Bungalow Beach Aparthotel

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The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Tue 05 Mar 2019

£658(from/pp) SAVE £140pp

Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
Fri 14 Dec 2018
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Book This  11 nights | based on 2 sharing

Guests return year after year to the 'BB', a customer favourite in an enviable position on sandy Kotu Beach and set within well-manicured gardens, guaranteeing a memorable stay in The Gambia.

Our Expert Opinion

"BB has a lovely sense of community and caters for everyone, from single travellers to families, and even extended stays. If you're looking for a beautiful beach location but also independence, then this is the perfect place!"

- Rosie, Sales


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, however there is no air-conditioning available in this room type.


Self-catering in The Gambia

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

The apartments at 'BB' (as it’s known by its many regular visitors) are arranged in two-storey blocks surrounded by tranquil, well-kept gardens, with each including a small kitchenette, fridge and lounge/diner, so you can dine in should you wish to. Some of the apartments have views towards the ocean, which are available as an upgrade, while a limited number of smaller studios without the separate lounge area and with a single bed are available for sole occupancy with no single supplement.

Food, entertainment and exploration

There’s a mini-market on-site, so you can pick up some staple supplies], plus there’s 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 is a daily delivery of fresh bread. If you fancy eating out, Kotu offers a small selection of restaurants and beach bars, however just a 10-minute taxi ride will take you to the bustling resort of Kololi. Here, you can discover many more eateries, serving all manner of cuisine.

Although there is a limited activity and entertainment programme at the hotel, clients staying at the Bungalow Beach Aparthotel have a number of daytime and evening activities to choose from without having to stray too far. Whether it is 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

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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

  • Long sandy Kotu beach
  • Pool with separate children's pool
  • Small children's playground 
  • 2 bars
  • 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 singles)
  • Kitchenette with 2 electric rings
  • Fridge
  • Lounge/dining area
  • Simple welcome pack plus daily fresh bread
  • Fans and air-conditioning (on request at a supplement payable locally - 1-bedroom apartments only)
  • 2 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
  • Restaurant serving half board buffet or table d'hote menu, with separate a la carte menu
  • Beach bar
  • Room Service: Available


  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kotu
  • Transfers: 45 minutes

Rooms at Bungalow Beach Aparthotel


From £658pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Single Room

From £658pp

Sleeps up to 1 


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Sea View Apartment

From £693pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Deluxe Apartment

From £770pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Beach bar at Bungalow Beach

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

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.