Planning a luxury holiday in The Gambia

Updated on Oct 06, 2021 by Polly Evans

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You may have missed out on a holiday in the last year, so why not make up for it by ensuring your next holiday is extra special and treat yourself to some luxurious extras.

The Gambia is such a relaxing destination; soak up a slice of African sunshine in style and recharge your batteries with a range of luxurious and soothing experiences, designed to rejuvenate and spoil you. At The Gambia Experience, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy a touch of luxury during their well-earned break, so we offer some extra features to ensure your holiday truly hits the mark.


Ensure waiting for a flight is pleasurable

Escape the crowded airport and unwind in the Aspire Gatwick airport lounge where you can enjoy a great range of food and drink in comfort. Lounge access is already included for those who fly on our exclusive Star Class with Titan Airways, while others can pre-book lounges at Gatwick and Manchester with our expert reservations team.

Lounge at Gatwick Airport


Fly in style with Star Class

While our standard seats on our Titan Airways flights are exceptional for economy seats and we have consistently received excellent feedback on their comfort and the service customers receive, you can always go one better and opt for Star Class.

Circumvent the check-in queue with your dedicated Star Class check-in, while also benefiting from increased luggage allowance, priority boarding, upgraded meal service and superior seating.

Find out more about star class

Star Class meal service


A room with a view

A deserted beach or a tranquil meandering river, a cliff top stunner or the African Bush, these are just some of the choices which you face when choosing your perfect view. Or you just might prefer to walk out of your room straight into the swimming pool – these are all possibilities in The Gambia

Floating Lodge at Mandina Lodge


Swim-up room at African Princess Beach Hotel


Completely rejuvenate in the spa

You can enjoy spa treatments at many of our hotels, but it is the stunning 1,800sq metre, adult-only spa at Coco Ocean that most spa-goers escape to. The serene and calming atmosphere creates a place where you can completely relax while enjoying rejuvenating treatments. A Thalassotherapy pool, Moroccan Hammam, sauna and ice plunge pool complete the picture and Gambia Experience guests receive a 10% discount on selected individual treatments.  

Coco Ocean Spa


Treat yourself to some fine dining

Our Luxury Collection hotels and à la carte restaurants serve up some sublime cuisine and beautiful dishes in exquisite surroundings. The restaurant at Ngala Lodge, established by English Chef Jonathan Groves, is one of the best we’ve found in any of our destinations. Now led by Head Chef Assan, the daily specials are accompanied by an extensive wine list and of course the stunning vistas from the elevated position within the gardens.

Ngala Lodge Restaurant


Many of the hotels in The Gambia can organise flowers, fruit baskets and other special touches (with notice) to enhance a special occasion.

Here at The Gambia Experience you can tailor-make your holiday, if you prefer to travel economy but stay in a Luxury Boutique hotel you can, if you want to fly in style but upgrade to a suite with a view in one of our Classic Collection properties that’s fine too. Wherever you stay, you can always spend a morning at Coco Ocean’s spa, or enjoy a marvellous lunch or dinner at Ngala Lodge.

If you are tempted and want to start planning your African escape, then check out our range of luxury holidays.

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