Top 5 hotels for a winter escape in The Gambia

Updated on Nov 16, 2022 by Ella Brundle

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Hand-picked by our experts, we have put together a list of the top five hotels to maximise your stay during your Gambian holiday.

Escape the British winter this year and jet off to The Gambia for that all-important winter sun! Our experts have compiled a list of our top five hotels to help you make the most of your holiday.

1. Kombo Beach Hotel

Our most popular hotel time and time again! Kombo Beach is ideally situated along Kotu Beach, with tropical gardens and excellent evening entertainment on offer whilst you enjoy the delicious cuisine served in the on-site restaurants. Why not take part in tennis or birdwatching on the hotel grounds too?



2. Ngala Lodge

This boutique hotel offers both tranquillity and luxury, tucked away in a quiet cove, with breathtaking views out to the Atlantic Ocean, you won’t want to leave! Enjoy the beachside decking area or relax by one of the pools, and wander the tropical gardens filled with great bird feeding points to enjoy the local wildlife. Feel at home in one of the 25 suites on offer, with all the amenities you will need to enjoy your holiday in comfort.



3. Coco Ocean Resort and Spa

One of the most striking hotels on offer, Coco Ocean provides elegance and a magnificent three-tiered swimming pool – with a beachside pool for those in the most exclusive room upgrades. Enjoy the golden sand beach on the hotel’s doorstep, best enjoyed from your private beach cabana! Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the 1,800 square metres adult-only spa, complete with a sauna, steam room, fitness room, ice plunge pool and Thalassotherapy pool. End the day with a delicious meal at the beautiful Courtyard Restaurant.



4. Fathala Wildlife Reserve

A truly unique experience and perfect for wildlife enthusiasts! Fathala Wildlife reserve offers you the chance to see Senegal and its wildlife – hop over the border from The Gambia to experience a safari at this magnificent reserve. Perfect for a twin-centre holiday, stay in one of the luxury safari tents equipped with air-conditioning and a Jacuzzi in the deluxe tents! Observe monkeys, giraffes, zebra, rhino, buffalo and much more on the morning and evening safari excursions, an incredible experience allowing you to view these impressive creatures that have been reintroduced into their natural habitat.



5. Mandina Lodges

Another unique experience that will leave you with holiday memories to last a lifetime. Stay in a mangrove, jungle, floating or stilted lodge and immerse yourself in The Gambian nature. Each guest is assigned a guide who will take you on guided tours of the forest and provide you with extensive knowledge about the varied wildlife in the area. Enjoy canoeing along the creek or even a sunset cruise! Just 45 minutes from the coastal region of The Gambia, Mandina Lodges provide you with the chance to see an unspoilt area of West Africa.


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