Now renamed Labranda Coral Beach Resort following a change of management, this property enjoys one of the most remarkable locations of any hotel in The Gambia. Labranda Coral Beach Resort not only overlooks the ocean, but also boasts attractive grounds, dominated by towering baobabs and gently waving palms that rustle in the coastal breeze – this is certainly a scene of serenity.
Labranda Coral Beach has become established as an all-inclusive resort, offering a variety of meals, primarily served buffet-style, as well as live cooking, generally in the elevated Crematata restaurant. The main bar is on the pool level, so you can enjoy a drink looking out across the infinity pool to the sea.
A beautiful setting
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 those in search of a hotel-based, all-inclusive holiday. But with several activities on offer including water aerobics, table tennis and darts, there's plenty to do within the hotel – not forgetting the on-site spa. Children's activities may occasionally be organised and there's a separate children's pool.
The lively resort of Kololi is also just a 10-minute taxi ride away with its craft market, shops and numerous restaurants and bars.
Relax with a treatment or two
La Brise 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's 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.
A choice of sea-facing guest rooms
Labranda Coral Beach’s bedrooms are of a contemporary style, and enjoy sea views from their balcony or terrace. There are two wings: the Baobab Wing is closer to the main building and restaurants, housing the Standard rooms. There's also a variety of upgraded room options which are larger and closer to the beach, such as the Superior Sea View rooms, offering uninterrupted ocean views from both ground and upper floors.
Official local hotel rating: 5 star