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