Lemon Creek Hotel

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The Gambia  |  Bijilo

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A popular, beachfront hotel run by friendly staff and presenting a quiet setting in which to relax, Lemon Creek Hotel promises a sun-kissed holiday in a beautiful location of The Gambia.

Our Expert Opinion

"This is a great value hotel located in a peaceful area so you can relax in whichever way you please, by the inviting pool or on the uncrowded beach – perfect for a stroll. You'll have a very warm welcome from the staff."

- Michelle, Reservations


What we love

  • The elevated location – offering wonderful views out over the creek and beach beyond.
  • It is only a short taxi ride to Kololi for a wide choice of bars and restaurants.


Good to know

  • It's possible to pre-book air-conditioning which we would recommend as standard between May and November.


A stunning location beside the sand

Boasting superb views across bougainvillea and palm-filled tropical gardens down to the ocean, Lemon Creek Hotel has a distinct quiet charm about it. Its fantastic location along the Bijilo Beach makes it a superb choice for beach-lovers, where you can take a stroll or relax on the sunloungers whilst listening to the waves. 

Within the grounds, a pool can be found hidden amongst towering coconut palms, which offers a wonderful sense of seclusion, and multiple pockets of sunlight and shade. It’s safe to say, you’ll find relaxation easy to come by at Lemon Creek Hotel. 

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Sea views and spacious rooms

Lemon Creek’s guest rooms are arranged in blocks which are dotted around the grounds, with double beds (some four poster), and a terrace or balcony, so you can make the most of the beautiful garden and sea views. The standard rooms are simple and spacious and all have their own balcony, while you can also choose from larger superior rooms, some with sea views available on the ground floor with their own terraces.

Lemon Creek aims to minimise its impact on the environment through management of energy, water and waste materials with recycling and other initiatives. This means that energy conservation is a priority, so air-conditioning is not included as standard in the rooms. However, it is available for purchase at a supplement.

Lay back and indulge as the sun sets

The hotel’s restaurant offers simple yet tasty food, utilising homegrown produce where possible, and is the perfect setting to enjoy a peaceful meal with friendly service, all whilst watching the orange and pink hues of the sunset. Occasionally, guests will also enjoy a visit from one of the local drumming troupes during dinner, but generally speaking, the emphasis is on relaxation. 

If you’re excited by the culinary offerings of The Gambia, a short taxi ride will take you to Kololi which offers a wide range of bars and restaurants. Open year round, Lemon Creek offers a great value option for a beachfront holiday during the summer months, when the Mediterranean resorts become crowded – a problem that won’t be experienced on the vast stretches of sand outside this tranquil property.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star


What's included in your booking

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

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with pool bar
  • Sandy beach
  • Gift shop
  • Massage facilities (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 56 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Majority double beds, limited twin beds on request
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini fridge
  • Television
  • Fan and mosquito net
  • Air-conditioning (at a supplement)
  • Hairdryer
  • Kettle
  • Balcony or terrace


  • Occasional evening entertainment
  • Beach volleyball


  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: 30 minutes

Rooms at Lemon Creek Hotel

Standard Room

From £974pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Standard Sea View

From £1,009pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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From £995pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Superior Sea View

From £1,023pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Restaurant at Lemon Creek Hotel, Bijilo, The Gambia

Big Tree Restaurant

Table d'hôte/à la carte


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Asian Cuisine


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The Vineyard restaurant near Kololi


Mediterranean Cuisine

(closed Wednesdays)

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Kathy B - December 08.Was working for TGE


International Cuisine


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Sea Shells

International Cuisine


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El Sol

El Sol

Mexican & International Cuisine


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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.


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.