Sunset Beach

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Kotu

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A small and friendly hotel in Kotu, the Sunset Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere and well-equipped rooms for this grade of property.

The charming Sunset Beach Hotel attracts a growing number of repeat clients, as well as regular groups, who love the well-tended gardens and the friendly atmosphere at this hotel.

Situated between the beach and the neighbouring Kotu stream, there's a laid-back atmosphere here with only limited activities in the daytime, leaving lots of time to simply relax by the pool. The swimming pool and sun terraces offer an alternative to the beach, which tends to vary in size depending on the course of Kotu stream so sunbeds are within the hotel grounds on the terrace, but you will be able to access a long sandy beach if you enjoy strolling along the sand.

Refurbished in 2014,  the well-equipped rooms and apartments include air-conditioning as standard and are arranged in either single or two storey buildings within the tropical gardens. Self-catering apartments are also available with a separate living area and basic cooking facilities.

The Sunset Grill bar, with the beach on one side and the pool on the other, is open all day for snacks. Evening meals, an à la carte menu and varied buffet breakfasts are served at the main, beachside restaurant, which has a rooftop terrace perfectly placed to enjoy an early evening drink and watch the sun set.

Entertainment-wise, there are regular African cultural shows in the evening during winter, although the hotel remains open year-round. The Fajara golf course is close by and a craft market, supermarket, beach bars, restaurants and other hotels are within easy walking distance in the Kotu area. The Gambia's liveliest resort, Kololi, is just a five minute taxi ride away and there is a taxi rank just outside the hotel.

The location of the hotel next to Kotu Stream makes it an ideal base for birdwatchers and the huge variety of birdlife in the area means that it is often visited by birding guides as well as Chris Packham when he guides tours in The Gambia.  However, the hotel also offers a perfect getaway for couples and families with its good standard of accommodation and friendly service, and early booking is recommended due to the small number of rooms available.


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Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with children’s area
  • Sun terrace
  • Sandy beach
  • Pool bar
  • Table tennis
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in reception
  • 97 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Twin or double beds
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe facilities


  • African cultural shows in the evening
  • Birdwatching along Kotu stream
  • The Fajara golf course is near by

Cuisine Information

  • Sunset bar & grill beachside restaurant serving a la carte menu for lunch and dinner
  • Sunset Cafe serving hot and cold buffet breakfast and half board dinners
  • Room Service: Available

89% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 27 reviews.

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Rooms at Sunset Beach

Standard AC Room

From £429pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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AC Apartment

From £511pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Sunset Beach pool/beach bar and restaurant

Sunset Café

International Cuisine Buffet


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Evening at the restaurant

Sunset Grill

International Cuisine


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One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café


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Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine


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South Kotu


Italian Cuisine


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South Kotu


Lebanese Cuisine

(excluding Sundays)

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About the Local Area (Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new bars and restaurants now open in winter, in addition to hotel restaurants which are open to the public.

Kotu boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There is also the quieter charm of Bakotu and the beautiful gardens of Bungalow Beach Aparthotel. The area also has a busy and boisterous craft market in which you can find batiks and all manner of superb wood carvings. Kotu has a number of good restaurants including the excellent Sailor's local restaurant which is along the beach. There is also a golf course nearby.


A wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for families, although not a very deep beach in terms of distance to the ocean. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream.