Bungalow Beach Aparthotel

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The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

Guests return year after year to Bungalow Beach, a customer favourite in an enviable position on sandy Kotu Beach and set within well-manicured gardens.

Our Guest's Opinion

"I like the hotel's peaceful location and gardens and how quiet it is."

- Mr Touray


What we love

  • The freedom of having self-catering facilities, with the bonus of a welcome pack and fresh bread delivered daily.


Good to know

  • Smaller, open-plan single rooms are available with no supplement. Air-conditioning is not available, only a fan.


Self-catering in The Gambia

As our main self-catering property in The Gambia, Bungalow Beach offers a comfortable base from which to enjoy the highlights of this destination and its varied cuisine. Set along Kotu’s sandy beach, you can find plenty of places to relax on the golden sands or around the hotel pool.

The apartments at Bungalow Beach are arranged in two-storey blocks surrounded by tranquil gardens, with each including a small kitchenette, fridge and lounge/diner. Some have views towards the ocean, which are available as an upgrade, while a limited number of smaller studios are available for sole occupancy with no single supplement.

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Food, entertainment and exploration

There’s a mini-market on-site selling staple supplies, plus a restaurant at the hotel for your convenience. You’ll also enjoy a welcome pack on arrival which includes provisions such as milk, fruit juice, tea/coffee, cheese and jam, and to supplement this there's a daily delivery of fresh bread. If you fancy eating out, Kotu offers a small selection of restaurants and beach bars, however just a short taxi ride will take you to the bustling resort of Kololi.

Although there's a limited activity and entertainment programme at the hotel, guests at Bungalow Beach have a number of daytime and evening activities to choose from without having to stray far. Whether it's the nearby golf course, birdwatching at Kotu Stream or exploring the local craft market, you’ll find plenty to do.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star


What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals (Titan flights only) 
  • Airport transfers
  • Digital Gambia guide
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel facilities

  • Long, sandy Kotu beach
  • Pool with separate children's pool
  • Two bars and a restaurant
  • Minimarket
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Massage parlour (privately owned)
  • Safety deposit boxes in reception (payable locally)
  • Beach bar
  • 114 apartments

Room facilities

  • Separate bedroom with twin beds (not single rooms)
  • Kitchenette with two electric rings and fridge
  • Lounge/dining area
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioning (on request and payable locally, included in refurbished and deluxe apartments. Not available in single studios)
  • Two-pin sockets


  • Evening entertainment during winter, closed from May to October

Cuisine Information

  • A welcome pack is provided in each apartment plus daily fresh bread
  • Deluxe room guests are able to take a hot breakfast in the dining room for no additional charge
  • Restaurant serving half board buffet or table d'hôte menu, with separate à la carte menu
  • Beach bar
  • Room Service: Available


  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kotu
  • Transfers: 30 minutes

Rooms at Bungalow Beach Aparthotel


From £1,039pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Sea View Apartment

From £1,074pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Deluxe Sea View Apartment

From £1,151pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Single Studio

From £1,074pp

Sleeps up to 1 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Beach bar at Bungalow Beach Aparthotel, Kotu, The Gambia

Beach Restaurant

Both set and snack menu from 12:00 midday



Restaurant at Bungalow Beach

Main Restaurant

Set menu & à la carte



A la carte restaurant at Bungalow Beach Aparthotel, Kotu, The Gambia

À la carte Restaurant

International Cuisine



One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café


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Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine


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South Kotu


Italian Cuisine


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South Kotu


Lebanese Cuisine

(excluding Sundays)

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About the Local Area (Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new bars and restaurants now open in winter, in addition to hotel restaurants which are open to the public.

Kotu boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There is also the quieter charm of Bakotu 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 including the excellent Sailor's local restaurant which is along the beach. There is also a golf course nearby.


A wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for families, although not a very deep beach in terms of distance to the ocean. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream.