Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Luxury   Luxury Collection

The Gambia  |  Bijilo

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Arguably the most striking beachfront hotel in The Gambia, Coco Ocean is a popular place to stay for holidaymakers looking for elegance and exquisite surroundings.


Journalist's Opinion

"The hotel was very friendly and the staff could not have been more helpful, always smiling and they went the extra mile to do as we asked or better! We shall certainly go again."

- Mr Francis

 

What we love

  • The spa –  adult-only and covering 1,800 square metres, it offers treatments from around the world, including Moroccan Hammans, hot stone massages, body polishes and scrubs and Asian foot massages.
  • The endless beach stretching in both directions.

 

Good to know

  • During winter 2020/21, a credit of D2,500 per couple / D1,300 per person will be offered to our guests to spend in the hotel.
  • If you stay in a Club Villa, Royal Suite or Beach House you have exclusive access to the beachfront pool (open for adults only).
  • A la carte dining with a choice of menus is included for those on half board (exemptions may apply).

 

A tranquil oasis in The Gambia

Whitewashed Moorish architecture framed by colourful pink bougainvillea sweep down towards a golden sandy beach – welcome to Coco Ocean Resort & Spa. This impressive hotel offers a tranquil oasis where you can enjoy beautiful green lawns, a three-tiered swimming pool and a superb spa. While for many guests, the main attraction of Coco Ocean is the fantastic spa facility, the hotel’s stunning location on an unspoilt stretch of beach just 2.5 km from the lively resort of Kololi, as well as its extensive choice of unique suites, make this far more than just a spa hotel.

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Comfort and rejuvenation await

A popular choice for repeat customers and visiting dignitaries, a sophisticated appeal can be found throughout Coco Ocean, with its ornate interiors, imaginative use of colour and light and elegant variety of guest rooms, all of which boast excellent facilities. Every little feature has been thought out extensively, from the grandeur of the Moroccan-inspired architecture to the subtle positioning of sunloungers.

Set within tropical gardens, all the open-plan suites and villas are light and airy, but for added comfort we recommend one of the sumptuous room upgrades. There are four Royal Suites each with its own private plunge pool, with Royal penthouses above (a Royal suite and penthouse can be booked together for larger groups but are self-contained units). The 14 Club villas sit in two rows, with the largest private outside relaxation areas; but for the best location in the hotel try one of the three Beach houses, which are extremely spacious and sit directly on the beachfront. These, along with Club villas and Royal suites, have use of the exclusive, beachfront second pool which is flanked by cabanas.

The ultimate in relaxation

A place where you can completely relax and rejuvenate, Coco Ocean's impressive 1,800 square metre adult-only spa boasts a serene and calming atmosphere throughout, where subtle scents of aromatherapy linger in the air. A steam room, sauna, fitness room and ice plunge pool are also available for you to use at your leisure, and it’s here that you will discover the Thalassotherapy pool. Remember, Gambia Experience guests receive a 10% discount on selected treatments, so don’t miss out!

Guests can enjoy a choice of restaurants on-site, and the resort of Kololi offers further options only a five-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Tempting menus featuring Thai, international and traditional African cuisine can be sampled in either the Courtyard/Safran or Coco Beach restaurants, one offering à la carte breakfasts and al fresco or covered dining with a backdrop of illuminated fountains and soft music, the other providing beachfront lunches with a Thai menu by night. Fresh ingredients are used wherever possible, many from the hotel’s own gardens.

Official local hotel rating: 5 star

 

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

What's included in your booking

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

Hotel Facilities

  • Tiered swimming pool, plus private pool for Club Villa, Beach House & Royal Suite guests (adults only)
  • Coffee shop
  • Sugar Cane Bar
  • Individual beach cabanas
  • Spa offering a wide range of treatments (10% discount on selected treatments)
  • Use of the spa sauna & thalasso pool
  • Hairdresser
  • Wi-Fi 
  • The Courtyard/Safran & Coco Beach restaurants
  • Gift shop
  • Babysitting service (by arrangement)
  • Doctor on call
  • Business facilities
  • ATM on site accepting visa credit / debit cards
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • 88 suites

Room Facilities

  • King size beds (twin mattresses)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite television
  • Mini-bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bathrobes, slippers & toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Unpacking service (on request)

Activities

  • Spa treatments with exclusive 10% discount on certain treatments for our guests, see extra information at the bottom of page
  • Nearby golf course (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

  • The Courtyard restaurant - à la carte breakfast and dinners, including evening international menu with African specialties. Dine outdoors surrounded by fountains or inside the adjacent Safran restaurant
  • Coco Beach restaurant - lunchtime dining with decking area overlooking the beach; Thai menu at night (closed Mondays)
  • Room Service: in-room dining / room service 7am - midnight (payable locally)

​Location

  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: On-site / Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: Approx. 40 minutes

Rooms at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Junior Dome Room

From £1,155pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Junior Suite

From £1,195pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Junior Penthouse

From £1,251pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Deluxe Suite

From £1,283pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Penthouse

From £1,349pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Royal Penthouse

From £1,349pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Superior Suite

From £1,363pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Club Villa

From £1,433pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Club Villa (sea facing)

From £1,510pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Royal Suite

From £1,594pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Beach House

From £1,601pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

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Coco Ocean Cuisine

Safran Restaurant

Fine Dining

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(evenings only)

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Evening at the Courtyard Restaurant, Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Bijilo, The Gambia

The Courtyard Restaurant

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Beachside dining at Coco Beach restaurant, Bijilo, The Gambia

Coco Beach Restaurant

International / Thai

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Enjoy exquisite cuisine at Coco Ocean

Thai Restaurant

Thai Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Ocean Lounge Bar

Finger food and snacks

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Tao

Asian Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

The Vineyard restaurant near Kololi

Vineyard

Mediterranean Cuisine

OPEN MAY - OCT
(closed Wednesdays)

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Kololi

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Gaya Art Café

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

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Scala

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Sea Shells

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Al Rawshe

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Cabana's Beach Bar & Restaurant

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Jewel of India

Indian Restaurant

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

El Sol

El Sol

Mexican & International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Bijilo)

The beauty of Bijilo is there is very little here! Situated about five minutes south of Kololi there are as yet no restaurants or nightclubs to disturb the peace, just a couple of beach bars on a long stretch of beach with very few people on it.

Beaches

This is a wonderfully unspoilt, long stretch of sand with only a couple of smaller hotels here and beach bars with the odd fruit seller - perfect for a relaxing day.


Papaya Mask   30 minutes      D800.00
Papaya has high contents of vitamin A and C. Papaya’s powerful fruit enzymes are known to aid and accelerate healing in the skin disorders such as acne. Perfect for skin blemishes and renewing of the skin cells.
 
Cucumber Mask     30 minutes     D800.00
Cucumber contain minerals and vitamins , which neutralise excessive fat. In addition, it has a natural soothing effect with sensitive and sunburnt skin.

Seaweed Mask   30 minutes      D800.00
Detoxify, removes dirt and purify congested skin. Helps prevent the formation of pimples and acne.
 
Slimming & Firming  60 minutes      D1,800.00
A 30-minute seaweed mask followed by a 30-minute Swedish massage - promotes effective and healthy slimming with natural firming to the body  and reduces water retention.
 
Body Wraps Treatment    60 minutes     D1,500.00
A choice of body polish combine together with body mask to sooth and nourish the skin, while the clay is working on the skin, receive a scalp massage to complete the relaxing and rejuvenating treatment.