African dance troupes, and occasional entertainment during summer months.

Within the hotel there is a choice of two restaurants, one serving buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Gambian delicacies, and the Ocean Clipper à la carte (now renamed Red Croc Restaurant and Nightclub and open during winter only), which is in an unrivalled position next to the ocean. Drinks are available from the elegant lounge, beach bar or pool bar with its own pizza oven.  There is also an all-inclusive light upgrade option which is proving very popular, including 3 buffet meals accompanied by 5 selected alcoholic or soft drinks with lunch and dinner (which may be taken at another time of day if preferred), plus complimentary soft and hot drinks throughout the day.

We recommend sampling the homemade lemongrass tea at the Ocean Bay Hotel which they grow, dry and make into the most refreshing iced tea drink - it's like a non-alcoholic cocktail. You can also buy packets of the tea to take home as a souvenir.

In the vicinity, there are a couple of other hotels, local bars, small restaurants, shops and a craft market all within easy reach and the popular resort of Kololi is only a 15 minute taxi ride away. The hotel's official rating has recently been reclassified as 4+, however we believe our 4* rating based on customer feedback and our own assessment still reflects the facilities and service offered.

Please note that a cash-free system within the hotel is in operation so that payment for all services and food/beverages are made via reception - VISA and Mastercard are accepted although there may be charges so cash may be the best option. There are also ATM machines which accept VISA cards in the vicinity.


Hotel Facilities

  • Large sandy beach
  • Pool with children's area
  • Children's playground
  • Conference centre
  • Medical clinic
  • Laundry service/valet service
  • Internet café
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Vitala beauty centre
  • Hairdresser
  • 195 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Standard room - upgrades available to deluxe or in suites (double bed)
  • Twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar (payable locally)
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Hairdyer
  • Safety deposit box
  • 2 pin sockets
  • Limited interconnecting rooms


  • Daytime activities
  • Evening entertainment with live music by the pool and shows (daily in winter)
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Children's activity programme (subject to minimum numbers)

Cuisine Information

  • Snacks available from pool bar with Pizza oven
  • Beach bar
  • A la carte restaurant (winter only)
  • Early breakfast corner (ideal for birdwatchers)
  • Room service: Available - locally charged on request

92% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 49 reviews.

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Rooms at Ocean Bay

Standard Room

From £679pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Deluxe Room

From £714pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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From £798pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Togali Restaurant

Buffet Restaurant


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Red Croc Restaurant

À la carte

(excluding Mondays)

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Cape Point


International Cuisine


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Cape Point

Taj Restaurant

Indian Cuisine


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About the Local Area (Cape Point)

With its excellent beach and new conference centre at the Ocean Bay Hotel this area is growing in appeal. There are a small number of restaurants and bars here along with craft stalls, mini-market and taxi rank. Calypso bar and restaurant is situated next to the hotel with a small lake often allowing you to view crocodiles. Bakau is a 10 minute walk from here.


A magnificent large sandy beach. Groynes have been built to stop any erosion of the sand.