Ocean Bay

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The Gambia  |  Cape Point

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Mon 11 Jan 2016

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Under new management since late 2013, which has led to extensive improvements in public areas, the Ocean Bay provides a wide range of facilities, with a choice of room types set within beautiful gardens in a beachfront setting. Popular with couples and families, the hotel has an all-inclusive light option.

This popular hotel offers an excellent range of facilities and dining, and is a great choice for couples or families looking to simply relax and enjoy the Gambian sunshine. Following extensive renovation work to public areas during the Winter 14/15 season, we believe our new 4.5 grade rating to be well deserved.

You cannot fail to be impressed when you enter the stunning new galleried lobby area, with stylish wooden beams continuing through into the refurbished Hacienda buffet restaurant. The large swimming pool is the focal point of the hotel and was improved through the replacement of the tiled surround with wooden decking in early 2015, along with new furniture and shaded seating areas for poolside dining. For families there is a shallow area of the pool, as well as a playground, and babysitting can be arranged upon request. The hotel is located next to the beautiful Cape Point Beach and maintains an area which is well serviced from the newly furnished beach bar.

Standard rooms are arranged in two-storey buildings throughout the gardens and are well equipped with telephone, television with video channel, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air-conditioning and shared balcony or terrace. Upgrades to larger Deluxe rooms, sleeping up to 3 people and with private balconies, as well as to the even larger Suites, are popular and available for a supplement.

Daytime activities include table tennis and other outdoor sporting activities plus there is a children's play area. After dinner you can enjoy a full programme of evening entertainment in winter with live music, shows and African dance troupes, and occasional entertainment during summer months.

Within the hotel there is a choice of two restaurants, one serving buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Gambian delicacies, and the Red Croc à la carte restaurant and nightclub which is in an unrivalled position next to the ocean (buffet meals may be served here during summer months). Drinks are available from the elegant lounge, beach bar or pool bar which has its own pizza oven. 

There is also an all-inclusive light upgrade option which is available year-round, including 3 buffet meals and 5 local alcoholic drinks daily plus complimentary soft and hot drinks throughout the day.

We recommend sampling the homemade lemongrass tea at the Ocean Bay Hotel which they grow, dry and make into the most refreshing iced tea drink.

In the vicinity, there are a couple of other hotels, local bars, small restaurants, shops and a craft market all within easy reach and the popular resort of Kololi is only a 15 minute taxi ride away.

Please note that a cash-free system within the hotel is in operation so that payment for all services and food/beverages are made via reception - VISA and Mastercard are accepted although there may be charges so cash may be the best option. There are also ATM machines which accept VISA cards in the vicinity.


Hotel Facilities

  • Large sandy beach
  • Pool with children's area
  • 3 bars, 2 restaurants
  • Children's playground
  • Conference centre
  • Medical clinic
  • Laundry service/valet service
  • Internet café
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitala beauty centre
  • Hairdresser
  • 195 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds (upgrades available to deluxe or suites with double bed)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Iron / ironing board on request
  • Shared balcony / terrace (private in upgraded rooms)
  • Safety deposit box
  • 2 pin sockets
  • Hairdryer
  • Limited interconnecting rooms


  • Daytime activities
  • Evening entertainment with live music by the pool and shows (daily in winter)
  • Table tennis, billiards, darts
  • Water aerobics, beach volleyball
  • Children's activity programme (subject to minimum numbers)

Cuisine Information

  • Poolside pizza oven and snack bar
  • Hacienda buffet restaurant
  • Red Croc a la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine (buffets may be served here)
  • Early breakfast corner (ideal for birdwatchers)
  • Room service: Available - charged on request

91% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 109 reviews.

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Rooms at Ocean Bay

Standard Room

From £549pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Deluxe Room

From £605pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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From £675pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.



Hacienda Restaurant

Buffet Restaurant


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Red Croc Restaurant

À la carte


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Cape Point


International Cuisine


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About the Local Area (Cape Point)

With its excellent beach and new conference centre at the Ocean Bay Hotel this area now has great appeal. There are a small number of restaurants and bars here along with craft stalls, mini-market and taxi rank. Calypso bar and restaurant is situated next to the hotel with a small lake often allowing you to view crocodiles. Bakau is a 10 minute walk from here.


A wide, sandy beach. Groynes have been built to stop any erosion of the sand.