Leo's Beach Hotel

Boutique   Luxury Collection

The Gambia  |  Brufut

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Fri 18 Oct 2024

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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

There isn't anything else in The Gambia quite like Leo's. This small, family-run hotel offers quality with a contemporary style, tranquillity and excellent sea views.

Our Guest's Opinion

"The owners and all the staff are very welcoming from arrival to departure. The restaurant staff are particularly engaging and attentive throughout the day"

- Mr Raven


What we love

  • The exclusive feel given by the presence of just six rooms, no children under 16 years and the extensive gardens and deserted Brufut Beach.
  • Leo’s restaurant, an à la carte dining experience offered to our half board guests, with dishes created by owner and chef, Luis.


Good to know

  • Transfers are arranged to and from the airport by your hosts.
  • Beauty treatments can be arranged in the new massage hut, located in the gardens and enjoying sea views.


Contemporary luxury in The Gambia

A stunning hotel built using eco-friendly techniques, this adult-only boutique property has consistently been rewarded with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, recognised for its high-quality finish, spacious gardens and stunning views towards the ocean from its elevated location.

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Peace and quiet

Leo’s is all about tranquillity, relaxation and personal service, reinforced by its small number of rooms and child-free policy. There is peace and quiet to be savoured throughout, from beside the pool to the bantaba overlooking the ocean and golden sands below the hotel, accessed via a series of wooden steps and a short walk. The beach here is beautiful and unspoilt, seemingly stretching endlessly in either direction, perfect for a romantic stroll.

Unrivalled comfort in your room

The hotel’s second-storey rooms, fresh and contemporary, are all housed in the main building and offer a high degree of comfort, with all amenities at your fingertips. The five standard rooms all face the ocean in the distance, with views over the swimming pool and gardens beyond. There is also a larger suite available with a very spacious living room and balcony running the length of the suite, however this does not overlook the main gardens. 

Benefit from wonderful culinary offerings

The restaurant is another benefit of a stay at Leo’s, with its glowing reputation for delicious Mediterranean food. The restaurant is popular with local residents, while half board guests are able to dine à la carte (supplements apply for tiger prawns and lobster).

With only six rooms, a child-free policy and its quiet location in Brufut, sitting above Brufut Beach, a tranquil haven, Leo’s is ideal for a romantic break or for those seeking peace and tranquillity away from the busier tourist resorts. Early booking is strongly recommended.

Official local hotel rating: 4 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 Jacuzzi corner
  • Bar/lounge area
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Small library and games
  • Leo's Restaurant - Mediterranean cuisine using fresh local produce 
  • Five rooms plus a one-bedroom suite
  • Beauty and massage service available in the privacy of your suite or new massage hut

No children under 16 years.

Room Facilities

  • Double beds (twin mattresses)
  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fan
  • Stereo system with iPod/MP3 connection
  • Minibar stocked with drinks (payable locally)
  • Mobile phone (credit for personal use, payable locally)
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Flat screen television
  • Bathrobes and slippers (on request)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Cuisine Information

Set in a peaceful location overlooking the hotel grounds, Leo's Restaurant offers quality Mediterranean and Gambian cuisine using fresh local produce. Half board guests dine from the à la carte menu (supplements may apply for speciality dishes). 


  • Beach: 200m
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: 35 minutes


Rooms at Leo's Beach Hotel

Standard Room

From £1,299pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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One Bedroom Suite

From £1,369pp

Sleeps up to 4 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Leo's Beach Hotel, Brufut, The Gambia

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.