Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Brufut

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Tue 12 Apr 2016


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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

The all-inclusive Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa, formerly the Sheraton Gambia Hotel, is built into a hillside that gently shelves among towering baobabs to a deserted beach below.

Overlooking the ocean and nestled between giant baobab trees, this beachfront property is extremely popular as an all-inclusive hotel and is well established as a popular tourist hotel, as well as offering extensive conference facilities. Its fantastic location beside the ocean ensures stunning views from both the rooms and public areas. The atmosphere is lively in winter, although quiet corners can be found and the small spa with its separate pool offers a tranquil alternative.

The appeal of the hotel is obvious as soon as you step into the impressive reception, with views down to the pool area and beach below through huge full length windows. The lower level of the hotel is situated next to the unspoilt beach with lawns surrounding the large infinity swimming pool. There are many pathways and steps within the hotel, although golf buggies are in operation on request and there are two glass lifts connecting the reception, Cremetata buffet restaurant and the pool/bar area.

Hotel bedrooms are of a contemporary style, and enjoy sea views from their ocean-facing balcony or terrace. There are 2 wings: the Baobab Wing is closer to the main building and restaurants, housing the Standard Baobab rooms. There is also a a variety of upgraded room options which are larger and closer to the beach such as the superbly located Beach Palm rooms offering uninterrupted ocean views from both ground and upper floors.

Dining during winter is buffet style and may be in the elevated Crematata buffet restaurant (not air-conditioned) where an extensive breakfast is also served, but mainly at the poolside. Afternoon snacks are served for all-inclusive guests.  From April to October an all-day dining menu with a variety of dishes will be available until 10.30pm offering a good choice for lunch, dinner and snacks. An à la carte menu is also available with a 20% discount for all-inclusive guests. The Bar-A-Cuda pool bar serves drinks throughout the day and is the main all-inclusive outlet; the lobby TreeTop bar and lounge area enjoys stunning sea views and is run with a Wi-Fi service.

Bed and breakfast board basis is available, but we suggest going ‘all-inclusive’ which is how we price our holidays, allowing you to budget more effectively for your holiday - see all-inclusive information. The property is run primarily as a tourist hotel, with a lively, relaxed atmosphere rather than a corporate feel, within the context of the Gambian laid-back, friendly attitude towards service. We have given it a 4 grade rating which we believe represents the service and facilities provided.

Located near the village of Brufut, the setting of this hotel is more secluded than some others in our collection with few bars and restaurants in the direct vicinity, making it ideal for a hotel-based holiday. But with a number of activities on offer including water aerobics, a fitness room, table tennis and darts, there is plenty to do within the hotel along with simply relaxing! Children's activities may occasionally be organised, subject to minimum numbers, and there is a separate childrens' pool.

The Spa is located in a separate building with a fitness centre as well as indoor and outdoor treatment areas, from where you can enjoy a massage overlooking the sea. There is also a quiet pool in this area overlooking the beach.  All guests will receive free use of the sauna and steam room from 9am-9pm. See spa information

The lively resort of Kololi is just a ten minute taxi ride away with its craft market, shops and numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy a refreshing drink.


Hotel Facilities

  • Large swimming pool
  • Separate children's pool
  • Unspoilt sandy beach
  • Fitness/spa facilities with a small pool
  • TreeTop internet cafe
  • Bar-A-Cuda pool bar
  • World class conference facilities
  • 181 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twins and doubles
  • Air-conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Satellite television
  • Balcony or terrace


  • Pétanque, darts
  • Table tennis
  • Step / water aerobics
  • Occasional evening entertainment (3-4 times per week)

Cuisine Information

  • Balafon - al fresco lunch and dinner buffets
  • Crematata - buffet breakfast restaurant with outdoor terrace and fantastic views
  • Buffet meals and à la carte menu may be served in either restaurant
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours (local charge)

All Inclusive Information

The Gambia Coral Beach is available on an All-inclusive basis. The following information outlines what is available through our all-inclusive package (not 24 hours).

General Overview

  • Buffet breakfast (07.00 – 10.30)
  • Buffet lunch (12.30 – 15.00)
  • Sweet & savoury snacks (16.00 - 18.00)
  • Buffet dinner (19.00 – 22.30)
  • Hot & cold beverages from Bar-A-Cuda (09.00 - 23.00)
  • Local spirits
  • Local beer and house wine by the glass
  • Water & soft drinks (excluding fresh fruit juices)
  • Use of fitness room, sauna & steam room 9am - 9pm
  • NO Kid's Club (some activities may be arranged, subject to numbers)
  • Free activities - water aerobics, table tennis, darts

Not included

  • Full bottles, premium brands, fresh fruit juices, imported drinks and mini bar (stocked on request) - these will be subject to an additional charge
  • Room service
  • Internet access / telephone

NB Timings are subject to change; all-inclusive finishes at the standard transfer time on day of departure; excursions are not included


  • Presentation of the guest bracelet or voucher and room key card is mandatory to enjoy above mentioned facilities
  • Bracelets are not transferable between guests
  • There will be a charge for a lost bracelet
  • Guests must sign for any all-inclusive consumption

88% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 106 reviews.

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Rooms at Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa

Standard Baobab

From £1,214pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Deluxe Beach Baobab

From £1,312pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Deluxe Sunset Palm

From £1,340pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Deluxe Beach Palm

From £1,382pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Junior Suite

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Crematata buffet restaurant with outdoor terrace

Crematata Restaurant

Buffet breakfast


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Balafon restaurant

Balafon Restaurant

Open-air restaurant at the Gambia Coral Beach, buffet/à la carte


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Leo's restaurant

Leo's Restaurant

with Gambian Specials


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About the Local Area (Brufut)

Brufut, situated approximately 10 minutes south of Kololi, is a town located in the Western Division of The Gambia. The town of Brufut is situated a couple of kilometres inland from the coastal road, but the name Brufut is applied to an area extending from around the town, out to the coast. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices. It is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infrastructure.

It is best known as a developing residential area of private villas. This large guarded and gated community encloses luxury villas and was constructed in 2006 by the Government purposely to have a secured place to lodge the 52 presidents expected to attend the 7th AU summit in The Gambia. Within easy reach from the capital and the economic centre, by the Kombo Coastal Highway, it’s an ideal situation for a residence giving direct views over the sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.


There is an unspoilt sandy beach surrounding the Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa, along with other local beaches such as Batokunku with its beach bar and local restaurant.

Spa Facilities Information

The Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa offers a stand-alone Spa facility offering a wide range of reasonably priced treatments, plus a hairdressing salon and fitness centre. There is also a small second pool in this area for use by Spa guests. Treatment rooms are either indoor, or some can be offered in an open-air setting, making the most of the cliff-top location. 
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