Holidays at Palma Rima Hotel

Updated on Jan 21, 2020 by Katie Mallalieu

Blog > Holidays at Palma Rima Hotel

Rejoining our holiday programme, Palma Rima is a charming hotel perfect for guests looking for a fun, action-packed holiday.

A lively and popular hotel, Palma Rima is a good value option for those looking for a fun holiday to 'The Smiling Coast'. With South Kotu beach nearby, a range of restaurants and bars just a short stroll away and one of the largest swimming pools in The Gambia, take a read of why you should consider Palma Rima Hotel for your next holiday.


1. One of the biggest swimming pools in The Gambia


Boasting an enormous swimming pool, equipped with poolside bar, this is certainly a focal point of the hotel and provides plenty of space for a refreshing dip or game of water volleyball. Surrounded by large sun terraces and umbrellas, you can kick back, unwind and soak up the glorious African sunshine, all with a cold drink in hand. 

For the younger children, there is also a smaller swimming pool where little ones can splash around until their heart’s content! 

2. Activities for all the family


One thing is for sure, if you’re after an activity-filled holiday in The Gambia, you certainly won’t be short of things to do at Palma Rima. The hotel offers numerous activities throughout the day including, water aerobics, table tennis, chess and volleyball. There is also an on-site gym and tennis court for those wishing to burn off some more energy. 

The sociable, informal atmosphere also continues into the evenings, where you can sit back and enjoy the local entertainment, including live bands, or why not make the most of the hotel’s own nightclub and bar?


3. A short stroll from the beach


If you want to feel the sand between your toes, South Kotu beach is just a short walk away and always proves to be a popular spot with holidaymakers. The coastline boasts soft sands backed by palm trees and provides the perfect spot for a sunset stroll. We’d also recommend that you stop at Luigi’s ice cream parlour on the way, as the ice creams here are a dream!

Whilst being one of the best beaches in The Gambia for children due to the gently shelving sands, great care should be taken when swimming as there are strong currents here.


4. Spacious accommodation


Palma Rima is ideal for those wishing to holiday on a budget. The simple, yet spacious, rooms offer the basics – but ensuring you have all that you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel staff are also extremely friendly and will be happy to assist you in any way they can, should there be anything additional you need. 

The rooms here are situated in bungalows. Dotted throughout the luscious gardens, each bungalow room sleeps up to four guests and has patio windows that open out onto a small terrace. What's more, you can upgrade to a Superior Bungalow with air conditioning and a fridge.

Superior Bungalow

5. Multiple board options


Offering bed and breakfast, half board or an all inclusive stay, Palma Rima is perfectly suited to all budgets. Arrive and relax in the knowledge that your food and drink is already paid for with an all inclusive package. This includes a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Rim Restaurant, serving a good selection of international and traditional African dishes. What’s more, all inclusive options allow you to enjoy snacks and a separate bar (soft drinks, house wine, local spirits and local beer) throughout the day. 


Ready to book your holiday to Palma Rima Hotel? Take a look at our latest offers here, or get in touch with one of our Gambia experts today on 01489 866939.


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