A well-established hotel boasting a friendly atmosphere and a fantastic beachfront location, Ocean Bay Hotel has long been a favourite of holiday-makers in The Gambia.
This popular hotel offers an excellent range of facilities and dining, and is a great choice for anyone looking to simply relax and enjoy the Gambian sunshine.
The 2015 refurbishment of the hotel's reception area and restaurants has created a beautifully light and airy space in the stunning galleried lobby area, defined by whitewashed walls and exposed beams continuing through into the refurbished Hacienda buffet restaurant, while room improvements are also in evidence.
The large pool area remains the focal point for activities and evening entertainment, surrounded by decking with sunloungers and parasols, and a separate shaded seating area. The pool bar with pizza oven also provides an inviting lunchtime snack. 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 extensive Cape Point Beach, its broad golden sweep of sand stretches on endlessly, providing the perfect place to enjoy the warm West African sunshine.
Our standard rooms all now offer a sea view, and are arranged in two-storey buildings, most throughout the gardens, and are well equipped. Upgrade to larger deluxe rooms with renovated bathrooms, sleeping up to three people and with private balconies, or suites are also popular, available for a supplement.
Daytime activities include table tennis and other outdoor sporting activities. A massage and beauty centre with Jacuzzi is located close to the pool offering a range of treatments for you to enjoy. After dinner you can make the most of 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 Buddha Restaurant & Lounge serving beautifully presented sushi as well as other Asian dishes, which is in an unrivalled position next to the ocean. Why not try a cocktail from one of the hotel bars, including a refreshing lemongrass iced tea for which the hotel is well known? There are also themed evenings scheduled during winter with entertainment from a live band on the Buddha Restaurant rooftop terrace overlooking the beach.
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 with a wider offering of bars and eateries.
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 close by.