African Princess Beach Hotel

   Classic Collection

The Gambia  |  South Kotu

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This impressively unique and contemporary 4-star hotel opened in late 2018 and is located on a beautiful stretch of beach in South Kotu.

Travel Agent Opinion

''What a fabulously designed hotel with swim up rooms as well as balcony rooms offering great sea views and a great location directly on the sandy beach. I can highly recommend the spa.''

- Christine Edgeller, Carrick Travel


What we love

  • Rooms are modern with excellent facilities - African Princess Beach Hotel opened in December 2018.
  • The connection to water with swim-up ground floor rooms, was well as ocean views from standard rooms and main pool and restaurant areas.


Good to know

  • Book before 15th October 2019 and receive 10% off with code PRINCESS10. Valid on travel between 1st November 2019 - 30th April 2020. 
  • Standard rooms are all located on the first floor, accessed via external steps, with balconies overlooking pools towards the ocean.
  • There is a well-equipped gym and spa on site enabling guests to treat themselves to a massage or manicure during their stay. View the spa treatment menus here and here

A superb hotel with swim-up rooms

Water is a key feature of African Princess Beach Hotel, with a network of eight free-form pools meandering throughout the property. Although the pools aren't private, the ground floor rooms have direct access to the water for a refreshing dip straight from your private terrace. A further, larger pool is located close to the beachfront, where occasional pool games will take place.

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All guest rooms are spacious and offer a range of modern facilities, as you would expect from a brand-new quality hotel, and all enjoy a side sea view from the balcony or terrace. An impressive buffet will be on offer for both breakfast and dinner (subject to minimum numbers), with an à la carte menu also available. However we also recommend exploring the dining options in the vicinity.

Entertainment will take place in a central area near the main pool, with a variety of evening shows as well as some daytime activities such as paddle tennis. However, with no children under 12 allowed, the hotel will remain relatively tranquil during the day, allowing you to soak up the African sun, whether by the pool or on the sandy beach right outside the hotel.

Exploring the local area 

South Kotu has a small selection of bars and restaurants, including Lebanese, and it's only a short walk along the beach to Kotu, where you'll find further beach bars and hotel restaurants. The nearby resort of Kololi offers a wide range of places to eat and drink, and is only a short taxi ride away.

No children under 12 allowed.


What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals
  • Gambia guide with exclusive discounts
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel Facilities

  • Large sandy beach
  • Central pool plus a series of free-form pools
  • Bar
  • Restaurant serving buffet meals (subject to numbers) with an à la carte menu
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beauty salon and gym
  • 141 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin or double beds
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Balcony or terrace (pool access from ground floor rooms)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer


  • Daytime activities
  • Evening entertainment with live music by the pool and shows (during winter)
  • Water aerobics

Rooms at African Princess Beach Hotel

Standard AC Room

From £899pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Ground Floor Pool Room

From £919pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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3-bed villa

From £1,505pp

Sleeps up to 9 


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About the Local Area (South Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new hotels, and a small selection of bars and restaurants. There are a number of popular bars and restaurants including Lebanese and an ice-cream parlour on the road leading down to the beach, along with a couple of beach bars.

The slightly larger resort of Kotu is across Kotu stream, reached via a gentle stroll along the beach or with a short taxi ride. It boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There's also the quieter charm of Bakotu Hotel and the beautiful gardens of Bungalow Beach Aparthotel. The area also has a busy and boisterous craft market in which you can find batiks and all manner of superb wood carvings. Kotu has a number of good restaurants, alternatively Kololi with its wider choice is just 10 minutes' drive from South Kotu. There's also a golf course nearby.


A wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for a walk either down to Kololi or across Kotu stream to the hotels in the neighbouring resort of Kotu.